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The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

, was held in Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

 from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia
Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

 had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

 was selected as the new host in May 1983.

It was won by Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

 (their second title, after also winning in 1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

), led by Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

 who scored the infamous "Hand of God goal", and also a goal voted as "Goal of the Century", in the same quarter-final against England. These were two of the five goals that Maradona scored during the tournament, and he also created another five for his team-mates. Argentina beat West Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

 3–2 in the final at Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

's Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics....

. Total attendance was 2,393,031, an average per match of 46,019. The 1986 World Cup saw the appearance of the phenomenon dubbed the Mexican wave, which was popularised world-wide after featuring during the tournament.

The format of the competition changed from 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

, with the second round being played on a knock-out basis rather than groups. The 24 teams qualified were divided into six groups of four (A to F). The top two teams and the four best third place finishers from the six groups advanced to the knockout round of 16 teams. It was the last FIFA World Cup where teams from the same continent were not fully separated from each other in the draw for the first round. Under new rules after this competition, each World Cup group had either two or three European teams. In 1986, Group B only had one European team (Belgium).

Host selection



Colombia
Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

 was originally chosen as hosts by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 in June 1974. However, the Colombian authorities eventually declared in November 1982 that they could not afford to host the World Cup under the terms that FIFA demanded because of economic concerns. Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

 was selected on 20 May 1983 as the replacement hosts, beating the bids of Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

, and the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 (who eventually hosted the 1994 World Cup
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

), and became the first nation to host two World Cups. This second World Cup in Mexico came 16 years after the first one in 1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

. A severe earthquake
1985 Mexico City earthquake
The 1985 Mexico City earthquake, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Mexico City on the early morning of 19 September 1985 at around 7:19 AM , caused the deaths of at least 10,000 people and serious damage to the greater Mexico City Area. The complete seismic event...

 in September 1985, eight months before the tournament, cast doubt over Mexico's ability to organize the event, but the stadia were not affected and it was decided to go ahead with the preparations.

As 1986 had been declared the International Year of Peace by the United Nations
United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

, the advertising boards of all the stadia displayed the FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 and United Nations
United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

 logos along with the legend "Football for Peace - Peace Year".

For the design of the logo an unofficial motto was adopted: "El Mundo Unido por Un Balón" ("The World United by a Ball").

Qualification


Three teams qualified for the World Cup for the first time: Canada
Canada men's national soccer team
The Canada men's national soccer team represents Canada in international soccer competitions at the senior men's level. They are overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and compete in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football .Their most significant...

, Denmark
Denmark national football team
The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association , the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU...

 and Iraq
Iraq national football team
The Iraqi national football team represents Iraq in international football and is controlled by the Iraq Football Association. They won the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup tournament.-The Golden Generation:...

. Canada clinched its spot after winning the final match against Honduras
Honduras national football team
The Honduran national football team, nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is the national team of Honduras and is controlled by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras...

 2–1 in St. John's, Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, and is the oldest English-founded city in North America. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. With a population of 192,326 as of July 1, 2010, the St...

. Iraq
Iraq national football team
The Iraqi national football team represents Iraq in international football and is controlled by the Iraq Football Association. They won the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup tournament.-The Golden Generation:...

 played all their home matches on neutral ground because of the Iran-Iraq war
Iran-Iraq War
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the twentieth century...

. South Korea qualified for the first time since 1954, Paraguay for the first time since 1958, and Portugal for the first time since 1966. As of 2010, this was the last time Hungary qualified for the finals.

Mascot


The official mascot of this World Cup was Pique, a jalapeño pepper
Jalapeño
The jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper that has a warm, burning sensation when eaten. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red...

, characteristic of Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine, a style of food that originates in Mexico, is known for its varied flavors, colourful decoration and variety of spices and ingredients, most of which are native to the country. The cuisine of Mexico has evolved through thousands of years of blending indigenous cultures, with later...

, with a moustache
Moustache
A moustache is facial hair grown on the outer surface of the upper lip. It may or may not be accompanied by a type of beard, a facial hair style grown and cropped to cover most of the lower half of the face.-Etymology:...

, a Colimote sombrero
Sombrero
Sombrero in English refers to a type of wide-brimmed hat originating in Mexico. In Spanish, however, it is the generic word for "hat", which originates from "sombra", meaning "shade"....

, and Mexican football team colours. Its name comes from picante, Spanish for spicy peppers and sauces.

Venues


Eleven cities hosted the tournament. Seeded teams are in bold.
City Stadium Capacity Matches Teams hosted in the first round
Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics....

114,600 Opening match, Group B, R2,
QF, SF, Final
Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Estadio Olímpico Universitario is a stadium located in Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City. It was built in 1952 and at that time was the largest stadium in Mexico. This stadium has a capacity of 63,186 . During the 50s and the 60s this stadium was used mostly for college American football matches...

72,000 Group A, R2 , ,
Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,564,514 it is Mexico's second most populous municipality...

Estadio Jalisco
Estadio Jalisco
The Estadio Jalisco is a football stadium located in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is the third largest Mexican football stadium behind Estadio Azteca and Estadio Olimpico Universitario...

66,000 Group D, R2, QF, SF
Puebla
Puebla, Puebla
The city and municipality of Puebla is the capital of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico. Being a planned city, it is located to the east of Mexico City and west of Mexico's main port, Veracruz, on the main route between the two.The city was founded...

Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Estadio Cuauhtémoc is a football stadium in Puebla, Puebla .The stadium, which has a capacity of 42,648 seats, is the home of Puebla F.C., it's one of the best and very historical football stadium in Mexico, being currently the fifth biggest stadium in Mexico in term of its capacity. It belongs to...

46,000 Group A, R2, QF,
Third-place match
San Nicolás de los Garza
San Nicolás de los Garza
San Nicolás de los Garza, sometimes known only as San Nicolás, is a city and coextensive municipality in the Mexican state of Nuevo León that is part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area. It has become primarily a city for residencies and family houses, although it still has several factories that...

Estadio Universitario
Estadio Universitario
The Estadio Universitario – nicknamed El Volcán is a stadium property of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, located in its premises in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León in Mexico.-Sports:...

44,000 Group F, R2, QF
Querétaro
Santiago de Querétaro
Santiago de Querétaro is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. It is located 213 km northwest of Mexico City, 96 km southeast of San Miguel de Allende and 200 km south of San Luis Potosí...

Estadio La Corregidora
Estadio La Corregidora
Estadio Corregidora is a stadium in Querétaro, Mexico. Named for Mexican War of Independence heroine Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez , has a capacity of 34,130 and is located on the outskirts of the city of Queretaro, north Mexico City. This venue is used mostly for football games...

40,785 Group E, R2
Monterrey
Monterrey
Monterrey , is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is ranked as the ninth-largest city in the nation. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north of the country and is the...

Estadio Tecnológico
Estadio Tecnológico
The Estadio Tecnológico is a stadium located in city of Monterrey, Mexico.It is the property of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. The Monterrey Football Club play their home games there, but only rent the space and are not affiliated with the Institute.The stadium was...

38,000 Group F , *, *
León
León, Guanajuato
The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León...

Estadio Nou Camp
Estadio Nou Camp
The Estadio León, unofficially known as Nou Camp, is a mid-sized football stadium with a seating capacity of 33,943 built in 1967, and located in the city of León, Guanajuato, in the Bajío region of central Mexico. This sport facility is used mostly for football matches and is the home of the Club...

35,000 Group C, R2
Nezahualcoyotl
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, or more commonly Ciudad Neza, is a city and municipality of Mexico State adjacent to the northeast corner of Mexico's Federal District: it is thus part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. It was named after Nezahualcoyotl, the Acolhua poet and king of nearby Texcoco, and...

Estadio Neza 86
Estadio Neza 86
Estadio Neza 86 is a football stadium in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, a commuter town located east of Mexico City in the State of Mexico. The stadium is located on the grounds of the main campus of the Universidad Tecnológica de Nezahualcóyotl.- History :...

35,000 Group E , ,
Irapuato Estadio Sergio León Chavez
Estadio Sergio León Chavez
Estadio Sergio León Chávez is a multi-use stadium in Irapuato, Mexico. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 24,000 people...

32,000 Group C , ,
Zapopan, Jalisco Estadio Tres de Marzo
Estadio Tres de Marzo
The Estadio Tres de Marzo, is situated in Zapopan, Jalisco, México, district that forms part of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area; it is the ground of Estudiantes Tecos; which plays in the Primera División de México...

30,000 Group D *, , *
Toluca
Toluca
Toluca, formally known as Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of Mexico State as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. It is the center of a rapidly growing urban area, now the fifth largest in Mexico. It is located west-southwest of Mexico City and only about 40 minutes by car to the...

Estadio Nemesio Díez
Estadio Nemesio Díez
The Estadio Nemesio Díez, nicknamed La Bombonera, is one of the oldest football stadiums in Mexico. Opened on August 18, 1954, with a capacity of 27,000 seats, it is located in the city of Toluca, Mexico, near Mexico City. It is the home of Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club. Because of its location this...

30,000 Group B , ,
  • Morocco and Portugal played in Guadalajara while Spain and Algeria played in Monterrey.

Match officials


Africa Ali Bin Nasser
Ali Bin Nasser
Ali Bin Nasser is a former Tunisian football referee. His name is spelled as Ali Bennaceur in the official FIFA match reports....

 Edwin Picon-Ackong
Edwin Picon-Ackong
Edwin Picon-Ackong is a retired Mauritian football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.-References:*...

 Idrissa Traore

Asia Fallaj Al-Shanar
Fallaj Al-Shanar
Fallaj Khuzam Al-Shanar is a retired Saudi football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.-References:*...

 Jamal Al Sharif
Jamal Al Sharif
Jamal Al Sharif . A football referee from Damascus, Syria. He is mostly known for supervising six matches in the FIFA World Cup...

 Shizuo Takada
Shizuo Takada
is a former Japanese football referee. He refereed a first round match between Spain and Algeria in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also officiated a first round match between Yugoslavia and UAE in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.-References:*...



Europe Luigi Agnolin
Luigi Agnolin
Luigi Agnolin . Is a former football referee from Italy. He is mostly known for supervising four matches in the FIFA World Cup. One in 1986 and three in 1990. He also refereed the European Cup final in 1988.-References:...

 Horst Brummeier
Horst Brummeier
Horst Brummeier is a retired Austrian football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also refereed one match in the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship in West Germany.-References:*...

 Valeri Butenko
Valeri Butenko
Valeri Pavlovich Butenko is a retired Russian football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.-References:*...

 Vojtech Christov
Vojtech Christov
Vojtech Christov is a former Slovak football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in the 1982 and one in the 1986. He also refereed two matches in the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship in France.-References:*...

 George Courtney
George Courtney
George Courtney is an English former football referee based in Spennymoor, County Durham.He is said to be a freemason. His vocational career was spent as a primary school headteacher.-Ascent through English refereeing:...

