Estadio Azteca

Estadio Azteca

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Estadio Azteca (, Aztec Stadium) is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.

The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

In the 1970 World Cup final, Brazil defeated Italy 4:1 and in the 1986 World Cup final, Argentina defeated West Germany 3:2 (both finals produced five goals). It also hosted the 1986 quarter-final between Argentina and England in which Diego Maradona scored both the "Hand of God goal" and the "Goal of the Century". The stadium also hosted the "Game of the Century", when Italy defeated West Germany 4-3 in extra time in one of the 1970 semifinals. With a capacity of 105,064, it is the largest stadium in Latin America, fifth largest in the world and the largest soccer-specific stadium in the world.



History

The opening game was between Club América and Torino F.C. on May 26, 1966, with seats for 107,494 spectators. The first goal was scored by Brazilian Arlindo Dos Santos Cruz and the second one by Brazilian José Alves "Zague"; later,...
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