Saturday, March 17, 2018

World Cup 1986 - Day Thirty

Sunday 29 June 1986

World Cup Final
Argentina 3 West Germany 2
Brown 23, Valdano 55, Burruchaga 83; Rummenigge 74, Voller 80

Both the BBC and the ITV had the delight of showing the world cup final live - a situation which must have upset someone.

Gary Lineker was a studio guest for the BBC and was able to cheer as Maradona's blank ensured the Golden Boot would be ending up on Gary's mantelpiece - although I expect being presented with the world cup was enough of a consolation for Diego.


Golden Boot Final List

6- Lineker (Eng)

5 - Maradona (Arg), Careca (Bra), Butragueno (Spa)

4 - Valdano (Arg), Elkjaer (Den), Altobelli (Ita), Belanov (Sov)

3 - Ceulemans (Bel), Claesen (Bel), J. Olsen (Den), Voller (WGer)

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

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Brown (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Edinho (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Beardsley (Eng), Amoroa (Fra), Ferreri (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Genghini (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), Senor (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Brehme (WGer), Matthaus (WGer), Rummenigge (WGer), Own Goal


GAME OF THE DAY - ARGENTINA V WEST GERMANY





 



World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Nine

Saturday 28 June 1986

Third Place Play-off
France 4 Belgium 2 (after extra time)
Ferreri 27, Papin 43, Genghini 104, Amoroa (pen) 111; Ceulemans 11, Claesen 73


Third place play offs are curious things - as far as I know, the world cup is the only tournament to have one (the FA Cup had a few in the early 1970s).

However, perhaps because there is no tension, they usually end up being good games and this one followed that pattern. A ding-dong battle going into extra-time.

Oddly neither channel decided to show the game live - ITV had evening highlights.

Golden Boot


6- Lineker (Eng)

5 - Maradona (Arg), Careca (Bra), Butragueno (Spa)

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

3 - Valdano (Arg), Ceulemans (Bel), Claesen (Bel), J. Olsen (Den)

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

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchaga (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), Demol (Bel), Vandenburgh (Bel), Vercauteren (Bel), Veyt (Bel), Edinho (Bra), Strakov (Bul), Getov (Bul), Eriksen (Den), Laudrup (Den), Lerby (Den), Beardsley (Eng), Amoroa (Fra), Ferreri (Fra), Fernandez (Fra), Genghini (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), Senor (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Brehme (WGer), Matthaus (WGer), Own Goal


GAME OF THE DAY - FRANCE V BELGIUM



 

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Eight

Friday 27 June 1986

Nothing to report today - sorry!

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Seven

Thursday 26 June 1986

A rest day - everyone looked forward to the final - Argentina vs West Germany.

And some may have looked forward to the third place play-off - France vs Belgium

Monday, March 5, 2018

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Six

Wednesday 25 June 1986

Semi Final
West Germany 2 France 0
Brehme 9, Voller 89

Semi Final
Argentina 2 Belgium 0
Maradona 51, 63


Semi finals day - and ITV kicked off at 7pm for West Germany v France. A considerably less eventful semi than the one four years previously and the Germans were through to their umpteenth major final.

Over to the BBC for the 11pm game and as Argentina saw off Belgium, England fans could only think of what might have been. New villain Maradona was now perilously close to taking the Golden Boot off our Gary which would have added insult to insult.



Golden Boot

6- Lineker (Eng)

5 - Maradona (Arg), Careca (Bra), Butragueno (Spa)

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

3 - Valdano (Arg), J. Olsen (Den)

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

1 - Zidane (Alg),  Burruchaga (Arg), Ruggeri (Arg), 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), 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), Senor (Spa), Alzamendi (Uru), Brehme (WGer), Matthaus (WGer), Own Goal


GAME OF THE DAY - ARGENTINA V BELGIUM


Sunday, March 4, 2018

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Five

Tuesday 24 June 1986

So now four teams were left - and the semi-finals were the next day.

West Germany v France (a repeat of the controversial 1982 semi-final)

Argentina v Belgium


Meanwhile here are some highlights of the quarter final - Belgium v Spain

World Cup 1986 - Day Twenty Four

Monday 23 June 1986

A disappointed nation went back to work on Monday morning.

The mood was not lifted by England's cricket team crashing to an expected heavy defeat.


England v India - 2nd Test 4th Day (at Headingley)

India 272 (Vengsarkar 61) & 237 (Vengsarkar 102 not out)
England 102 (Binny 5-40) & 128

India win by 279 runs