1986 FIFA World Cup Final

1986 FIFA World Cup Final

The Estadio Azteca held the final
Event 1986 FIFA World Cup
Date 29 June 1986
Venue Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Referee Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)
Attendance 114,600

The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on 29 June 1986 and had an attendance of 114,600. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Argentina won the match 3–2 in normal time.

Match summary

Jose Luis Brown opened the scoring for Argentina in the 23rd minute and it stayed at 1–0 until half-time. After the break, Jorge Valdano doubled Argentina's lead 10 minutes into the second half. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pulled a goal back in the 74th minute for West Germany, his first goal in the tournament. West Germany then equalised in the 80th minute; future Germany manager Rudi Völler scoring to seemingly salvage the game. Although Diego Maradona was heavily marked the entire game, a superb pass to Jorge Burruchaga in the 84th minute allowed Argentina to regain the lead at 3–2; this was how it remained until the end of the match, and Argentina were able to celebrate their second World Cup victory in three tournaments (after winning the 1978 World Cup). 6 yellow cards were issued in this match, which was a record number until the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, 3 of them were issued because of time wasting of Argentine players.

With this defeat, the German manager, Franz Beckenbauer gained the rather unwanted distinction of having lost a World Cup final as both a player and a manager. (Beckenbauer had played in West Germany's defeat in 1966.)

Route to the final

Argentina Round West Germany
Opponent Result First round Opponent Result
 South Korea 3–1 Match 1  Uruguay 1–1
 Italy 1–1 Match 2  Scotland 2–1
 Bulgaria 2–0 Match 3  Denmark 0–2
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 321062+45
 Italy 312054+14
 Bulgaria 302124−22
 South Korea 301247−31
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 330091+86
 West Germany 311134−13
 Uruguay 302127−52
 Scotland 301213−21
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Uruguay 1–0 Round of 16  Morocco 1–0
 England 2–1 Quarter-finals  Mexico 0–0 (aet) (4–1 pen.)
 Belgium 2–0 Semifinals  France 2–0

Match details

29 June 1986
12:00 CST
Argentina  3–2  West Germany
Brown  23'
Valdano  56'
Burruchaga  84'
Report Rummenigge  74'
Völler  81'
West Germany
GK 18Nery Pumpido  85'
SW 5 José Luis Brown
CB 9 José Cuciuffo
CB 19Oscar Ruggeri
RWB 14Ricardo Giusti
LWB 16Julio Olarticoechea  77'
DM 2 Sergio Batista
CM 12Héctor Enrique  81'
AM 10Diego Maradona (c)  17'
SS 7 Jorge Burruchaga  90'
CF 11Jorge Valdano
MF 21Marcelo Trobbiani  90'
Carlos Bilardo
GK 1 Harald Schumacher
SW 17Ditmar Jakobs
CB 4 Karlheinz Förster
CB 2 Hans-Peter Briegel  62'
RWB14Thomas Berthold
LWB3 Andreas Brehme
CM 6 Norbert Eder
CM 8 Lothar Matthäus  21'
AM 10Felix Magath  62'
CF 11Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (c)
CF 19Klaus Allofs  46'
FW 9 Rudi Völler  46'
FW 20Dieter Hoeneß  62'
Franz Beckenbauer

Assistant referees:
Erik Fredriksson (Sweden)
Berny Ulloa Morera (Costa Rica)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used


Four years after Argentina's victory over West Germany, both teams met again on the final of the subsequent World Cup, with West Germany winning the match 1–0 via a penalty kick. This marked the first time two World Cup finalists met twice, a record shared with Brazil and Italy, the latter two having met in the 1970 and 1994 World Cup finals.

The two teams met again in the 2014 final for a record breaking third time in which Germany won the honors as 4th time champion.

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