1990 Italy

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General Points


  • Location and Dates: Italy, 8th June - 8th July 1990 Bari (Stadio San Nicola 56,800 capacity for the WC), Bologna (Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,000), Cagliari (Stadio Sant'Elia 39,000), Firenze (Stadio Comunale 44,781), Genova (Stadio Luigi Ferraris 40,000), Milano (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 76,000), Napoli (Stadio San Paolo 74,090), Palermo (Stadio della Favorita 36,630), Roma (Stadio Olimpico 80,825), Torino (Stadio delle Alpi 67,411), Udine (Stadio Friuli 38,685), Verona (Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 42,000) .
  • Decided by FIFA Executive Commitee at Zürich, 19th May 1984. Italy was voted in over the USSR 11-5. England In favour of Italy and Greece (did not fulfil the stadia criteria) withdrew.
  • Entries deadline 30th September 1987.
  • 116 teams entered, 103 actually played (3 for the first time) a total of 314 preliminary matches. Lesotho, Rwanda, Togo, Bahrain, India, Maldives, and South Yemen (PDR) withdrew. Mexico were suspended for falsifying the age of players. The entries of Belize, Mauritius and Mozambique were not accepted.
  • Mexico incurred a two year ban (30 June 1988), for forging players' birth certificates in a FIFA youth competition
  • Libya withdrew in the second qualifying stage in Africa.
  • Chile banned from 1994 World Cup during qualifiers for WC '90 see article on relevant page..
  • Qualifications draw 12 December 1987 in Zürich.
  • Finals drawn 9 December 1989, Palazzo dello Sport in Rome.
  • Participating Teams: Argentina [2]*, Austria, Belgium [11], Brazil [9], Cameroon, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England [4], Italy [3], Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany [1], Yugoslavia. *[world ranking]
  • Seeding was based on the teams 2 previous WC performances. The rank gained in Mexico 1986 counting double.
  • Format: The top two in each of the six groups go through to the second round, and are joined by the four most successful third-place finishers to bring the number for the knock out stage of the competition to 16. The third place qualifiers were decided; first on points; second on goal difference; third on goals; fourth on the head to head and finally on the drawing of lots.
  • Two substitutes allowed from the five named.
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Group Stage

Group A - AUSTRIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ITALY (s), U.S.A.


Game 1 [FIFA #M:03] Played Saturday 9 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [416]
(72,303) José Ramiz Wright (BRZ), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL), Carlos Alberto da Silva Valente (POR).

Result: ITALY 1 - AUSTRIA 0 (0:0)
Schillaci 79.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franchino Baresi; - [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri, [7] Paolo Cesare Maldini; - [11] Fernando de Napoli, [13] Guiseppe Giannini, [9] Carllo Ancelotti (h/t [4] Luigi de Agostini); - [17] Roberto Donadoni. [21] Gianluca Vialli, [16] Andrea Alessandro Carnevale (76 [19] Salvatore 'Toto' Schillaci).

AUT (1-4-3-2): [1] Klaus Lindenberger; - [2] Ernst Aigner; - [7] Kurt Russ, [3] Robert Pecl, [5] Peter Schöttel, [18] Michael Streiter; - [8] Peter Artner (61 [6] Manfred Zsak), [10] Manfred Linzmaier (81 [11] Alfred Hörtnagl), [20] Andreas Herzog; - [13] Andreas Ogris, [9] Anton 'Toni' Polster (c).

YC: Herzog (6 f).

Goal: Vialli created an opening on the right and delivered a superb cross for substitute Schillaci to head into the roof of the net.


Game 2: [M:05] Played Sunday 10 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Comunale, Florence. [417]
(32,266) Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Aron Schmidhuber (GER), Marcel Van Langenhove (BEL).

Result: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 5 - USA 1 (2:0)
1:0 Skuhravý 26, 2:0 Bilek 39 pen, 3:0 Hašek 51, 3:1 Caliguri 60, 4:1 Skuhravý 79, 5:1 Luhový 89. (88 Meola saved a penalty by Bilek).

TCH (1-2-5-2): [1] Jan Stejskal; - [5] Ján Kocian; - [3] Miroslav Kadlec, [6] František Straka; - [11] Lubomir Moravčík (83 [14] Vladimir Weiss), [4] Ivan Hašek (c), [9] Lubos Kubik, [8] Jozef Chovanec, [7] Michal Bilek; - [10] Tomás Skuhravý, [17] Ivo Knoflicek (77 [18] Milan Luhový).

USA (3-4-3): [1] Antonio 'Tony' Michael Meola; - [2] Stephen Trittschuh, [5] Michael Windischmann (c), [15] Desmond Kevin Armstrong; - [6] John Harkes, [7] Tabaré Ramos Ricciardi, [14] John Michael Stollmeyer (64 [17] Marcelo Balboa), [20] Paul David Caligiuri; - [10] Peter Joseph Vermes, [11] Eric Boswell Wynalda, [16] Bruce Edward Murray (79 [9] Christopher Sullivan).

RC: Wynalda (52 pushing off the ball).
YC: Kubik (32 f), Kadlec (62 f) / Meola (39 time wasting), Trittschuh (44 f).

Goals: Skuhravý put in the clear by Moravčík easily beat Meola; Hašek was brought down by Windishcmann and Bilek rifled home the penalty into the top corner; Hašek headed in a near post corner from Chovanec; After a quick exchange of passes Murray put a through ball to Cagliuri, who rounds Stejskal to get one back for the USA, their first finals goal since 1950; Skuhravý puts another near post header again from a Chahovec corner, past Meola; Luhový forced home an opening created by Skuhravý with the last kick of the game.


Game 3: [M:15] Played Thursday 14 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [428]
(73,423) Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX), Berny Ulloa-Morera (CRC), Juan Daniel Cardellino (URU).

Result: ITALY 1 - USA 0 (1:0)
Giannini 11. (20' Vialli missed penalty, hit the post).

ITA (1-3-4-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi; - [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri, [7] Paolo Maldini; - [17] Roberto Donadoni, [10] Nicola Berti, [13] Guiseppe Giannini, [11] Fernando de Napoli; - [16] Andrea Carnevale (20 [19] Toto Schillaci), [21] Luca Vialli.

USA (5-3-2): [1] Tony Meola; - [3] John Joseph Doyle, [4] James Banks (81 [14] John Stollmeyer), [5] Mike Windischmann (c), [15] Desmond Armstrong, [17] Marcelo Balboa; - [6] John Harkes, [7] Tab Ramos, [20] Paul Caligiuri; - [10] Peter Vermes, [16] Bruce Murray (83 [9] Chris Sullivan).

Booked: Ferri (69 f) / Banks (62 f).

Goal: Giannini exchanged passes with Vialli and stepped between two defenders, beat Windischmann, and swept a left foot shot past Meola.


Game 4: [M:17] Played Friday 15 June 94 (17.00) Stadio Comunale, Florence. [429]
(38,962) George Smith (SCO), Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Richard Lorenc (AUS).

Result: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1 - AUSTRIA 0 (1:0)
Bilek 29 pen.

TCH (1-2-5-2): [1] Jan Stejskal; - [5] Ján Kocian; - [3] Miroslav Kadlec, [20] Václav Němeček; - [11] Lubomir Moravčík, [4] Ivan Hašek (c), [8] Jozef Chovanec (32 [2] Július Bielik), [9] Lubos Kubik, [7] Michal Bilek; - [10] Tomás Skuhravý, [17] Ivo Knoflicek (83 [14] Vladimir Weiss).

AUT (4-4-2): [1] Klaus Lindenberger; - [2] Ernst Aigner, [3] Robert Pecl, [4] Anton Pfeffer, [7] Kurt Russ (h/t [18] Michael Streiter); - [6] Manfred Zsak, [5] Peter Schöttel (h/t [13] Andreas Ogris), [20] Andreas Herzog, [11] Alfred Hörtnagl; - [14] Gerhard Rodax, [9] Toni Polster (c).

YC: Moravčík (49 f), Kubik (58 f suspended) / Pecl (22 f), Zsak (65 dissent), Pfeiffer (83 f), Steiter (87f), Aigner (+90 dissent after final whistle).

Goal: Following a poor back pass by Pfeffer, Chovanec (stretchered off) was brought down by Lindenberger. Bilek despatched the penalty into the bottom corner.


Game 5: [M:29] Played Tuesday 19 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [441=]
(73,303) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Marcel Van Langenhove (BEL), George Smith (SCO).

Result: ITALY 2 - CZECHOSLOVAKIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Schillaci 9, 2:0 R.Baggio 78.

ITA (1-2-5-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi; - [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri; - [17] Roberto Donadoni (52 [4] Luigi de Agostini), [11] Fernando de Napoli (66 [8] Pietro Vierchowod), [13] Guiseppe Giannini, [10] Nicola Berti, [7] Paolo Maldini; - [15] Roberto Baggio, [19] Toto Schillaci.
Subs not used: [12] Tacconi, [16] [14] Marrochi, [20] Serena.

TCH (1-2-5-2): [1] Jan Stejskal; - [3] Miroslav Kadlec; - [15] Vladimir Kinier, [20] Václav Němeček (h/t [2] Július Bielik); - [11] Lubomir Moravčík, [4] Ivan Hašek (c), [8] Jozef Chovanec, [14] Vladimir Weiss (58 [19] Stanislav Griga), [7] Michal Bilek; - [10] Tomás Skuhravý, [17] Ivo Knoflicek.
Subs not used: [21] Mikloško, [16] Hýravý, [13] Němec,

YC: Baggio (44 f), De Napoli (44 f), Berti (89 handball) / Chovanec (26 f), Skuhravý (29 not retreating).

