Football World Cup 1986

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1986 Football World Cup - Mexico
Mexico 86
1986 Football World Cup poster
Official 1986 Football World Cup poster
1986 Football World Cup logo
Official 1986 Football World Cup logo
Participant teams 112
(final tournament: 24)
Host Mexico
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Matches played 52
Goals scored 132
(2.54 per match)
Attendance 2,407,431
(46,297 per match)
Top scorer/
Golden Boot
Gary Lineker (ENG)
6 goals
Best player/
Golden Ball
Diego Maradona (ARG)

The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. It was won by Argentina, who beat West Germany 3-2 in the final at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.

The tournament was originally scheduled to be hosted by Colombia, but after the Colombian authorities declared in late 1982 that they could not afford to host the World Cup, Mexico was selected as replacement host and became the first nation to host two Football World Cups. This second World Cup in Mexico came only 16 years after the first one in 1970.

The format of the competition changed from 1982: 24 teams still qualified, again divided into six groups of four. But the second round was replaced by a knockout competition, for which 16 teams: six group winners, six second place finishers, and four best third place finishers would qualify.

It was the tournament of Diego Maradona who was at the peak of his form and lead the Argentinean team to the title. His most memorable performance probably came during the quarter final against England, where he scored both goals in the 2-1 victory. One goal was scored, in his own words, by the "hand of God" (unseen by the referee he used his hand to score the goal) and the other, considered to be the Goal of the Century, followed a dribbling through the complete English half around most of the English team.

Germany won their second World Cup semifinal against France in a row (following their defeat of France in 1982) only to lose their second World Cup final in a row.

Gary Lineker of England won the Golden Boot as the leading scorer of the World Cup, scoring six goals.

The Portuguese national team went on strike during the competition. Players refused to train between their first and the second games (against England and Poland) and were surprisingly eliminated by Morocco. Canada and Iraq made their first Cup appearances in this tournament, both sides being dismissed from group play with three losses.

During the Group E game between Uruguay and Scotland, Jose Batista of Uruguay was sent off after less than a minute - a record that still stands in World Cup finals play.

Contents

First round

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 5321062
Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy
4312054
Bulgaria 2302124
South Korea 1301247
Bulgaria1 - 1Italy
Argentina3 - 1South Korea
Italy1 - 1Argentina
South Korea1 - 1Bulgaria
South Korea2 - 3Italy
Argentina2 - 0Bulgaria

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Mexico_flag_large.png


Mexico
5321042
Paraguay 4312043
Belgium 3311155
Iraq 0300314
Belgium1 - 2Mexico
Paraguay1 - 0Iraq
Mexico1 - 1Paraguay
Iraq1 - 2Belgium
Iraq0 - 1Mexico
Paraguay2 - 2Belgium

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png


USSR
5321091
France 5321051
Hungary 2310229
Canada 0300305
Canada0 - 1France
USSR6 - 0Hungary
France1 - 1USSR
Hungary2 - 0Canada
Hungary0 - 3France
USSR2 - 0Canada

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 6330050
Spain 4320152
Algeria 1301226
Northern Ireland 1301215
Spain0 - 1Brazil
Algeria1 - 1Northern Ireland
Brazil1 - 0Algeria
Northern Ireland1 - 2Spain
Northern Ireland0 - 3Brazil
Algeria0 - 3Spain

Group E

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 6330091
West Germany 3311134
Uruguay 2302127
Scotland 1301213
Uruguay1 - 1West Germany
Scotland0 - 1Denmark
West Germany2 - 1Scotland
Denmark6 - 1Uruguay
Denmark2 - 0West Germany
Scotland0 - 0Uruguay

Group F

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Morocco_flag_large.png


Morocco
4312031
England 3311131
Poland 3311113
Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png


Portugal
2310224
Morocco0 - 0Poland
Portugal1 - 0England
Poland1 - 0Portugal
England0 - 0Morocco
England3 - 0Poland
Portugal1 - 3Morocco

Second Round

June 15, 1986

June 16, 1986

Missing image
Mexico_flag_large.png


Mexico
2 - 0 Bulgaria
Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png


USSR
3 - 4 (AET) Belgium
Brazil 4 - 0 Poland
Argentina 1 - 0 Uruguay

June 17, 1986

June 18, 1986

Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy
0 - 2 France
Missing image
Morocco_flag_large.png


Morocco
0 - 1 West Germany
Denmark 1 - 5 Spain
England 3 - 0 Paraguay

Quarterfinals

June 21, 1986

June 22, 1986

Brazil 1 - 1 (3 - 4 PKs) France
West Germany 0 - 0 (4 - 1 PKs) Missing image
Mexico_flag_large.png


Mexico
Argentina 2 - 1 England
Spain 1 - 1 (4 - 5 PKs) Belgium

Semifinals

June 25, 1986

 

France 0 - 2 West Germany
Argentina 2 - 0 Belgium

Third place match

June 28, 1986

France 4 - 2 (AET) Belgium

Final

June 29, 1986

Argentina 3 - 2 West Germany

External link


FIFA (Men's) World Cup

Uruguay 1930 | Italy 1934 | France 1938 | Brazil 1950 | Switzerland 1954 | Sweden 1958 | Chile 1962 | England 1966 | Mexico 1970 | West Germany 1974 | Argentina 1978 | Spain 1982 | Mexico 1986 | Italy 1990 | USA 1994 | France 1998 | Korea/Japan 2002 | Germany 2006 | South Africa 2010 | South America 2014

FIFA Women's World Cup

China 1991 | Sweden 1995 | USA 1999 | USA 2003 | China 2007

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