The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – 34 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.
34 – Every now and again, a goal is scored that becomes the stuff of legend – and Manuel Negrete’s remarkable volley for Mexico in their 1986 FIFA World Cup™ Round of 16 match against Bulgaria is one such strike. After warding off a defender’s challenge, the then 27-year-old played a one-two with a team-mate before unleashing a scissor kick into the bottom right-hand corner in the 34th minute.
His goal – the opener for Mexico in a 2-0 win in front of 114,580 fans at the Estadio Azteca – was recently voted the best FIFA World Cup™ goal of all time on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page.
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.