Goals: Donadoni's corner was mis-hit by Giannini, but the ball fell conveniently for Schillaci to head into the roof of the net from six yards; From their own half Baggio (at £7.7million the most expensive player in football) exchanged passes with Giannini, survived a tackle, sidestepped Kadlec and clipped the ball past Stejskal, who went the wrong way. One of the best goals of the tournament; On 64 Griga had a headed goal wrongly disallowed for offside.


Game 6: [M:30] Played Tuesday 19 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Comunale, Florence. [441=]
(34,857) Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Richard Lorenc (AUS), Zoran Petrovic (YUG).

Result: AUSTRIA 2 - USA 1 (0:0)
1:0 Ogris 49, 2:0 Rodax 63, 2:1 Murray 84.

AUT (1-2-5-2): [1] Klaus Lindenberger - [2] Ernst Aigner; - [3] Robert Pecl, [4] Anton Pfeffer; - [8] Peter Artner, [6] Manfred Zsak, [20] Andreas Herzog, [13] Andreas Ogris, [18] Michael Streiter; - [14] Gerhard Rodax (86 [19] Gerald Glatzmeyer), [9] Toni Polster (c - h/t [16] Andreas Reisinger).

USA (5-3-2): [1] Tony Meola; - [3] John Doyle, [4] Jimmy Banks (55 [11] Eric Wynalda), [5] Mike Windischmann (c), [15] Desmond Armstrong, [17] Marcelo Balboa; - [6] John Harkes, [7] Tab Ramos, [20] Paul Caligiuri (83 [8] Brian Boyer Bliss); - [10] Peter Vermes, [16] Bruce Murray.

RC: Artner (34 two footed tackle on Vermes).
YC: Zsak (22 f), Pecl (31 f), Reisinger (48 time wasting), Lindenburger (83 time wasting), Glatzmeyer (89 f) / Cagligiuri (27 f) Banks (28 f), Murray (40 f), Windischmann (58 f)'.

This match created a record for the most bookings at the time, nine.

Goals: Ogris ran unchecked half the length of the pitch and beat Meola with a deft right foot chip into the far corner; A great run down the right by Streiter who laid on a volley for Rodax to slam home; Vermes played inside to Ramos who centred for Murray to stab it in.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Italy 3 3 0 0 4 0 6
Czechoslovakia 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Austria 3 1 0 2 2 3 2
USA 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

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Group B - ARGENTINA (s), CAMEROON, ROMANIA, SOVIET UNION


Game 1: [M:01] Played Friday 8 June 1990 (18.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [413]
(73,780) Michel Vautrot (FRA), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Vincent Mauro (USA).

Result: CAMEROON 1 - ARGENTINA 0 (0:0)
Omam Biyick 67.

CMR (1-4-3-2): [16] Thomas N'Kono; - [17] Victor N'Dip Akem;- [14] Stephen Tataw Eta (c), [6] Emmanuel Jerome Kunde, [4] Benjamin Massing, [5] Bertin N'Dingue Ebwelle; - [8] Émile Belmont M'Bouh M'Bouh, [2] André Kana Biyick, [10] Louis-Paul M'Fede (70 [15] Thomas Libiih); - [7] François Omam Biyick, [20] Cyrille Thomas Makanaky (69 [9] Albert Robert Miller 'Roger Milla').

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Nery Alberto Pumpido; - [19] Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (h/t [8] Claudio Paul Caniggia), [20] Juan Ernesto Simón, [11] Néstor Ariel Fabbri; - [4] José Horacio Basualdo, [13] Néstor Gabriel Lorenzo, [2] Sergio Daniel Batista, [17] Roberto Néstor Sensini (70 [6] Gabriel Humberto Calderón), [7] Jorge Luis Burruchaga; - [3] Abel Eduardo Balbo, [10] Diego Armando Maradona (c).

RC: Kana Biyick (61 f), Massing (87 f second yellow).
YC: Sensini (28 handball) / Massing (10 f), N'Dip (24 f), M'Bouh (53 not retreating), Massing (87 f).

Goal: N'Dip took a free-kick on the left and when Makanaky and Lorenzo went for it together, the ball spun into the air finding Omam Biyick unmarked seven yards out. His cross-goal downward header was firm but should not have troubled Pumpido, however the goalkeeper 'visibly' creaked as he went down for the stop, allowing the ball to go in under his hands.

NOTE: Match preceded by WC opening ceremony.


Game 2: [M:02] Played Saturday 9 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio San Nicola, Bari. [414=]
(42,907) Juan Daniel Cardellino (URU), Emilio Soriano Aladrén (ESP), Hernán Silva Arce (CHI).

Result: ROMANIA 2 - SOVIET UNION 0 (0:0)
1:0 Lăcătuş 41, 2:0 Lăcătuş 55 pen.

ROM (4-4-2): [1] Silviu Lung (c) - [2] Mircea Rednic, [4] Ioan Andone, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [3] Michael Klein, - [8] Ioan Ovidiu Sabau, [5] Iosif Rotariu, [21] Ioan 'Ionut' Angelo Lupescu, [16] Daniel Timofte; - [7] Marius Mihail Lăcătuş (87 [17] Ilie Dumitrescu), [14] Florin Raducioiu (80 [18] Gavrila Balint).

URS (3-5-2): Rinat Faizrakhmanović Dasaev (c); - [4] Oleg Vladimirović Kuznetsov, [3] Vagiz Nazirović Khidiyatullin, [20] Sergeǐ Vadimović Gorluković; - [7] Sergeǐ Evgenević Aleǐnikov, [8] Gennadǐ Vladimirović Litovćenko (64 [15] Ivan Ivanović Yaremćuk), [9] Aleksandr Anatolević Zavarov, [2] Vladimir Vasilević Bessonov, [6] Laslo (Vasili) Karlović Rats; - [10] Oleg Valerević Protasov, [11] Igor Ivanović Dobrovolski (72 [12] Aleksandr Genrikhović Borodyuk).

Booked: Lăcătuş (43 time wasting) / Khidiyatullin (10 f).
The penalty was given for a handball which Khidiyatullin committed a good yard outside the area.


Game 3: [M:13] Played Wednesday 13 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio San Paolo, Naples. [425]
(55,759) Erik Fredriksson (SWE), José Ramiz Wright (BRZ), Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR).

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - SOVIET UNION 0 (1:0)
1:0 Trioglio 27, 2:0 Burruchaga 79.

ARG (3-5-2): [1] Nery Pumpido (11 [12] Sergio Javier Goycochea); - [15] Pedro Damián Monzón, [20] Juan Simón, [18] José Tiburcio Serrizuela (79 [13] Néstor Lorenzo); - [4] José Basualdo, [2] Sergio Batista, [21] Pedro Antonio Troglio, [16] Julio Jorge Olarticoechea, [7] Jorge Burruchaga; - [8] Claudiol Caniggia, [10] Diego Maradona (c).

URS (4-4-2): [22] Aleksandr Viktorović Uvarov; - [2] Vladimir Bessonov (c), [3] Vagiz Khidiyatullin, [4] Oleg Kuznetsov, [20] Sergeǐ Gorluković; - [7] Sergeǐ Aleǐnikov, [17] Andreǐ Vikentević Zygmantović, [18] Igor Mikhaǐlović Šalimov, [9] Aleksandr Zavarov (81 [14] Vladimir Nikolaević Lyutǐ); - [10] Oleg Protasov (76 [8] Gennadǐ Litovćenko), [11] Igor Dobrovolski.

Sent off: Bessonov (46 shirt-pulling on Caniggia).
Booked: Serrizuela (58 not retreating), Caniggia (59 kicking ball away), Maradona (70 mithering), Monzón (78 f) / Zygmantović (51 f).

Note: Pumpido stretchered off with fractured right tibia and fibula after a collision with Olarticoechea in the tenth minute. It was not all unlucky for Argentina, Maradona clearly (to all but the ref) handled a goal-bound Kuznetsov header off the line and Troglio got away with the same offence in the build-up to Burruchaga's goal. The normally mild mannered Valerǐ Lobanovskǐ (the stoic Soviet coach, given to upbraiding journalists for not wearing ties at his press conferences) blew his top "It was obviously handball", he said "the referee didn't see it, or didn't penalise it, and any referee who fails to punish a foul of such importance should not be used at this level". (Lobanovskǐ, who died in 2004, would have been pleased, Fredriksson didn't). The Soviets yet again in a WC finals fall victim to shoddy decisions on the pitch, ....but then it was the 13th game of the tournament on the 13th day of the month.


Game 4: [M:16] Played Thursday 14 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio San Nicola, Bari. [426=]
(38,687) Hernán Silva Arce (CHI), Carlos Alberto da Silva Valente (POR), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL).

Result: CAMEROON 2 - ROMANIA 1 (0:0)
1:0 Milla 76, 2:0 Milla 86, 2:1 Balint 88.

CMR (1-4-3-2): [16] Thomas N'Kono - [17] Victor N'Dip; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [6] Emmanuel Kunde (69 [13] Jean-Claude Pagal), [3] Jules Denis Onana, [5] Bertin Ebwelle; - [8] Émile M'Bouh, [21] Emmanuel Maboang Kessack (61 [9] Roger Milla), [10] Louis-Paul M'Fede; - [7] François Omam Biyick, [20] Cyrille Makanaky.

ROM (4-4-2): [1] Silviu Lung (c); - [2] Mircea Rednic, [4] Ioan Andone, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [3] Michael Klein; - [8] Ioan Ovidiu Sabau, [5] Iosif Rotariu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (56 [17] Ilie Dumitrescu), [16] Daniel Timofte; - [7] Marius Lăcătuş, [14] Florin Raducioiu (64 [18] Gavrila Balint).

Booked: Onana (20 f), N'Kono (68 time wasting) / Klein (43 f).


