Mexico '86

1986 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Mexico

Dates 31 May – 29 June (30 days)

Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 12 (in 9 host cities)

Final positions

Champions Argentina (2nd title)

Runners-up West Germany

Third place France

Fourth place Belgium

Tournament statistics

Matches played 52

Goals scored 132 (2.54 per match)

Attendance 2,393,031 (46,020 per match)

Top scorer(s) Gary Lineker (6 goals)

Best player Diego Maradona

← 1982 1990 →

The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico was selected as the new host in May 1983.

It was won by Argentina (their second title, after also winning in 1978),

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