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FIFA World Cup 1986 Group A

 

fifa world cup 1986 posterGroup pitted the World Champions, Italy, against Maradona's Argentina. South Korea, making their first appearance since 1954 were the surprise package of the group, taking a point off Bulgaria and running Italy very close in their final match.

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1986 Overview | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Knock Out Stages

 

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Bulgaria

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Italy

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Bulgaria 1 Italy 1

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (96,000)
31 May 1986

The World Champions got off to a shaky start, a late goal by Sirakov canceling out Altobelli's 43rd minute strike.

(Stein Jacobsen, Andre Silva)

 

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Argentina

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South Korea

Argentina 3 South Korea 1

Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City (60,000)
2 June 1986

Maradona looked impressive and helped his side to a comfortable win.

 

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Italy

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Argentina

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Italy 1 Argentina 1

Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla (32,000)
5 June 1986)

Altobelli once again gave Italy the lead (a penalty in the 6th minute) but his side could not hold onto their lead, Maradona equalising in the 34th minute.

(Stein Jacobsen)

 

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South Korea

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Bulgaria

South Korea 1 Bulgaria 1

Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City (45,000)
5 June 1986

South Korea came from behind to take their first point.

(Andre Silva)

 

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Italy

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South Korea

Italy 3 South Korea 2

Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla (20,000)
10 June 1986

Altobelli again opened the scoring for Italy, prodding home at the far post while his colleagues were appealing for a penalty for an earlier foul. Italy missed a penalty in the first half and could have been made to pay after Choi Soon-Ho crashed home the equaliser from 20 yards with just over an hour played but Altobelli scored again to put Italy back in the lead. With eight minutes to go Cho Kwang-Rae put through his own goal trying to prevent the ball reaching de Napoli on the edge of the six yard box but a minute later Huh Jung-Moo scored to set up a stirring finish. The win ensured that Italy qualified in second place for the knock out stage.

(Stein Jacobsen)

 

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Argentina

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Bulgaria

Argentina 2 Bulgaria 0

Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City (65,000)
10 June 1986

A goal by Valdano in the third minute and a second eleven minutes from time were enough for Argentina to finish top of the group. Bulgaria qualified as one of the four best third placed teams.

(Andre Silva)

 
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