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1986 FIFA World Cup

1986 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1986 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Mexico in 1986. 24 national teams took part. Argentina won the trophy after beating Germany in the final. Diego Maradona was the best player of the tournament.[1]

1986 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates31 May – 29 June
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place France
Fourth place Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored132 (2.54 per match)
Attendance2,393,031 (46,020 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Gary Lineker (6 goals)
Best playerArgentina Diego Maradona
1982
1990

ParticipantsEdit

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
  Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
  Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
  South Korea 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 5
  Paraguay 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
  Belgium 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
  Iraq 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 5
  France 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
  Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 9 -7 2
  Canada 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 0
2 June 1986
12:00
Soviet Union   6-0   Hungary Estadio Revolución, Irapuato
Yakovenko   2'
Aleinikov   4'
Belanov   24' (pen.)
Yaremchuk   66'75'
Rodionov   80'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 6
  Spain 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
  Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
  Algeria 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
12 June 1986
12:00
Northern Ireland   0-3   Brazil Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Careca   15'87'
Josimar   42'

12 June 1986
12:00
Algeria   0-3   Spain Tecnológico, Monterrey
Calderé   15'68'
Eloy   70'

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
  West Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 3
  Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 -5 2
  Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
8 June 1986
17:00
Denmark   6-1   Uruguay Neza 86, Nezahualcóyotl
Elkjær Larsen   11'67'80'
Lerby   41'
Laudrup   52'
J. Olsen   88'
Francescoli   45' (pen.)

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4
  England 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
  Poland 3 1 1 1 1 3 -2 3
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 2
11 June 1986
16:00
Morocco   1-3   Portugal Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara
Diamantino   80' Khairi   19'26'
Merry Krimau   62'

11 June 1986
16:00
England   3-0   Poland Tecnológico, Monterrey
Lineker   9'14'34'

Ranking of third-place teamsEdit

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B   Belgium 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
F   Poland 3 1 1 1 1 3 -2 3
A   Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
E   Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 -5 2
C   Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 9 -7 2
D   Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1

Starting with the 1994 World Cup, teams were awarded three points for a win rather than two, to encourage more offensive tactics. Had those rules been in place, Hungary would have finished ahead of Bulgaria for the 15th seed, and Uruguay would have been eliminated. The top four teams qualified for the knockout stage.

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
16 June – Puebla            
   Argentina  1
22 June – Mexico City (Azteca)
   Uruguay  0  
   Argentina  2
18 June – Mexico City (Azteca)
     England  1  
   England  3
25 June – Mexico City (Azteca)
   Paraguay  0  
   Argentina  2
18 June – Querétaro
     Belgium  0  
   Denmark  1
22 June – Puebla
   Spain  5  
   Spain  1 (4)
15 June – León
     Belgium (pen.)  1 (5)  
   Soviet Union  3
29 June – Mexico City (Azteca)
   Belgium (aet)  4  
   Argentina  3
16 June – Guadalajara
     West Germany  2
   Brazil  4
21 June – Guadalajara
   Poland  0  
   Brazil  1 (3)
17 June – Mexico City (Olímpico)
     France (pen.)  1 (4)  
   Italy  0
25 June – Guadalajara
   France  2  
   France  0
17 June – San Nicolás de los Garza
     West Germany  2   Third place
   Morocco  0
21 June – San Nicolás de los Garza 28 June – Puebla
   West Germany  1  
   West Germany (pen.)  0 (4)    Belgium  2
15 June – Mexico City (Azteca)
     Mexico  0 (1)      France (aet)  4
   Mexico  2
   Bulgaria  0  

Round of 16Edit

15 June 1986
12:00
Mexico   2-0   Bulgaria Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Negrete   34'
Servín   61'

15 June 1986
16:00
Soviet Union   3-4
(a.e.t.)
  Belgium Estadio Nou Camp, León
Belanov   27'70'111' (pen.) Scifo   56'
Ceulemans   77'
Demol   102'
Claesen   110'

16 June 1986
12:00
Brazil   4-0   Poland Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Sócrates   30' (pen.)
Josimar   55'
Edinho   79'
Careca   83' (pen.)

16 June 1986
16:00
Argentina   1-0   Uruguay Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Pasculli   42'

17 June 1986
12:00
Italy   0-2   France Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Platini   15'
Stopyra   57'

17 June 1986
16:00
Morocco   0-1   West Germany Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza
Matthäus   87'

18 June 1986
12:00
England   3-0   Paraguay Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Lineker   31'73'
Beardsley   56'

18 June 1986
16:00
Denmark   1-5   Spain Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro
J. Olsen   33' (pen.) Butragueño   43'56'80'88' (pen.)
Goikoetxea   68' (pen.)

QuarterfinalsEdit

21 June 1986
12:00
Brazil   1-1
(a.e.t.)
  France Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Careca   17' Platini   40'
  Penalties  
Sócrates  
Alemão  
Zico  
Branco  
Júlio César  
3-4   Stopyra
  Amoros
  Bellone
  Platini
  Fernández

21 June 1986
16:00
West Germany   0-0
(a.e.t.)
  Mexico Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza
  Penalties  
Allofs  
Brehme  
Matthäus  
Littbarski  
4-1   Negrete
  Quirarte
  Servín

22 June 1986
12:00
Argentina   2-1   England Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Maradona   51'55' Lineker   81'

22 June 1986
16:00
Spain   1-1
(a.e.t.)
  Belgium Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Señor   85' Ceulemans   35'
  Penalties  
Señor  
Eloy  
Chendo  
Butragueño  
Víctor  
4-5   Claesen
  Scifo
  Broos
  Vervoort
  L. Van Der Elst

SemifinalsEdit

25 June 1986
12:00
France   0-2   West Germany Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Brehme   9'
Völler   89'

25 June 1986
16:00
Argentina   2-0   Belgium Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Maradona   51'63'

3rd placeEdit

28 June 1986
12:00
Belgium   2-4
(a.e.t.)
  France Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Ceulemans   11'
Claesen   73'
Ferreri   27'
Papin   43'
Genghini   104'
Amoros   111' (pen.)

FinalEdit

29 June 1986
12:00
Argentina   3-2   West Germany Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Brown   23'
Valdano   55'
Burruchaga   83'
Rummenigge   74'
Völler   80'
 1986 FIFA World Cup Winners 
 
Argentina
2nd title
R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1   Spain C 6 5 1 0 12 1 +11 16
2   Italy C 6 2 3 1 6 7 -1 9
3   Germany B 5 4 0 1 10 6 +4 12
4   Portugal B 5 3 1 1 6 4 +2 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   England D 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 8
6   Czech Republic A 4 2 0 2 4 6 -2 6
7   Greece A 4 1 1 2 5 7 -2 4
8   France D 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 4
Eliminated in the group stage
9   Russia A 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
10   Croatia C 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
11   Sweden D 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
12   Denmark B 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
13   Ukraine D 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
14   Poland A 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
15   Netherlands B 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3 0
16   Ireland C 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0

ReferencesEdit