1986 world cup semi final germany vs france

Bruno Galler (Switzerland) After 27 minutes, Bernd Förster was penalised for holding Dominique Rocheteau and France were awarded a penalty, which was converted by Platini. In truth, the semi-final between France and West Germany in the Estadio Jalisco in the western Mexico City of Guadalajara was nowhere near the same vintage. Against Malta, away from home in December 1984, they went a goal down inside 10 minutes, until Klaus Allofs and Karl-Heinz Forster struck back to finish an edgy encounter 3-2 in their side’s favour. 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In a telling and symbolic gesture, Platini followed through but stopped just short of the German ‘keeper, where he then shaped as if to knee Schumacher in the face, only to cut his action short. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Where France’s quarter-final had been instantly acknowledged as the kind of game that would be fondly remembered down the ages, the semi-final between the European neighbours was a contest between teams who each carried several creaking components. With the score 1-1 after the regulation 90 minutes, Platini still did not know if his birthday would be a happy one. With West Germany's captain and European Footballer of the Year Karl-Heinz Rummenigge benched from the start due to a hamstring injury, West Germany were nonetheless the first to score in the 17th minute. The first quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup was the best of the bunch, a true classic. In the sixth round, Maxime Bossis's shot was blocked, and Horst Hrubesch converted to give West Germany the win. All this was some way away on 25 June 1986 in Guadalajara’s Jalisco Stadium; although by the World Cup of 1990 the preponderance of risk-averse defence-orientated football was evident in a tournament almost universally lambasted as dour and lacklustre by the game’s cognoscenti, notwithstanding the memories of England and Ireland fans. Likewise, both Amaros and Fernández were Spanish by origin, while Platini’s grandparents came courtesy of Piedmont in Italy. Rarely has a World Cup quarter-final seen such fluid play. In the second half, Platini walked the ball past Schumacher and into the net but was unluckily judged to be offside too. Along with Rummenigge, Toni Schumacher, Karl-Heinz Forster, Felix Magath and Hans-Peter Briegel all retired from international duty after the final against Argentina on 29 June. Consequently, where the global village has bred greater homogenisation and shrinkage of the imagination, the aficionados of the 70s and 80s deployed ever-inventive methods to acquire sportswear and football memorabilia. By 1986, with legs which were two years older, and with bodies in some cases beginning to show signs of battle fatigue, France faced the West Germans in a World Cup semi-final once more, this time in Mexico. Unlike in Spain in 1982, when the team were reigning European champions, Franz Beckenbauer’s travelling band were not highly fancied ahead of the tournament in Mexico. Where 65,000 had packed the Jalisco for the quarter-final on a glorious, baking hot Saturday afternoon, the semi-final drew just 45,000 for a game where the pitch was cutting up following a tropical downpour. South Korea and Bulgaria also drew 1–1 in a downpour. Four minutes later, West Germany began their comeback, with Rummenigge flicking home an outside-of-the-foot volley from six yards that cut France's lead to 3–2. Platini later remarked that the ball “moved a quarter turn and settled in a hole” just as he was about to make contact. The curved chips and lofted passes were still not quite finding their target, although deep in the second period of extra time a through ball hit first time to release Bruno Bellone was the eye of the needle stuff of Platini legend. Perhaps the biggest loss, though, was that of Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster. French, Italian and German sportswear was fetishised and a whole new breed of aesthetes sprang up as a result; a parallel movement which owed everything to word of mouth and nothing to conventional marketing ploys. From the highs of the previous Saturday to the end of their footballing world four days later, a bare-chested Platini walked away with the same dejected look he had worn in Seville four years earlier. Although hot, the sun came and went intermittently in a strangely scrappy contest marked by displays of dissent on both sides. With honours even, both proceeded to the second phase and the round of 16. Like France, the Germans bid farewell to several charismatic performers at the end of the Mexico 86. It was Germany who ultimately triumphed, as France and Platini appeared to have shot their bolt after the Brazil game. If the trauma of Seville had been partially purged then the same old foes, West Germany, lay in wait four days later. When Adidas chief Horst Dassler failed to give in to the demands of Neuberger and Gabi Schuster, West Germany boarded for Mexico without Augsburg’s favourite Bach playing ivory tinkler and midfield schemer. The ‘Brazilians from Europe’ and the Brazilians from Brazil scarcely committed a foul, there were no yellow cards; it was a symphony of wonderful passes, of perfect through balls, which was to culminate in the first goal, for Brazil. The teams then played two 15-minute periods of extra time. In the opening game of the knock-out stages, West Germany struggled past Morocco, where a late free-kick from Matthäus was enough to see them into the quarter-finals. That man was, of course, Michel Platini. The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. Deftly lobbing the ball over the advancing Bats, he rounded the ‘keeper and stroked the ball home to make it 2-0 to Beckenbauer’s team. 1986 FIFA World Cup Final The teams enter the field at the Estadio Azteca Event1986 … In a matchup which seemed to come too soon, Platini pulled off his one classic performance of the tournament against the team he knew better than all others. For the two young forwards, their nominations were “a bombshell” to them, according to Michel. Fernández and Manuel Amoros remained, shouldering the burden of revitalising the national team, a task in which their former captain, Platini, would soon join them as manager. The Seleção striker opened the scoring with a fierce shot that flew in under the crossbar.”