06 August 2015
1986 FIFA World Cup - Hand of God Goal 31.5.1986
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June 1986. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico was selected as the new host in May 1983. Mexico became the third country in succession to host the World Cup that speaks Spanish as its official language after Argentina and Spain.
It was won by Argentina (their second title, after winning in 1978). Argentina was captained by Diego Maradona, who scored the "Hand of God" goal, as well as another voted "Goal of the Century", in the same quarter-final against England.