Argentina beats Germany 3-2 to win 1986 World Cup

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FIFA World Cup 1986 : Argentina Germany
World Cup 1986 : Argentina 3-2 Germany 29/06/1986

MEXICO CITY, Jun. 29, 1986 (AMP) — Mexico 86 : Argentina claimed a second FIFA World Cup crown with a 3-2 win against Germany (halftime: 1-0) in the final on Sunday at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Argentina dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by defender José Luis Brown in the 23rd minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Argentines further widened their lead in the second period by scoring twice (Valdano '55 and Burruchaga '83).

Fixtures and Results : Second Phase

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Overview

Argentina at the World Cup

  • 1 title (1978)
  • 9 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 10 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1978) Runners-up (1930)

Germany at the World Cup

  • 2 titles (1954, 1974)
  • 11 appearances (first in 1934)
  • 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
  • Statistics: Champions (1954, 1974) Runners-up (1966, 1982) Third Place (1934, 1970) Fourth Place (1958)
1986 World Cup Poster
Argentina
3:2
Germany
3:2 (1:0)
  • 29 June 1986
  • 12:00
  • Mexico City

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