1986 FIFA World Cup Final

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1986 FIFA World Cup Final
Azteca entrance.jpg
The Estadio Azteca held the final
Event 1986 FIFA World Cup
Date 29 June 1986
Venue Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Referee Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)
Attendance 114,600
1982
1990

The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on 29 June 1986 and had an attendance of 114,600. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Argentina won the match 3–2 in normal time.

Match summary[edit]

Jose Luis Brown opened the scoring for Argentina in the 23rd minute and it stayed at 1–0 until half-time. After the break, Jorge Valdano doubled Argentina's lead 10 minutes into the second half. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pulled a goal back in the 74th minute for West Germany, his first goal in the tournament. West Germany then equalised in the 80th minute; future Germany manager Rudi Völler scoring to seemingly salvage the game. Although Diego Maradona was heavily marked the entire game, a superb pass to Jorge Burruchaga in the 84th minute allowed Argentina to regain the lead at 3–2, this was how it remained and Argentina were able to celebrate their second World Cup victory in three tournaments (after winning the 1978 World Cup). 6 yellow cards were issued in this match, which was a record number until the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final.

With this defeat, the German manager, Franz Beckenbauer gained the rather unwanted distinction of having lost a World Cup final as both a player and a manager. (Beckenbauer had played in West Germany's defeat in 1966.)

Route to the final[edit]

Argentina Round West Germany
Opponent Result First round Opponent Result
 South Korea 3–1 Match 1  Uruguay 1–1
 Italy 1–1 Match 2  Scotland 2–1
 Bulgaria 2–0 Match 3  Denmark 0–2
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 West Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 3
 Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 −5 2
 Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Uruguay 1–0 Round of 16  Morocco 1–0
 England 2–1 Quarter-finals  Mexico 0–0 (aet) (4–1 pen.)
 Belgium 2–0 Semifinals  France 2–0

Match details[edit]

29 June 1986
12:00 CST
Argentina  3–2  West Germany
Brown Goal 23'
Valdano Goal 56'
Burruchaga Goal 84'
Report Rummenigge Goal 74'
Völler Goal 81'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 114,600
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)
Argentina
West Germany
GK 18 Nery Pumpido Booked 85'
SW 5 José Luis Brown
CB 9 José Cuciuffo
CB 19 Oscar Ruggeri
RWB 14 Ricardo Giusti
LWB 16 Julio Olarticoechea Booked 77'
DM 2 Sergio Batista
CM 12 Héctor Enrique Booked 81'
AM 10 Diego Maradona (c) Booked 17'
SS 7 Jorge Burruchaga Substituted off 90'
CF 11 Jorge Valdano
Substitutions:
MF 21 Marcelo Trobbiani Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Carlos Bilardo
GK 1 Harald Schumacher
SW 17 Ditmar Jakobs
CB 4 Karlheinz Förster
CB 2 Hans-Peter Briegel Booked 62'
RWB 14 Thomas Berthold
LWB 3 Andreas Brehme
CM 6 Norbert Eder
CM 8 Lothar Matthäus Booked 21'
AM 10 Felix Magath Substituted off 62'
CF 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (c)
CF 19 Klaus Allofs Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Rudi Völler Substituted in 46'
FW 20 Dieter Hoeneß Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Franz Beckenbauer

Assistant referees:
Erik Fredriksson (Sweden)
Berny Ulloa Morera (Costa Rica)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used

Aftermath[edit]

Four years after Argentina's victory over West Germany, both teams meet again on the final of the subsequent World Cup, with West Germany winning the match 1-0 via a penalty kick. This marked the first time two World Cup finalists met twice, a record shared with Brazil and Italy, the latter two having met in the 1970 and 1994 World Cup finals. The two teams met again in the 2014 final for a record breaking third time in which Germany won the honors as 4th time champion.

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