Tournament Details



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

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

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
Notes:
  • It was also decided that the final two matches in all groups would kick off simultaneously, to ensure complete fairness.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 Argentina 1872 2154 (+282) 14 5 9 CONMEBOL
    2 West Germany 1939 2085 (+146) 8 7 1 UEFA
    3 France 1994 2099 (+105) 12 6 6 UEFA
    4 Belgium 1823 1868 (+45) 12 15 -3 UEFA
    5 Spain 1900 2109 (+209) 11 4 7 UEFA
    5 Brazil 1913 2038 (+125) 10 1 9 CONMEBOL
    5 England 1990 1978 (-12) 7 3 4 UEFA
    5 Mexico 1843 1843 (0) 6 2 4 CONCACAF
    9 Soviet Union 1941 2003 (+62) 12 5 7 UEFA
    9 Denmark 1891 1859 (-32) 10 6 4 UEFA
    9 Italy 1883 1857 (-26) 5 6 -1 UEFA
    9 Paraguay 1811 1775 (-36) 4 6 -2 CONMEBOL
    9 Morocco 1645 1762 (+117) 3 2 1 CAF
    9 Bulgaria 1841 1711 (-130) 2 6 -4 UEFA
    9 Uruguay 1831 1706 (-125) 2 8 -6 CONMEBOL
    9 Poland 1804 1695 (-109) 1 7 -6 UEFA
    17 Scotland 1874 1780 (-94) 1 3 -2 UEFA
    17 Hungary 1890 1752 (-138) 2 9 -7 UEFA
    17 Northern Ireland 1850 1727 (-123) 2 6 -4 UEFA
    17 Portugal 1806 1716 (-90) 2 4 -2 UEFA
    17 South Korea 1624 1607 (-17) 4 7 -3 AFC
    17 Algeria 1616 1596 (-20) 1 5 -4 CAF
    17 Canada 1653 1579 (-74) 0 5 -5 CONCACAF
    17 Iraq 1617 1552 (-65) 1 4 -3 AFC
    Top goal scorers:

    6 goals Gary Lineker
    5 goals Careca
    5 goals Diego Maradona
    5 goals Emilio Butragueño
    4 goals Alessandro Altobelli
    4 goals Ihor Belanov
    4 goals Jorge Valdano
    4 goals Preben Elkjær Larsen
    3 goals Jan Ceulemans
    3 goals Jesper Olsen
    3 goals Nico Claesen
    3 goals Rudi Völler
    2 goals Abderrazak Khairi
    2 goals Enzo Scifo
    2 goals Fernando Quirarte
    2 goals Ivan Yaremchuk
    2 goals Jean-Pierre Papin
    2 goals Jorge Burruchaga
    2 goals Josimar
    2 goals Julio César Romero
    2 goals Klaus Allofs
    2 goals Michel Platini
    2 goals Ramón Calderé
    2 goals Roberto Cabañas
    2 goals Sócrates
    2 goals Yannick Stopyra
    1 goal Abdelkrim Merry "Krimau"
    1 goal Ahmad Radhi Amaiesh
    1 goal Aleksandr Zavarov
    1 goal Andoni Goikoetxea
    1 goal Andreas Brehme
    1 goal Antonio Alzamendi
    1 goal Bernard Genghini
    1 goal Carlos Manuel
    1 goal Choi Soon-Ho
    1 goal Colin Clarke
    1 goal Daniel Veyt
    1 goal Diamantino
    1 goal Djamel Zidane
    1 goal Dominique Rocheteau
    1 goal Edinho
    1 goal Eloy
    1 goal Enzo Francescoli
    1 goal Erwin Vandenbergh
    1 goal Franky Vercauteren
    1 goal Gordon Strachan
    1 goal Hugo Sánchez
    1 goal Huh Jung-Moo
    1 goal Jean Tigana
    1 goal Jean-Marc Ferreri
    1 goal John Eriksen
    1 goal José Luis Brown
    1 goal Juan Antonio Señor
    1 goal Julio Salinas
    1 goal Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
    1 goal Kim Jong-Boo
    1 goal Lajos Détári
    1 goal Lothar Matthäus
    1 goal Luis Fernández
    1 goal Luis Flores
    1 goal Manuel Amoros
    1 goal Manuel Negrete
    1 goal Márton Esterházy
    1 goal Michael Laudrup
    1 goal Nasko Sirakov
    1 goal Norman Whiteside
    1 goal Oleh Blokhin
    1 goal Oscar Ruggeri
    1 goal Park Chang-Sun
    1 goal Pavel Yakovenko
    1 goal Pedro Pasculli
    1 goal Peter Beardsley
    1 goal Plamen Getov
    1 goal Raúl Servín
    1 goal Sergei Aleinikov
    1 goal Sergey Rodionov
    1 goal Søren Lerby
    1 goal Stéphane Demol
    1 goal Vasiliy Rats
    1 goal Wlodzimierz Smolarek