Game 5: [M:25] Played Monday 18 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio San Paolo, Naples. [437=]
(52,733) Carlos Alberto da Silva Valente (POR), Berny Ulloa-Morera (CRC), Carlo Longhi (ITA).

Result: ARGENTINA 1 - ROMANIA 1 (0:0)
1:0 Monzón 63, 1:1 Balint 68.

ARG (3-5-2): [12] Sergio Goycochea; - [15] Pedro Monzón, [20] Juan Simón, [18] José Serrizuela; - [4] José Basualdo, [21] Pedro Troglio (53 [14] Ricardo Omar Giusti), [2] Sergio Batista, [16] Julio Olarticoechea, [7] Jorge Burruchaga (61 [9] Gustavo Abel Dezotti); - [8] Claudiol Caniggia, [10] Diego Maradona (c).

ROM (4-4-2): [1] Silviu Lung (c); - [2] Mircea Rednic, [4] Ioan Andone, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [3] Michael Klein, - [8] Ioan Ovidiu Sabau (83 [15] Dorin Mateut), [5] Iosif Rotariu, [7] Marius Lacatus, [10] Gheorghe Hagi; - [21] Ionut Lupescu, [18] Gavrila Balint (72 [11] Danut Lupu).

Booked: Serrizuela (72 f suspended), Batista (86 f) / Lacatus (5 f suspended), Hagi (8 f), Lupescu (32 not retreating).


Game 6: [M:26] Played Monday 18 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio San Nicola, Bari. [437=]
(37,307) José Ramiz Wright (BRZ), Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Pietro d'Elia (ITA).

Result: SOVIET UNION 4 - CAMEROON 0 (2:0)
1:0 Protasov 20, 2:0 Zygmantović 29, 3:0 Zavarov 59, 4:0 Dobrovolskǐ 63.

URS (4-4-2): [22] Aleksandr Uvarov; - [5] Anatol Vasilević Demyanenko (c), [3] Vagiz Khidiyatullin, [4] Oleg Kuznetsov, [20] Sergeǐ Vadimović Gorluković; - [7] Sergeǐ Aleǐnikov, [17] Andreǐ Zygmantović, [18] Igor Šalimov (h/t [9] Aleksandr Zavarov), [10] Oleg Protasov; - [8] Gennadǐ Litovćenko (73 [15] Ivan Yaremćuk), [11] Igor Dobrovolski.

CMR (1-4-3-2): [16] Thomas N'Kono; - [17] Victor N'Dip; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [6] Emmanuel Kunde (35 [9] Roger Milla), [3] Jules Denis Onana, [5] Bertin Ebwelle; - [8] Émile M'Bouh, [2] André Kana Biyick, [10] Louis-Paul M'Fede; - [7] François Omam Biyick, [20] Cyrille Makanaky (57 [13] Jean-Claude Pagal).

Booked: Prostasov (75) / Kana Biyick (61), Milla (66)


Pld W D L F A Pts
Cameroon 3 2 0 1 3 5 4
Romania 3 1 1 1 4 3 3
Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
USSR 3 1 0 2 4 4 2

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Group C - BRAZIL (s), COSTA RICA, SCOTLAND, SWEDEN


Game 1: [M:06] Played Sunday 10 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio delle Alpi, Turin. [418=]
(62,628) Tullio Lanese (ITA), Neji Jouini (TUN), Michel Vautrot (FRA).

Result: BRAZIL 2 - SWEDEN 1 (1:0)
1:0 Careca 40, 2:0 Careca 63, 2:1 Brolin 79.

BRZ (3-5-2): [1] Cláudio André Mergen Taffarel; - [13] José Carlos Nepomuceno Mozer, [3] Ricardo Gomes Raymundo (c), [21] Mauro Geraldo Galvão; - [2] Jorge de Amorim Campos - 'JORGINHO', [8] Valdo Cândido Filho (88 [10] Paulo Silas do Prado Pereira), [5] Ricardo Rogério de Brito - 'ALEMÃO', [4] Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri - 'DUNGA', [6] Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal - 'BRANCO'; - [15] Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa - 'MÜLLER', [9] Antônio de Oliveira Filho - 'CARECA'.

SWE (4-4-2): [22] Thomas Ravelli; - [6] Roland Nilsson (c), [4] Peter Larsson, [5] Roger Ljung (16 [15] Glenn Strömberg), [8] Stefan Hans Schwarz; - [13] Anders Erik Limpar, [16] Jonas Thern, [10] Klas Ingesson, [14] Joakim Nilsson; - [20] Mats Magnusson (h/t [21] Stefan Pettersson), [17] Tomas Brolin.

Booked: Mozer (39 f), Branco (60 f), Mauro Galvão (84 f), Dunga (85 f) / J.Nilsson (83 f).
Note: Dunga means dopey in Portuguese.


Game 2: [M:08] Played Monday 11 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa. [420]
(30,867) Juan Carlos Loustau (ARG), Elias Jácome-Guerrero (ECU), Carlos Maciel (PAR).

Result: COSTA RICA 1 - SCOTLAND 0 (0:0)
1:0 Cayasso 49.

CRC (1-3-3-3): [1] Luis Gabelo Conejo-Jiménez; - [3] Róger Flores (c); - [8] Germán Chavarria, [20] Mauricio Montero, [6] José Carlos Chávez; - [4] Ronald González-Brenes, [10] Oscar Ramírez, [12] Róger Gómez; - [14] Juan Arnoldo Cayasso-Reid, [19] Héctor Marchena, [11] Claudio Jara (87 [7] Hernán Medford).

SCO (5-3-2): [1] James 'Jim' Leighton; - [4] Charles Richard Gough (h/t [17] Stewart McKimmie), [2] Alexander McLeish, [3] Robert Sime 'Roy' Aitken (c), [19] David McPherson, [6] Maurice Daniel Robert Malpas; - [5] Paul Michael Lyons McStay, [8] James 'Jim' Bett (last cap 74 [9] Alistair Murdoch McCoist) [16] Stuart McCall; - [7] Maurice 'Mo' Johnston, [14] Alan McInally (last cap).

Bookings: None.
Note: Richard Gough went off with an injured ankle and flew back home.


Game 3: [M:19] Played Saturday 16 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio delle Alpi, Turin. [431=]
(58,007) Neji Jouini (TUN), Jassim Mandi Abdul Rahman (BRN), Jean Fidele Diramba (GAB).

Result: BRAZIL 1 - COSTA RICA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Müller 33.

BRZ (3-5-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [13] Carlos Mozer, [3] Ricardo Gomes (c), [21] Mauro Galvão; - [2] 'JORGINHO', [8] 'VALDO' (87 [10] 'SILAS'), [5] 'ALEMÃO', [4] 'DUNGA', [6] 'BRANCO'; - [15] 'MÜLLER', [9] 'CARECA' (84 [16] José Roberto da Gama de Oliveira - 'BEBETO').

CRC (1-3-4-2): [1] Luis Conejo; - [3] Róger Flores (c); - [8] Germán Chavarria, [20] Mauricio Montero, [6] José Carlos Chávez; - [4] Ronald González, [10] Oscar Ramírez, [12] Róger Gómez, [14] Juan Cayasso (78 [9] Alexandre Guimarães); - [19] Héctor Marchena, [11] Claudio Jara (71 [17] Roy Myers-Francis)

Booked: Jorginho (87 f), Mozer (88 f suspended) / C.Jara (16 dissent), Gómez (59 f).
Crowd figure nearer 40,000 (Cris Freddi)

Müller controlled the ball from a flicked Mozer header, above his own shoulder with his right foot, into a goalbound downward volley, the Costa Rican defender Montero could not get his body out of the way and deflected the shot past Conejo.


Game 4: [M:20] Played Saturday 16 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa. [433]
(31,823) Carlos Maciel (PAR), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Vincent Mauro (USA).

Result: SCOTLAND 2 - SWEDEN 1 (1:0)
1:0 McCall 10, 2:0 Johnston 80 pen, 2:1 Strömberg 86.

SCO (4-4-2): [1] Jim Leighton; - [2] Alex McLeish, [6] Maurice Malpas, [15] Craig William Levein, [19] David McPherson; - [13] Gordon Scott Durie (76 [5] Paul McStay), [10] Murdo Davidson MacLeod, [3] Roy Aitken (c), [16] Stuart McCall; - [21] Robert Fleck (85 [9] Ally McCoist), [7] Mo Johnston.

SWE (4-3-3): [22] Thomas Ravelli - [6] Roland Nilsson, [3] Glenn Hysén (c), [4] Peter Larsson (76 [15] Glenn Strömberg), [8] Stefan Schwarz; - [13] Anders Limpar, [16] Jonas Thern, [10] Klas Ingesson; - [21] Stefan Pettersson (53 [18] Johnny Ekström), [17] Tomas Brolin, [14] Joakim Nilsson.

Booked: McPherson (72 ungentlemanly conduct) / Thern (60 f).


Game 5: [M:31] Played Wednesday 20 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio delle Alpi, Turin. [443=]
(62,502) Helmut Kohl (AUT), Siegfried Kirschen (DDR), Michael Listkiewicz (POL).

Result: BRAZIL 1 - SCOTLAND 0 (0:0)
1:0 Müller 82.

BRZ (3-5-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [19] Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha, [3] Ricardo Gomes (c), [21] Mauro Galvão; - [2] 'JORGINHO', [8] VALDO, [4] 'DUNGA', [5] 'ALEMÃO', [6] 'BRANCO';- [9] 'CARECA', [11] Romário de Souza Faria (66 [15] 'MÜLLER').

SCO (1-4-3-2): [1] Jim Leighton; - [3] Roy Aitken (c); - [17] Stewart McKimmie, [2] Alex McLeish, [17] David McPherson, [6] Maurice Malpas, - [5] Paul McStay, [10] Murdo MacLeod (39 [11] Gary Thomson Gillespie), [16] Stuart McCall; - [7] Mo Johnston, [9] Ally McCoist (79 [21] Robert Fleck).

