Saturday, September 2, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Twelve

Wednesday 11 June 1986

Again ITV only had the second half of a game - Coronation Street obviously a lot more important then than now - and Mexico got the win they needed to top the group. A good game was taking place elsewhere as Paraguay and Belgium shared four goals - Belgium finished third in the table but were higher than the two third places so far - so were in the last 16.

And then, with bated breath, a nation watched England kick off at 11pm on the BBC - and watched as Gary Lineker destroyed Poland. A complete change of performance and England were in the last 16. Poland had done enough to join them and the group was surprisingly topped by Morocco, who sent home Portugal.


Group B:
Mexico 1 Iraq 0
Quirarte 54

Group B:
Paraguay 2 Belgium 2
Cabanas 50, 76; Vercauteren 30, Veyt 59

Group E:
England 3 Poland 0
Lineker 9, 14, 34

Group E:
Morocco 3 Portugal 1
Khairi 19, 26, Merry Krimau 62; Diamantino 80


Group B:
Mexico P3 W2 D1 L0 F4 A2 Pts 5 - +2
Paraguay P3 W1 D2 L0 F4 A3 Pts 4 - +1
Belgium P3 W1 D1 L1 F5 A5 Pts 3 - 0
Iraq P3 W0 D0 L3 F1 A4 Pts 0 - -3

Group F:
Morocco P3 W1 D2 L0 F3 A1 Pts 4 - +2
England P3 W1 D1 L1 F3 A1 Pts 3 - +2
Poland P3 W1 D1 L1 F1 A3 Pts 3 - -2
Portugal P3 W1 D0 L2 F2 A4 Pts 2 - -2


Golden Boot
4 - Elkjaer (Bel), Altobelli (Ita)

3 - Valdano (Arg), Lineker (Eng)

2 - Quirarte (Mex), Khairi (Mor), Cabanas (Par), Yaremchuk (Sov), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), J Olsen (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Stopyra (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (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), Belanov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal




GAME OF THE DAY - ENGLAND V POLAND



 



Thursday, August 24, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Eleven

Tuesday 10 June 1986

This time it was Emmerdale Farm which ITV could not move and so again with both matches kicking off at 7pm, British viewers only got a live second half. The consolation was that it was a cracker with South Korea giving Italy a fright. Altobelli's double equalling the lead for the Golden Boot.

Italy and Argentina confidently booking their places in the second round. Bulgaria having to wait to see if they got one of the four best third places - but they were ahead of Canada from last night.


Group A:
Italy 3 South Korea 2
Altobelli 17, 73 Cho Kwang-Rae (og) 82; Choi Soon-Ho 62, Huh Jung-Moo 83

Group A:
Argentina 2 Bulgaria 0
Valdano 3, Burruchaga 79

Group A:
Argentina P3 W2 D1 L0 F6 A2 Pts 5 - +4
Italy P3 W1 D2 L0 F5 A4 Pts 4 - +1
Bulgaria P3 W0 D2 L1 F2 A4 Pts 2 - -2
South Korea P3 W0 D2 L2 F4 A7 Pts 1 - -3



Golden Boot
4 - Elkjaer (Bel), Altobelli (Ita)

3 - Valdano (Arg)

2 - Yaremchuk (Sov), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), J Olsen (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Stopyra (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Quirarte (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), 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), Belanov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal




England v India - 1st Test 5th Day (at Lords)

England 294 (Gooch 114, Pringle 63, Sharma 5-64) & 180 (Kapil Dev 4-52)
India 341 (Vengsarkar 126, Amarnath 69, Dilley 4-146) & 136-5

India win by five wickets


News item: Patrick McGee convicted of planting the IRA bomb at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, during the Conservative Party Conference.


GAME OF THE DAY - ITALY V SOUTH KOREA



 



World Cup 1986 - Day Ten

Monday 9 June 1986

The final games of each group were to be played at the same time (as they still are to this day), which was a legacy of the 1982 West Germany v Austria match where both sides engineered a result to see them through.

But, with both games kicking off at 7pm, only the second half of one game - France v Hungary - was on offer. ITV in those days were very reluctant to move Coronation Street.

France and the Soviet Union secured their last 16 place with convincing wins. Hungary probably had not done enough. At least Canada did not have too far to fly home.

