1986 World Cup

The 1986 World Cup was awarded to Argentina and Uruguay in a joint bid. Mainly investments were made in Uruguay specifically in the cities of Durango, Montevideo, and Maldano, and the Argentine city of Atlantea. Many 1978 WC sites were renovated and renewed. This WC brought many tourists to the nations, and Montevideo has firmly established itself as a top tourist destination for Europeans, Asians, and North Americans. 

Teams to be invited include and their groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
Argentina* Uruguay* Russia Mediterranean England Brazil France Spain
Wales Japan United States Florida Chile Netherlands Portugal South Africa
Tunisa Scandinavia Bulgaria Texas Bay Republic Colombia Wu Ukraine
Belgium Scotland Commonwealth Italy El Salvador Canada Chan Santa Cruz Paraguay

Round of 16 Argentina (A 1st) 2 v 0 Paraguay (H 2nd)

Scandinavia (B 2nd) 1 v 2 France (G 1st)

Bulgaria (C 1st) 0 v 4 Netherlands (F 2nd)

Texas (D 2nd) 0 v 2 England (E 1st)

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Spain (H 1st) 3 v 3 (Pen 4Bel-3ESP)  Belgium (A 2nd)

Portugal (G 2nd) 1 (Pen 3-0) v 1 Uruguay (B 1st)

Brazil (F 1st) 3 v 0 Russia (C 2nd)

Bay (E 2nd) 1 v 2 Med (D 1st)

Quarterfinals Argentina 2  v 1 England

France 2 v 0 Netherlands

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Belgium 1 v 2 (extra time) Mediterranean

Portugal 0 v 3 Brazil 


Argentina 2 (extra time) v 0  France

Mediterranean 1 v 1 (Pen: 5-4) Brazil


Argentina v Brazil

3 - 2 (extra time) Maradona 32, 89, 119

Argentina comes from down 2 -1 at the half to score in the 89th min on a Maradona bicycle kick, Brazil complained that Maradona touched it with his hand, but play continued. In the 119, Maradona scored on a 1 v 1 with the keeper, putting the ball into the top right corner just out of the keeper's reach.   

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