Booked: Johnston (4 f), McLeod (7 f).


Game 6: [M:32] Played Wednesday 20 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa. [443=]
(30,233) Zoran Petrovic (YUG), George Courtney (ENG), Alan Snoddy (NIR).

Result: COSTA RICA 2 - SWEDEN 1 (0:1)
0:1 Ekström 32, 1:1 Flores 75, 2:1 Medford 88.

CRC (1-3-4-2): [1] Luis Conejo; - [3] Róger Flores (c); - [8] Germán Chavarria (76 [9] Alexandre Guimarães), [20] Mauricio Montero, [6] José Carlos Chávez; - [4] Ronald González, [10] Oscar Ramírez, [12] Róger Gómez (60 [7] Hernán Medford), [14] Juan Cayasso; - [19] Héctor Marchena, [11] Claudio Jara.

SWE (4-4-2): [22] Thomas Ravelli; - [6] Roland Nilsson, [4] Peter Larsson, [3] Glenn Hysén (c), [8] Stefan Schwarz; - [21] Stefan Pettersson, [15] Glenn Strömberg (83 [9] Leif Engqvist), [10] Klas Ingesson, [14] Joakim Nilsson; - [18] Johnny Ekström, [17] Tomas Brolin (34 [19] Mats Gren).

Booked: Gómez (27 suspended), Marchena (52) / Strömberg (20), Schwarz (73).


Pld W D L F A Pts
Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 1 6
Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Scotland 3 1 0 2 2 3 2
Sweden 3 0 0 3 3 6 0

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Group D - COLOMBIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, YUGOSLAVIA, WEST GERMANY (s).


Game 1: [M:04] Played Saturday 9 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna [414=]
(30,791) George Courtney (ENG), Alan Snoddy (NIR), Shizuo Takada (JAP).

Result: COLOMBIA 2 - UAE 0 (0:0)
1:0 Redin 50, 2:0 Valderrama 86.

COL (4-4-2): [1] José René Higuita; - [4] Luís Fernando Herrera Arango, [15] Luís Carlos Perea, [2] Andrés Escobar-Saldarraiga, [3] Gilardo Biderman Gómez Monsalvez; - [8] Gabriel Jaime Gómez Jaramildo, [14] Leonel de Jesus Alvarez Zuleta, [11] Bernardo Redin-Valverde, [10] Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacios (c); - [19] Freddy Eusébio Rincón Valencia, [16] Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán Zuniga (78 [7] Carlos Enrique Estrada Mosquera).

UAE (4-4-2): [17] Muhsin Musabah Faraj; - [20] Mohammed Yousef Hussein, [6] Abdulrahman Mohammed Abdullah, [2] Khalil Ghanem Mubarak, [15] Ibrahim Meer Abdulrahman (52 [5] Abdullah Ali Sultan Ahmed); - [19] Eissa Meer Abdulrahman, [12] Hussein Ghuloum Ali Abbas, [14] Nasser Khamis Mubarak, [3] Ali Thani Juma'a El Ehawi; - [7] Fahad Khamis Mubarak (c - 52 [11] Zuhair Bakhit Saeed Bilal), [10] Adnan Khamis Al Talyani.

Booked: Eissa Meer A. (4 f), Mohammed Yousef Hsn. (57 f), Ibrahim Meer Abd. (70 f).


Goals: After not clearing a corner, Valderama lobbed a ball down the right for Alvarez, who beat the off-side trap to centre for Redin to score with an easy header. Estrada played a long ball to Valderama on the left, who cut inside and smashed a low shot past Mussabah.

Game 2: [M:07] Played Sunday 10 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [418=]
(74,765) Peter Mikkelsen (DAN), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Jassim Mandi Abdul Rahman (BRN).

Result: WEST GERMANY 4 - YUGOSLAVIA 1 (2:0)
1:0 Matthäus 29, 2:0 Klinsmann 39, 2:1 Jozić 55, 3:1 Matthäus 65, 4:1 Völler 71.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [6] Guido Buchwald; - [2] Stefan Reuter, [8] Thomas Jürgen Hässler (75 [17] Andreas Walter Möller), [10] Lothar Herbert Matthäus (c), [15] Uwe Bein (75 [7] Pierre Littbarski), [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Rudolf Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

YUG (1-4-3-2): [1] Timoslav Ivković; - [6] Davor Jozić; - [4] Zoran Vulić, [3] Pedrag Spasić, [5] Faruk Hadžibegić, [18] Mirsad Baljić; - [8] Safet Sušić (56 [15] Robert Prosinecki), [10] Dragan Stojković, [13] Srecko Katanec; - [19] Dejan Savićević (56 [7] Dragoljub Brnović), [11] Zlatko Vujović (c).

Booked: Brehme (7 f)


Game 3: [M:14] Played Thursday 14 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna [426=]
(32,257) Luigi Agnolin (ITA), Jean Fidele Diramba (GAB), Neji Jouini (TUN).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 1 - COLOMBIA 0 (0:0)
1:0 Jozić 75 (81 Higuita saved a penalty by Hadžibegić).

YUG (1-2-5-2): [1] Timoslav Ivković; - [6] Davor Jozić; - [3] Pedrag Spasić, [5] Faruk Hadžibegić; - [2] Vujadin Stanojković, [8] Safet Sušić, [16] Refik Šabanadžović, [13] Srecko Katanec (h/t [17] Robert Jarni), [7] Dragoljub Brnović; - [10] Dragan Stojković, [11] Zlatko Vujović (c - 55 [9] Darko Pancev).

COL (4-4-2): [1] René Higuita; - [4] Luís Herrera, [15] Luís Perea, [2] Andrés Escobar, [3] Gilardo Gómez; - [8] Gabriel Gómez, [14] Leonel Alvarez, [11] Bernardo Redin (81 [7] Carlos Enrique Estrada), [10] Carlos Valderrama (c); - [19] Freddy Rincón, [16] Arnoldo Iguarán. (70 [22] Rubén Dario Hernández)

Booked: Stojković (86 time wasting, he kicked the ball in the net after the whistle).


Game 4: [M:18] Played Friday 15 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [430]
(71,167) Alexei Spirin (URS), Pierluigi Pairetto (ITA), Shizuo Takada (JAP).

Result: WEST GERMANY 5 - UAE 1 (2:0)
1:0 Völler 35, 2:0 Klinsmann 36, 2:1 Khalid Ismail Mbk. 46, 3:1 Matthäus 47, 4:1 Bein 59, 5:1 Völler 75.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [14] Thomas Berthold (h/t [7] Pierre Littbarski), [6] Guido Buchwald; - [2] Stefan Reuter, [8] Thomas Hässler, [10] Lothar Matthäus (c), [15] Uwe Bein, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Rudi Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (73 [13] Karl-Heinz Riedle).

UAE (4-4-2): [17] M. M. Faraj; - [20] Mohammed Yousef Hsn, [6] Abdulrahman Mohammed A. (c), [2] Khalil Ghanem Mbk, [15] Ibrahim Meer Abd. (84 [21] Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Haddad); - [19] Eissa Meer Abd, [12] Hsn. Ghuloum Abbas, [14] Nasser Khamis Mbk, [8] Khalid Ismail Mubarak (81 [13] Hassan Mohammed Hussain); - [3] A. T. Juma'a, [10] A. K. Al Talyani.

Booked: Brehme (83 f suspended) / Mohammed Yousef Hsn. (26 time wasting, suspended), Hsn. Ghuloum Abbas (30 time wasting).


Game 5: [M:27] Played Tuesday 19 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [439=]
(72,510) Alan Snoddy (NIR), Jassim Mandi Abdul Rahman (BRN), Tullio Lanese (ITA).

Result: COLOMBIA 1 - WEST GERMANY 1 (0:0)
0:1 Littbarski 88, 1:1 Rincón 90.

COL (4-4-2): [1] René Higuita; - [4] Luís Herrera, [15] Luís Perea, [2] Andrés Escobar, [3] Gilardo Gómez; - [8] Gabriel Gómez, [14] Leonel Alvarez, [20] Luís Alfonso Fajardo-Posada, [10] Carlos Valderrama (c); - [7] Carlos Enrique Estrada, [19] Freddy Rincón.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [6] Guido Buchwald; - [2] Stefan Reuter, [8] Thomas Hässler (88 [20] Olaf Thon), [10] Lothar Matthäus (c), [15] Uwe Bein (h/t [7] Pierre Littbarski), [19] Hans Pflügler; - [9] Rudi Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

Booked: Herrera (14 not retreating), Gab. Gómez (29 f), Alvarez (37 f) / Berthold (62 f).


Game 6: [M:28] Played Tuesday 19 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna. [439=]
(27,833) Shizuo Takada (JAP), Peter Mikkelsen (DAN), Michel Vautrot (FRA).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 4 - UAE 1 (2:1)
1:0 Sušić 8, 2:0 Pancev 9, 2:1 Jumaa 23, 3:1 Pancev 46, 4:1 Prosinecki 90.

YUG (1-2-5-2): [1] Timoslav Ivković; - [5] Faruk Hadžibegić; - [2] Vujadin Stanojković, [3] Pedrag Spasić; - [16] Refik Šabanadžović (79 [15] Robert Prosinecki), [10] Dragan Stojković, [6] Davor Jozić, [8] Safet Sušić, [7] Dragoljub Brnović; - [9] Darko Pancev; [11] Zlatko Vujović (c - 70 [4] Zoran Vulić).

