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"Mexico became the first country to stage the FIFA World Cup™ finals for a second time when football's greatest show returned to the site of Brazil's 1970 triumph, but this time it was Argentina who shrugged off the heat and high altitude to emerge victorious, inspired by their captain Diego Maradona who dominated the tournament in a way that arguably only Pele had done before.

'Pique' the FIFA World Cup 86 MascotThe statistics tell that Argentina's celebrated No10 scored five and created another five of his team's 14 goals en route to a 3-2 Final victory over West Germany, runners-up for the second successive tournament. Yet that was only half the story. The majesty of one of Maradona's strikes and the notoriety of another seemed to capture the essence of a man described by France's L'Equipe newspaper as "half-angel, half-devil".

Both those goals came in a 2-1 quarter-final victory over England at the Azteca Stadium that became an instant classic. The first, in Maradona's words, came from the 'Hand of God', the little playmaker raising an arm and flipping the ball past Peter Shilton as the big goalkeeper came out to punch clear. The second, just three minutes later, was from the feet of a genius: picking the ball up inside his own half, 'Dieguito' set off on a dribble which left five England players, Shilton included, trailing in his wake before he found the net."

- FIFA

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Panini 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico Sticker Album

  • Season: 1986Panini World Cup 86 Mexico Album Cover
  • League: World Cup
  • Publisher: Panini
  • Pages: 48
  • Stickers: 427
  • Shinys: two Tournament Logos, Tournament Mascot, Team Badges
  • Signature Edition: No
  • Star Ratings: No
  • 3D: No
  • Album Available: No. Try eBay?
  • Hardcover Binder: No
  • Sticker Dimensions: 50mm x 70mm

Panini World Cup 86 Mexico Sticker Packet

Three lovely shiny stickers adorn the first page of the 86 World Cup album from Panini, they are a pair of tournament logos, and a very Mexican looking Mascot, sombrero and all! Over the page are stickers showing posters of each of the past tournament finals, 12 in total. Facing this is the tournament programme with spaces for scores to be written in, and the first of the stadium stickers. Over the page another 17 tournament stickers appear, making 20 in total.

Panini World Cup 86 Mexico No.3Italy once again open the national team's pages. The style here is now very familiar, looking no different from that of the previous tournaments. A shiny badge for each team, a photo sticker and then 16 squad football stickers over a double-spread of pages. Canada, Algeria and Morocco are this time relegated to single pages, with two players per sticker.

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 Did you know...?

  • A terrible earthquake shook Mexico in the September before the tournament was due to take place, killing over 20,000 people
  • Mexico were the first nation to host the tournament for a second time
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