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Mexico 1986 World Cup Betting

1986 FIFA World CupYear:1986

Participants: 24

Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany

Championship: Argentina 3, Germany 2

Top goal scorer: Gary Lineker, England (6)

MVP: Diego Maradona, Argentina

The 1986 World Cup will be remembered for two things: Mexico becoming the host after Colombia couldn't fulfill its obligation, and Argentina's Diego Maradona putting on a performance so dominating observers said it rivaled the great Pele.

FIFA decided to give the 13th World Cup to Mexico despite serious efforts by the United States, Canada and a possible Holland-Belgium combination. But, in the end, Mexico would be the site, becoming the first country to host the event twice.

The tournament was a testament to the game of soccer. All of the usual suspects -- Italy, Brazil, Argentina, France and West Germany -- showed the billions of people worldwide who watched on television what excitement is all about.

One of the many bright spots of the tournament was the quarterfinal match between Brazil and France. Played before 50,000 spectators, France defeated the previously unbeaten Brazil team 4-3 in penalty shots after the game had ended 1-1.

One of the most dubious goals in World Cup history also came in the quarterfinals, in a game between England and Argentina. Maradona and English goalkeeper Peter Shilton arrived at the ball at the same time in the air, and Maradona punched the ball in the net with his hand. Later, Maradona would say "the hand of God" helped him score the goal.

But Maradona also scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the same game. Taking the ball on Argentina's side of the field, he wove in and out of the English defense before putting a delicately placed shot past Shilton in the corner of the net.

In the semifinals, Maradona again showed why he was so dominating. Playing before more than 110,000 spectators at Azteca Stadium, Maradona netted two goals in the second half to get Argentina past Belgium 2-0.

In the other semifinal, West Germany defeated a worn out France team 2-0 and was on target to win its third World Cup.

The finals alone were viewed by more than 2 billion people worldwide on television. At the 22-minute mark of the first half, Argentina took a 1-0 lead and would carry that into halftime.

Argentina scored 10 minutes into the second half for a 2-0 lead and just had to hang on for the win. But Germany wouldn't die. Two quick goals had the score knotted, and people were bracing for overtime.

But, like he was many times before in the tournament, Maradona was the difference. He took advantage of a West Germany mistake and fed a perfect pass to a streaking Jorge Burruchaga, giving Argentina a 3-2 win and the World Cup.

World Cup Mexico 1986 Schedule and Results

Group 1 Results
Bulgaria vs Italy 1-1 (May 31, Azteca)
Argentina vs Korea Republic 3-1 (June 2, Olimpico)
Italy vs Argentina 1-1 (June 5, Cuauhtemoc)
Korea Republic vs Bulgaria 1-1 (June 5, Olimpico)
Korea Republic vs Italy 2-3 (June 10, Cuauhtemoc)
Argentina vs Bulgaria 2-0 (June 10, Olimpico
Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 5
Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 4
Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 2
Korea Republic 3 0 1 2 4 7 1

 

Group 2 Results
Belgium vs Mexico 1-2 (June 3, Azteca)
Paraguay vs Iraq 1-0 (June 4, Bombonera)
Mexico vs Paraguay 1-1 (June 7, Azteca)
Iraq vs Belgium 1-2 (June 8, Bombonera)
Iraq vs Mexico 0-1 (June 11, Azteca)
Paraguay vs Belgium 2-2 (June 11, Bombonera)
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 5
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 4 3 4
Belgium 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
Iraq 3 0 0 3 1 4 0

 

Group 3 Results
Canada vs France 0-1 (June 1, Estadio Nou Camp)
Soviet Union vs Hungary 6-0 (June 2, Irapuato)
France vs Soviet Union 1-1 (June 5, Estadio Nou Camp)
Hungary vs Canada 2-0 (June 6, Irapuato)
Soviet Union vs Canada 2-0 (June 9, Irapuato)
Hungary vs France 0-3 (June 9, Estadio Nou Camp)
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 9 1 5
France 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 9 2
Canada 3 0 0 3 0 5 0

 