UAE (4-4-2): [17] M. M. Faraj; - [19] Eissa Meer Abd., [6] Abudlrahman Mohammed A. (c), [2] Khalil Ghanem Mbk., [15] Ibrahim Meer Abd., - [21] A. M. Al-Haddad, [12] Hsn. Ghuloum Abbas, [14] Nasser Khamis Mbk. (36 [5] A. Ali Sultan), [8] Khalid Ismail Mbk.; - [3] A. T. Juma'a (h/t [7] Fahad Khamis Mbk.), [10] A K Al-Talyani.

Sent off: Khalil Ghanem Mbk. (76 retalitory foul, off the ball on Pancev).

Booked: Brnović (40 f), Šabadžanović (70 f), Pancev (77 f) / Khalil Ghanem Mbk. (36 f).


Pld W D L F A Pts
West Germany 3 2 1 0 10 3 5
Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Colombia 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
UAE 3 0 0 3 2 11 0

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Group E - BELGIUM (s), SPAIN, SOUTH KOREA, URUGUAY.


Game 1: [M:10] Played Tuesday 12 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona. [422]
(32,790) Vincent Mauro (USA), George Courtney (ENG), Alan Snoddy (NIR).

Result: BELGIUM 2 - SOUTH KOREA 0 (0:0)
1:0 Degryse 53, 2:0 De Wolf 64.

BEL (1-3-4-2): [1] Michel Preud'homme; - [7] Stefan Demol; - [2] Eric Gerets (c), [4] Leo Clijsters, [16] Michel De Wolf; - [5] Bruno Versavel, [6] Marc Emmers, [8] Frank Richard van der Elst, [10] Vincenzo Scifo; - [9] Marc Degryse, [19] Marc Van der Linden (h/t [11] Jan Ceulemans).

KOR (4-4-2): [21] Choi In-Yung; - [2] Park Kyung-Joon, [3] Choi Kang-Hee, [5] Chung Young-Hwan (c), [17] Gu Sang-Bum; - [2] Hong Myung-Bo, [7] Noh Soo-Jin (62 [6] Lee Tae-Ho), [22] Lee Yung-Jin (h/t [15] Cho Min-Kook), [14] Choi Soon-Ho; - [16] Kim Joo-Sung, [18] Hwang Seon-Hong.

Booked: Choi Soon-Ho (38 f).

Game 2: [M:12] Played Wednesday 13 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Friuli, Udine. [424]
(35,713) Helmut Kohl (AUT), Alexei Spirin (URS), Siegfried Kirschen (DDR).

Result: SPAIN 0 - URUGUAY 0
(73 Sosa missed penalty, over the crossbar).

ESP (1-3-4-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta-Urreta; - [4] Genaro Andrinúa-Cartabarria; - [2] Miguel Porlán-Noguera 'CHENDO', [5] Manuel Sanchis-Hortiguelo jnr, [3] Manuel Jiménez-Jiménez; - [21] José Miguel González Martin del Campo 'MICHEL', [15] Roberto Fernández-Bonillo, [6] Rafael Martín-Vázquez, [11] Francisco Javier Pérez-Villaroya (79 [18] Rafael Paz-Marin), - [9] Emilio Butragueño-Santos (c 50th cap), [20] Manuel Sánchez-Delgado 'MANOLO' (79 [14] Alberto Górriz-Echarte).

URU (1-3-4-2): [1] Fernando Harry Álvez Mosquera; - [3] Hogo Eduardo De León; - [4] José Oscar Herrera Corominas, [6] Alfonso Enrique Dominguez Maidana, [2] Nélson Daniel Gutiérrez Luongo; - [10] Rubén Walter Paz Marquez, [9] Enzo Francescoli Uriarte (c), [20] Rubén Fabián Pereira Márquez (68 [15] Carlos Gabriel Correa Viana), [5] José Battle Perdomo Texeira; - [7] Antonio 'Hormiga' Alzamendi Casas (65 [18] Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova), [11] Rubén Sosa Ardaiz.

Booked: Jiménez (23 f), Villaroya (68 f) / Perdomo (10 f), Francescoli (80 f).

Both teams played for, and got what they wanted, a dreary draw.

Game 3: [M:23] Played Sunday 17 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona. [434=]
(33,759) Siegfried Kirschen (DDR), Peter Mikkelsen (DAN), Alexei Spirin (URS).

Result: BELGIUM 3 - URUGUAY 1 (2:0)
1:0 Clijsters 16, 2:0 Scifo 22, 3:0 Ceulemans 48, 3:1 Bengoechea 74.

BEL(1-3-4-2): [1] Michel Preud'homme; - [7] Stefan Demol; - [2] Eric Gerets (c), [13] Georges Grün, [16] Michel De Wolf; - [5] Bruno Versavel (68 [22] Patrick Vervoort), [4] Leo Clijsters (h/t [6] Marc Emmers), [8] Franky van der Elst, [10] Enzo Scifo, - [9] Marc Degryse, [11] Jan Ceulemans.

URU (1-2-5-2): [1] Fernando Álvez ; - [2] Nélson Gutiérrez; - [3] Hogo De León, [6] Alfonso Dominguez; - [4] José Herrera, [10] Rubén Paz, [9] Enzo Francescoli (c), [5] José Perdomo, [8] Santiago Javier Ostolaza Sosa (56 [16] Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra); - [7] 'Hormiga' Alzamendi (h/t [18] Carlos Aguilera), [11] Rubén Sosa.

Sent off: Gerets (41 f on Sosa, second yellow).
Booked: Gerets (35 f on Paz) / Sosa (40 f late challenge on Preud'homme), Gerets (41 f).


Game 4: [M:24] Played Sunday 17 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Friuli, Udine. [434=]
(32,733) Elias Jácome-Guerrero (ECU), Juan Carlos Loustau (ARG), Pierluigi Magni (ITA).

Result: SPAIN 3 - SOUTH KOREA 1 (1:1)
1:0 Michel 22, 1:1 Hwang Bo-kwan 42, 2:1 Michel 61, 3:1 Michel 81.

ESP (1-3-4-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta; - [4] Genaro Andrinúa; - [2] CHENDO, [5] Manuel Sanchis, [14] Alberto Górriz; - [21] MICHEL, [15] ROBERTO (81 [16] José María Bakero-Escudero), [6] Martín Vázquez, [11] Francisco Villaroya; - [9] Emilio Butragueño (c - 77 [10] Fernando Gómez-Colomer), [19] Julio Salinas-Fernández.

KOR (4-4-2): [21] Choi In-Yung; - [2] Park Kyung-Joon (70 [13] Chung Jong-Soo), [3] Choi Kang-Hee, [4] Yoon Deuk-Yeo, [17] Gu Sang-Bum; - [20] Hong Myung-Bo, [8] Chung Hae-Won (53 [7] Noh Soo-Jin), [14] Choi Soon-Ho (c), [16] Kim Joo-Sung; - [9] Hwang Bo-Kwan, [11] Byun Byung-Joo.

Booked: Chung Hae-Won (28), Yoon Deuk-Yeo (51), Hwang Bo-Kwan (68).

Game 5: [M:33] Played Thursday 21 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi, Verona. [445=]
(35,950) Juan Carlos Loustau (ARG), Carlos Maciel (PAR), Vincent Mauro (USA).

Result: SPAIN 2 - BELGIUM 1 (2:1)
1:0 Michel 20 pen, 1:1 Vervoort 28, 2:1 Gorriz 37 (59 Scifo missed penalty).

ESP (1-2-5-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta; - [4] Genaro Andrinúa; - [5] Manuel Sanchis, [14 Alberto Górriz; - [2] CHENDO, [11] Francisco Villaroya, [21] MICHEL, [15] ROBERTO, [6] Martín Vázquez; - [19] Julio Salinas (89 [7] Miguel Pardeza), [9] Emilio Butragueño (c - 61 [12] Rafael Alkorta-Martinez).

BEL(3-5-2): [1] Michel Preud'homme; - [3] Philippe Albert, [7] Stefan Demol, [16] Michel De Wolf; - [22] Patrick Vervoort, [6] Marc Emmers (32 [17] Pascal Plovie), [8] Franky van der Elst, [10] Enzo Scifo, Staelens (79 [19] Marc Van der Linden); - [9] Marc Degryse, [11] Jan Ceulemans (c).

Bookings: None.

Game 6: [M:34] Played Thursday 21 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Friuli, Udine. [445=]
(29,039) Tullio Lanese (ITA), Jean Fidele Diramba (GAB), Neji Jouini (TUN).

Result: URUGUAY 1 - SOUTH KOREA 0 (0:0)
1:0 Fonseca 90.

URU (1-3-4-2): [1] Fernando Álvez; - [3] Hogo De León; - [4] José Herrera, [2] Nélson Gutiérrez, [6] Alfonso Dominguez; - [10] Rubén Paz, [9] Enzo Francescoli (c), [8] Santiago Ostolaza (h/t [18] Carlos Aguilera), [5] José Perdomo; - [17] Sergio Daniel Martinez Alzuri, [11] Rubén Sosa (64 [19] Daniel Fonseca Garis).

KOR (4-4-2): [21] Choi In-Yung; - [2] Park Kyung-Joon, [3] Choi Kang-Hee, [4] Yoon Deuk-Yeo, [13] Chung Jong-Soo; - [20] Hong Myung-Bo, [12] Lee Heung-Sil, [14] Choi Soon-Ho, [16] Kim Joo-Sung; - [9] Hwang Bo-Kwan (80 [8] Chung Hae-Won), [11] Byun Byung-joo (43 Hwang Seon-Hong).

Sent off: Yoon Deuk-yeo (70 time wasting, second yellow).


Booked: Ostolaza (23), Herrera (44) / Lee Heung-sil (22), Yoon Deuk-yeo (41 f), Choi Kang-Hee (62). Yoon Deuk-yeo (70).