Group C:
France 3 Hungary 0
Stopyra 29, Tigana 62, Rocheteau 84

Group C:
Soviet Union 2 Canada 0
Blokhin 58, Zavarov 74

Group C:
Soviet Union P3 W2 D1 L0 F9 A1 Pts 5 - +8
France P3 W2 D1 L0 F5 A1 Pts 5 - +4
Hungary P3 W1 D0 L2 F2 A9 Pts 2 - -7
Canada P3 W0 D0 L3 F0 A5 Pts 0 - -5



Golden Boot
4 - Elkjaer (Bel)

2 - Valdano (Arg), Altobelli (Ita), Yaremchuk (Sov), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), J Olsen (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Rocheteau (Fra), Stopyra (Fra), Tigana (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Quirarte (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Blokhin (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Zavarov (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer)


England v India - 1st Test 4th Day (at Lords)

England 294 (Gooch 114, Pringle 63, Sharma 5-64) & 180 (Kapil Dev 4-52)
India 341 (Vengsarkar 126, Amarnath 69, Dilley 4-146)


GAME OF THE DAY - FRANCE V HUNGARY



World Cup 1986 - Day Nine

Sunday 8 June 1986

A Sunday feast as the two TV games matched the occasion. On BBC at 7pm, the live game saw Scotland cross swords with West Germany and go down in a tight game. Qualification chances were now very slim. Highlights were shown of Belgium defeating Iraq.

ITV had the late night game kicking off at 11pm where Denmark absolutely demolished Uruguay and seal their place in the next round. The tournament's first hat trick saw Elkjaer leap into the lead for the Golden Boot.


Group B:
Belgium 2 Iraq 1
Scifo 16, Claesen (pen) 19; Radhi 59

Group E:
West Germany 2 Scotland 1
Voller 23, Alloffs 49; Strachan 18

Group E:
Denmark 6 Uruguay 1
Elkjaer 11, 67, 80 Lerby 41, Laudrup 52, J. Olsen 88; Francescoli (pen) 45

Group B:
Mexico P2 W1 D1 L0 F3 A2 Pts 3 - +1
Paraguay P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A1 Pts 3 - +1
Belgium P2 W1 D0 L1 F3 A3 Pts 2 - 0
Iraq P2 W0 D0 L2 F1 A3 Pts 0 - -2

Group E:
Denmark P2 W2 D0 L0 F7 A1 Pts 4 - +6
West Germany P2 W1 D1 L0 F3 A2 Pts 3 - +1
Uruguay P2 W0 D1 L1 F2 A7 Pts 1 - -5
Scotland  P2 W0 D0 L2 F1 A3 Pts 0 - -2

Golden Boot
4 - Elkjaer (Bel)

2 - Valdano (Arg), Altobelli (Ita), Yaremchuk (Sov), Allofs (WGer)

1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), J Olsen (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Radhi (Irq), Flores (Mex), Quirarte (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Strachan (Sco), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer)



 GAME OF THE DAY - DENMARK V URUGUAY


 

Friday, August 11, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Eight

Saturday 7 June 1986

ITV had the Northern Ireland game live at 7pm with the Mexico-Paraguay game highlighted. Spain gained revenge for the home defeat in 1982 and Northern Ireland now had to get something out of Brazil. Meanwhile the host nation limbered on to a disappointing draw.

Then for the late night option, at 11pm, the BBC had Poland seeing off England's conquerors to Portugal to open the group up.


Group B:
Mexico 1 Paraguay 1
Flores 3; Romero 85

Group D:
Spain 2 Northern Ireland 1
Butragueno 1, Salinas 18; Clarke 46

Group F:
Poland 1 Portugal 0
Smolarek 68


Group B:
Mexico P2 W1 D1 L0 F3 A2 Pts 3 - +1
Paraguay P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A1 Pts 3 - +1
Iraq P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1
Belgium P1 W0 D0 L0 F1 A2 Pts 0 - -1

Group D:
Brazil P2 W2 D0 L0 F2 A0 Pts 4 - +2
Spain P2 W1 D0 L1 F2 A2 Pts 2 - 0
Northern Ireland P2 W0 D1 L1 F2 A3 Pts 1 - -1
Algeria P2 W0 D1 L1 F1 A2 Pts 1 - -1

Group F:
Poland P2 W1 D1 L0 F1 A0 Pts 3 - +1
Portugal P2 W1 D0 L1 F1 A1 Pts 2 - 0
Morocco P2 W0 D2 L0 F0 A0 Pts 2 - 0
England P2 W0 D1 L1 F0 A1 Pts 1 - -1


