1986 FIFA World Cup Group F

Group F of the 1986 FIFA World Cup was one of the groups of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on 2 June and its last matches were played on 11 June. Most matches were played at the Estadio Universitario and the Estadio Tecnológico in Monterrey. After the first four matches yielded just two goals, locals dubbed it the "Group of Sleep".[1][2] Morocco surprisingly topped the group, joined in the second round by England and Poland. Portugal were the other team in this group, making their first appearance since 1966.

Morocco drew their first two matches 0–0 against Poland and England, while Portugal defeated England in their opening match 1–0, but were themselves beaten by Poland by the same scoreline. England's match against Morocco featured their first sending-off in a World Cup, when Ray Wilkins was shown a red card after throwing the ball which struck the referee when an offside decision went against England. Thus, Poland led the group after two games, with Portugal in second place on goals scored. However, England defeated Poland 3–0 with a first half hat-trick from Gary Lineker to take second place behind Morocco, who beat Portugal 3–1 with goals from Abderrazak Khairi and Abdelkrim Merry. Poland, in third, only qualified for the second round as one of the four best third-place finishers.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Morocco 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   England 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
3   Poland 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 3
4   Portugal 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
Source: FIFA

MatchesEdit

Morocco vs PolandEdit

Morocco  0–0  Poland
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland
GK 1 Badou Zaki (c)
LB 2 Labid Khalifa
CB 3 Abdelmajid Lamriss
RB 4 Mustafa El Biyaz
CB 5 Noureddine Bouyahyaoui
DM 6 Abdelmajid Dolmy
CM 7 Mustafa El Haddaoui   87'
CM 8 Aziz Bouderbala
CF 9 Abdelkrim Merry
LW 10 Mohammed Timoumi   33'   88'
RW 11 Mustafa Merry
Substitutions:
MF 21 Abdelaziz Souleimani   87'
FW 17 Abderrazak Khairi   88'
Manager:
  José Faria
GK 1 Józef Młynarczyk
RB 14 Dariusz Kubicki   46'
CB 5 Roman Wójcicki
CB 10 Stefan Majewski
LB 4 Marek Ostrowski
DM 6 Waldemar Matysik
RM 13 Ryszard Komornicki
CM 15 Andrzej Buncol
CM 20 Zbigniew Boniek (c)
LM 11 Włodzimierz Smolarek
CF 21 Dariusz Dziekanowski   56'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Kazimierz Przybyś   46'
FW 8 Jan Urban   56'
Manager:
  Antoni Piechniczek

Portugal vs EnglandEdit

Portugal  1–0  England
Carlos Manuel   75' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Manuel Bento (c)
RB 5 Álvaro
CB 8 Frederico
CB 15 António Oliveira
LB 20 Augusto Inácio
RM 17 Diamantino   82'
CM 21 António André
CM 7 Jaime Pacheco   88'
LM 3 António Sousa
AM 6 Carlos Manuel
CF 9 Fernando Gomes   73'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Paulo Futre   73'
DF 16 José António   82'
Manager:
  José Torres
GK 1 Peter Shilton
RB 2 Gary M. Stevens
CB 14 Terry Fenwick   17'
CB 6 Terry Butcher   78'
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
RM 4 Glenn Hoddle
CM 8 Ray Wilkins
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)   80'
LM 11 Chris Waddle   80'
CF 10 Gary Lineker
CF 9 Mark Hateley
Substitutions:
MF 18 Steve Hodge   80'
FW 20 Peter Beardsley   80'
Manager:
  Bobby Robson

England vs MoroccoEdit

England  0–0  Morocco
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
GK 1 Peter Shilton
RB 2 Gary M. Stevens
CB 6 Terry Butcher
CB 14 Terry Fenwick
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
RM 4 Glenn Hoddle
CM 8 Ray Wilkins   40'   42'
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)   41'
LM 11 Chris Waddle
CF 9 Mark Hateley   69'   76'
CF 10 Gary Lineker
Substitutions:
MF 18 Steve Hodge   41'
DF 15 Gary A. Stevens   76'
Manager:
  Bobby Robson
GK 1 Badou Zaki (c)
RB 2 Labid Khalifa   50'
CB 4 Mustafa El Biyaz
CB 5 Noureddine Bouyahyaoui
LB 3 Abdelmajid Lamriss   73'
CM 6 Abdelmajid Dolmy
CM 10 Mohammed Timoumi
CM 17 Abderrazak Khairi   76'
RW 8 Aziz Bouderbala
CF 9 Abdelkrim Merry
LW 11 Mustafa Merry   87'
Substitutions:
DF 14 Lahcen Ouadani   73'
MF 21 Abdelaziz Souleimani   87'
Manager:
  José Faria

