The 1986 World Cup finals were staged in Mexico, having originally been awarded to Colombia and despite a major earthquake hitting the Central American country shortly before the tournament.

It was the tournament when Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal helped Argentina defeat England 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Argentina went on to win the tournament, beating West Germany 3-2 in the final in Mexico City.

England striker Gary Lineker finished with the Golden Boot after scoring six goals, including a hat-trick in the group game against Poland to book his side's place in the knockout stage.