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Group E of the 1986 FIFA World Cup was one of the groups of nations competing at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on 4 June and its last matches were played on 13 June. Matches were played at the Estadio La Corregidora in Querétaro and at the Estadio Neza 86 in Nezahualcóyotl. Impressive debutantes Denmark topped the group, joined in the second round by West Germany who would go on to reach the final. 3 red cards were handed out in this group, 2 of them against Uruguay who made the second round but were criticized for their physical play, especially in their last group game against Scotland were José Batista was sent off in under a minute.Scotland captain and hard man Souness excused himself for this vital game passing responsibility on to Strachan and Albiston. If he thinks we have forgotten his cowardice that night then he is mistaken.

Before the tournament, English-language media reported Uruguay manager Omar Borrás's description of it as the "group of death", popularising a phrase first used in Spanish in the 1970 World Cup.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Contents

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   West Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 3
3   Uruguay 3 0 2 1 2 7 −5 2
4   Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: FIFA

MatchesEdit

Uruguay vs West GermanyEdit

Uruguay  1–1  West Germany
Alzamendi   4' Report Allofs   84'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
GK 12 Fernando Álvez
DF 2 Nelson Gutiérrez
DF 3 Eduardo Mario Acevedo
DF 4 Víctor Diogo   28'
DF 6 José Batista
MF 5 Miguel Bossio
MF 8 Jorge Barrios (c)   56'
MF 11 Sergio Santín
MF 10 Enzo Francescoli
FW 9 Jorge da Silva
FW 7 Antonio Alzamendi   80'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Mario Saralegui   62'   56'
FW 19 Venancio Ramos   80'
Manager:
  Omar Borrás
GK 1 Harald Schumacher (c)
DF 2 Hans-Peter Briegel
DF 4 Karlheinz Förster
DF 6 Norbert Eder
DF 14 Thomas Berthold
DF 15 Klaus Augenthaler
DF 3 Andreas Brehme   46'
MF 10 Felix Magath
MF 8 Lothar Matthäus   75'
FW 19 Klaus Allofs
FW 9 Rudi Völler
Substitutions:
MF 7 Pierre Littbarski   46'
FW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   75'
Manager:
  Franz Beckenbauer

Scotland vs DenmarkEdit

Scotland  0–1  Denmark
Report Elkjær Larsen   57'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 1 Jim Leighton
DF 2 Richard Gough
DF 5 Alex McLeish
DF 6 Willie Miller
DF 3 Maurice Malpas
MF 7 Gordon Strachan   74'
MF 8 Roy Aitken
MF 4 Graeme Souness (c)
MF 13 Steve Nicol
FW 19 Charlie Nicholas
FW 20 Paul Sturrock   61'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Andy Goram
DF 14 David Narey
MF 11 Paul McStay
MF 16 Frank McAvennie   61'
FW 9 Eamonn Bannon   74'
Manager:
  Alex Ferguson
GK 1 Troels Rasmussen
DF 3 Søren Busk
DF 4 Morten Olsen (c)
DF 5 Ivan Nielsen
DF 12 Jens Jørn Bertelsen
MF 6 Søren Lerby
MF 8 Jesper Olsen   80'
MF 15 Frank Arnesen   74'
MF 11 Michael Laudrup
FW 9 Klaus Berggreen   84'
FW 10 Preben Elkjær Larsen
Substitutions:
GK 16 Ole Qvist
DF 2 John Sivebæk   74'
MF 20 Jan Bartram
MF 7 Jan Mølby   80'
FW 19 John Eriksen
Manager:
  Sepp Piontek

West Germany vs ScotlandEdit

West Germany  2–1  Scotland
Völler   23'
Allofs   49'
Report Strachan   18'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ioan Igna (Romania)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
GK 1 Harald Schumacher (c)
DF 2 Hans-Peter Briegel   63'
DF 4 Karlheinz Förster
DF 6 Norbert Eder
DF 14 Thomas Berthold
DF 15 Klaus Augenthaler
MF 10 Felix Magath
MF 8 Lothar Matthäus
MF 7 Pierre Littbarski   75'
FW 19 Klaus Allofs
FW 9 Rudi Völler
Substitutions:
DF 17 Ditmar Jakobs   63'
FW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   75'
Manager:
  Franz Beckenbauer
GK 1 Jim Leighton
DF 2 Richard Gough
DF 6 Willie Miller
DF 14 Dave Narey
DF 3 Maurice Malpas   74'
MF 9 Eamonn Bannon   44'   74'
MF 8 Roy Aitken
MF 7 Gordon Strachan
MF 4 Graeme Souness (c)
MF 13 Steve Nicol   61'
FW 17 Steve Archibald   30'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Andy Goram
10 Jim Bett
MF 11 Paul McStay
MF 16 Frank McAvennie   61'
MF 21 Davie Cooper   74'
Manager:
  Alex Ferguson