 André Daina
André Daina
André Daina is a retired Swiss football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He also refereed one match in the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship in France. He refereed a European Cup semi-final leg in 1984 and the European Cup final in...

 Bogdan Dotchev
Bogdan Dotchev
Bogdan Guanev Dotchev is a retired Bulgarian football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1982 and one in 1986. Dotchev was a linesman in the game between England and Argentina in 1986 in which the Hand of God was scored by Diego Maradona.-References:*...

 Erik Fredriksson
Erik Fredriksson
Erik Fredriksson is a former Swedish football referee. He officiated four World Cup games: Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland in 1982; Italy v Bulgaria and USSR v Belgium in 1986; and Argentina v USSR in 1990....

 Ioan Igna
Ioan Igna
Ioan Igna is a retired Romanian football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, including the quarterfinal epic match between Brazil and France, when he made a controversial call when in the penalty shootout he ruled a goal when Bruno Bellone's...

 Jan Keizer Siegfried Kirschen
Siegfried Kirschen
Siegfried Kirschen is a retired German football referee. He is perhaps best known for supervising four matches in the FIFA World Cup two in 1986 and two in 1990.- References :...

 Lajos Németh Zoran Petrović
Zoran Petrovic
Zoran Petrović is a retired Serbian football referee.He is known for having refereed four matches in the FIFA World Cup, two in the 1986 World Cup and two in 1990 World Cup.-External sources:...

 Alexis Ponnet
Alexis Ponnet
Alexis Ponnet is a former Belgian football referee. Most known for supervising two matches in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and one in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He also refereed the European Cup final in 1987 between Porto and Bayern Munich. He also refereed two UEFA European Football...

 Joël Quiniou
Joël Quiniou
Joël Quiniou is a former football referee from France. He is mostly known for supervising 8 matches in the FIFA World Cup. One in 1986, three in 1990 and four in 1994..-World Cup Matches:-Italy vs Bulgaria:...

 Volker Roth
Volker Roth
Volker Roth is a retired football referee from Germany. He is mostly known for supervising two matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. After retirement he became a referee's advisor for UEFA.-External links:*...

 Victoriano Sánchez Arminio Carlos Silva Valente
Carlos Silva Valente
Carlos Alberto Silva Valente is a retired Portuguese football referee. He is known for having refereed three matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in the 1986 and two in the 1990.-References:*...

 Alan Snoddy
Alan Snoddy
Alan Snoddy is a retired Northern Irish football referee, known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup: one in 1986 and one in 1990. At the 1986 World Cup Snoddy was appointed to referee the game between Morocco and Portugal in Guadalajara which ended 2-0 to Morocco...



North and Central America Rómulo Méndez
Rómulo Méndez
Rómulo Méndez Molina is a retired Guatemalan football referee. He was the first Guatemalan referee ever to participate in a World Cup finals, refereeing one match in the 1982 World Cup. He also appeared in one match of the 1986 World Cup.- External links :*...

 Antonio Márquez Ramírez
Antonio Márquez Ramírez
Antonio Márquez Ramírez is a retired Mexican football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He was one of the top Mexican referees of his time...

 David Socha
David Socha
David Socha is a former soccer referee from the United States. He is best known for supervising two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1982 and one in 1986.-References:...

 Berny Ulloa Morera
Berny Ulloa Morera
Berny Ulloa Morera is a retired football referee from Costa Rica. He is known for having refereed the famous quarter-final match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup between Argentina and England, and in the final of the same tournament between Argentina and Germany.-References:*...



Oceania Chris Bambridge
Chris Bambridge
Christopher "Chris" Francis Bambridge is a retired Australian football referee, known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico: Spain versus Brazil, in which he wrongly disallowed a Spanish goal by Míchel, in which after the ball hit the crossbar, it bounced behind the...



South America Romualdo Arppi Filho
Romualdo Arppi Filho
Romualdo Arppi Filho is a retired football referee from Brazil. He is mostly known for supervising three matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, including the 1986 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Argentina eventually won the game 3-2. He was the second successive...

 Jesús Díaz
Jesús Díaz
Jesús Díaz Palacio is a retired Colombian football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He made several controversial calls against Mexico at the 1986 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico....

 Carlos Espósito
Carlos Esposito
Carlos Alfonso Espósito is a retired Argentine football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.-References:*...

 Gabriel González Roa
Gabriel González (referee)
Efrain Gabriel González Roa is a retired Paraguayan football referee. He is known for having refereed in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.- References :*...

 José Luis Martínez Bazán
José Luis Martínez Bazán
José Luis Martínez Bazán is a retired Uruguayan football referees. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico and also refereed the 1986 Intercontinental Cup.-References:*...

 Hernán Silva
Hernán Silva
Hernán Silva Arce is a retired Chilean football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in the 1986 and one in the 1990.-References:*...



Squads


For a list of all squads that appeared in the final tournament, see 1986 FIFA World Cup squads
1986 FIFA World Cup squads
=Head coach: Carlos BilardoNote that this squad is numbered alphabetically by surname, unlike traditional numbering systems where the goalkeeper has shirt number 1 and so forth...

.

Seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
(hosts) (1982 winners) (1982 runners-up) (1982 third place) (1982 fourth place) (1982 fifth place)

First round


The first round of the finals began in Group A, where Italy were held 1–1 by Bulgaria. Meanwhile, Argentina beat South Korea 3–1, with Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

 playing a major part. Italy and Argentina drew 1–1, Maradona and Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer.Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build. Altobelli was one of the most effective Italian forwards of the late 1970s and 1980s...

 scoring. South Korea and Bulgaria also drew 1–1 in a downpour. The final set of matches saw Argentina beating Bulgaria 2–0, and Italy narrowly defeating South Korea 3–2.

In Group B Mexico beat Belgium 2–1, and despite being held 1–1 by Paraguay
Paraguay national football team
The Paraguay national football team is controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association and represents Paraguay in men's international football competitions. The team has reached the second round of the World Cup on four occasions . The 2010 trip also featured their first appearance in the...

, they won the group after a further win over Iraq
Iraq national football team
The Iraqi national football team represents Iraq in international football and is controlled by the Iraq Football Association. They won the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup tournament.-The Golden Generation:...

, 1–0. Paraguay and Belgium also progressed after both beating Iraq and drawing with each other. Group C pitted a strong Soviet Union side against the reigning European champions France. They drew with each other 1–1, with a goal scored by Vasili Rats. France beat Canada 1–0 and finished in 2nd place in the group after beating Hungary, 3–0. Hungary had earlier lost 6–0 against the Soviet Union, which won the group due to goal differential.

Group D saw Brazil start against Spain, winning 1–0 after the referee failed to validate a legal goal scored by Míchel
Michel
-Fictional characters:* Deutscher Michel, personification of the German nation, usually depicted wearing a nightcap and nightgown* Michel Gerard, a character from American TV series Gilmore Girls* Michel Vaillant, a French comic book character...

. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland national football team
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. Before 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association...

 began their campaign with a draw against Algeria
Algeria national football team
The Algeria national football team , nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs , represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić.Algeria has qualified...

. Northern Ireland were then narrowly beaten by Spain before losing to Brazil 3–0 in their final match. This match saw a goal from Josimar
Josimar
Josimar Higino Pereira more commonly known as Josimar, was a Brazilian footballer. He played right-back mainly with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and the Brazilian national team. He is currently assistant coach at Botafogo.-International career:Josimar won 16 caps with the Brazilian national team,...

 on his debut and was also the final time Pat Jennings
Pat Jennings
Patrick Anthony "Pat" Jennings OBE is a Northern Ireland former football player. He played 119 games for Northern Ireland as a goalkeeper, a figure which at the time was a world record and is still a Northern Ireland record, in an international career which lasted for over 22 years...

 played for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland national football team
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. Before 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association...

. Spain qualified along with Brazil after defeating Algeria 3–0.

Denmark
Denmark national football team
The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association , the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU...

, stormed through Group E, dubbed the group of death
Group of death
A group of death in a multi-stage tournament is a group which is unusually competitive, because the number of strong competitors in the group is greater than the number of qualifying places available for the next phase of the tournament...

 with a 100 per cent record. They beat Scotland
Scotland national football team
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. Scotland are the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872...

 1–0 in their first game, then hammered Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguayan national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez...

 6–1, with Preben Elkjær Larsen
Preben Elkjær Larsen
Preben Elkjær Larsen , known as Elkjær, is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker.Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A...

 hitting a hat-trick. Denmark beat one of the favourites to win the tournament, West Germany, 2–0 thanks to a Jesper Olsen
Jesper Olsen
Jesper Olsen is a Danish former footballer who most notably played for Ajax of the Netherlands and Manchester United of England. Olsen was a regular left winger for the Danish national team, scoring five goals in 43 matches...

 penalty and a goal from John Eriksen
John Eriksen
John Hartmann Eriksen was a Danish footballer. During his career he played for Svendborg FB and Odense BK in his native Denmark, Roda JC and Feyenoord in Holland, FC Mulhouse in France and Servette FC and FC Luzern in Switzerland.He won 17 caps and scored six goals for Denmark, and played in the...

. After losing to Denmark, Scotland took the lead against West Germany thanks to a Gordon Strachan
Gordon Strachan
Gordon David Strachan OBE is a Scottish football manager and former player. He is currently without a club, having last managed Middlesbrough. Strachan played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City, as well as the Scotland national team. Prior to Middlesbrough,...

 goal, but the West Germans fought back to win 2–1. After a violent 0–0 draw against Uruguay, the Scots were eliminated from the tournament. During that game José Batista
José Batista
José Alberto Batista González is a retired Uruguayan football defender. He currently manages Club Social, Deportivo y Cultural Español in Argentina....

 of Uruguay was sent off
Misconduct (football)
Misconduct in association football is any conduct by a player that is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction in accordance with Law 12 of the Laws of the Game. Misconduct may occur at any time, including when the ball is out of play, during half-time and before and after the...

 after less than one minute of play for a foul on Strachan, a World Cup record
FIFA World Cup records
This is a list of records of the FIFA World Cup and its qualification matches.-Most championships:5, -Most finishes in the top two:7, ,...

 that still stands. West Germany went through to the second round despite a loss against Denmark.

Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 topped Group F after holding both Poland
Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland...

 and England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 to goalless draws, and beating Portugal
Portugal national football team
The Portugal national football team represents Portugal in association football and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Portugal's home ground is Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and their head coach is Paulo Bento...

