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Thanks You Lot
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thanks for the comments regarding my World Cup posts
this one is dedicated to the 1986 World Cup
held in Mexico 31st May-29th June 1986
after Spain 1982 European countries were not allowed to bid to host the W/C, it was originally given to Columbia but due to financial and economic reasons Columbia declined to host it and it was given to Mexico
and it introduced to the world (wait for it) the Mexican wave...what else would it have been called?
the worlds greatest player decided if he could`nt use his feet he would use another way to score (that to come)
as for the home nations: we had England,Scotland,And another showing from Northern Ireland

Groups
A-Argentina-Bulgaria-South Korea-Italy
B-Mexico-Belgium-Iraq(!)-Paraguay
C-Soviet Union-France-Hungary-Canada
D-Brazil-Spain-Northern Ireland-Algeria
E-Denmark-West Germany-Uruguay-Scotland
F-Morocco-England-Portugal-Poland

i`m actually winging this
as i don`t actually remember much about it so here goes

opening game was a bore
Italy and Bulgaria playing out a dire 1-1 draw
Argentina swept past South Korea 3-1
And Along with Italians made it to the next round along with Bulgaria who managed to qualify by not winning a game

The Hosts began with a 2-1 win against Belgium and followed it up with a 1-1 draw with Paraguay and a 1-0 win against Iraq
Iraq is has to be said were not disgraced only losing by the odd goal in their 3 games

The French were on a mission,hoping to go one better than their 1982 semi final defeat to West Germany
they began with hard fought 1-0 against Canada
a 1-1 draw followed with the Hungarians,who had been thumped 6-0 by the Soviet Union
despite this France and the Soviet Union progressed
Northern Ireland (outclassed) were thumped 3-0 by Brazil drew 1-1 with Algeria and lost a close game to Spain 2-1
i will leave England for the time being
Scotland well what can about them? always so near but so far and it was the same yet again
after a defeat against Denmark 1-0
they then came up against West Germany
Strachan gives the scots the lead after 18 mins..followed by one of those classic w/c moments in trying to jump the advertising hoardings realises he wont make it and to protect his nuts decided to lift his leg over...priceless
anyway the Scots lose the game 2-1..but a win against Uruguay could see them qualify due to Denmark thumping Uruguay 6-1
Denmark then followed up that result by beating the Germans 2-0
Scotland needed a win and after about 90 seconds Uruguay were down to ten men
they had 90 minutes to make history.....never happened finished 0-0 Scotland yet again failed to progress
and along with Denmark and West Germany Uruguay also progressed along with the tag of being the dirtiest team ever
So we get to England
after a 1-0 defeat to Portugal
and a bore draw against mighty Morocco...only notable for Ray Wilkins getting booked twice in 2 minutes second one for throwing the ball at the ref(or did he?)
England were staring down the barrel of early elimination they needed a spark
they got in the bandaged hand of Gary Lineker scoring a hat-trick against the Poles
seeing England through
Morocco actually won this group after beating Poland 3-1(true they did)
and despite being beaten by England the Poles progressed

Second Round
Mexico beat Bulgaria 2-0
Belgium beat the Soviet Union in a world cup classic 4-3 after extra time (sure this game finished 7.am the next morning)
Brazil eased past Poland 4-0
Argentina squeezed past Uruguay 1-0
Italy copped out 2-0 to the French
West Germany left it late to beat Morocco(88th minute goal)
Denmark imploded against the Spanish with Emilio Butragueno scoring 4 times
England despatched Paraguay 3-0

