1986 Soccer World Cup - Group B, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group B 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 B, National Teams

Belgium
Belgium
Iraq
Iraq
Mexico
Mexico
Paraguay
Paraguay

Group B, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Mexico Mexico 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 Yes
2. Paraguay Paraguay 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 Yes
3. Belgium Belgium 3 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 Yes
4. Iraq Iraq 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 -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 B, Games Played

Game
Date
Results
1.
Jun 03, 1986
Belgium
Belgium
Mexico
Mexico
23'
Fernando Quirarte
39'
Hugo Sánchez
45'
Erwin Vandenbergh
2.
Jun 04, 1986
Paraguay
Paraguay
Iraq
Iraq
35'
Julio Cesar Romero
3.
Jun 07, 1986
Mexico
Mexico
Paraguay
Paraguay
3'
Luis Flores
85'
Julio Cesar Romero
4.
Jun 08, 1986
Iraq
Iraq
Belgium
Belgium
16'
Enzo Scifo
21'
Nico Claesen
(pen)
59'
Ahmed Radhi
5.
Jun 11, 1986
Iraq
Iraq
Mexico
Mexico
54'
Fernando Quirarte
6.
Jun 11, 1986
Paraguay
Paraguay
Belgium
Belgium
30'
Frank Vercauteren
50'
Roberto Cabañas
59'
Daniel Veyt
76'
Roberto Cabañas