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1986 World Cup Soccer / Football

1986 World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31th until June 29th, 1986.

Columbia was the first choice to host 1986 Soccer World Cup, however due to financial reasons Columbia had to back out and the hosting of 1986 FIFA World Cup went to Mexico.

This Soccer World Cup had Diego Armando Maradona written all over it.

Argentinian inspiration came from this great player who dominated this tournament by scoring 5 goals and providing 5 assists to take Argentina all the way to the finals and eventually 1986 World Cup Title.

This 1986 World Cup would also be touched by the "hand of god" as Maradona called it during one of the most memorable matches against England in the quarter final played at the Azteca Stadium.

Argentina won this game 2:1 with Diego Maradona scoring the first goal by raising his arm and flicking the ball with his hand past the goalkeeper, which the referee did not see and allowed the goal to stand.

Only 3 minutes later Maradona would stun the whole world with his skill on the ball, agility and quickness as he took the ball inside his own half and started dribbling past not one or two but 5 England players, than dribbled the goalkeeper to finish his historic run with a tap-in inside an empty goal.

Argentina was crowned 1986 World Cup champion after beating Germany in the final.

Diego Armando Maradona was the key player in Argentinian victory and never in the history of soccer/football did one player had such influence on winning matches like Maradona did for his Nation.

Argentina might have truly been touched by the hand of god during this tournament ;)

Teams that participated in 1986 World Cup were:

Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, Korea Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, France, Germany FR, Hungary, Italy, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Poland, Scotland, Soviet Union, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

1986 World Cup in Mexico - CHAMPIONS

1986 Champions: Argentina

1986 Runner Up: Germany FR

1986 Third Place: France

1986 Fourth Place: Belgium

1986 World Cup in Mexico - TOP GOALSCORERS

ENG Gary LINEKER 6
ESP Emilio BUTRAGUENO 5
BRA CARECA 5
ARG Diego MARADONA5
URS Igor BELANOV4

1986 World Cup in Mexico - STATISTICS

Number of teams 24
Number of games 52
Total Goals scored 132
Average per game 2,5
Total attendance 2,389,723
Average attendance 45,571
Final attendance 55,000
Golden ball Diego MARADONA (ARG)
Golden shoe Gary LINEKER (ENG)
Best young player Enzo SCIFO (BEL)
Fair play award Brazil

1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico - Group 1

Bulgaria vs Italy 1-1
Argentina vs Korea Republic 3-1
Italy vs Argentina 1-1
Korea Republic vs Bulgaria 1-1
Korea Republic vs Italy 2-3
Argentina vs Bulgaria 2-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 5
Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 4
Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 2
Korea Republic 3 0 1 2 4 7 1

1986 Soccer World Cup in Mexico - Group 2

Mexico vs Belgium 2-1
Paraguay vs Iraq 1-0
Mexico vs Paraguay 1-1
Belgium vs Iraq 2-1
Mexico vs Iraq 1-0
Paraguay vs Belgium 2-2

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 5
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 4 3 4
Belgium 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
Iraq 3 0 0 3 1 4 0

1986 World Cup in Mexico - Group 3

France vs Canada 1-0
Soviet Union vs Hungary 6-0
France vs Soviet Union 1-1
Hungary vs Canada 2-0
France vs Hungary 3-0
Soviet Union vs Canada 2-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 9 1 5
France 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 9 2
Canada 3 0 0 3 0 5 0

1986 Football World Cup in Mexico - Group 4

Brazil vs Spain 1-0
Algeria vs Northern Ireland 1-1
Brazil vs Algeria 1-0
Spain vs Northern Ireland 2-1
Brazil vs Northern Ireland 3-0
Spain vs Algeria 3-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil 3 3 0 0 5 0 6
Spain 3 2 0 1 5 2 4
Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 6 1
Algeria 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico - Group 5

Uruguay vs Germany 1-1
Denmark vs Scotland 1-0
Germany FR vs Scotland 2-1
Denmark vs Uruguay 6-1
Denmark vs Germany FR 2-0
Scotland vs Uruguay 0-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Denmark 3 3 0 0 9 1 6
Germany FR 3 1 1 1 3 4 3
Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 2
Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

1986 World Cup in Mexico - Group 6

Morocco vs Poland 0-0
Portugal vs England 1-0
England vs Morocco 0-0
Poland vs Portugal 1-0
Morocco vs Portugal 3-1
England vs Poland 3-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Morocco 3 1 2 0 3 1 4
England 3 1 1 1 3 1 3
Poland 3 1 1 1 1 3 3
Portugal 3 1 0 2 2 4 2

1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico - Round of 16

Mexico vs Bulgaria 2-0
Belgium vs Soviet Union 4-3 after extra time
Argentina vs Uruguay 1-0
Brazil vs Poland 4-0
France vs Italy 2-0
Germany FR vs Morocco 1-0
England vs Paraguay 3-0
Spain vs Denmark 5-1

1986 Soccer World Cup in Mexico - Quarter Finals

Brazil vs France 1-1 (3-4 after extra time and penalties)
Germany vs Mexico 0-0 (4-1 after extra time and penalties)
Spain vs Belgium 1-1 (4-5 after extra time and penalties)
Argentina vs England 2-1

1986 Soccer World Cup in Mexico - Semi Finals

Argentina vs Belgium 2-0
Germany FR vs France 2-0

1986 Soccer World Cup in Mexico - 3th Place

France vs Belgium 4-2 after extra time

1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico - Final

Argentina vs Germany FR 3-2

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