Wednesday, November 1, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty One

Friday 20 June 1986

The second rest day, as we all looked forward to a feast of weekend footy.

As for the cricket - England v India - 2nd Test 2nd Day - India were all out for 272 but then saw off England for 102 (Binny 5-40). However an England fightback and at stumps India were 70-5 - 240 ahead with five wickets to fall.

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty

Thursday 19 June 1986

The first of two rest days - as everyone now looked forward to the quarter finals - with five European teams in the last eight.

France v Brazil
West Germany v Mexico
Argentina v England
Belgium v Spain

Meanwhile, the cricket continued. England v India - 2nd Test 1st Day - at Headingley, and India ended the day with 235-8 (Vengsarkar 61).

For a bonus, here are the highlights of Spain v Denmark from last night.

 

World Cup 1986 - Day Nineteen

Wednesday 18 June 1986

Second Round
England 3 Paraguay 0
Lineker 31, 73, Beardsley 56

Second Round
Spain 5 Denmark 1
Butragueno 43, 56, 80, 88 (pen) Goikoetxea 68; J. Olsen 33

What an evening of footy!

England expected .. and, for once, England delivered. Both BBC and ITV had the game live as England put in a comfortable victory. Two typical Lineker goals put him top of the Golden Boot charts. The cry was now 'Bring On The Argies'.

An extra treat awaited those who stayed up for the 11pm game on the BBC. Denmark, impressive so far, were themselves demolished by an even more impressive Spain. Butragueno finding the net four times to equal the record for most goals by a player in one game (Salenko of Russia got five against Cameroons in 1994).


Golden Boot
5 - Lineker (Eng), Butragueno (Spa)

4 - Careca (Bra), Elkjaer (Den), Altobelli (Ita), Belanov (Sov)

3 - Valdano (Arg), J. Olsen (Den)

2 - Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Josimar (Bra), Socrates (Bra), Stopyra (Fra), Quirarte (Mex), Khairi (Mor), Cabanas (Par), Yaremchuk (Sov), Caldere (Spa), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Ceulemans (Bel), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Edinho (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Beardsley (Eng), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Platini (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Negrete (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Servin (Mex), Merry Krimau (Mor), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Diamantino (Por), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Huh Jung-Moo (SKor), Choi Soon-Ho (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Eloy (Spa), Goikoetxea (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Matthaus (WGer), Voller (WGer), Own Goal



GAME OF THE DAY - ENGLAND V PARAGUAY

World Cup 1986 - Day Eighteen

Tuesday 17 June 1986

Second Round
France 2 Italy 0
Platini 15, Stopyra 37

Second Round
West Germany 1 Morocco 0
Matthaus 87

Again it was ITV's turn for the early kick off at 7pm and France booked a quarter final with Brazil by seeing off Italy.

On BBC at 11pm and Morocco, the surprise winners of England's group, battled well but went down to a late West German goal. The wait for an African world cup quarter finalist goes on. Amazingly this was only the fourth goal in four games from West Germany.


Golden Boot
4 - Careca (Bra), Elkjaer (Den), Altobelli (Ita), Belanov (Sov)

3 - Valdano (Arg), Lineker (Eng)

2 - Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Josimar (Bra), Socrates (Bra), J. Olsen (Den), Stopyra (Fra), Quirarte (Mex), Khairi (Mor), Cabanas (Par), Yaremchuk (Sov), Caldere (Spa), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Ceulemans (Bel), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Edinho (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Platini (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Negrete (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Servin (Mex), Merry Krimau (Mor), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Diamantino (Por), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Huh Jung-Moo (SKor), Choi Soon-Ho (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Eloy (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Matthaus (WGer), Voller (WGer), Own Goal



GAME OF THE DAY - FRANCE V ITALY

World Cup 1986 - Day Seventeen

Monday 16 June 1986

Second Round
Brazil 4 Poland 0
Socrates (pen) 30, Josimar 55, Edinho 79, Careca (pen) 83

Second Round
Argentina 1 Uruguay 0
Pasculli 42

ITV had the early 7pm kick off as Brazil demolished Poland - Careca's fourth of the tournament tying him for the Golden Boot - while the BBC had the late game at 11pm with Argentina winning through a tough battle.

By now, it was twigged that we were heading for an Argentina-England showdown just four years after the Falklands war.

Golden Boot
4 - Careca (Bra), Elkjaer (Den), Altobelli (Ita), Belanov (Sov)

3 - Valdano (Arg), Lineker (Eng)

2 - Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Josimar (Bra), Socrates (Bra), J. Olsen (Den), Quirarte (Mex), Khairi (Mor), Cabanas (Par), Yaremchuk (Sov), Caldere (Spa), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Ceulemans (Bel), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Edinho (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Stopyra (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Negrete (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Servin (Mex), Merry Krimau (Mor), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Diamantino (Por), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Huh Jung-Moo (SKor), Choi Soon-Ho (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Eloy (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal



GAME OF THE DAY - BRAZIL V POLAND



 



World Cup 1986 - Day Sixteen

Sunday 15 June 1986

Second Round
Mexico 2 Bulgaria 0
Negrete 34, Servin 61

Second Round
Belgium 4 Soviet Union 3
(after extra time)
Scifo 56, Ceulemans 77, Demol 102, Clasesen 110; Belanov 27, 70, 111 (pen)


Into the knockout stages (the first time since 1938 that the knockout stages began at 16 teams).

The BBC were live at 7pm as the hosts made it into the quarter finals, and then a treat for anyone who stayed up late for the ITV game kicking off at 11pm with Belgium, having just sneaked into the round, putting four past the Soviet Union. Belanov's hat trick placed him sharing the golden boot but no-one thought he would stay there.


Golden Boot
4 - Elkjaer (Den), Altobelli (Ita), Belanov (Sov)

3 - Valdano (Arg), Careca (Bra), Lineker (Eng)

2 - Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), J. Olsen (Den), Quirarte (Mex), Khairi (Mor), Cabanas (Par), Yaremchuk (Sov), Caldere (Spa), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Ceulemans (Bel), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Josimar (Bra), Socrates (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Stopyra (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Negrete (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Servin (Mex), Merry Krimau (Mor), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Diamantino (Por), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Huh Jung-Moo (SKor), Choi Soon-Ho (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Eloy (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal



GAME OF THE DAY - BELGIUM V SOVIET UNION



 



Monday, September 25, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Fifteen

Saturday 14 June 1986

The end of the first round and a rest day - on a Saturday! Some bad scheduling from someone there.

South Korea, Iraq, Hungary, Canada, Northern Ireland, Algeria, Scotland and Portugal were all out and the final 16 teams went through to the knock out phase.

The final 16 lined up as:

Argentina v Uruguay
England v Paraguay
Denmark v Spain
Soviet Union v Belgium
Brazil v Poland
Italy v France
Morocco v West Germany
Mexico v Bulgaria

The prospect of an Argentina v England game four years after the Falklands war gave much thought but in the top half, only Denmark were the other team who were considered contenders.
Many of the favourites were in the bottom half - including the hosts, Mexico, the favourites, Brazil, and the usual suspects of West Germany and Italy.