Golden Boot
2 - Valdano (Arg), Altobelli (Ita), Yaremchuk (Sov)

1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Elkjaer  (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Flores (Mex), Quirarte (Mex), Romero (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Clarke (NIre), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Smolarek (Pol), Carlos Manuel (Por), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Butragueno (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Allofs (WGer)


Cricket
England v India - 1st Test 3rd Day (at Lords)

England 294 (Gooch 114, Pringle 63, Sharma 5-64) & 8-0
India 341 (Vengsarkar 126, Amarnath 69, Dilley 4-146)

 GAME OF THE DAY - SPAIN V NORTHERN IRELAND




 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Seven

Friday 6 June 1986

Strangely BBC continued showing only parts of games - at 7.40pm, the second half of Brazil beating Algeria 1-0 was followed by highlights of Hungary defeating Canada.

Not a great performance by one of the favourites but Brazil had now got their place in round two. Hungary had improved their chances but had a tough game against France to come.

A late night for England fans, as ITV had the game for an 11pm kick off. A dreary game and another poor performance saw Bryan Robson go off inured and Ray Wilkins get sent off for throwing the ball at the referee. Two games, one point, no goals - yet another England disappointment was on the cards.

Group C:
Hungary 2 Canada 0
Esterhazy 2, Detari 75

Group D:
Brazil 1 Algeria 0
Careca 66

Group F:
England 0 Morocco 0

Group C:
Soviet Union P2 W1 D1 L0 F7 A1 Pts 3 - +6
France P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A1 Pts 3 - +1
Hungary P2 W1 D0 L1 F2 A6 Pts 2 - -4
Canada P2 W0 D0 L2 F0 A3 Pts 0 - -3

Group D:
Brazil P2 W2 D0 L0 F2 A0 Pts 4 - +2
Northern Ireland P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Algeria P2 W0 D1 L1 F1 A2 Pts 1 - -1
Spain P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

Group F:
Portugal P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
Morocco P2 W0 D2 L0 F0 A0 Pts 2 - 0
Poland P1 W0 D1 L0 F0 A0 Pts 1 - 0
England P2 W0 D1 L1 F0 A1 Pts 1 - -1


Golden Boot
2 - Valdano (Arg), Altobelli (Ita), Yaremchuk (Sov)
1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Careca (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Elkjaer  (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Esterhazy (Hun), Detari (Hun), Quirarte (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Carlos Manuel (Por), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Alzamendi (Uru), Allofs (WGer)


Cricket
England v India - 1st Test 2nd Day (at Lords)

England 294 (Gooch 114, Pringle 63, Sharma 5-64)
India 83-1


 GAME OF THE DAY - ENGLAND V MOROCCO



 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Six

Thursday 5 June 1986

Into the second set of games we go. ITV had the big name game, as Italy and Argentina battled for a 1-1 draw live, while showing highlights of France and the Soviet Union also drawing 1-1. Argentina, France and the Soviet Union now looking comfortable for the second round.

Oddly the BBC's coverage only came on at midnight for the last half hour of Bulgaria v South Korea. Bulgaria did not take their chance with only a draw, with Argentina to come!


Group A:
Italy 1 Argentina 1
Altobelli 6; Maradona 34

Bulgaria 1 South Korea 1
Getov 11, Kim Jong-Boo 60

Group C:
France 1 Soviet Union 1
Fernandez 60; Rats 53

Group A:
Argentina P2 W1 D1 L0 F4 A2 Pts 3 - +2
Italy P2 W0 D2 L0 F2 A2 Pts 2 - 0
Bulgaria P2 W0 D2 L0 F2 A2 Pts 2 - 0
South Korea P2 W0 D2 L1 F2 A4 Pts 1 - -2

Group C:
Soviet Union P2 W1 D1 L0 F7 A1 Pts 3 - +6
France P2 W1 D1 L0 F2 A1 Pts 3 - +1
Canada P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1
Hungary P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A6 Pts 0 - -6


Golden Boot
2 - Valdano (Arg), Altobelli (Ita), Yaremchuk (Sov)
1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Elkjaer  (Den), Papin (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Quirarte (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Whiteside (NIre), Romero (Par), Carlos Manuel (Por), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Kim Jong-Boo (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov), Rats (Sov), Alzamendi (Uru), Allofs (WGer)


Cricket
England v India - 1st Test 1st Day (at Lords)

England 245-5 (Gooch 114, Pringle 51 not out)


 GAME OF THE DAY - ITALY V ARGENTINA