1986 Soccer World Cup - Group A, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group A of the first round stage played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

Group A, National Teams

Argentina
Argentina
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Italy
Italy
South Korea
South Korea

Group A, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Argentina Argentina 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 4 Yes
2. Italy Italy 4 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 Yes
3. Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 Yes
4. South Korea South Korea 1 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 No

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference

Group A, Games Played

Game
Date
Results
1.
May 31, 1986
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Italy
Italy
43'
Alessandro Altobelli
85'
Nasko Sirakov
2.
Jun 02, 1986
Argentina
Argentina
South Korea
South Korea
6'
Jorge Valdano
18'
Oscar Ruggeri
46'
Jorge Valdano
73'
Chang Sun Park
3.
Jun 05, 1986
South Korea
South Korea
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
11'
Plamen Getov
70'
Jong Boo Kim
4.
Jun 05, 1986
Italy
Italy
Argentina
Argentina
6'
Alessandro Altobelli
(pen)
34'
Diego Maradona
5.
Jun 10, 1986
Argentina
Argentina
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
3'
Jorge Valdano
76'
Jorge Burruchaga
6.
Jun 10, 1986
South Korea
South Korea
Italy
Italy
17'
Alessandro Altobelli
62'
Soon Ho Choi
73'
Alessandro Altobelli
82'
Kwang Rae Cho
(own goal)
83'
Jung Moo Huh