Note: FIFA report has Alzemandiin the starting line-up instead of Ostolaza, an error.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Spain 3 2 1 0 5 2 5
Belgium 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 3
South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 6 0

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Group F - EGYPT, ENGLAND (s), HOLLAND, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.


Game 1: [M:09] Played Monday 11 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. [421]
(35,238) Aron Schmidhuber (GER), Erik Fredriksson (SWE), Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI).

Result: ENGLAND 1 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0)
1:0 Lineker 8, 1:1 Sheedy 72.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] Peter Leslie Shilton; - [2] Michael Gary Stevens, [5] Desmond Sinclair Walker, [6] Terence Ian Butcher, [3] Stuart Pearce; - [8] Christopher Roland Waddle, [7] Bryan Robson (c), [19] Paul John Gascoigne, [11] John Charles Bryan Barnes; - [9] Peter Andrew Beardsley (70 [16] Stephen McMahon), [10] Gary Winston Lineker (84 [21] Stephen George Bull).
Unused subs: [13] Chris Woods (GK), [12] Paul Parker, [17] David Platt.

IRL (4-5-1): [1] Patrick Joseph 'Packy' Bonner; - [2] Christoper Barry Morris, [4] Michael Joseph McCarthy (c), [5] Kevin Bernard Moran, [3] Stephen Staunton;- [8] Raymond Charles Houghton, [7] Paul McGrath, [13] Andrew David Townsend, [9] John William Aldridge (65 [21] Alan Francis McLoughlin), [11] Kevin Mark Sheedy; - [10] Anthony Guy Cascarino.
Unused subs: [22] Gerry Peyton (GK), [12] David O'Leary, [14] Chris Hughton, [17] Niall Quinn.

Booked: McMahon (75 f on McGrath)


Game 2: [M:11] Played Tuesday 12 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio della Favorita, Palermo. [423]
(33,288) Emilo Soriano Aladrén (ESP), Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX), Juan Daniel Cardellino (URU).

Result: EGYPT 1 - HOLLAND 1 (0:0)
0:1 Kieft 58, 1:1 Abdelghani 83 pen.

EGY (1-2-5-2): [1] Ahmed Abdelaziz Shoubeir; - [3] Moh. Rabbi Yassin; - [4] Hani Guda Ramzy, [5] Hisham Moh. Yakan Zaki; - [2] Ibrahim Hassan Hussein, [20] Ahmed Abdel Abdou 'EL KASS', [7] Ismail Yousef Awadallah Moh., [8] Magdi Abdelghani Said Ahmed, [13] Ahmed Megahid Ramzy (71 [16] Magdi Tolba); - [9] Hossam Hassan Hussein , [10] Gamal Abdelhamid (c - 71 [19] Hosny Adel Abdelrahman).

HOL (2-1-4-3): [1] Johannes 'Hans' Franciscus Van Breukelen; - [2] Hubertus 'Berry' Aegidius Hermanus Van Aerle, [5] Adrianus Van Tiggelen; - [4] Ronald Koeman; - [13] Graeme Wayne Rutjes, [3] Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard, [6] Jan Jacobus Wouters, [7] Erwin Koeman (71 [11] Richard Peter Witschge); - [8] Gerald Merwin Vanenburg (h/t [12] Willem Cornelis Nicolaas Kieft), [9] Marcel Van Basten, [10] Ruud Gil Gullit (c).

Booked: A.Ramzy (55 f) / Kieft (57 f)
Hossan and Ibrahim Hassan are twin brothers.


Game 3: [M:21] Played Saturday 16 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. [431=]
(35,267) Zoran Petrovic (YUG), Mohamed Hansal (ALG), Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX).

Result: ENGLAND 0 - HOLLAND 0

ENG (3-4-3): [1] Peter Shilton; - [5] Des Walker, [14] Mark Wright, [8] Terry Butcher; - [12] Paul Andrew Parker, [7] Bryan Robson (c - 71 [17] David Andrew Platt), [19] Paul Gascoigne, [3] Stuart Pearce, - [8] Chris Waddle (65 [21] Steve Bull), [10] Gary Lineker, [11] John Barnes.

Unused subs: [13] Chris Woods (GK), [2] Gary Stevens, [16] Steve McMahon.

HOL (3-4-3): [1] Hans Van Breukelen; - [2] Berry Van Aerle, [4] Ronald Koeman, [5] Adri Van Tiggelen; - [3] Frank Rijkaard, [6] Jan Wouters, [10] Ruud Gullit(c), [11] Richard Witschge; - [17] Johannes 'Hans' Paulus Gillhaus, [9] Marco Van Basten, [14] Johannes Nicolaas van't Schip (81 [12] Wim Kieft).

Unused subs: [16] Joop Hiele (GK), [13] Greame Rutjes, [20] Aron Winter, [21] Danny Blind.

Bookings: None.
The England captain Bryan Robson broke down with injury (achilles tendon) for the second WC running, he flew home on the 23rd June.


Game 4: [M:22] Played Sunday 17 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio della Favorita, Palermo.[434=]
(33,288) Marcel Van Langenhove (BEL), Joël Quiniou (FRA), Rosario Lo Bello (ITA).

Result: EGYPT 0 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0

EGY (4-4-2): [1] Ahmed Shoubeir; - [2] Ibrahim Hassan, [5] Hisham Yakan, [4] Hani Ramzy, [3] Rabbi Yassin; - [18] Osami Orabi, [7] Ismail Yousef, [8] Magdi Abdelghani (c), [16] Magdi Tolba (61 [12] Amer Taher Abouzeid el Said); - [20] 'EL KASS' (77 [10] Gamal Abdelhamid), [9] Hossam Hassan.

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Pat Bonner; - [2] Chris Morris, [4] Mick McCarthy (c), [5] Kevin Moran, [3] Steve Staunton; - [8] Ray Houghton, [7] Paul McGrath, [13] Andy Townsend, [11] Kevin Sheedy; - [9] John Aldridge (65 [21] Alan McLoughlin), [10] Tony Cascarino (85 [17] Niall John Quinn).

Booked: Shoubeir (72 time wasting) / Morris (51 f)


Game 5: [M:35] Played Thursday 21 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. [447=]
(34,959) Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX), Berny Ulloa-Morera (CRC).

Result: ENGLAND 1 - EGYPT 0 (0:0)
Wright 64.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] Peter Shilton (c); - [12] Paul Parker, [5] Des Walker, [14] Mark Wright, [3] Stuart Pearce; - [8] Chris Waddle (88 [17] David Platt), [16] Steve McMahon, [19] Paul Gascoigne, [11] John Barnes; - [21] Stephen Bull (84 [9] Peter Beardsley), [10] Gary Lineker.

Unused subs: [13] Chris Woods (GK), [6] Terry Butcher, [4] Neil Webb,

EGY (1-4-4-1): [1] Ahmed Shoubeir; - [4] Hani Ramzy; - [2] Ibrahim Hassan, [5] Hisham Yakan, [7] Ismail Yousef, [3] Rabbi Yassin; - [20] 'EL KASS' (78 [11] Tarek Moh. Soliman), [8] Magdi Abdelghani, [10] Gamal Abdelhamid (c - 78 [19] Adel Abdelrahman), [13] Ahmed Ramzy; - [9] Hossam Hassan.

Unused subs: [21] Ayman Taher (GK), [15] Saber Eid, [18] Osama Orabi.

Booked: Beardsley (85 f) / M.Abdelghani (37 time wasting) I.Hassan (47 time wasting)


Game 6: [M:36] Played Thursday 21 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio della Favorita, Palermo. [447=]
(33,288) Michel Vautrot (FRA), Mohamed Hansal (ALG), Richard Lorenc (AUS).

Result: HOLLAND 1 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0)
1:0 Gullit 10, 1:1 Quinn 71.

HOL(1-3-4-2): [1] Hans Van Breukelen; - [4] Ronald Koeman; - [2] Berry Van Aerle, [3] Frank Rijkaard, [5] Adri Van Tiggelen; - [10] Ruud Gullit (c), [6] Jan Wouters, [17] Hans Gillhaus, [11] Richard Witschge (60 [18] Hendrikus 'Henk' Fräser); - [9] Marco Van Basten, [12] Wim Kieft (80 [19] Johannes 'John' Maria Van Loen).

Unused subs: [16] Joop Hiele (GK), [14] John van't Schip, [15] Bryan Roy.

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Pat Bonner; - [2] Chris Morris, [4] Mick McCarthy (c), [5] Kevin Moran, [3] Steve Staunton; - [8] Ray Houghton, [7] Paul McGrath, [13] Andy Townsend, [11] Kevin Sheedy (63 [6] Ronald Andrew Whelan); - [9] John Aldridge (63 [10] Tony Cascarino), [17] Niall Quinn.

Unused subs: [22] Gerry Peyton (GK), [12] David O'Leary, [16] John Sheridan.

Booked: Rijkaard (43 kicking ball away)


Pld W D L F A Pts
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Republic of Ireland 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Holland 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Egypt 3 0 2 1 1 1 2


NOTE: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND awarded second place by the drawing of lots.



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Second Round.


NOTE: Betting odds at this time were (22 June 1990, Ladbrokes, Lower Broughton, UK): 7-4 Italy, 5-2 West Germany, 7-1 Brazil, 8-1 England, 9-1 Holland, 20-1 Argentina, 28-1 Belgium, 33-1 Cameroon, Czechoslovakia, Spain, 40-1 Romania, Yugoslavia, 50-1 Colombia, Uruguay, 66-1 Ireland, 100-1 Costa Rica.

2R Game 1: [M:37] Played Saturday 23 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio San Paolo, Naples. [449]
(50,026) Tullio Lanese (ITA), Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Berny Ulloa-Morera (CRC).

Result: CAMEROON 2 - COLOMBIA 1 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0)
1:0 Milla 106, 2:0 Milla 109, 2:1 Redin 116.

