Thursday, February 2

Did the stars align?: the coincidences of Argentina champion 1978, 1986 and 2022 | Digital Trends Spanish


That the 1986 final was at noon, just like the one in Qatar, that whenever Argentina has been champion has been wearing the starting shirt albiceleste, which belgrano He has been champion of the promotion twice, in 86 and 2022 or the most absurd, that Robert de Niro has been in Buenos Aires twice in his life: in 1986 and 2022.

The truth is that here is a list that, judge you, leaves the coincidences of the Argentine titles:

  • In 1978 and 1986, Argentina played the final against a country that had been a finalist in the previous edition. The Netherlands was in 1974 and Germany in 1982.
  • In 1986, the referee was Romualdo Arppi Filho, was born on January 7, 1939. Szymon Marciniak, the referee for Sunday’s final, was born on January 7, 1981.
  • In 1986, there were several results that are repeated in this world cup. Canada participating. Morocco going through the group stage in group F and beating Portugal (3-1 in 1986 and 1-0 in 2022). Brazil being left out in 4th due to penalties.
  • Year 2004, Diego in the Alejandro Fantino program called “Mar de fondo”. The date that appears behind and the zocalo that refers to a gift at the end of the year.
  • One related to PSG. Ronaldinho joined in 2001 and was world champion the following year. Mbappé joined in 2017 and was world champion the following year. Messi joined in 2021.
  • In 1978 and 1986, Argentina played the final with its starting jersey.
  • Only in 1978 and 1986, the goalkeeper of the opposing team wore a yellow shirt. Lloris used the same color.
  • Pato Filllol wore a green jumpsuit in the 1978 World Cup final. Dibu Martínez will also take the pitch in a green one.
  • Only one World Cup had been played in Qatar, the under 20s in 1995. Argentina lost 1 game in the group stage (0-1 vs. Portugal) and won the final against Brazil, the defending champion. In 2022, Argentina loses a match in the group stage and plays the final against the defending champion.
  • The department of Gualeguay is also part of a coincidence. It was the only city from Entre Ríos represented both in 1986 (Burruchaga) and in 2022 (Lisandro Martínez).
  • The last time a Cordoba man wore number 9 for the Argentina national team was Cuciuffo, in 1986. Now, it is also worn by a man born in Córdoba, Julián Álvarez.
  • Maradona left Barcelona in 1984, to play in the league of the country that had been world champion (Italy). Messi left Barcelona in 2021, to play in the French league (last world champion).
  • Belgrano came out twice champion of the Argentine promotion. In 1986 and in 2022
  • World Cup South Africa 2010, Spain eliminated Germany in the semifinals and then lifted the cup. In Brazil 2014, Germany, after eliminating France in the quarterfinals, came out champion. In Russia 2018, France eliminated Argentina in the round of 16 and achieved eternal glory. The only instance that would be missing to complete “the cycle” would be the final, where the Scaloni Selection is precisely against the French.

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