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1986 FIFA World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol México '86

1986 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates31 May – 29 June
Teams24 (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 played52
Goals scored132 (2.54 per match)
Attendance2,394,031 (46,039 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of England Gary Lineker (6 goals)
Best playerFlag of 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.

Participants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Results

Round 1

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

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

Group D

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

Group E

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

Group F

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

Round 2

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

3rd place

Final

Argentina won the championship.

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