World Cup 1986: When Maradona lit up the world of soccer

November 3, Kathmandu. Mexico turned the primary nation to host the FIFA World Cup for the second time. Previously, in 1970, Mexico hosted it for the primary time. Initially, Colombia was designated because the host of the World Cup, however he withdrew the identify citing monetary causes.

After that, Canada, America and Mexico claimed to host the World Cup. FIFA appointed Mexico because the host.

The variety of groups competing within the qualifiers for the World Cup elevated to 121 after the worldwide discussion of the World Cup. Africa and Asia got two quotas every. There have been 14 quotas from Europe and 4 quotas from America.

Canada, Denmark and Iraq made their debut within the World Cup from Mexico.

Maradona, 25, captained Argentina to the World Cup and performed each minute. He additionally scored 5 objectives and 5 assists.

Denmark made a superb debut and gained all of the matches within the group stage. However, they misplaced to Spain within the second spherical and have been eliminated. Former champion Italy was eradicated within the second spherical after being defeated by France.

France, Belgium and West Germany gained the penalty shootout and reached the semi-finals. The quarter-final between Argentina and England resulted in common time. This sport was thrilling.

Maradona scored the primary purpose along with his hand which was like a header. Later it was referred to as Hand of God.

The second purpose turned the FIFA web site Goal of the Century in 2002. Maradona superior the ball from the center of the sector, tricked 5 gamers of England and likewise beat the goalkeeper.

The match befell in 1982 after the Falkland War between the 2 nations.

Argentina gained the title by defeating West Germany within the last. At first, Argentina scored two objectives. But Germany made a comeback.

However, with 6 minutes left within the sport, Jorge Luis Burchaga scored a cross from Maradona and Argentina gained the World Cup for the second time with a 3-2 victory.

The finest second of this World Cup was Maradona’s impressive performance. Similarly, the debut of Canada, Denmark and Iran additionally turned a remarkable facet. The Mexican wave additionally began with this World Cup. However, the controversy over the choice of the host was additionally mentioned.

World Cup 1986 in statistics

Host: Mexico
Team: 24
Format: Group Stage, Knockout
Game: 52
Goal: 132
Winner: Argentina
Runner-up: West Germany
Golden Boot: Gary Lineker (England)