Poland vs PortugalEdit

Poland  1–0  Portugal
Smolarek   68' Report
Estadio Universitario, Monterrey
Attendance: 19,915
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
GK 1 Józef Młynarczyk
DF 4 Marek Ostrowski
DF 5 Roman Wójcicki   46'
DF 10 Stefan Majewski
DF 18 Krzysztof Pawlak
MF 6 Waldemar Matysik
MF 11 Włodzimierz Smolarek   74'
MF 13 Ryszard Komornicki   57'
MF 20 Zbigniew Boniek (c)
FW 8 Jan Urban
FW 21 Dariusz Dziekanowski   89'
Substitutions:
MF 9 Jan Karaś   57'
FW 17 Andrzej Zgutczyński   74'
Manager:
  Antoni Piechniczek
GK 22 Vítor Damas
DF 5 Álvaro
DF 15 António Oliveira
DF 8 Frederico
DF 20 Augusto Inácio
MF 7 Jaime Pacheco
MF 21 António André   72'
MF 3 António Sousa
MF 6 Carlos Manuel
FW 17 Diamantino
FW 9 Fernando Gomes (c)   46'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Paulo Futre   46'
MF 14 Jaime Magalhães   72'
Manager:
  José Torres

England vs PolandEdit

England  3–0  Poland
Lineker   9', 14', 34' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland
GK 1 Peter Shilton (c)
RB 2 Gary M. Stevens
CB 6 Terry Butcher
CB 14 Terry Fenwick   52'
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
CM 17 Trevor Steven
CM 18 Steve Hodge
CM 16 Peter Reid
AM 4 Glenn Hoddle
SS 20 Peter Beardsley   75'
CF 10 Gary Lineker   86'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Chris Waddle   75'
FW 21 Kerry Dixon   86'
Manager:
  Bobby Robson
GK 1 Józef Młynarczyk
RB 18 Krzysztof Pawlak
CB 5 Roman Wójcicki
CB 10 Stefan Majewski
LB 4 Marek Ostrowski
DM 6 Waldemar Matysik   46'
RM 13 Ryszard Komornicki   22'
CM 20 Zbigniew Boniek (c)
LM 11 Włodzimierz Smolarek
CF 21 Dariusz Dziekanowski
CF 8 Jan Urban
Substitutions:
MF 9 Jan Karaś   22'
MF 15 Andrzej Buncol   46'
Manager:
  Antoni Piechniczek

Portugal vs MoroccoEdit

Portugal  1–3  Morocco
Diamantino   80' Report Khairi   19', 26'
A. Merry   62'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
GK 22 Vítor Damas
DF 5 Álvaro   55'
DF 15 António Oliveira
DF 8 Frederico
DF 20 Augusto Inácio
MF 7 Jaime Pacheco
MF 3 António Sousa   69'
MF 10 Paulo Futre
MF 14 Jaime Magalhães
MF 6 Carlos Manuel
FW 9 Fernando Gomes (c)   64'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Rui Águas   55'
FW 17 Diamantino   69'
Manager:
  José Torres
GK 1 Badou Zaki (c)
LB 2 Labid Khalifa
CB 3 Abdelmajid Lamriss
RB 4 Mustafa El Biyaz
CB 5 Noureddine Bouyahyaoui
DM 6 Abdelmajid Dolmy
LM 7 Mustafa El Haddaoui   71'
CM 8 Aziz Bouderbala
CF 9 Abdelkrim Merry
SS 10 Mohammed Timoumi
RM 17 Abderrazak Khairi
Substitutions:
MF 21 Abdelaziz Souleimani   71'
Manager:
  José Faria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England pay for past failures". Daily Telegraph. 28 November 2001. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2009. the Mexicans also gave a title to 1986's Group Six. England, Poland, Portugal and Morocco, the locals in Monterrey were fond of saying, was the `Group of Sleep'.
  2. ^ Rich, Tim (24 June 2004). "Lisbon evokes mixture of memories". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022. Retrieved 3 December 2009. the dreadfully dull "Group of Sleep"