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Estadio Cuauhtémoc is a football stadium in Pueblamarker, Pueblamarker (110 kilometres east of Mexico Citymarker).

The stadium, which has a capacity of 42,648 seats, is the home of Puebla F.C., it's one of the best and very historical football stadium in Mexicomarker, it belongs to other Puebla's team well known as Lobos de la BUAP. This stadium has hosted two football World Cups: 1970 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is close to the Puebla-Veracruzmarker highway, next door to the baseball stadium Estadio Hermanos Serdánmarker.

The stadium is named after Cuauhtémoc, who was the last Aztec emperor.


Estadio Cuauhtémoc was a project from the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez,who also design el Estadio Aztecamarker and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupemarker.It was inaugurated on October 6 1968 during the pre inauguration of the 1968 Summer Olympics.It takes its name from the Mexican brewery Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma who paid for most of the construction.

International Competition

1970 FIFA World Cup

El Estadio Cuauhtémoc was home to Uruguay national football team in this world cup.In the first game on June 2 1970 Uruguaymarker defeated Israelmarker 2-0.The second match was against Italymarker were the teams drew a 0-0.The third match was against Sweden were Uruguay fell 1-0.

1986 FIFA World Cup

In 1986 Mexico once again hosted the world cup an became the first country to ever host the world cup for a second time .This came to be when Colombiamarker weren't available to organize the tournament and pull back.

This world cup puebla played a bigger role than the previous one in 1970.This time Italymarker made El Estadio Cuauhtémoc home.Italy played against Argentinamarker,On July 5 1986 were they tied 1-1 with a goal from the football legend Diego Armando Maradona.The secound game was against Korea Republic national football team who Italy managed to defeat 3-2.In quarter finales Argentina defeated Uruguay 1-0 in El Estadio Cuauhtémoc played on June 5 1986.

Matches from world cups and Olympic games

1968 Summer Olympics Group A]]
Date Match Attendance
October 13 1968 1-0 10 000
October 15 1968 1-1 10 000
October 17 1968 1-4 10 000
1968 Summer Olympics Group B]]
Date Match Attendance
14 October 1968 3-1 10 000
16 October 1968 1-1 10 000
18 October 1968 3-3 10 000
1968 Summer Olympics - Quarterfinals]]
Date Match Affluence
20 October 1968 2-0 10 000
1970 FIFA World Cup
Date Match Attendance
June 2 1970 2-0 20 659
June 6 1970 0-0 29 968
June 10 1970 1-0 18 163
1986 FIFA World Cup
Date Match Attendance
June 5 1986 1-1 32 000
June 10 1986 2-3 20 000
June 16 1986 1-0 26 000
June 22 1986 1-1(4-5tab) 45 000
June 28 1986 4-2 21 000


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