Quarter Finals
Brazil/France
West Germany/Mexico
England/Argentina
Spain/Belgium

not going to say a lot about 3 of them
France beat Brazil(been called many things this game Classic don`t do it justice) after 90 mins 1-1 France won the penalty shoot out 4-3
West Germany also needed a penalty shoot out to beat Mexico 4-1
as did Belgium after a 1-1 draw Belgium won 5-4
now the main event
England v Argentina
certain tabloids were building this up as a grudge match citing the Falklands conflict 4 years previous
this game was only a game of football blown out of all proportions by the gutter press here in the UK
we all know what happened dont we
game was basically going nowhere until the 51st minute an attempted flick back to Peter Shilton was pounced on by Maradonna
heading in....replays showing it wasnt his big head it was his hand
4 minutes later he destroys the entire England back line only this time with his feet
classic goal(don`t care what anyone says)
Lineker after 81 gives England hope
and after a remarkable save by Pumpido from John Barnes England were out
so near but yet so far

Semi Finals
France/West Germany
as in 1982 these two side met yet again
only this time it was nowhere near the classic we had in Spain
West Germany scoring after 9 and 89 minutes
the kung fu king was still in goal for the Germans but was hardly called into action
shame that...was looking forward to his karate moves(see the 1982 post)

the other semi final was between Argentina and Belgium(no idea how they mad it to the semi finals)
yet again old Diego showed the world that goal against England was no fluke
he destroys the Belgium defence and sends Argentina to their second final

The Final
A great final
Jose Luis Brown puts the Argies ahead after 23 minutes(interesting fact.....Brown had scottish ancestry )
Valdano in the 56th minute then makes it 2-0
Germany then start to play
74th minute K H Rummenigge pokes in from close range
7 minutes later Rudi Voller equalises

great comeback from the Germans
however the Argentinian Maestro had the last word
inch perfect through ball to Burruchaga who slots it past Schumacher
Argentina win 3-2

thanks for reading
till next time
one more to come any thought on the next one?
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#2
Thanks for posting them Garry.

How about the 1930 World Cup? Bomberbrown1968 was in his prime then so I’m sure he remembers it well and can help you. Whistle

In all seriousness, I’d be interested in 1970 but it’s up to you.
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As good as Maradona's goal was you have to remember Terry Fenwick was playing for England
Have you heard about the news on Mizar 5
People got to shout to stay alive

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(12-06-2018, 22:39)themaclad Wrote: As good as Maradona's goal was you have to remember Terry Fenwick was playing for England

anyone remember him?
i don`t all i remember was a headache tablet called Phensic(sp) is that the same thing?
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(12-06-2018, 22:08)The Quantum Enigma Wrote: one more to come  any thought on the next one?

Great thread, thanks, it's gotta be Italy 1990...
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Fenwick played for QPR
Have you heard about the news on Mizar 5
People got to shout to stay alive

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(12-06-2018, 23:30)themaclad Wrote: Fenwick played for QPR

Fenwick was the last defender that Maradona dribbled past. When asked about the goal in interviews Maradona never remembers his name either! Wink

A few more from 1986.

Bryan Robson's dislocated shoulder.

Josimar's celebration after punting one in from 30 yards.

And Denmark looking like they could go all the way with the majestic Preban Elkjaer (anybody remember him?) and also Jasper Olsen who went on to play for Man U. But it went horribly and unexpectedly wrong against Spain.

Hilarious when shortarse Strachen couldn't get over the advertising hoardings! Big Grin
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(12-06-2018, 23:45)Bierzo Baggie Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 23:30)themaclad Wrote: Fenwick played for QPR

Fenwick was the last defender that Maradona dribbled past. When asked about the goal in interviews Maradona never remembers his name either!   Wink

A few more from 1986.

Bryan Robson's dislocated shoulder.

Josimar's celebration after punting one in from 30 yards.

And Denmark looking like they could go all the way with the majestic Preban Elkjaer (anybody remember him?) and also Jasper Olsen who went on to play for Man U. But it went horribly and unexpectedly wrong against Spain.

Hilarious when shortarse Strachen couldn't get over the advertising hoardings!  Big Grin

If I remember correctly, Maradonna actually dribbled past Terry Butcher twice on his way to scoring that famous goal
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