Who won the World Cup in 1986?

Who won the World Cup in 1986?

Argentina's national soccer team FIFA World Cup/Championship in 1986 Watch highlights as Argentina, inspired by Diego Maradona, defeats West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 World Cup final.

Diego Maradona was named man of the match for his role in the victory. The tournament was known as "El Clasico" between Argentina and Brazil due to these two countries' long-standing rivalry. Brazil would go on to win the cup four more times (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970), while Argentina has yet to recover from its only defeat of the tournament.

Argentina finished second in its group behind Italy and then defeated France in the quarterfinals before defeating Germany in the final. This is the nation's only World Cup title to date.

The Argentine squad is considered one of the best ever assembled with Golo Gonzales, Diego Maradona, and Roberto Boninsegna being named among the game's greatest players.

Maradona, who was born in Argentina but represented Italy at a young age, is regarded as one of the most talented footballers in history. He is also noted for his aggressive style of play which included biting opponents and smoking cigarettes during games. In 1985, he helped Naples reach the European Cup final before moving to Barcelona that same year.

Who scored the winning goal in the 1986 World Cup?

Maradona, Diego Watch highlights as Argentina, inspired by Diego Maradona, defeats West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 World Cup final. The South Americans took a 2-0 lead with to goals from Jose Luis Brown and Jorge Valdano before Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller leveled the game. But it was Maradona who found the net again three minutes into second-half injury time to secure his country's first World Cup title.

The winner was Diego Maradona himself. He scored two goals in the tournament, both in the same match, and was named player of the tournament at its conclusion. The first of these came in the quarterfinals when he netted a late penalty against France after being sent off for kicking out at a defender. The second and winning goal came in the final against West Germany. With the score locked at 2-2 and extra time looming, Maradona received a long ball forward from Juan Manuel Fangio and raced away from three German defenders before blasting a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Roger Keller.

The goal is often cited as one of the greatest ever scored and has been included in various lists of the best football goals ever scored. It is also remembered in Argentine history because it was here that Maradona finally won his first World Cup: despite being the favorite to win the tournament, Argentina had failed to deliver in previous attempts. This success brought him international recognition as a great player and also made him a national hero in his home country.

What happened in the 1986 World Cup?

The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the championship game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which was contested in Mexico. On June 29, 1986, 114,600 people attended the match at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Argentina and West Germany vied for the title. Argentina won the match in regulation time 3-2. Goals were scored by Diego Maradona (2), Roberto Ayala, and Jorge Valdívar.

This was the first final to be decided in regulation time since 1978 when Italy beat France 4-2. The match lasted a total of 120 minutes with two half-times during extra time. This was also the first final to go to penalty kicks since 1958 when Sweden defeated Switzerland 8-7. In fact, it was the first world cup final to use kickers since 1930 when Uruguay defeated Mexico 9-8 in a replay.

The referee for this final was Horst Rahn. He had already been involved in two other major finals during 1986 - the European Championships where he was on hand for the Marseille stadium disaster that killed 87 people and the World Cup final itself. Rahn had been appointed as German referee in 1984 and was in charge of his third World Cup final.

As well as being the most important tournament in football, the World Cup is also one of the most prestigious events in sports worldwide. It is only beaten out by the Olympic Games when considering all sports together.

Where was the World Cup held in 1986?

Mexico was the site of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. When the World Cup came to Mexico in 1986, it was followed by another memorable tournament, topped by a nail-biting final. Argentina raced into the final, inspired by Diego Maradona at the pinnacle of his abilities. West Germany was waiting for them, eager to avenge their 1982 setback in the final in Spain. It was going to be a classic final, with both teams fighting hard until the last minute of the game. But it was Argentina who won on penalties after the match had ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time.

Germany complained about some of the Argentine calls during the match but didn't protest any further than that. France also protested against one of the German players but no action was taken against him either. This is probably because the French player was drunk during the match and did not know what he was doing. He later apologized for this mistake.

Argentina went ahead in the 26th minute when Jorge Newbery scored after a free kick from just outside the penalty box was headed into the goal by David Batistuta. But Germany came back in the 49th minute when Andreas Brehme scored an own goal while trying to clear the ball. The game remained level at 1-1 until the end of normal time.

In the second half, Argentina continued to dominate the game but were unable to find the back of the net again.

Which team was defeated in the quarter-finals of World Cup football in 1986?

Argentina vs. England: Argentina vs. England was a football match played on 22 June 1986 in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City between Argentina and England. Argentina vs England (1986 FIFA World Cup)

Event1986 FIFA World Cup

Who played England in the 1986 World Cup?

  • Argentina v England was a football match played on 22 June 1986 between Argentina and England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
  • The first goal, after 51 minutes, was to become known as the “Hand of God goal”, which Maradona scored by using his hand.

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