 3–1. By doing so, they became the first African team, and only the second nation from outside Europe and the Americas (after North Korea in 1966), to reach the second round. England lost 1–0 to Portugal, followed by a 0-0 draw against Morocco in which they lost captain Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson OBE is an English football manager and a former player. He is best known for playing in midfield for Manchester United, where he was the longest serving captain in club history. He was the manager of Sheffield United, being relieved of his first team duties at the club in February 2008...

 to injury (for the remainder of the tournament) and vice-captain Ray Wilkins
Ray Wilkins
Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE , often known as "Butch" Wilkins, is an English former footballer and at present a television pundit...

 to a red card (he was never to be selected for England again, even after having served his obligatory one-match ban). In their last first-round game, with the captaincy taken over by Peter Shilton
Peter Shilton
Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for England than anyone else, earning 125 caps....

 in goal, a first-half Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker
Gary Winston Lineker, OBE , is a former English footballer, who played as a striker. He is a sports broadcaster for the BBC, Al Jazeera Sports and Eredivisie Live...

 hat-trick helped the reshaped side beat Poland 3–0 - although losing yet another player to a ban for the next round, Terry Fenwick receiving his second booking of the tournament. Poland had previously beaten Portugal, and in the end the Portuguese were the only team from Group F to be eliminated in the first round. Portugal, making their first appearance in 20 years, went on strike (in the Saltillo Affair
Saltillo Affair
The Saltillo Affair was a player uprising in the Portugal national football team during the Mexico '86 FIFA World Cup, named after the Mexican city of Saltillo, Coahuila, the team headquarters for the competition....

) during the competition. Players refused to train between their first and second games (against England and Poland) and were eliminated after a loss to Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 in the final group match.

Second round and quarter-finals


Belgium beat the Soviet Union 4-3, despite a hat-trick by the Soviets' Igor Belanov
Igor Belanov
Ihor Ivanovych Belanov is a retired Ukrainian footballer who played as a striker.He made a name for himself at Dynamo Kyiv, winning five major titles and being named European Footballer of the Year in 1986...

. The game was level at 2–2 after 90 minutes, and in extra time Stephane Demol
Stéphane Demol
Stéphane Auguste Demol is a former Belgian footballer who played as a central defender. On November 24 he was fired as coach of PAS Giannina FC.-Club career:Born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels, Demol joined local R.S.C...

 and Nico Claesen
Nico Claesen
Nicolaas "Nico" Pieter Claesen is a former Belgian football player who works as head coach of RFC Liège.-Time at Tottenham:...

 put Belgium 4–2 up. Belanov scored from the penalty spot with nine minutes remaining, but neither he nor any of his team-mates could find a fourth goal for the Soviet Union. In Mexico City, France, the European champions, ended Italy's reign as world champions with a 2–0 victory thanks to goals from Michel Platini
Michel Platini
Michel François Platini is a former French football player, manager and current president of UEFA. Platini was a member of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top goalscorer and voted the best player. He participated in the 1978, 1982...

 and Yannick Stopyra
Yannick Stopyra
Yannick Stopyra is a former French international footballer who played as striker, and who represented the France national football team in 33 matches between 1980 and 1988...

. In the rematch of the 1930 FIFA World Cup Final
1930 FIFA World Cup Final
- External links :*...

, Argentina just edged out South American champions Uruguay in Puebla thanks to a 42nd minute strike from Pedro Pasculli
Pedro Pasculli
Pedro Pablo Pasculli is a former Argentine soccer player currently working as a manager.He is a former Colón de Santa Fe, Argentinos Juniors and Lecce striker. He is the second best all-time goalscorer for Lecce...

. The all-South American affair had a Diego Maradona's goal disallowed.

In Querétaro, Denmark were eliminated as they went from a 1–0 lead to a 5–1 battering against Spain; key player Frank Arnesen
Frank Arnesen
Frank Arnesen is a former Danish football player and currently sporting director at Hamburger SV. Arnesen was Director of Football at English football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea....

 was suspended for the game after being sent off against West Germany in their last group match, for taking a swipe at German playmaker Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Herbert Matthäus , is a German football manager and former player.In 1990, he was named European Footballer of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year after captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup...

. The Danes scored first, with a Jesper Olsen penalty, but they were then taken apart by a devastating performance from Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño Santos is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a striker.He was best known for his spell with Real Madrid...

 of Spain, who scored four of his team's five goals. England progressed to the quarter-finals comfortably when they saw off Paraguay 3–0 while Brazil brushed aside Poland 4–0. West Germany had a much harder time getting past Morocco, for whom goalkeeper Badou Zaki
Badou Zaki
Ezzaiki Badou, nicknamed "Zaki" was the manager of the Morocco national football team from 2002 to 2005. Before coaching, he was a noted goalkeeper, appearing as the keeper for the Morocco national football team at the 1984 Summer Olympics and at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He was named by France...

 had an outstanding game. Morocco held out until the 87th minute, when Lothar Matthaeus scored the only goal of the match. Mexico won 2–0 against Bulgaria.

In the quarter-finals, France faced three-time world champion Brazil in Guadalajara. Brazil were well on top in the early stages, and Careca put them one up after 18 minutes. Five minutes before half-time, France drew level when Michel Platini scored his 41st goal after converting a cross from Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau is a former football striker from France, who is currently the head of the National Commission of Ethics of the French Football Association....

. Brazil had a chance to regain the lead in the second half when Branco was fouled by French keeper Joël Bats
Joël Bats
Joël Bats is a retired goalkeeper and French international footballer.-Goalkeeper:Bats began his professional career with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in 1974, moving on to newly promoted AJ Auxerre the following year...

 in the penalty area. Zico
Zico
Arthur Antunes Coimbra , better known as Zico , is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. He is the current head coach of the Iraq national football team. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled finishers and one of the best passers ever and possibly the...

 got up to take the kick, but Bats saved Zico's penalty.