Denmark vs UruguayEdit

Denmark  6–1  Uruguay
Elkjær Larsen   11'67'80'
Lerby   41'
Laudrup   52'
J. Olsen   88'
Report Francescoli   45' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
GK 1 Troels Rasmussen
DF 3 Søren Busk
DF 4 Morten Olsen (c)
DF 5 Ivan Nielsen   7'
DF 21 Henrik Andersen
DF 12 Jens Jørn Bertelsen   57'
MF 6 Søren Lerby
MF 15 Frank Arnesen
MF 11 Michael Laudrup   81'
FW 9 Klaus Berggreen
FW 10 Preben Elkjær Larsen
Substitutions:
GK 22 Lars Høgh
DF 2 John Sivebæk
MF 7 Jan Mølby   57'
MF 8 Jesper Olsen   81'
FW 19 John Eriksen
Manager:
  Sepp Piontek
GK 12 Fernando Álvez
DF 2 Nelson Gutiérrez
DF 3 Eduardo Mario Acevedo (c)
DF 4 Víctor Diogo
DF 6 José Batista
MF 5 Miguel Bossio   13'   19'
MF 16 Mario Saralegui
MF 11 Sergio Santín   57'
MF 10 Enzo Francescoli
FW 9 Jorge da Silva   35'
FW 7 Antonio Alzamendi   57'
Substitutions:
GK 22 Celso Otero
DF 14 Darío Pereyra
MF 17 José Zalazar   57'
FW 19 Venancio Ramos   57'
FW 21 Wilmar Cabrera
Manager:
  Omar Borrás

Denmark vs West GermanyEdit

Denmark  2–0  West Germany
J. Olsen   43' (pen.)
Eriksen   62'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
GK 22 Lars Høgh
DF 2 John Sivebæk
DF 3 Søren Busk
DF 4 Morten Olsen (c)
DF 21 Henrik Andersen
MF 15 Frank Arnesen   36'   88'
MF 7 Jan Mølby
MF 8 Jesper Olsen   71'
MF 6 Søren Lerby
MF 11 Michael Laudrup
FW 10 Preben Elkjær Larsen   46'
Substitutions:
FW 19 John Eriksen   46'
FW 14 Allan Simonsen   71'
Manager:
  Sepp Piontek
GK 1 Harald Schumacher (c)
DF 4 Karlheinz Förster   71'
DF 5 Matthias Herget
DF 6 Norbert Eder   48'
DF 14 Thomas Berthold
DF 17 Ditmar Jakobs   51'
DF 3 Andreas Brehme
MF 21 Wolfgang Rolff   46'
MF 8 Lothar Matthäus
FW 19 Klaus Allofs
FW 9 Rudi Völler
Substitutions:
MF 7 Pierre Littbarski   46'
FW 11 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   71'
Manager:
  Franz Beckenbauer

Scotland vs UruguayEdit

Scotland  0–0  Uruguay
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
GK 1 Jim Leighton
DF 2 Richard Gough
DF 6 Willie Miller (c)
DF 14 David Narey   48'
DF 15 Arthur Albiston
MF 7 Gordon Strachan
MF 8 Roy Aitken
MF 11 Paul McStay
MF 13 Steve Nicol   62'   70'
FW 18 Graeme Sharp
FW 20 Paul Sturrock   70'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Andy Goram
MF 10 Jim Bett
FW 19 Charlie Nicholas   70'
MF 21 Davie Cooper   70'
FW 17 Steve Archibald
Manager:
  Alex Ferguson
GK 12 Fernando Álvez   87'
DF 2 Nelson Gutiérrez
DF 3 Eduardo Mario Acevedo
DF 4 Víctor Diogo   72'
DF 6 José Batista   1'
DF 14 Darío Pereyra
MF 8 Jorge Barrios (c)
MF 11 Sergio Santín
MF 10 Enzo Francescoli   84'
FW 21 Wilmar Cabrera   32'
FW 19 Venancio Ramos   70'
Substitutions:
GK 1 Rodolfo Rodríguez
DF 13 César Vega
MF 16 Mario Saralegui   70'
FW 7 Antonio Alzamendi   84'
FW 9 Jorge da Silva
Manager:
  Omar Borrás

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lacey, David (7 June 2004). "Dial D for death: Three previous winners in one group is a sign of the times". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Lacey, David (15 November 1988). "Robson landed with a flight of fancy; David Lacey on England's Concorde trip to Saudi Arabia for a friendly in the Gulf which stretches the credibility gap". The Guardian. p. 18. Omar Borras, who managed the Uruguayans in the 1986 World Cup, went into the tournament remarking that their first-round draw with West Germany, Scotland and Denmark was "the group of death"
  3. ^ Jenkins, Garry; Pedro Redig; Antonio Pires Soares (1998). The beautiful team: in search of Pelé and the 1970 Brazilians. Simon & Schuster. p. 22. ISBN 0-684-81955-4. Saldanha had no argument with the journalists who quickly christened the Group of Death.
  4. ^ Motson, John; Nick Brownlee (2006). Motson's World Cup Extravaganza. Robson. p. 171. ISBN 1-86105-936-1. Group of Death - The term 'Group of Death' was first coined by the Mexican press in 1970 to describe Group 3
  5. ^ "México 1970" (in Spanish). El Mercurio Online. Associated Press. 2002. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009. Se puede decir que el primer "Grupo de la Muerte" en la historia lo fue el 3
  6. ^ "Futbol". Hispano Americano; semanario de la vida y la verdad (in Spanish). Mexico: Tiempo. 57: 66, 103. 1970.