1986 World Cup: What happened next?

Jose Luis Brown scoring first goal in 1986 World Cup Final

Written for The Offside Rule Podcast

Argentina and Germany meet each other in the World Cup Final on Sunday for a third time. The honours are currently shared at one victory each but Laura Jones looks back at their first meeting in 1986 and what happened to the players after that final in Mexico.


Diego Maradona dominated the 1986 Argentina team. Carlos Bilardo, the Argentine coach, visited Maradona in Barcelona to tell him that the team would be built around him. His dominance over Argentinian football and his subsequent column inches over the years are well documented, but what of the rest of the team?

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