Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Mexico
Dates: 31 May 1986 - 29 June 1986
Teams: 24

Stages:
Round 1: 24 teams split in 6 groups of 4.
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F
Round 2: 16 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • It was also decided that the final two matches in all groups would kick off simultaneously, to ensure complete fairness.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1194 Argentina Carlos Bilardo CONMEBOL
    2 1111 West Germany Franz Beckenbauer UEFA
    3 1133 France Henri Michel UEFA
    4 1001 Belgium Guy Thys UEFA
    5 1102 Brazil Telê Santana CONMEBOL
    5 1056 England Bobby Robson UEFA
    5 1023 Mexico Bora Milutinovic CONCACAF
    5 1082 Spain Miguel Muñoz UEFA
    9 924 Bulgaria Ivan Vutsov UEFA
    9 1055 Denmark Sepp Piontek UEFA
    9 991 Italy Enzo Bearzot UEFA
    9 1007 Morocco José Faria CAF
    9 976 Paraguay Cayetano Ré CONMEBOL
    9 935 Poland Antoni Piechniczek UEFA
    9 1052 Soviet Union Valeri Lobanovsky UEFA
    9 926 Uruguay Omar Borrás CONMEBOL
    17 925 Algeria Rabah Saadane CAF
    17 893 Canada Tony Waiters CONCACAF
    17 940 Hungary György Mezey UEFA
    17 918 Iraq Evaristo de Macedo AFC
    17 933 Korea Republic Kim Jung-Nam AFC
    17 928 Northern Ireland Billy Bingham UEFA
    17 952 Portugal José Torres UEFA
    17 943 Scotland Alex Ferguson UEFA