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 1 - +1
Iraq P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A0 Pts 0 - -1
Belgium P1 W0 D0 L0 F0 A1 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 2 - +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






 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Five

Wednesday 4 June 1986

Today was the last batch of first round games.

BBC showed the second half of West Germany drawing with Uruguay at 7.40pm - for some reason, preferring Wogan to the first half, and then the late kick off for 11pm for Scotland live on ITV losing to Denmark.

Overall, quite a low key start to the world cup with nine of the twelve games having two or less goals. Very disappointing for the three British sides, with one goal, one draw and two losses between them.

Group E:
West Germany 1 Uruguay 1
Allofs 84; Alzamendi 4

Group B:
Paraguay 1 Iraq 0
Romero 35

Group E:
Denmark 1 Scotland 0
Elkjaer 57


Group B:
Mexico P1 W1 D0 L0 F2 A1 Pts 2 - +1
Paraguay P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 0 - +1
Iraq P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A0 Pts 0 - -1
Belgium P1 W0 D0 L0 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

Group E:
Denmark P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
West Germany P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Uruguay P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Scotland  P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1


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


Interesting Fact
Rafael Nadal is born today



 GAME OF THE DAY - DENMARK V SCOTLAND




 

Monday, June 26, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Four

Tuesday 3 June 1986

Three more games and we at last got to see two of the Home Nations in action.

At 7pm Northern Ireland were live on ITV but were unable to beat Algeria, with a 1-1 draw. Highlights were shown of the other game where Mexico beat Belgium 2-1.

And then it was a late night on the BBC with an 11pm kick off as England faced Portugal - a quite dull game, with England poor, and losing!!


Group B:
Mexico 2 Belgium 1
Quirarte 23, Sanchez 39; Vandenburgh 45

Group D:
Northern Ireland 1 Algeria 1
Whiteside 6; Zidane 59

Group F:
England 0 Portugal 1
Carlos Manuel 76


Group B:
Mexico P1 W1 D0 L0 F2 A1 Pts 2 - +1
Paraguay P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Iraq P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Belgium P1 W0 D0 L0 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

Group D:
Brazil P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
Northern Ireland P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Algeria P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Spain P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

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


Golden Boot
2 - Valdano (Arg), Yaremchuk (Sov)
1 - Zidane (Alg), Ruggeri (Arg), Vandenburgh (Bel), Socrates (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Papin (Fra), Altobelli (Ita),  Quirarte (Mex), Sanchez (Mex), Whiteside (NIre), Carlos Manuel (Por), Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov)


Interesting Fact
Rafael Nadal is born today



 GAME OF THE DAY - PORTUGAL V ENGLAND





Thursday, June 15, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Three

Monday 2 June 1986

Three games today as we finally got into the action, although limited for TV viewers.

Two games at 7pm but BBC only showed the second half of one and the highlights of the other.

Argentina, led by the enigmatic Diego Maradona (of whom we might hear more!) were many people's favourites for the cup, and made a confident start putting away South Korea. BBC viewers would have just started to watch as the third goal went in. Meanwhile the Soviet Union absolutely demolished Hungary.

For the late 11pm kick off England viewers might have watched the ITV live coverage of two teams in the group, Morocco and Poland - but they would not have seen much in a goalless draw.

Group A:
Argentina 3 South Korea 1
Valdano 6, 46, Ruggeri 18 - Park Chang-Sun 73

Group C:
Soviet Union 6 Hungary 0
Yakovenko 2, Aleinikov 4, Belanov 24 (pen), Yaremchuk 66, 75, Rodionov 80

Group F:
Morocco 0 Poland 0


Group A:
Argentina P1 W1 D0 L0 F3 A1 Pts 2 - +2
Italy P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
Bulgaria P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1 - 0
South Korea P1 W0 D0 L1 F1 A3 Pts 0 - -2

Group C:
Soviet Union P1 W1 D0 L0 F6 A0 Pts 2 - +6
France P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
Canada P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1
Hungary P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A6 Pts 0 - -6

Group F:
Morocco P1 W0 D1 L0 F0 A0 Pts 1 - 0
Poland P1 W0 D1 L0 F0 A0 Pts 1 - 0
England P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Portugal P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0

Golden Boot
2 - Valdano (Arg), Yaremchuk (Sov)
1 - Ruggeri (Arg), Socrates (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Papin (Fra), Altobelli (Ita),  Park Chang-Sun (SKor), Yakovenko (Sov), Aleinikov (Sov), Belanov (Sov), Rodionov (Sov)



 GAME OF THE DAY - ARGENTINA V SOUTH KOREA





Monday, June 12, 2017

World Cup 1986 - Day Two

Sunday 1 June 1986

ITV finally got going with the opening match for Brazil - always the favourites - but struggling to beat Spain for the 7pm kick off.

At 11pm that evening, another game for the BBC - the first of many late nights for footy fans - as Canada made their debut in world cup finals going down to France 1-0.


Group D:
Brazil 1 Spain 0
Socrates 62

Group C:
France 1 Canada 0
Papin 79


Group C:
France P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
Soviet Union P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Hungary P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Canada P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

Group D:
Brazil P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0 Pts 2 - +1
Northern Ireland P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Algeria P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts 0 - 0
Spain P1 W0 D0 L1 F0 A1 Pts 0 - -1

Golden Boot
1 - Socrates (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Papin (Fra), Altobelli (Ita)



Trivia: The Number One song at the time was:

The Chicken Song - Spitting Image
 
 


 GAME OF THE DAY - BRAZIL V SPAIN