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Group A of the 1986 FIFA World Cup was one of six groups of national teams competing at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on 31 May and its last matches were played on 10 June. Most matches were played at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City or at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in Puebla. Eventual champions Argentina topped the group, joined in the second round by 1982 champions Italy as well as Bulgaria. South Korea were making their first appearance in the tournament since 1954.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
3   Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
4   South Korea 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Source: FIFA

MatchesEdit

Bulgaria vs ItalyEdit

Bulgaria  1–1  Italy
Sirakov   85' Report Altobelli   44'
Attendance: 96,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 1 Borislav Mikhailov
DF 3 Nikolay Arabov
DF 5 Georgi Dimitrov (c)
DF 13 Aleksandar Markov   51'
MF 11 Plamen Getov
MF 10 Zhivko Gospodinov   74'
MF 8 Ayan Sadakov
MF 12 Radoslav Zdravkov
MF 2 Nasko Sirakov
FW 7 Bozhidar Iskrenov   65'
FW 9 Stoycho Mladenov
Substitutions:
GK 22 Iliya Valov
DF 4 Petar Petrov
MF 15 Georgi Yordanov
FW 20 Kostadin Kostadinov   65'
MF 6 Andrey Zhelyazkov   74'
Manager:
  Ivan Vutsov
GK 1 Giovanni Galli
DF 2 Giuseppe Bergomi   48'
DF 3 Antonio Cabrini   64'
DF 6 Gaetano Scirea (c)
DF 8 Pietro Vierchowod
MF 14 Antonio Di Gennaro
MF 10 Salvatore Bagni
MF 13 Fernando De Napoli
MF 16 Bruno Conti   65'
FW 19 Giuseppe Galderisi
FW 18 Alessandro Altobelli
Substitutions:
GK 12 Franco Tancredi
DF 4 Fulvio Collovati
MF 11 Giuseppe Baresi
MF 15 Marco Tardelli
FW 17 Gianluca Vialli   65'
Manager:
  Enzo Bearzot

Argentina vs South KoreaEdit

Argentina  3–1  South Korea
Valdano   6'46'
Ruggeri   18'
Report Park Chang-Sun   73'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
GK 18 Nery Pumpido
DF 5 José Luis Brown
DF 13 Oscar Garré
DF 8 Néstor Clausen
DF 19 Oscar Ruggeri
MF 2 Sergio Batista   75'
MF 14 Ricardo Giusti
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga
MF 10 Diego Maradona (c)
FW 17 Pedro Pasculli   74'
FW 11 Jorge Valdano
Substitutions:
MF 20 Carlos Daniel Tapia   74'
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea   75'
Manager:
  Carlos Bilardo
GK 21 Oh Yun-Kyo
DF 2 Park Kyung-Hoon
DF 5 Chung Yong-Hwan
DF 12 Kim Pyung-Seok   23'
DF 14 Cho Min-Kook
DF 20 Kim Yong-Se   46'
MF 17 Huh Jung-Moo   44'
MF 16 Kim Joo-Sung
MF 10 Park Chang-Sun (c)   50'
FW 9 Choi Soon-Ho
FW 11 Cha Bum-Kun
Substitutions:
MF 4 Cho Kwang-Rae   23'
FW 19 Byun Byung-Joo   46'
Manager:
  Kim Jung-Nam

Italy vs ArgentinaEdit

Italy  1–1  Argentina
Altobelli   6' (pen.) Report Maradona   34'
Attendance: 32,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
GK 1 Giovanni Galli
DF 2 Giuseppe Bergomi   54'
DF 3 Antonio Cabrini
DF 6 Gaetano Scirea (c)
DF 8 Pietro Vierchowod
MF 14 Antonio Di Gennaro
MF 10 Salvatore Bagni
MF 13 Fernando De Napoli   87'
MF 16 Bruno Conti   65'
FW 19 Giuseppe Galderisi
FW 18 Alessandro Altobelli
Substitutions:
FW 17 Gianluca Vialli   65'
MF 11 Giuseppe Baresi   87'
Manager:
  Enzo Bearzot
GK 18 Nery Pumpido
DF 5 José Luis Brown
DF 13 Oscar Garré   65'
DF 9 José Luis Cuciuffo
DF 19 Oscar Ruggeri
MF 2 Sergio Batista   59'
MF 14 Ricardo Giusti   58'
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga
MF 10 Diego Maradona (c)
FW 4 Claudio Borghi   74'
FW 11 Jorge Valdano
Substitutions:
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea   59'
MF 12 Héctor Enrique   74'
Manager:
  Carlos Bilardo

