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By 1986, the Falklands Battle had elevated tensions between the nations to new levels.
Argentine fans had burned Union Jack flags in the course of the match, and a outstanding Buenos Aires politician had submitted a request for a minute’s
silence for the slain Argentine soldiers earlier than the groups’ quarterfinal.
Their star participant, Diego Maradona, referred world cup football shirts to as
on fans to “neglect politics and just respect two fine groups,” but the feeling among
the many 114,800-strong crowd was fierce and, regardless of the presence of riot police,
combating inevitably took place on the terraces.
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