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Mexico: 1986 World Cup

The passion, excitement and antics of the 1986 football World Cup captured through the lens of photographer John Vink

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John Vink World Cup 1986. Diego Maradona celebrating Argentinean victory of World Cup at Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 29, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Preparations for the inauguration ceremony at the Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. May 31, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Olympic stadium during a match. Mexico City, Mexico. June 2, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Weekend football games. Ciudad Neza, Mexico. June 1, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Musicians during a match at the Nezahualcoyotl stadium. Ciudad Neza, Mexico. June 8, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Before the match Mexico vs Belgium in Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 3, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink Scottish supporters in front of Nezahualcoyotl stadium. Ciudad Neza, Mexico. June 13, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink Mexican supporters during Mexico-Bulgaria match at Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 15, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Stadium Azteca. Match France vs Belgium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 28, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink Soccer player Diego Maradona during an interview before the match England vs Argentina. Mexico City, Mexico. June 22, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Referee checking shoes of players before England vs Paraguay match at Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 18, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Supporters celebrating Argentina victory of World Cup at Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 29, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Crowd watching match on giant screen during rain. Mexico City, Mexico. June 21, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Press conference by the German football team. Franz Beckenbauer, trainer, on left. Mexico City, Mexico. June 10, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Supporters in Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. June 6, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Players entering Azteca stadium for France vs Belgium match. Mexico City, Mexico. June 28, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
John Vink World Cup 1986. Inauguration ceremony at the Azteca stadium. Mexico City, Mexico. May 31, 1986. © John Vink | Magnum Photos

The 1986 football World Cup in Mexico was won by Argentina against Germany, with the help of Gods’ hand, i.e. the hand of Diego Maradona.