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FIFA World Cup 1986 Group C

 

fifa world cup 1986 posterCanada made their first appearance but had their work cut out in a tough group that included France, the European Champions. Hungary's heavy defeat at the hands of the Soviet team emphasised just how far Hungarian football had declined since the 1950s.

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

 

france 1986 world cup

France

canada 1986 world cup change kit

Canada

France 1 Canada 0

Estadio Nou Camp, León (36,000)
1 June 1986

Papin scored France's winner in the 78th minute, heading home from point blank range after the Canadian defence failed to deal with a high, looping cross.

 

soviet union 1986 world cup change kit

Soviet Union

hungary 1986 world cup

Hungary

Soviet Union 6 Hungary 0

Estadio Sergio León Chavez, Irapuato (16,500)
2 June 1986

Two goals in the opening four minutes put the Soviets in the driving seat. Belanov added a penalty in the 24th minute. Three more were scored in the second period to complete a miserable afternoon for Hungary.

Andre Silva

 

france 1986 world cup change kit

France

soviet union 1986 world cup

Soviet Union

France 1 Soviet Union 1

Estadio Nou Camp, León (36,540)
5 June 1986

The front runners in the group were content to settle for a draw.

Andre Silva

 

hungary 1986 world cup change kit

Hungary

canada 1986 world cup

Canada

Hungary 2 Canada 0

Estadio Sergio León Chavez, Irapuato (13,800)
6 June 1986

Victory against Canada was small compensation for Hungarian supporters after the humiliation of their opening game but it did at least keep hopes of progressing alive This would, however, need a famous victory in their final match.

 

france 1986 world cup change kit

France

hungary 1986 world cup

Hungary

France 3 Hungary 0

Estadio Nou Camp, León (31,420)
9 June 1986

France brushed Hungary aside with goals from Stopyra in the first half, Tigana and Rocheteau in the second.

 

soviet union 1986 world cup change kit

Soviet Union

canada 1986 world cup

Canada

Soviet Union 2 Canada 0

Estadio Sergio León Chavez, Irapuato (14,200)
9 June 1986

The Soviets had no difficulty easing into the next round.

 
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