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1986 FIFA World Cup

Estadio Azteca

29 June 1986


Argentina national football team

Estadio Azteca, Coyoacán, Mexico

Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazilian Football Confederation)

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The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on 29 June 1986 and had an attendance of 114,600. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Argentina won the match 3–2 in normal time.


Match summary

Jose Luis Brown opened the scoring for Argentina in the 23rd minute and it stayed at 1–0 until half-time. After the break, Jorge Valdano doubled Argentina's lead 10 minutes into the second half. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pulled a goal back in the 74th minute for West Germany, his first goal in the tournament. West Germany then equalised in the 80th minute; future Germany manager Rudi Völler scoring to seemingly salvage the game. Although Diego Maradona was heavily marked the entire game, a superb pass to Jorge Burruchaga in the 84th minute allowed Argentina to regain the lead at 3–2; this was how it remained until the end of the match, and Argentina were able to celebrate their second World Cup victory in three tournaments (after winning the 1978 World Cup). 6 yellow cards were issued in this match, which was a record number until the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, 3 of them were issued because of time wasting of Argentine players.

With this defeat, the German manager, Franz Beckenbauer gained the rather unwanted distinction of having lost a World Cup final as both a player and a manager. (Beckenbauer had played in West Germany's defeat in 1966.)


Four years after Argentina's victory over West Germany, both teams met again on the final of the subsequent World Cup, with West Germany winning the match 1–0 via a penalty kick. This marked the first time two World Cup finalists met twice, a record shared with Brazil and Italy, the latter two having met in the 1970 and 1994 World Cup finals.

The two teams met again in the 2014 final for a record breaking third time in which Germany won the honors as 4th time champion.


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