1986 FIFA World Cup

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1986 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Mexico
Dates 31 May – 29 June
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (2nd title)
Runner-up  West Germany
Third place  France
Fourth place  Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 132 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 2,393,031 (46,020 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Gary Lineker (6 goals)
Best player Argentina Diego Maradona
1982
1990

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]

Participants[change | edit source]

Africa[change | edit source]

Asia[change | edit source]

Europe[change | edit source]

North and Central America[change | edit source]

South America[change | edit source]

Results[change | edit source]

Round 1[change | edit source]

Group A[change | edit source]

Pos Team ARG ITA BUL KOR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Argentina - 1-1 2-0 3-1 3 2 1 0 6 2 5 Round 2
2 Italy 1-1 - 1-1 3-2 3 1 2 0 5 4 4 Round 2
3 Bulgaria 0-2 1-1 - 1-1 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 Round 2
4 Korea Republic 1-3 2-3 1-1 - 3 0 1 2 4 7 1

Group B[change | edit source]

Pos Team MEX PAR BEL IRQ P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Mexico - 1-1 2-1 1-0 3 2 1 0 4 2 5 Round 2
2 Paraguay 1-1 - 2-2 1-0 3 1 2 0 4 3 4 Round 2
3 Belgium 1-2 2-2 - 2-1 3 1 1 1 5 5 3 Round 2
4 Iraq 0-1 0-1 1-2 - 3 0 0 3 1 4 0

Group C[change | edit source]

Pos Team URS FRA HUN CAN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Soviet Union - 1-1 6-0 2-0 3 2 1 0 9 1 5 Round 2
2 France 1-1 - 3-0 1-0 3 2 1 0 5 1 5 Round 2
3 Hungary 0-6 0-3 - 2-0 3 1 0 2 2 9 2
4 Canada 0-2 0-1 0-2 - 3 0 0 3 0 5 0

Group D[change | edit source]

Pos Team BRA ESP NIR ALG P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Brazil - 1-0 3-0 1-0 3 3 0 0 5 0 6 Round 2
2 Spain 0-1 - 2-1 3-0 3 2 0 1 5 2 4 Round 2
3 Northern Ireland 0-3 1-2 - 1-1 3 0 1 2 2 6 1
4 Algeria 0-1 0-3 1-1 - 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

Group E[change | edit source]

Pos Team DEN FRG URU SCO P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Denmark - 2-0 6-1 1-0 3 3 0 0 9 1 6 Round 2
2 West Germany 0-2 - 1-1 2-1 3 1 1 1 3 4 3 Round 2
3 Uruguay 1-6 1-1 - 0-0 3 0 2 1 2 7 2 Round 2
4 Scotland 0-1 1-2 0-0 - 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

Group F[change | edit source]

Pos Team MAR ENG POL POR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Morocco - 0-0 0-0 3-1 3 1 2 0 3 1 4 Round 2
2 England 0-0 - 3-0 0-1 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 Round 2
3 Poland 0-0 0-3 - 1-0 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 Round 2
4 Portugal 1-3 1-0 0-1 - 3 1 0 2 2 4 2

Round 2[change | edit source]

Round of 16[change | edit source]

Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Semifinals[change | edit source]

3rd place[change | edit source]

Final[change | edit source]

Argentina won the championship.

References[change | edit source]