At FIFA's behest, both Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar flew into Suwon today to help publicise the draw for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup being staged in South Korea.
As part of the event,the Argentinian pair took part in a kick-about inHwaseong Haenggung Square, which included a series of skill challenges and a mini 5-a-side match involving two teams of local kids.
Lionel Messi, the natural heir to the throne of Diego Maradona, had emulated Maradona in more than one occasion. The best of it was that replica of Diego Maradona's goal in 1986 and the worst was the shameful handball goal against Espanyol.
You've probably already seen elsewhere, but this is an Argentine football website, so I couldn't
let it pass un-noticed. 25 years ago today, Argentina took on England in the quarter-finals of the
1986 World Cup in the Estadio Azteca in ... Continue reading â†’
Canada qualified for the World Cup finals once, in 1986. Never before, not since. To get there,
the Canucks beat Honduras aÂ momentousÂ day in Canadian soccer history but then lost all three of
their group games in Mexico that year. They didn't disgrace themselves, however, losing only 1-0 to
then-European Champions France (to a late Jean-Pierre Papin goal), 2-0 to Hungary and then 2-0 to
the Soviet Union.
Scotland's trip to Mexico in 1986 would be their fourth World Cup in a row. We might have been
hopeless when we got to the finals but we were proving astonishingly consistent at qualifying. Our
route to the 1986 World Cup was, as we all know, steeped in tragedy. Jock Stein's death on a tense
night in Wales as Scotland clinched a play off place cast a long shadow over the whole 1986
Posted By Eric Beard, A Football Report Co-Founder
Just like Pique, the jalapeno pepper who was the mascot for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, and
Gerard Pique, the Barcelona and Spain defender, here at AFR we've kept our name, but we've changed
our site's look a little bit.
As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting
that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all
English hatred, Hampden Park. Anyone that can somehow contribute to the demise of the England
national football team is embraced with great [.
Marinho and a photo of himself,bottom left, as part of the 1986 Brazil team(Photo: O Curioso)
There was a time whenMario Jose dos Reis Emiliano ('Marinho' to his friends) was considered one of the very best, most exciting players in Brazilian football.
Marinho'speak came during what proved to be the last flush of prominence for his club at the time, Bangu Atletico Clube, as they finished runners-up in Serie A in the 1985/86 season and their fleet-footed right wingerended the campaign with the Golden Ball award, given to the best player as decided by Placarmagazine.
Will Maradona make 50 look cool or will 50 finally be the year that tames Diego? For my own
personal entertainment, I hope its the former and not the latter.Â But, should Diego finally
decide to abandon the lime light (and the press let him...) and disappear into football history
oblivion we can't really complain.
This may be the most controversial goal in World Cup history. It's from the 1986 quarter-final
between Argentina and England, a game Argentina won 2-1 with Maradona scoring twice. We all know
about his second goal, so this post will focus on his first. The infamous "Hand of God" goal.
In the 51st minute, with the score at 0-0, Maradona played a ball out wide to Jorge Valdano.
Scotland clinch a draw with Wales to get to the play offs for the 1986 World Cup final. A typically
Scottish story. Needing a point we go behind, lose a goalkeeper when he loses a contact lense and
need a late penalty to get the job done.
- Maradona and his 1986 World Cup-winning Argentina teammates have agreed to an unofficial rematch
with the English side that El Diego scored the 'Hand of God' goal against in the quarterfinals of
that competition. Peter Reid, a member of the English squad, had this to say:"This is our chance to
show what we can do and get a little bit of revenge." Sounds kind of sad to me, old men not being
able to let bygones be bygones.