CMR (1-3-4-2): [16] Thomas N'Kono; - [17] Victor N'Dip; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [3] Jules Denis Onana, [5] Bertin Ebwelle; - [8] Émile M'Bouh, [2] André Kana-Biyick, [21] Emmanuel Maboang, [10] Louis-Paul M'Fede (58 [9] Roger Milla); - [7] François Omam Biyick, [20] Cyrille Makanaky (71 [18] Bonaventure Djonkep).

COL (4-5-1): [1] René Higuita; - [4] Luís Herrera, [15] Luís Perea, [2] Andrés Escobar, [3] Gilardo Gómez; - [20] Alfonso Fajardo (63 [16] Arnoldo Iguarán), [14] Leonel Alvarez, [10] Carlos Valderrama (c), [8] Gabriel Gómez (79 [11] Bernardo Redin), [19] Freddy Rincón; - [7] Carlos Enrique Estrada.

Booked: Kana Biyick (44 suspended), N'Dip (46 suspended), M'Bouh (67 suspended), Onana (117 suspended) / Perea (72), Gómez Jaramillo (73).


2R Game 2: [M:38] Played Saturday 23 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio San Nicola, Bari. [450]
(15,000 official figure 47,673) Siegfried Kirschen (DDR), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL), Pietro d'Elia (ITA).

Result: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 4 - COSTA RICA 1 (1:0)
1:0 Skuhravý 11, 1:1 González 55, 2:1 Skuhravý 62, 3:1 Kubik 78, 4:1 Skuhravý 82

TCH (1-2-4-2): [1] Jan Stejskal; - [5] Ján Kocian; - [3] Miroslav Kadlec, [6] Franz Straka; - [11] Lubomir Moravčík, [4] Ivan Hašek (c), [8] Jozef Chovanec, [9] Lubos Kubik, [7] Michal Bilek; - [10] Tomás Skuhravý, [17] Ivo Knoflicek.

CRC (1-4-3-2): [21] Hermidio Barrantes; - [3] Róger Flores (c); - [8] Germán Chavarria (66 [9] Alexandre Guimarães), [20] Mauricio Montero, [5] Marvin Obando (h/t [7] Hernán Medford), [6] José Carlos Chávez; - [4] Ronald González, [19] Héctor Marchena, [14] Juan Cayasso; - [10] Oscar Ramírez, [11] Claudio Jara.

Booked: Hašec (53), Kocian (56), Straka (68), / González (6), Marchena (75).


2R Game 3: [M:39] Played Sunday 24 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio delle Alpi, Turin. [451]
(61,381) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Pierluigi Pairetto (ITA), Naji Jouini (TUN).

Result: ARGENTINA 1 - BRAZIL 0 (0:0)
Caniggia 81.

ARG (3-5-2): [12] Sergio Goycochea; - [15] Pedro Monzón, [20] Juan Simón, [19] Oscar Ruggeri; - [4] José Basualdo, [21] Pedro Troglio (63 [6] Gabriel Calderón), [14] Ricardo Giusti, [16] Julio Olarticoechea, [7] Jorge Burruchaga; - [8] Claudiol Caniggia, [10] Diego Maradona (c).
Subs not used: [22] Cancelarich, [2] Batista, [9] Dezotti, [13] Lorenzo.

BRZ (3-4-3): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [19] Ricardo Rocha, [21] Mauro Galvão (85 [17] Renato Portaluppi), [3] Ricardo Gomes (c); - [2] 'JORGINHO', [4] 'DUNGA', [5] 'ALEMÃO' (85 [10] SILAS), [6] 'BRANCO'; - [15] 'MÜLLER', [9] 'CARECA', [8] 'VALDO'.
Subs not used: [22] Zé Carlos, [13] Carlos Mozer, [18] Mazinho.

Sent off: Ricardo Gomes (85 f brought down Basualdo who was clear on goal).
Booked: Monzón (27 f suspended), Giusti (28 f), Goycochea (87 time wasting) / Ricardo Rocha (40), Mauro Galvão (50 f wrestled Maradona to ground).


2R Game 4: [M:40] Played Sunday 24 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [452]
(74,559) Juan Carlos Loustau (ARG), Elias Jácome-Guerrero (ECU), Vincent Mauro (USA).

Result: WEST GERMANY 2 - HOLLAND 1 (0:0)
1:0 Klinsmann 51, 2:0 Brehme 82, 2:1 R.Koeman 89 pen.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [4] Jürgen Kohler, - [2] Stefan Reuter, [7] Pierre Littbarski, [10] Lothar Matthäus (c), [6] Guido Buchwald, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Rudi Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (78 [13] Karl-Heinz Riedle).

HOL (4-4-2): [1] Hans Van Breukelen; - [2] Berry Van Aerle (67 [12] Wim Kieft), [4] Ronald Koeman, [3] Frank Rijkaard, [5] Adri van Tiggelen; - [14] John van't Schip, [6] Jan Wouters, [20] Aron Mohamed Winter, [11] Richard Witschge (79 [17] Hans Gillhaus); - [9] Marco Van Basten, [10] Ruud Gullit (c).


Klinsmann 1-0

Sent off: Völler (22 vitriol back, suspended), Rijkaard (22 lost his rag.....and spitting on Völler).
Booked: Völler (20 retaliation), Matthäus (77 playing on after whistle) / Wouters (32 f), Van Basten (72 f), Rijkaard (20 f on Völler).

The two red cards need some clarification. Frank Rijkaard brought down Voller with a bad tackle and was booked, they then carried on arguing, after the Dutchman spat on the back of the German's head, more remonstrations and Völler, still protesting innocence to the referee (he had a point) is booked. A very short time later Völler just pulled away from the incoming Van Breukelen, who gathers the ball in a heap. Rijkaard has a go at Völler on the floor (has another gob) and they are still at it when Loustau has had enough and shows them both the red card. Just for good measure Rijkaard disgracefully spits again at the back of Völler as they scowl off the pitch. I blame the parents.


2R Game 5: [M:41] Played Monday 25 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa. [453]
(31,818) José Ramiz Wright (BRZ), Carlos Maciel (PAR), Jassim Mandi Abdul Rahman (BRN).

Result: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 - ROMANIA 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0) penalties 5-4

Penalties: 0:1 Hagi, 1:1 Sheedy, 1:2 Lupu, 2:2 Houghton, 2:3 Rotariu, 3:3 Townsend, 3:4 Lupescu, 4:4 Cascarino, (4:4) Timofte, saved by Bonner, 4:5 O'Leary

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Pat Bonner; - [2] Chris Morris, [4] Mick McCarthy (c), [5] Kevin Moran, [3] Steve Staunton (95 [12] David Anthony O'Leary); - [8] Ray Houghton, [7] Paul McGrath, [13] Andy Townsend, [11] Kevin Sheedy; - [9] John Aldridge (19 [10] Tony Cascarino), [17] Niall Quinn.
Subs not used: [22] Peyton, [6] Whelan, [16] Sheridan.

ROM (1-2-5-2): [1] Silviu Lung (c); - [6] Gheorghe Popescu; - [4] Ioan Andone, [21] Ionut Lupescu; - [2] Mircea Rednic, [8] Ioan Ovidiu Sabau (96 [16] Daniel Timofte), [10] Gheorghe Hagi, [5] Iosif Rotariu, [3] Michael Klein; - [18] Gavrila Balint, [14] Florin Raducioiu (76 [11] Danut Lupu).
Subs not used: [12] Stelea, [9] Cămătaru, [19] Săndoi.

Booked: Aldridge (22), McGrath (108) / Hagi, (111) Lupu (114).


2R Game 6: [M:42] Played Monday 25 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [454]
(73,303) George Courtney (ENG), Zoran Petrovic (YUG), Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI).

Result: ITALY 2 - URUGUAY 0 (0:0)
1:0 Schillaci 65, 2:0 Serena 85.

ITA (1-2-5-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi;- [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri; - [11] Fernando de Napoli, [10] Nicola Berti (54 [20] Aldo Serena), [13] Guiseppe Giannini, [4] Luigi de Agostini, [7] Paolo Maldini; - [15] Roberto Baggio (80 [8] Pietro Vierchowod), [19] Toto Schillaci.
Subs not used: [12] Tacconi, [9] Ancelotti, [21] Vialli.

URU (4-4-2): [1] Fernando Álvez ; - [2] Nélson Gutiérrez, [3] Hogo De León, [6] Alfonso Dominguez, [14] José Luis Pintos Saldaña; - [20] Rubén Pereira, [9] Enzo Francescoli (c), [8] Santiago Ostolaza (80 [7] 'Hormiga' Alzamendi), [5] José Perdomo; - [19] Daniel Fonseca, [18] Carlos Aguilera (67 [11] Rubén Sosa).
Subs not used: [22] Zeoli, [13] Revelez, [16] Bengoechea.

Booked: Berti (36 suspended) / Pintos (14), Álvez (26 time wasting), Perdomo (35), Gutiérrez (65).


2R Game 7: [M:43] Played Tuesday 26 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona. [455]
(34,822) Aron Schmidhuber (GER), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Alan Snoddy (NIR).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 2 - SPAIN 1 (0:0, 1:1, 2:1)
1:0 Stojkovic 77, 1:1 Salinas 83, 2:1 Stojkovic 92.

YUG (1-2-5-2): [1] Timoslav Ivkovic; - [5] Faruk Hadžibegic; - [16] Refik Šabanadžovic, [3] Pedrag Spasic; - [10] Dragan Stojkovic, [13] Srecko Katanec (80 [4] Zoran Vulic), [6] Davor Jozic, [8] Safet Sušic, [7] Dragoljub Brnovic; - [9] Darko Pancev (57 [19] Dejan Savicevic), [11] Zlatko Vujovic (c).
Subs not used: [12] Omerović, [2] Stanojković, [15] Prosinečki.