South Korea vs BulgariaEdit

South Korea  1–1  Bulgaria
Kim Jong-Boo   70' Report Getov   11'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
GK 21 Oh Yun-Kyo
DF 2 Park Kyung-Hoon
DF 5 Chung Yong-Hwan
DF 8 Cho Young-Jeung   60'
MF 13 Noh Soo-Jin   46'
MF 4 Cho Kwang-Rae   72'
MF 17 Huh Jung-Moo
MF 16 Kim Joo-Sung   31'
MF 10 Park Chang-Sun (c)
FW 19 Byun Byung-Joo
FW 11 Cha Bum-Kun
Substitutions:
FW 7 Kim Jong-Boo   46'
DF 20 Kim Yong-Se   72'
Manager:
  Kim Jung-Nam
GK 1 Borislav Mikhailov
DF 3 Nikolay Arabov
DF 5 Georgi Dimitrov (c)
DF 4 Petar Petrov
MF 11 Plamen Getov   58'
MF 10 Zhivko Gospodinov   49'
MF 8 Ayan Sadakov
MF 12 Radoslav Zdravkov
MF 2 Nasko Sirakov
FW 7 Bozhidar Iskrenov   46'
FW 9 Stoycho Mladenov
Substitutions:
FW 20 Kostadin Kostadinov   46'
MF 6 Andrey Zhelyazkov   58'
Manager:
  Ivan Vutsov

South Korea vs ItalyEdit

South Korea  2–3  Italy
Choi Soon-Ho   62'
Huh Jung-Moo   83'
Report Altobelli   17'73'
Cho Kwang-Rae   82' (o.g.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 21 Oh Yun-Kyo
DF 2 Park Kyung-Hoon   35'
DF 5 Chung Yong-Hwan
DF 8 Cho Young-Jeung   71'
MF 4 Cho Kwang-Rae
MF 17 Huh Jung-Moo
MF 16 Kim Joo-Sung   17'   46'
MF 10 Park Chang-Sun (c)
FW 9 Choi Soon-Ho
FW 19 Byun Byung-Joo   70'
FW 11 Cha Bum-Kun
Substitutions:
GK 1 Cho Byung-deuk
DF 3 Chung Jong-Soo   46'
FW 6 Lee Tae-ho
FW 20 Kim Yong-se
FW 7 Kim Jong-Boo   70'
Manager:
  Kim Jung-Nam
GK 1 Giovanni Galli
DF 3 Antonio Cabrini
DF 4 Fulvio Collovati
DF 6 Gaetano Scirea (c)   65'
DF 8 Pietro Vierchowod   70'
MF 14 Antonio Di Gennaro
MF 10 Salvatore Bagni   31'   67'
MF 13 Fernando De Napoli
MF 16 Bruno Conti
FW 19 Giuseppe Galderisi   88'
FW 18 Alessandro Altobelli
Substitutions:
GK 12 Franco Tancredi
DF 5 Sebastiano Nela
MF 11 Giuseppe Baresi   67'
FW 21 Aldo Serena
FW 17 Gianluca Vialli   88'
Manager:
  Enzo Bearzot

Argentina vs BulgariaEdit

Argentina  2–0  Bulgaria
Valdano   4'
Burruchaga   77'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
GK 18 Nery Pumpido
DF 5 José Luis Brown
DF 13 Oscar Garré
DF 9 José Luis Cuciuffo   25'
DF 19 Oscar Ruggeri
MF 2 Sergio Batista   46'
MF 14 Ricardo Giusti
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga
MF 10 Diego Maradona (c)
FW 4 Claudio Borghi   46'
FW 11 Jorge Valdano
Substitutions:
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea   46'
MF 12 Héctor Enrique   46'
Manager:
  Carlos Bilardo
GK 1 Borislav Mikhailov
DF 4 Petar Petrov
DF 5 Georgi Dimitrov (c)
MF 11 Plamen Getov
MF 15 Georgi Yordanov
MF 6 Andrey Zhelyazkov
MF 8 Ayan Sadakov
MF 13 Aleksandar Markov
MF 2 Nasko Sirakov   71'
FW 14 Plamen Markov
FW 9 Stoycho Mladenov   52'
Substitutions:
FW 18 Boycho Velichkov   52'
MF 12 Radoslav Zdravkov   71'
Manager:
  Ivan Vutsov