World Cup 1986

Format: 24 teams in six groups of four with two from each and the four best third placed teams qualifying to the round of 16 before the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final.

Saturday 31 May 1986

Group A: Bulgaria 1-1 Italy (Mexico City)

Sunday 1st June 1986

Group C: Canada 0-1 France (Leon)

Group D: Spain 0-1 Brazil (Guadalajara)

Monday 2nd June 1986

Group A: Argentina 3-1 South Korea (Mexico City)

Group C: Soviet Union 6-0 Hungary (Irapuato)

Group F: Morocco 0-0 Poland (San Nicolas)

Tuesday 3rd June 1986

Group B: Belgium 1-2 Mexico (Mexico City)

Group D: Algeria 1-1 Northern Ireland (Zapopan)

Group F: Portugal 1-0 England (Monterrey)

Wednesday 4th June 1986

Group B: Paraguay 1-0 Iraq (Toluca)

Group E: Uruguay 1-1 West Germany (Queretaro)

Group E: Scotland 0-1 Denmark (Neza)

Thursday 5th June 1986

Group A: Italy 1-1 Argentina (Puebla)

Group A: South Korea 1-1 Bulgaria (Mexico City)

Group C: France 1-1 Soviet Union (Leon)

Friday 6th June 1986

Group C: Hungary 2-0 Canada (Irapuato)

Group D: Brazil 1-0 Algeria (Guadalajara)

Group F: England 0-0 Morocco (Monterrey)

Saturday 7th June 1986

Group F: Poland 1-0 Portugal (San Nicolas)

Group D: Northern Ireland 1-2 Spain (Zapopan)

Group B: Mexico 1-1 Paraguay (Mexico City)

Sunday 8th June 1986

Group B: Iraq 1-2 Belgium (Toluca)

Group E: West Germany 2-1 Scotland (Queretaro)

Group E: Denmark 6-1 Uruguay (Neza)

Monday 9th June 1986

Group C: Hungary 0-3 France (Leon)

Group C: Soviet Union 2-0 Canada (Irapuato)

Tuesday 10th June 1986

Group A: South Korea 2-3 Italy (Puebla)

Group A: Argentina 2-0 Bulgaria (Mexico City)

Wednesday 11th June 1986

Group B: Paraguay 2-2 Belgium (Toluca)

Group B: Iran 0-1 Mexico (Mexico City)

Thursday 12th June 1986

Group D: Northern Ireland 0-3 Brazil (Guadalajara)

Group D: Algeria 0-3 Spain (Monterrey)

Friday 13th June 1986

Group E: Denmark 2-0 West Germany (Queretaro)

Group E: Scotland 0-0 Uruguay (Neza)

Saturday 14th June 1986

Group F: England 3-0 Poland (San Nicolas)

Group F: Portugal 1-3 Morocco (Guadalajara)

Final Standings: Group A: 1 Argentina (Q), 2 Italy (Q), 3 Bulgaria (Q), 4 South Korea. Group B: 1 Mexico (Q), 2 Paraguay (Q), 3 Belgium (Q), 4 Iraq. Group C: 1 Soviet Union (Q), 2 France (Q), 3 Hungary, 4 Canada. Group D: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 Spain (Q), 3 Northern Ireland, 4 Algeria. Group E: 1 Denmark (Q), 2 West Germany (Q), 3 Uruguay (Q), 4 Scotland. Group F: 1 Morocco (Q), 2 England (Q), 3 Poland (Q), 4 Portugal.

Sunday 15th June 1986

Round of 16: Mexico 2-0 Bulgaria (Mexico City)

Round of 16: Soviet Union 3-4 Belgium (Leon) aet

Monday 16th June 1986

Round of 16: Brazil 4-0 Poland (Guadalajara)

Round of 16: Argentina 1-0 Uruguay (Puebla)

Tuesday 17th June 1986

Round of 16: Italy 0-2 France (Mexico City)

Round of 16: Morocco 0-1 West Germany (San Nicolas)

Wednesday 18th June 1986

Round of 16: England 3-0 Paraguay (Mexico City)

Round of 16: Denmark 1-5 Spain (Queretaro)

Saturday 21st June 1986

Quarter Finals: Brazil 1-1 France (Guadalajara) France won 4-3 on pens aet

Quarter Finals: West Germany 0-0 Mexico (San Nicolas) West Germany won 4-1 on pens aet

Sunday 22nd June 1986

Quarter Finals: Argentina 2-1 England (Mexico City)

Quarter Finals: Spain 1-1 Belgium (Puebla) Belgium won 5-4 on pens aet

Wednesday 25th June 1986

Semi Finals: France 0-2 West Germany (Guadalajara)

Semi Finals: Argentina 2-0 Belgium (Mexico City)

Saturday 28th June 1986

Third/Fourth Playoff: France 4-2 Belgium (Puebla) aet

Sunday 29th June 1986

Final: Argentina 3-2 West Germany (Mexico City)

Argentina 3-5-2 Nery Pumpido – Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Jose Luis Brown, Oscar Ruggeri – Ricardo Giusti, Jorge Burruchaga (Marcelo Trobbiani 90), Sergio Batista, Hector Enrique, Julio Olarticochea – Diego Maradona (c), Jorge Valdano. Coach: Carlos Bilardo.

West Germany 5-3-2 Harald Schumacher – Thomas Berthold, Karlheinz Forster, Ditmar Jakobs, Hans-Peter Briegel, Andreas Brehme – Norbert Eder, Felix Magath (Dieter Hoeness 62), Lothar Matthaus – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (c), Klaus Allofs (Rudi Voller 46). Coach: Franz Beckenbauer.

Goals: 1-0 Brown (Argentina) 23, 2-0 Valdano (Argentina) 56, 2-1 Rummenigge (West Germany) 74, 2-2 Voller (West Germany) 81, 3-2 Burruchaga (Argentina) 84

Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Attendance: 114,600

Venue: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)

Host Country: Mexico

Stadiums Used: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City), Estadio Cuauhtemoc (Puebla), Estadio Jalisco (Guadalajara), Estadio La Corregidora (Queretaro), Estadio Nemesio Diez (Toluca), Estadio Neza 86 (Neza), Estadio Nou Camp (Leon), Estadio Olimpico Universitario (Mexico City), Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez (Irapuato), Estadio Tecnologico (Monterrey), Estadio Tres de Marzo (Zapopan), Estadio Universitario (San Nicolas)

Top Goalscorer: Gary Lineker (England) 6

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