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FIFA World Cup 1986 Group F

 

fifa world cup 1986 posterMorocco became the first African team to progress beyond the first round, topping the group, a strong indication of how strongly the game was developing on the continent. After beating England in their opening game, the Portuguese players went on strike and refused to train, the culmination of a complex set of disputes with the Portuguese Football Federation that became known as the Saltillo Affair. They were eliminated in their final game and flew home in disgrace.

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morocco 1986 world cup change kit

Morocco

poland 1986 world cup

Poland

Morocco 0 Poland 0

Estadio Universitario, Monterrey (19,900)
2 June 1986

The Atlas Lions held a decent Polish side to a goalless draw.

(Andrea Oldani)

 

portugal 1986 world cup

Portugal

england 1986 world cup

England

Portugal 1 England 0

Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (23,000)
3 June 1986

Portugal's goal came in the 75th minute: Diamantino ran unchallenged into England's penalty area on the right before sending a square pass behind the defenders for Carlos Manuel to score with the simplest of chances at the far post. the English captain, Bryan Robson was injured in the game and played no further part in the competition while his deputy, Ray Wilkins, was sent off and never selected for England again.

 

england 1986 world cup

England

morocco 1986 world cup

Morocco

England 0 Morocco 0

Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (20,200)
6 June 1986

England were again disappointing and Morocco earned their second goalless draw.

 

poland 1986 world cup kit v portugal

Poland

portugal 1986 world cup

Portugal

Poland 1 Portugal 0

Estadio Universitario, Monterrey (19,915)
7 June 1986

With the players locked in a dispute with management, Portugal were far from their best. Włodzimierz Smolarek scored Poland's winner in the second half.

 

england 1986 world cup

England

poland 1986 world cup change kit

Poland

England 3 Poland 0

Estadio Universitario, Monterrey (22,700)
11 June 1986

England's coach, Bobby Robson, was forced to reshape the team due to injuries and suspensions. Gary Lineker's hat-trick in the first half rescued England's faltering campaign and took them into the next round.

(Julio López)

 

morocco 1986 world cup

Morocco

portugal 1986 world cup change kit

Portugal

Morocco 3 Portugal 1

Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara (28,000)
11 June 1986

The collapse in morale of the Portuguese should not detract from Morocco's achievement as they notched up a convincing win. Khairi scored twice in the first half and Krimau added another in the 62nd minute. Portugal's goal was scored by Diamantino ten minutes from the end.

 
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