The match went to extra time, and France had the better of the extra half-hour. No more goals were scored, and so it was time for a penalty shoot-out. Socrates, who had earlier missed an open goal and headed an easy chance straight into the French keeper's arms, failed with the first kick for Brazil. The next six penalties were all converted, and then Platini fired over the bar. Brazil were back on level terms – but not for long. Julio Cesar
Júlio César da Silva
Júlio César da Silva, usually known as Júlio César Júlio César da Silva, usually known as Júlio César Júlio César da Silva, usually known as Júlio César (born 8 March 1963 in Bauru (São Paulo) is a retired association footballer from Brazil.- Career :...

 struck the post with his penalty, and Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández is a Spanish-French footballer who played as a defender / midfielder. He retired as a player in 1993 to become a manager....

 then scored to put France through 4–3 on penalties.

Two other quarter-finals were also decided on penalties. Jan Ceulemans
Jan Ceulemans
Jan Anna Gumaar Ceulemans is a Belgian former football player who played as a midfielder.He is his country's most capped player with 96 international appearances. Most of his time with Belgium took place under the guidance of Guy Thys...

 put Belgium ahead against Spain in the 35th minute, but Spanish substitute Senor equalised with five minutes to go. No more goals were scored in extra time, and Belgium won the shoot-out 5–4. West Germany and Mexico drew 0–0 after extra time (after a Mexican legitimate goal was disallowed), and the West Germans eliminated the hosts 4–1 on penalties. As a curiosity, the German goal-keeper Harald Schumacher
Harald Schumacher
Harald Anton Schumacher , commonly known as Toni Schumacher, is a German former football goalkeeper, and a member of the West German national team. He won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986...

 jumped to the right in the three Mexican penalties (stopping two of them).

The quarter-final between Argentina and England was featured two very different goals by Diego Maradona: the first was scored illegally, as he punched the ball into the goal past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton
Peter Shilton
Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for England than anyone else, earning 125 caps....

. The referee did not see the handball and the goal was given as valid. After the game, Maradona claimed the goal was scored "A bit with the head of Maradona and another bit with the hand of God"; it became known as the "Hand of God" goal. For his second goal, voted "Goal of the Century" in 2002 on the FIFA website, Maradona dribbled half the length of the field past five English players before scoring. In Argentina, the game was seen as revenge for the Falklands War.

Semi-finals, third-place match, and final


In the semi-finals, Andreas Brehme
Andreas Brehme
Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick....

 put West Germany 1–0 ahead against France in the ninth minute, but the outcome remained in doubt until two minutes from time when Rudi Völler
Rudi Völler
Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team...

 made it 2–0, and West Germany were in the final for the second World Cup in succession. In the other semi-final, Maradona struck twice in the second half as Argentina beat Belgium 2–0. France went on to defeat Belgium in the third-place match, 4-2.

Jose Brown put Argentina one up midway through the first half of the final, and when Jorge Valdano scored a second for the South Americans in the 55th minute, Argentina looked to be strolling to victory. West Germany then staged a spirited comeback. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is a German former football player.He had his greatest career success with German club Bayern Munich, where he won the Intercontinental Cup, the European Cup, as well as two league titles and two domestic cups.A member of the German national team, Rummenigge won the...

 pulled one back in the 74th minute, and six minutes later Rudi Völler hit the equaliser. With seven minutes remaining, a pass from Maradona gave Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Luis Burruchaga is a former Argentine professional football player, and last manager of Arsenal de Sarandí in the Primera División Argentina...

 the chance to score the winner for Argentina. Eight years on from their home triumph
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

, Argentina regained the world title and 30 million people in Argentina celebrated in the streets after the final victory. Maradona was the Golden Ball winner as the best player of the tournament, while Gary Lineker of England won the Golden Boot as the leading scorer of the World Cup with six goals.

Results



First round

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best four third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16

Group A

Team
3 2 1 0 6 2
4
5
3 1 2 0 5 4
1
4
3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1

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Group B

Team
3 2 1 0 4 2
2
5
3 1 2 0 4 3
1
4
3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

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Group C

Team
3 2 1 0 9 1
8
5
3 2 1 0 5 1
4
5
3 1 0 2 2 9 −7 2
3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0

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Group D

Team
3 3 0 0 5 0
5
6
3 2 0 1 5 2
3
4
3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1

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Group E

Team
3 3 0 0 9 1
8
6
3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 3
3 0 2 1 2 7 −5 2
3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1

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Group F

Team
3 1 2 0 3 1
2
4
3 1 1 1 3 1
2
3
3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 3
3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2

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Ranking of third-placed teams

Group Team
B 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
F 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 3
A 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
E 3 0 2 1 2 7 −5 2
C 3 1 0 2 2 9 −7 2
D 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1


Starting with the 1994 World Cup, teams were awarded three points for a win
Three points for a win
Three points for a win is a standard used in many sports leagues and group tournaments, especially in association football, in which three points are awarded to the team winning a match, with no points to the losing team. If the game is drawn, each team receives one point...

 rather than two, to encourage more offensive tactics. Had those rules been in place, Hungary
Hungary national football team
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation....

 would have finished ahead of Bulgaria for the 15th seed, and Uruguay would have been eliminated.