Group 4 Results
Spain vs Brazil 0-1 (June 1, Jalisco)
Algeria vs Northern Ireland 1-1 (June 3, Tres De Marzo)
Brazil vs Algeria 1-0 (June 6, Jalisco)
Northern Ireland vs Spain 1-2 (June 7, Tres De Marzo)
Northern Ireland vs Brazil 0-3 (June 12, Jalisco)
Algeria vs Spain 0-3 (June 12, Tecnológico)
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Brazil 3 3 0 0 5 0 6
Spain 3 2 0 1 5 2 4
Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 6 1
Algeria 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

 

Group 5 Results
Uruguay vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 1-1 (June 4, La Corregidora)
Scotland vs Denmark 0-1 (June 4, Neza)
Denmark vs Uruguay 6-1 (June 8, Neza)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Scotland 2-1 (June 8, La Corregidora)
Scotland vs Uruguay 0-0 (June 13, Neza)
Denmark vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 2-0 (June 13, La Corregidora)
Group 5 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Denmark 3 3 0 0 9 1 6
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 1 1 1 3 4 3
Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 2
Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

 

Group 6 Results
Morocco vs Poland 0-0 (June 2, Universitario)
Portugal vs England 1-0 (June 3, Tecnológico)
England vs Morocco 0-0 (June 6, Tecnológico)
Poland vs Portugal 1-0 (June 7, Universitario)
England vs Poland 3-0 (June 11, Tecnológico)
Portugal vs Morocco 1-3 (June 11, Jalisco)
Group 6 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Morocco 3 1 2 0 3 1 4
England 3 1 1 1 3 1 3
Poland 3 1 1 1 1 3 3
Portugal 3 1 0 2 2 4 2

 

Round 16 Results
Soviet Union vs Belgium 3-4 A.E.T (June 15, Estadio Nou Camp)
Mexico vs Bulgaria 2-0 (June 15, Azteca)
Argentina vs Uruguay 1-0 (June 16, Cuauhtemoc)
Brazil vs Poland 4-0 (June 16, Jalisco)
Morocco vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 0-1 (June 17, Universitario)
Italy vs France 0-2 (June 17, Olimpico)
Denmark vs Spain 1-5 (June 18, La Corregidora)
England vs Paraguay 3-0 (June 18, Azteca)

 

Quarter-Finals Results
Brazil vs France* 1-1 A.E.T (June 21, Jalisco)
Fed. Rep. of Ger.* vs Mexico 0-0 A.E.T (June 21, Universitario)
Argentina vs England 2-1 (June 22, Azteca)
Spain vs Belgium* 1-1 A.E.T (June 22, Cuauhtemoc)

 

Semi-Final
France vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 0-2 (June 25, Jalisco)
Argentina vs Belgium 2-0 (June 25, Azteca)

 

3rd. / 4th. Placing
France vs Belgium 4-2 A.E.T (June 28, Cuauhtemoc)

 

Final
Argentina vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3-2 (June 29, Azteca)

 

Statistics:
World Cup Champions: Argentina
Runners Up: Fed. Rep. of Ger
Highest Scoring Game: Denmark vs. Uruguay 6-1 (Group E)
Total Goals Scored: 132
Av. Goals Per Match: 2.54
Top Scorer: Gary Lineker,England-6 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Emilio Butragueno,Spain-4 Goals
Highest Attendance: 114.600 (Mexico -Paraguay, Group B)
Total Attendance: 2.393.331
Average Attendance: 46.025
Debut Appearance: Denmark,Iraq,Canada
Stadiums Used: Azteca,Cuauhtemoc,Estadio Nou Camp,Jalisco,Tecnológico,Neza,Olimpico,Bombonera,Irapuato,Tres De Marzo,La Corregidora,Universitario

 


Hosts Brazil continue to head the betting for the 2014 World Cup finals, best price 9/2 to win their sixth World Cup and their first as the host nation. Argentina are also well fancied whilst reigning champions Spain are slightly on the drift following Barcelona and Real Madrid's defeats at the semi-final stage of the Champions League to German opposition, with Germany now around 11/2 with the bookies as a result.

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Ends: 2014-07-13:00.000

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