Comprehensive coverage of the Argentina vs England 1986 World Cup quarter-finals match, which took place on 22 June 1986 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Held just four years after the Falklands War between Argentina and the UK, the match included two of the most famous goals in football history, both scored by Diego Maradona.
Argentina v England played on 22 June 1986 was in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The game was held four years after the Falklands War between the countries and was a key part in developing the intense football rivalry between the two nations. It was also a match which included two of the most famous goals in football history both scored by Diego Maradona. His first after fifty-one minutes was the Hand of God goal in which Maradona scored with an illegal but unpenalised handball – Maradona later said I was waiting for my teammates to embrace me and no one came… I told them ‘Come hug me or the referee isn’t going to allow it.’ Just four minutes after the Hand of God goal however came The Goal of the Century so called because it is often claimed to be the greatest individual goal of all time and in 2002 this was voted Goal of the Century by FIFA.com voters. H”ctor Enrique passed the ball to Maradona some ten metres inside his own half. Maradona then began his 60-metre 10-second dash towards the English goal passing four English outfield players – Hodge Beardsley Butcher and Fenwick. Maradona finished the move by dribbling round Shilton to make the score 2-0 to Argentina. About the goal Maradona said I made the play to give it to Valdano but when I got to the area they surrounded me and I had no space. Therefore I had to continue the play and finish it myself. The DVD is the complete game with commentary by Barry Davies.