Knockout stage



Round of 16



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Quarter-finals



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Semi-finals



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Third place match



Final


Awards

Golden Boot Golden Ball FIFA Fair Play Trophy
  Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker
Gary Winston Lineker, OBE , is a former English footballer, who played as a striker. He is a sports broadcaster for the BBC, Al Jazeera Sports and Eredivisie Live...

  Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...


Scorers


6 goals Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker
Gary Winston Lineker, OBE , is a former English footballer, who played as a striker. He is a sports broadcaster for the BBC, Al Jazeera Sports and Eredivisie Live...



5 goals Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

 Careca Emilio Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño
Emilio Butragueño Santos is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a striker.He was best known for his spell with Real Madrid...



4 goals Jorge Valdano Preben Elkjær Larsen
Preben Elkjær Larsen
Preben Elkjær Larsen , known as Elkjær, is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker.Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A...

 Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer.Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build. Altobelli was one of the most effective Italian forwards of the late 1970s and 1980s...

 Igor Belanov
Igor Belanov
Ihor Ivanovych Belanov is a retired Ukrainian footballer who played as a striker.He made a name for himself at Dynamo Kyiv, winning five major titles and being named European Footballer of the Year in 1986...



3 goals Jan Ceulemans
Jan Ceulemans
Jan Anna Gumaar Ceulemans is a Belgian former football player who played as a midfielder.He is his country's most capped player with 96 international appearances. Most of his time with Belgium took place under the guidance of Guy Thys...

 Nico Claesen
Nico Claesen
Nicolaas "Nico" Pieter Claesen is a former Belgian football player who works as head coach of RFC Liège.-Time at Tottenham:...

 Jesper Olsen
Jesper Olsen
Jesper Olsen is a Danish former footballer who most notably played for Ajax of the Netherlands and Manchester United of England. Olsen was a regular left winger for the Danish national team, scoring five goals in 43 matches...

 Rudi Völler
Rudi Völler
Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team...



2 goals Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Luis Burruchaga is a former Argentine professional football player, and last manager of Arsenal de Sarandí in the Primera División Argentina...

 Enzo Scifo Josimar
Josimar
Josimar Higino Pereira more commonly known as Josimar, was a Brazilian footballer. He played right-back mainly with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and the Brazilian national team. He is currently assistant coach at Botafogo.-International career:Josimar won 16 caps with the Brazilian national team,...

 Sócrates
Sócrates
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD, , more commonly known simply as Sócrates, is a Brazilian former association footballer....

 Jean-Pierre Papin
Jean-Pierre Papin
Jean-Pierre Papin is a former French professional football player who was European Footballer of the Year in 1991.Papin achieved his greatest success while playing for Olympique Marseille between 1986 and 1992...

 Michel Platini
Michel Platini
Michel François Platini is a former French football player, manager and current president of UEFA. Platini was a member of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top goalscorer and voted the best player. He participated in the 1978, 1982...

 Yannick Stopyra
Yannick Stopyra
Yannick Stopyra is a former French international footballer who played as striker, and who represented the France national football team in 33 matches between 1980 and 1988...

 Klaus Allofs
Klaus Allofs
Klaus Allofs is a retired German footballer, who played as a striker.A prolific goalscorer for club and country , his younger brother, Thomas, was also a professional footballer – and a striker.-Club career:Allofs began playing...

 Fernando Quirarte
Fernando Quirarte
Fernando Quirarte Gutiérrez is a Mexican former football player and manager.He played for the club Chivas and the Mexico national football team, earning 45 caps and scoring 5 goals, including two in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.Later he was the coach of Santos Laguna, Atlas, and Jaguares.On October 4...

 Abderrazak Khairi
Abderrazak Khairi
Abderrazak Khairi , is a Moroccan former football player and current coach.He played for the club FAR Rabat and the Morocco national football team, and scored two goals for Morocco in the famous 1986 FIFA World Cup win against Portugal.-References:...

 Roberto Cabañas Julio César Romero Ramón Calderé Ivan Yaremchuk
Ivan Yaremchuk
Ivan Ivanovych Yaremchuk is a former Ukrainian footballer.-Honours:* Soviet Top League winner: 1985, 1986, 1990.* Soviet Cup winner: 1985, 1987, 1990....


1 goal Djamel Zidane José Luis Brown Pedro Pasculli
Pedro Pasculli
Pedro Pablo Pasculli is a former Argentine soccer player currently working as a manager.He is a former Colón de Santa Fe, Argentinos Juniors and Lecce striker. He is the second best all-time goalscorer for Lecce...

 Oscar Ruggeri
Oscar Ruggeri
Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri is a former footballer. Nicknamed "El Cabezón" , Ruggeri is one of the most successful defenders ever to come out of Argentina....

 Stéphane Demol
Stéphane Demol
Stéphane Auguste Demol is a former Belgian footballer who played as a central defender. On November 24 he was fired as coach of PAS Giannina FC.-Club career:Born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels, Demol joined local R.S.C...

 Erwin Vandenbergh
Erwin Vandenbergh
Erwin Vandenbergh was a Belgian footballer. Between 1981 and 1991, he finished six times topscorer of the Belgian First Division, with three different clubs . In 1981 he was European topscorer with 39 goals out of 34 games...

 Franky Vercauteren
Franky Vercauteren
François Vercauteren , nicknamed "The Little Prince", is a former Belgian football left winger and is now a football manager, who is currently working for Al Jazira Club.- Career :...

 Daniel Veyt
Daniel Veyt
Daniel Veyt is a Belgian former football player.He earned 12 caps for the Belgium national football team, and played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup where Belgium finished fourth. During his club career he played for K.S.V. Waregem and R.F.C. de Liège.-External links:*...

