World Cup countdown: 50 days, Argentina moment number 31, Diego MARADONA

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Argentina at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

As part of the 50 days, 50 Argentina World Cup moments, we will be counting down the top 50 Argentina moments at a World Cup using the daily number.

We are just 31 days until the start of the FIFA World Cup and in 31st place we have Diego MARADONA scoring twice in Argentina’s 31st match at a FIFA World Cup.

Friday, June 18, 1982 marked Argentina’s 31st match at a FIFA World Cup. Coming off a 1-0 loss against Belgium in their opening match at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the reigning world champions Argentina bounced back with a big 4-1 win against Hungary.

Daniel BERTONI, Diego MARADONA (with two goals) and Osvaldo ARDILES were the three goal scorers for that match. BERTONI with Argentina’s first in the 26th minute with Diego MARADONA scoring shortly after two minutes later in the 28th minute before adding a third in the 57th minute and Osvaldo ARDILES scoring three minutes after that in the 60th minute.

Here was Argentina’s starting XI for the match:

7. Ubaldo FILLOL
1. Osvaldo ARDILES
4. Daniel BERTONI
8. Luis GALVAN
9. Americo GALLEGO
10. Diego MARADONA
11. Mario KEMPES
14. Jorge OLGUIN
15. Daniel PASSARELLA
18. Alberto TARANTINI
20. Jorge VALDANO

If you missed it, here are our 50 World Cup moments:
50: Sergio ROMERO gets 50th cap vs. Switzerland at 2014 FIFA World Cup.
49: Roberto AYALA scores in the 49th minute vs. Germany at 2006 FIFA World Cup.
48: Angel DI MARIA’s 48th cap for Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina at 2014 FIFA World Cup.
47: Mario KEMPES scores Argentina’s 47th goal all time at the 1978 FIFA World Cup vs. Peru.
46: Jorge VALDANO scores in the 46th minute at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
45: Javier ZANETTI scores in the 45th minute vs. England at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
44: Gabriel BATISTUTA scores goal number 44 in his Argentina career at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
43: Gonzalo HIGUAIN receives cap number 43 for Argentina vs. Germany in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
42: Pedro PASCULLI scores in the 42nd minute for Argentina vs. Uruguay at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
41: Maxi RODRÍGUEZ scores in the 41st minute for Argentina vs. Serbia & Montenegro at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
40: Roberto AYALA plays in his 40th match for Argentina vs. Jamaica at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
39: Pablo ZABALETA plays in his 39th match for Argentina vs. Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
38: Javier SAVIOLA scores in the 38th minute for Argentina vs. Ivory Coast at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
37: Maxi RODRIGUEZ plays in his 37th match for Argentina vs. South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
36: Mauricio PINEDA scores in the 36th minute for Argentina vs. Croatia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
35: Ezequiel LAVEZZI plays in his 35th match for Argentina vs. Netherlands at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
3up4: Diego MARADONA scores his 34th goal for Argentina vs. Greece at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
33: Gonzalo HIGUAIN scores in the 33rd minute for Argentina vs. Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
32: Hernan CRESPO scores his 32nd goal for Argentina vs. Mexico at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.