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FIFA World Cup 1986 Knock Out Stages

 

fifa world cup 1986 posterThe introduction of knock out rounds immediately after the initial group stage increased the drama considerably compared to the 1982 tournament. There would now be no second chances for teams and no point in playing for a draw.

There were several dramatic games, not least being the match between Argentina and England in which Maradona scored the notorious "Hand of God" goal. Bobby Robson later stated his team had been beaten by the "hand of a rascal" but for Argentinian fans, this was revenge for the unjust treatment they believed their team had received in 1966. Maradona emerged as the world's greatest player and was awarded the Golden Ball award as the player of the tournament.

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1986 Overview | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Knock Out Stages

 

Round of 16
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Mexico

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Bulgaria

Mexico 2 Bulgaria 0

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (114,580)
15 June 1986

Negrete opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a spectacular volley. Servin added Mexico's second with an hour gone to send the huge home crowd into raptures.

 

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Belgium

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Soviet Union

Belgium 4 Soviet Union 3 (after extra time)

Estadio Nou Camp, León (32,277)
15 June 1986

Belgium twice came from behind to force the match into extra-time. They then took the lead through Demol and with 110 minutes played, Claeson made it 4-2. The Soviets were not yet beaten, and Belanov converted a penalty a minute later to complete his hat-trick. Belgium held out for the remaining nine minutes for a dramatic victory.

 

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Brazil

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Poland

Brazil 4 Poland 0

Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara (45,000)
16 June 1986

Brazil overwhelmed Poland with three goals in the second half, confirming their status as one of the favourites to win the competition.

(André Silva)

 

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Argentina

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Uruguay

Argentina 1 Uruguay 0

Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla (26,000)
16 June 1986

Argentina edged out the South American champions with a goal scored by Pedro Pasculi three minutes before half-time. Maradona, who was emerging as one of the most influential players in the World Cup, had a goal disallowed.

Argentina wore cotton shirts which players found uncomfortable in the heat so a member of the coaching staff was sent out to buy a set of lighter polyester tops for the quarter final match against England.

(Andre Silva)

 

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France

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Italy

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France 2 Italy 0

Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City (70,000)
17 June 1986

In this meeting between the reigning World and European champions, France finished on top with goals in each half scored by Platini and Stopyra.

 

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West Germany

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Morocco

West Germany 1 Morocco 0

Estadio Universitario, Monterrey (19,800)
17 June 1986

The match was deadlocked until Matthäus scored from a direct free kick in the final moments.

 

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England

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Paraguay

England 3 Paraguay 0

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (98,728)
18 June 1986

Lineker scored twice as England brushed Paraguay aside.

 

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Spain

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Denmark

Spain 5 Denmark 1

Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro (38,500)
18 June 1986

Denmark took the lead through Jesper Olsen in the 33rd minute but Butragueño equalised two minutes before half-time. In the second half, the wheels well and truly came off for Denmark, Butragueño scoring three more. Spain's other goal came from Goikoetxea.

 

Quarter-Finals
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France

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Brazil

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France 1 Brazil 1 (after extra time)
(France won 4-3 on penalties)

Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara (65,000)
21 June 1986

Brazil dominated the early stages and took the lead in the 18th minute but five minutes before the break, Michel Platini equalised. In the second half Zico had the chance to put Brazil ahead again but his penalty was saved by Bats while Sócrates missed a couple of sitters. France were the better team in extra time but failed to score so the match went to penalties. Sócrates missed with Brazil's first kick: the next six were converted before Platini missed to level the score. Julio Cesar then hit the post leaving Luis Fernández to score the decisive kick.

 

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West Germany

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Mexico

West Germany 0 Mexico 0 (after extra time)
(West Germany won 4-1 on penalties)

Estadio Universitario, Monterrey (41,700)
21 June 1986

Mexico had an apparently perfectly good goal disallowed before the match went to penalties. Schumacher saved two out of Mexico's first three kicks while his outfield colleagues converted all four of their attempts.

 

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Argentina

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England

Argentina 2 England 1

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (114,580)
22 June 1986

The intense rivalry between Argentina and England had a new edge in this first meeting since the Falklands War in 1982. Argentina had most of the early possession but could not penetrate England's defence. Six minutes after the break, Diego Maradona used his left hand to knock a high ball past Shilton. This became known as the Hand of God goal after a remark by Maradona afterwards. Four minutes later, Maradona wove his way through the entire English defence to score what would later be voted the Goal of the Century. Lineker scored in the 80th minute (he won the Golden Boot as the competition's leading scorer) as England pressed hard but they ran out of time.

Argentina's shirts had been hurriedly bought in Mexico City and an older version of the AFA crest sewn in.

(Denis Hurley)

 

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Belgium

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Spain

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Belgium 1 Spain 1 (after extra time)
(Belgium won 5-4 on penalties)

Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla (45,000)
22 June 1986

Belgium held the lead at half time and were on the way to victory until Señor scored a late equaliser. With no scoring in extra time, it took penalties to separate the teams.

 

Semi-Finals
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West Germany

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France

West Germany 2 France 0

Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara (45,000)
25 June 1986

Brehme put West Germany into the lead in the ninth minute but the match remained closely contested until Rudi Völler scored a second for the Germans with two minutes to go.

 

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Argentina

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Belgium

Argentina 2 Belgium 0

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (114,500)
25 June 1986

Maradona scored both of Argentina's goals in the second half to put his team into the final.

 

Third Place Match
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France

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Belgium

France 4 Belgium 2 (after extra time)

Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla (21,000)
28 June 1986

France came back after Ceulemmans put Belgium ahead in the 11th minute and at half time they were in the lead. Claesen equalised in the 73rd minute and the match went into extra time. Goals from Genghini and Amoros (a penalty) secured third place for France.

 

Final
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Argentina

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West Germany

Argentina 3 West Germany 2

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (114,600)
29 June 1986

With an hour played, Argentina were 2-0 up and seemed to be cruising to victory but West Germany mounted a characteristic come back and with ten minutes to go, they were level. Maradona had been closely marked throughout but he still made several important contributions, not least of which was the pass that allowed Jorge Burruchaga to score the winning goal in the 84th minute.

(James Ohara)

 
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