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 46 days until the start of the FIFA World Cup and in 46th place we have Jorge VALDANO who scored in the 46th minute at the 1986 FIFA World Cup versus South Korea.
After the disastrous start which saw Argentina lose 1-0 against Belgium in 1982, the team knew they had to do better to kick off the 1986 tournament. It took them just six minutes to score in the opening match against South Korea in 1986 in Mexico. Twelve minutes later, Oscar RUGGERI scored to double the lead for Carlos BILARDO’s men.
At the 46th minute, Jorge VALDANO all but secured the three points for Argentina when he scored his second of the match. A great cross in by Diego MARADONA found VALDANO’s head which found the goal.
Here was Argentina’s starting XI for the match:
18. Nery PUMPIDO
2. Sergio BATISTA
5. Jose BROWN
7. Jorge BURRUCHAGA
8. Nestor CLAUSEN
10. Diego MARADONA
11. Jorge VALDANO
13. Oscar GARRE
14. Ricardo GIUSTI
17. Pedro PASCULLI
19. Oscar RUGGERI
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.