1986 World Cup Quarter-final ~ France vs Brazil (Full Classic Match)

Download the full match France vs Brazil 1986 World Cup

This, perhaps, is the most beautiful World Cup match in history.

The stars of the early 80′s were well into their 30′s now - Socrates, Platini, Junior, Giresse, Zico, Tigana – and approaching the end of their international careers. But they gave it one final try. One last attempt to conquer the World Cup with their artful approach to football.

The result was a game of football as pleasing to the eye as it was dramatic. If you’re going to watch one classic match, make it this one.

In 1986, the disaster of the previous World Cup was still a fresh memory in the minds of most Brazilians. But coach Tele Santana was given a final chance to show that his attacking philosohies could lead to results. Most of his stars from the previous World Cup were a far cry removed from their 1982 form. Toninho Cerezo was injured. The careers of Falcao and Eder had taken a nose dive. Zico wasn’t fully fit and had to start from the bench.

But Socrates and Junior were still there. Edinho, veteran from the 1978 Cup, returned to the heart of defense. And strikers Careca and Mueller were certainly better than 1982′s Serginho.

Still, the team experienced a slow start to the tournament, with meagre 1-0 wins over Spain and Algeria. The next games against Poland and Northern-Ireland were more impressive and made it clear that Brazil was once more a favourite to claim the World Cup.

But so were France. They too, had played beautiful football in 1982, only to be defeated by a more effective side (West-Germany, in their case). Two years laters, the French won Euro 1984, guided by their Magic Square on midfield: Fernandez, Giresse, Tigana and Platini.

The team that took the field against Brazil was not entirely similar to the triumphant 1984 one, but the magic was there in all its splendor.


Carlos – Edinho, Josimar, Julio Cesar Branco – Elzo, Alemao, Junior, Socrates – Muller, Careca
Coach: Tele Santana

Bats – Amoros, Battiston, Bossis Tusseau – Fernandez, Platini, Giresse, Tigana – Rocheteau, Stopyra
Coach: Michel Hidalgo

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  1. #1 by sa'ad al-khatib on December 6, 2011 - 19:43

    World cup or not this is The best football match of all time

  2. #2 by ahmed on April 15, 2012 - 18:14

    Hi thanks for amazing upload very good match can please upload Brazil vs Spain same world cup 1986 and brazil vs England 1981 friendly

    • #3 by ali on October 14, 2012 - 21:26

      how to extract the files?

  3. #4 by RAVI on June 5, 2012 - 03:54

    Anyone can help me, how to extract the files using free software?
    I use a few but to no avail, can extract but cannot get the full file.


  4. #5 by shahrooz72 on February 11, 2013 - 21:57

    Hotfile very SLOW SLOW SLOW.

  5. #6 by Z on May 31, 2013 - 06:05

    you split this into 6 parts? not everybody has a premium account

  6. #7 by Pascal on July 16, 2013 - 18:55

    • #8 by Indranil Sinha on July 22, 2013 - 16:57

      Back in 1986 I was a student of hs and had given watched the classic match fully ,the venue was jalisco stadioum my all time feverite zico was in the reserve bench, what I feel a little bit of cautiousness colud fetch them them the coveted trophy. I did never attack the atacking style followed by santana and his boy’s.
      to my mond this was the all time better team of Brazil I have ever seen despite the 1970, squad

  7. #9 by Francis M on October 14, 2013 - 22:51

    Can’t access parts 2 and 6 as they’ve been removed. Is there anywhere else that I can access them to download for personal use? Please and thank you

    • #10 by 4Dfoot on October 14, 2013 - 23:07

      Thanks for notifying me. Shame that it’s been removed. Here is a different version:


      • #11 by Kevin on July 5, 2014 - 11:26

        Hello – I am having trouble downloading the file for part 4 on either of the links you’ve supplied. I have been able to download parts 1-3, 5. Are you able to assist?

        Thanks for your great website.

  8. #12 by Francis M on October 16, 2013 - 03:57


    • #13 by Kevin on July 5, 2014 - 11:28

      Hi – I’m able to download parts 1-3 and 5, but not part 4, for some reason. Are you able to assist?

      Thanks for your great website.

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