. Bob Valentine (Scotland), "West Germany v France" 1982 FIFA World Cup, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Et le meilleur de notre jeunesse s'est envolé", "Memory Lane – West Germany v France at World Cup 82", "World Cup: 25 stunning moments: Patrick Battiston loses his teeth", France, West Germany, and the Most Horrific Challenge in World Cup History, West Germany 3–3 (a.e.t., 5–4 pen.) Although at the time he didn’t know it, he had just scored his 41st and last goal wearing the blue shirt of France.”. Shadow of his former imperious self though he was, he managed to draw on such strength as he had left to appear at the far post four minutes before half-time. Thanks to its back-and-forth drama, four goals in extra time, and a dramatic penalty shootout, this game is regarded as one of the best football matches of all time. France’s duel with the Soviet Union was a close, exhilarating affair noteworthy for Vasili Rats’ thundering shot past Joel Bats. Memories of Schumacher and Seville were brought to the surface ahead of the game, as old wounds reopened. Just as Charles Corver had been afflicted with temporary loss of his sight and senses four years earlier in Seville, so Romanian referee Ioan Igna’s decision to wave play on in Guadalajara was similarly stupefying. [3] It is considered by French captain Michel Platini to be his "most beautiful game. Leclair recalls: “The ever-increasing doses of anti-inflammatories he was taking, exacerbated by stomach trouble contracted 48 hours earlier, served only to weaken him further. It was game over and the end of an epoch for France as West Germany advanced to the final in Mexico City. French player Patrick Battiston's controversial collision on a breakaway with the West German goalkeeper Schumacher, which knocked Battiston unconscious and forced him from the game with two missing teeth, three cracked ribs, and damaged vertebrae (though no foul was given),[6] added to the tension on the field. [citation needed] The day of the match had been very hot, and the temperature even at 9 p.m. local time at the start of the match was still in the high nineties, with high humidity.[4]. With the likes of Uli Stielike, Horst Hrubesh, Manfred Kaltz, Paul Breitner and Hansi Müller no longer on the international scene, the team appeared a little short of the star quality that had made them continental champions back in 1980. Platini was struggling, however. The next two times Portugal qualified for the World Cup finals were in 1986 and 2002, going out in the first round both times. Luis Fernández opted to take the last, with Platini happily settling for the penultimate one. In an attempt to ward off the debilitating effects of his tendonitis, he was taking increasing doses of anti-inflammatories. Völler walked after Tigana to offer his hand but the French midfielder just walked away. Appearances were deceptive, though. Patrick Battiston remarked: “The foul is in the past, forgiven and forgotten,” although he sounded a note of caution when he added, “I don’t plan to get close to Schumacher, not less than 40 metres. As Der Kaiser juggled his resources, Rummenigge was again rested shortly before the hour mark and replaced by Rudi Völler. This game was more than just a rematch, though, and it was more than a victory for the prosaic over the protean, as it has since crudely come to be known. One of Germany’s greatest individual talents since the similarly enigmatic Günter Netzer had strutted his stuff, Schuster had opted to sit out the tournament after his wife’s demand of a DM1 million ransom had failed to move the president of the DFB, Hermann Neuberger, and team kit sponsor Adidas. The first love of many a modern football hipster were the France teams of Michel Hidalgo and Henri Michel. After such a technical and emotional tour de force anything would be bound to suffer by comparison. Much more than that though, they were the team that best embodied the aesthetic of an era when Europeans celebrated a sense of genuine diversity among themselves. Rummenigge entered the game shortly afterwards in place of Hans-Peter Briegel, but it was France who struck once again at the 98 minute mark, with Alain Giresse firing a first-time shot from 18 yards off Harald Schumacher's right post and into the goal to give France a 3–1 advantage. The lurking Platini was left with the simplest of tap-ins to bring France back on level terms. Sure enough it carried with it the baggage of Seville: the myopia of referee Charles Corver and the brutality of Schumacher, but it also prefigured the end of an epoch in European football. This time I will be more careful because I have paid my dues.” There was undoubtedly great camaraderie between the two captains though, as Platini and Rummenigge chatted animatedly in Italian during the pre-match warm-up and during the exchange of pendants. Luckily for the former Nantes man, his miss was none too catastrophic as the linesman waved the offside flag. After 120 minutes, just as in Seville back in 1982, it was time for penalties. In the 16th minute, a one-two between Müller and Júnior saw a ball on to an unmarked Careca. From then on the “Brazilians of Europe” became the romantics’ team of choice, gloriously fulfilling their destiny in Paris two years later by carrying off the Henri Delaunay trophy in the Parc des Prince.

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