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.

World Cup 1986 - Day Fourteen

Friday 13 June 1986

Despite two losses, a win for Scotland would still make them amongst the four best third placed teams, ahead of Northern Ireland (one point) and Bulgaria (two points with a '-2' goal difference). ITV viewers were there at 7pm for the kick off and Scotland's chances were improved when Uruguay had a sending off in the first minute!

However, Uruguay just needed a draw which they got with a determined performance in a dull game, and Scotland joined the Northern Irish on an early flight back to Blighty.

Meanwhile, another impressive performance from Denmark as the Germans were defeated and the Danes topped the group.

Group E:
Scotland 0 Uruguay 0

Group E:
Denmark 2 West Germany 0
J. Olsen (pen) 43, Eriksen 62

Group E:
Denmark P3 W3 D0 L0 F9 A1 Pts 6 - +8
West Germany P3 W1 D1 L1 F3 A4 Pts 3 - -1
Uruguay P3 W0 D2 L1 F2 A7 Pts 2 - -5
Scotland  P3 W0 D1 L2 F1 A3 Pts 1 - -2


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

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

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

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (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), 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), Eloy (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal



GAME OF THE DAY - DENMARK V WEST GERMANY



 



World Cup 1986 - Day Thirteen

Thursday 12 June 1986

Could Northern Ireland defeat Brazil by two goals to guarantee a last 16 place? Even a win by one goal might have been enough. But no, BBC viewers saw the live game at 7pm and Brazil's best performance so far. Northern Ireland's third place with one point was not good enough.

Spain, meanwhile, coasted home.

Group D:
Brazil 3 Northern Ireland 0
Careca 15, 87, Josimar 42

Group D:
Spain 3 Algeria 0
Caldere 15, 68, Eloy 70


Group D:
Brazil P3 W3 D0 L0 F5 A0 Pts 6 - +5
Spain P3 W2 D0 L1 F5 A2 Pts 4 - +3
Northern Ireland P3 W0 D1 L2 F2 A6 Pts 1 - -4
Algeria P3 W0 D1 L2 F1 A5 Pts 1 - -4


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

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

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

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchara (Arg), Maradona (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Claesen (Bel), Scifo (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Josimar (Bra), Socrates (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), Eloy (Spa), Salinas (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Voller (WGer), Own Goal


Other news today: Derek Hatton, former Deputy Leader of Liverpool Council, was expelled from the Labour party.


GAME OF THE DAY - BRAZIL V NORTHERN IRELAND



 



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 (Den), 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 (Den), 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 (Den)

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 (Den)

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