Mardona, best remembered for scoring Argentina's infamous "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals against England, signed papers served to him at a Milan hotel without incident, Sky News reported Saturday.
Mardona has said the debt is the responsibility of the Italian soccer club Napoli, where he played from 1984-91.
Italian officials have taken to unusual methods to recoup the tax debt, including confiscating Rolex watches and other jewelery Mardona has worn in public.
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