 Edinho
Edino Nazareth Filho
Edinho, real name Edino Nazareth Filho, was a football player from Brazil. He played central defender with Fluminense Football Club, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense and with the Brazilian national team...

 Plamen Getov
Plamen Getov
Plamen Getov is a retired Bulgarian footballer who played as either an attacking midfielder or a striker.A skillful free-kick taker, he scored numerous goals from different positions, in a career which spanned almost 20 years...

 Nasko Sirakov
Nasko Sirakov
Nasko Petkov Sirakov is a retired Bulgarian footballer who played mainly as a striker.Part of the Bulgarian team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup as it finished fourth, he was one of the most important footballers in the country in the 80's/90's, being a legend at Levski Sofia, a club he represented in...

 John Eriksen
John Eriksen
John Hartmann Eriksen was a Danish footballer. During his career he played for Svendborg FB and Odense BK in his native Denmark, Roda JC and Feyenoord in Holland, FC Mulhouse in France and Servette FC and FC Luzern in Switzerland.He won 17 caps and scored six goals for Denmark, and played in the...

 Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup is a retired Danish footballer, who works as a manager and last coached La Liga side RCD Mallorca. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football. His most prominent run of football came with Spanish club Barcelona, with whom he won four straight La...

 Søren Lerby
Søren Lerby
Søren Lerby, is a Danish former football player, manager, and licensed agent. As a player, he spent the bulk of his career in Dutch football, winning five Eredivisie championships with Ajax Amsterdam as well as the 1988 European Cup and two further Eredivise titles with PSV Eindhoven...

 Peter Beardsley
Peter Beardsley
Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE is an English former footballer who played between 1979 and 1999. He once set a record transfer fee in the game and represented his country 59 times between 1986 and 1996, once as captain...

 Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros is a retired football defender from France with Valencian ancestry. He was capped 82 times for the France national football team, and played in the Euro Cup finals of 1984 and 1992, and the World Cup finals in 1982 and 1986.Amoros played most of his career for AS Monaco in the...

 Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández is a Spanish-French footballer who played as a defender / midfielder. He retired as a player in 1993 to become a manager....

 Jean-Marc Ferreri
Jean-Marc Ferreri
Jean-Marc Ferreri is a former French footballer of Italian origin, who earned 37 caps and scored 3 goals for the France national football team...

 Bernard Genghini
Bernard Genghini
Bernard Genghini is a French former football midfielder.- International :He earned 27 caps and scored 6 goals for the France national football team...

 Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau is a former football striker from France, who is currently the head of the National Commission of Ethics of the French Football Association....

 Jean Tigana
Jean Tigana
Jean Amadou Tigana is a manager and former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for the France national football team during the 1980s.-Playing career:Tigana started his...

 Andreas Brehme
Andreas Brehme
Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick....

 Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus
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 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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 Lajos Détári
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 Márton Esterházy
Márton Esterházy
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 Ahmed Radhi Luis Flores
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 Manuel Negrete
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 Hugo Sánchez
Hugo Sánchez
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 Raúl Servín
Raúl Servín
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 Abdelkrim Merry Krimau
Abdelkrim Merry Krimau
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Colin Clarke Norman Whiteside
Norman Whiteside
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 Włodzimierz Smolarek Carlos Manuel
Carlos Manuel
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 Gordon Strachan
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 Choi Soon-Ho Huh Jung-Moo
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 Kim Jong-Boo
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 Park Chang-Seon Sergei Aleinikov
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 Oleg Blokhin
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 Vasiliy Rats
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 Sergey Rodionov
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 Pavel Yakovenko
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 Juan Antonio Señor
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 Antonio Alzamendi
Antonio Alzamendi
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 Enzo Francescoli
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Own goals Cho Kwang-Rae
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 (for Italy)

Disputes

  • Some sources, including the official FIFA
    FIFA
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     match report, credit the fifth Soviet goal against Hungary to Ivan Yaremchuk
    Ivan Yaremchuk
    Ivan Ivanovych Yaremchuk is a former Ukrainian footballer.-Honours:* Soviet Top League winner: 1985, 1986, 1990.* Soviet Cup winner: 1985, 1987, 1990....

     rather than an own goal. The Complete Book of the World Cup 2006 by Cris Freddi
    Cris Freddi
    Cris Freddi is a British author.Freddi was born in Reading, England. He was educated at Reading School and then Oxford University, where he was lead singer in the Les Milkins Band. Since then, he has written books on sport, short stories and novels. He has also written articles for the football...

     says: "Dajka's tackle knocked the ball beyond his own keeper after the Soviets had inter-passed on the edge of the box…". The article FIFA World Cup goalscorers
    FIFA World Cup goalscorers
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     counts the goal as an own goal
  • See also the final paragraph in the 'Second round and quarter-finals' section above for Maradona's "Hand of God" goal
  • During the match between Brazil and Spain, the Spanish team had a shot that was later proved by television slow motion replays to have bounced behind the goal line after hitting the crossbar. No goal was awarded, as none of the match officials could be sure that the ball had crossed the line, and Brazil won the match 1–0

FIFA Retrospective Ranking


In 1986, FIFA published a report that ranked all teams in each World Cup up to and including 1986, based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. The rankings for the 1986 tournament were as follows:

Final

3rd and 4th place

Eliminated in the quarter-finals

Eliminated in the round of 16

Eliminated at the group stage

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