Mexico 1986 – Short Introduction

Argentina WC championThe World Cup 1986 held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June, the final meet Argentina and FRG. Champion became the “Maradona of the team,” who defeated the Germans 3-2. The organization of the world is accompanied by problems – Colombia has been designated as host, but refused due to economic and political difficulties. In Mexico last time got on with the organization and is doing brilliantly. Again there are changes in the scheme – 24 teams are ranked, but instead of the second group phase and play eight quarterfinal as group out of 16 teams – which include the four best teams in the third group. The qualifications involved in 121 countries, the World Cup debut made Canada, Denmark and Iraq. Because of the Iran-Iraq Iraq Vojko players play all their away matches. Great teams are ranked smoothly, except for only Argentina, which until recently tremble. Excellent impression with his play do the chambers of the USSR and Denmark.
In France 1/8-final matches removes Italy, Spain – Denmark, Argentina – Uruguay, and Belgium – USSR. With little game FRG defeated Morocco and creep forward. In the quarterfinals are played the most beautiful game of World Cup – France beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties, beating Mexico, FRG, Belgium, Spain on penalties removed, and the most controversial match between England and Argentina 1:2. It Maradona scored a goal with his hand, respected by the judges and later became known as the “hand of God.” The second goal of Maradona genius is defined as the most beautiful goal of the XX-th century.
In the semifinals FRG eliminates France with 2-0, and Argentina – Belgium, again Maradona scored two goals. In the third place match France beat Belgium 4-2 after extra time and expect all the battle Argentina – FRG. The finale Argentina-FRG 3-2. In front of 115,000 spectators at the stadium “Aztec” Argentina won the World Cup again. In qualifying Bulgaria falls into one group with teams from France, Yugoslavia, GDR and Luxembourg. Ranking second, one point ahead of the GDR and go global. They fall into a group with Argentina, Italy and South Korea, all expecting their first victory of the Bulgarian World Cup. With the goal of equalizing Sirakov against Italy, Argentina and fall of all the expected victory against South Korea … but poor technique during our players can not show the class and the match finishes 1-1. Bulgaria passes the second round as the third best team in the group where we meet and Mexico miserably leaving the hosts to 0-2.

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