ESP (1-2-5-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta; - [4] Genaro Andrinúa (49 [3] Manuel Jiménez); - [14] Alberto Górriz, [5] Manuel Sanchis; - [2] CHENDO, [21] MICHEL, [15] ROBERTO, [6] Martín Vázquez, [11] Francisco Villaroya; - [19] Julio Salinas, [9] Emilio Butragueño (c - 80 [18] Rafa Paz).
Subs not used: [13] Ablenedo, [16] Bakero, [20] Manolo.

Booked: Katanec (7), Vujovic (60), Vulic (97) / Roberto (92), Chendo (110).


2R Game 8: [M:44] Played Tuesday 26 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna [456]
(34,520) Peter Mikkelsen (DAN), Helmut Kohl (AUT), Shizuo Takada (JAP).

Result: ENGLAND 1 - BELGIUM 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0)
Platt 119

ENG (3-4-3): [1] Peter Shilton (c) - [5] Des Walker, [14] Mark Wright, [8] Terry Butcher; - [12] Paul Parker, [16] Steve McMahon (73 [17] David Platt), [19] Paul Gascoigne, [3] Stuart Pearce; - [8] Chris Waddle, [10] Gary Lineker, [11] John Barnes (76 [21] Stephen Bull).

BEL (1-3-4-2): [1] Michel Preud'homme - [7] Stefan Demol; - [2] Eric Gerets, [13] Georges Grün, [16] Michel De Wolf, - [4] Leo Clijsters, [8] Franky van der Elst, [10] Enzo Scifo, [5] Bruno Versavel (118 [22] Patrick Vervoort); - [9] Marc Degryse (66 [14] Nicolas Claesen), [11] Jan Ceulemans (c).

Booked: Gascoigne (85 f)



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QUARTER FINALS


QF Game 1: [M:45] Played Saturday 30 June 1990 (17.00) Stadio Comunale, Florence. [457]
(38,971) Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Mohamed Hansal (ALG), Neji Jouini (TUN).

Result: ARGENTINA 0 - YUGOSLAVIA 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0) Penalties 3-2

Penalties: 1:0 Serrizuela, (1:0) Stojkovic hit the bar, 2:0 Burruchaga, 2:1 Prosinecki, (2:1) Maradona, saved by Ivkovic, 2:2 Savicevic, (2:2) Troglio, missed target, (2:2) D.Brnovic, saved by Goycochea, 3:2 Desotti, (3:2) Hadžibegic, saved by Goycochea.

ARG (3-5-2): [12] Sergio Goycochea; - [19] Oscar Ruggeri, [20] Juan Simón, [18] José Serrizuela; - [4] José Basualdo, [14] Ricardo Giusti, [16] Julio Olarticoechea (51 [21] Pedro Troglio), [7] Jorge Burruchaga, [6] Gabriel Calderón (89 [9] Gustavo Dezotti); - [8] Claudiol Caniggia, [10] Diego Maradona (c).

YUG (1-3-5-1): [1] Timoslav Ivkovic; - [5] Faruk Hadžibegic; - [4] Zoran Vulic, [16] Refik Šabanadžovic, [3] Pedrag Spasic; - [15] Robert Prosinecki, [10] Dragan Stojkovic, [8] Safet Sušic (60 [19] Dejan Savicevic); [6] Davor Jozic, [7] Dragoljub Brnovic; - [11] Zlatko Vujovic (c).

Sent off: Šabadzanovic (31 f second yellow).
Booked: Serrizuela (20 f suspended), Olartichoecea (42 f), Troglio (63 f), Simón (110 f), Burruchaga (120 disallowed goal for handball) / Šabadžanovic (24 not retreating), Šabadzanovic (31 f).


QF Game 2: [M:46] Played Saturday 30 June 1990 (21.00) Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [458]
(73,303) Carlos Alberto da Silva Valente (POR), Berny Ulloa-Morera (CRC), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL).

Result: ITALY 1 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 (1:0)
1:0 Schilacci 38

ITA (1-2-5-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi; - [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri; - [17] Roberto Donadoni, [11] Fernando de Napoli, [13] Guiseppe Giannini (64 [9] Carllo Ancelotti), [4] Luigi de Agostini, [7] Paolo Maldini; - [15] Roberto Baggio (72 [20] Aldo Serena), [19] Toto Schillaci.

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Pat Bonner; - [2] Chris Morris, [4] Mick McCarthy, [5] Kevin Moran, [3] Steve Staunton; - [7] Paul McGrath, [8] Ray Houghton, [13] Andy Townsend, [11] Kevin Sheedy; - [17] Niall Quinn (54 [10] Tony Cascarino), [9] John Aldridge (78 [16] John James Sheridan).

Booked: de Agostini (35 f) / Moran (43 dissent).


QF Game 3: [M:47] Played Sunday 1 July 1990 (17.00) Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro Stadium), Milan. [459]
(73,347) Helmut Kohl (AUT), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Peter Mikkelsen (DAN).

Result: WEST GERMANY 1 - CZECHOSLOVAKIA 0 (1:0)
Matthäus 24 pen.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [6] Guido Buchwald, [4] Jürgen Kohler; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [7] Pierre Littbarski, [10] Lothar Matthäus (c), [15] Uwe Bein (84 [17] Andreas Möller), [3] Andreas Brehme, - [13] Karl-Heinz Riedle, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.
Subs not used: [12] Aumann, [2] Reuter, [11] Mill, [20[ Thon.

TCH (1-3-4-2): [1] Jan Stejskal; - [5] Ján Kocian; - [4] Ivan Hašek (c), [6] Franz Straka, [3] Miroslav Kadlec; - [11] Lubomir Moravčík, [8] Jozef Chovanec, [9] Lubos Kubik (81 [19] Stanislav Griga), [7] Michal Bilek (70 [20] Václav Němeček); - [10] Tomás Skuhravý, [17] Ivo Knoflicek.
Subs not used: [21] Mikloško, [2] Bielik, [18] Luhový.

Sent off: Moravčík (69 dissent 2YC - he was so convinced he wes fouled by Littbarski in the German penalty area, that he turmed, and kicked out a leg to demonstrate the fact to the ref. Unfortunately his left boot flew off, greatly exaggerating the incident and he was shown a red card. He walked off with his boot in his hand).
Booked: Klinsmann (27 f) / Moravčík (11 not retreating), Bilek (14 f), Straka (37 f), Moravčík (69), Knoflicek (87 f).


QF Game 4: [M:48] Played Sunday 1 July 1990 (21.00) Stadio San Paolo, Naples. [460]
(55,205) Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX), Jassim Mandi Abdul Rahman (BRN), Vincent Mauro (USA).

Result: ENGLAND 3 - CAMEROON 2 (1:0, 2:2, 3:2)
1:0 Platt 25, 1:1 Kunde 63 pen, 1:2 Ekeke 65, 2:2 Lineker 83 pen (England's first penalty in four years), 3:2 Lineker 105 pen (just like buses!).

ENG (3-4-3): [1] Peter Shilton (c); - [5] Des Walker, [14] Mark Wright, [8] Terry Butcher (74 [20] Trevor McGregor Steven); - [12] Paul Parker, [17] David Platt, [19] Paul Gascoigne, [3] Stuart Pearce; - [8] Chris Waddle, [10] Gary Lineker, [11] John Barnes (h/t [9] Peter Beardsley).
Unused subs: [13] C. Woods, [16] S.McMahon, [21] S. Bull.

CMR (1-3-4-2): [16] Thomas N'Kono; - [6] Emmanuel Kunde; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [4] Benjamin Massing, [5] Bertin Ebwelle; - [15] Thomas Libiih, [21] Emmanuel Maboang (h/t [9] Roger Milla), [13] Jean-Claude Pagal, [10] Louis-Paul M'Fede (63 [11] Eugène Ebelle Ekeke); - [7] François Omam Biyick, [20] Cyrille Makanaky.
Unused Subs: [22] Jacques Songo'o (GK), [12] Alphonse Yombi, [19] Roger Feutmba.

Booked: Pearce (70 f on Makanaky) / Massing (28 f), N'Kono (104 f) & Milla (104 protesting penalty decision).



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SEMI FINALS


SF Game 1: [M:49] Played Tuesday 3 July 1990 (20.00) Stadio San Paolo, Naples. [461]
(59,978) Michel Vautrot (FRA), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Peter Mikkelsen (DAN).

Result: ARGENTINA 1 - ITALY 1 (0:1, 1:1, 1:1) Penalties 4-3
0:1 Schilacci 17, 1:1 Caniggia 67

Penalties: 0:1 F.Baresi, 1:1 Serrizuela, 1:2 Baggio, 2:2 Burruchaga, 2:3 de Agostini, 3:3 Olarticoechea, (3:3) Donadoni saved by Goycochea, 4:3 Maradona, (4:3) Serena saved by Goycochea.

ARG (3-5-2): [12] Sergio Goycochea; - [19] Oscar Ruggeri, [20] Juan Simón, [18] José Serrizuela; - [4] José Basualdo (99 [2] Sergio Batista), [14] Ricardo Giusti, [16] Julio Olarticoechea, [7] Jorge Burruchaga, [6] Gabriel Calderón (h/t [21] Pedro Troglio); - [8] Claudiol Caniggia, [10] Diego Maradona (c).
Unused subs: [22] Fabián Cancelarich (GK), [15] Pedro Monzón, [9] Gustavo Dezotti.

ITA (1-2-5-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi; - [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [6] Ricardo Ferri; - [17] Roberto Donadoni, [11] Fernando de Napoli, [13] Guiseppe Giannini (75 [15] Roberto Baggio), [4] Luigi de Agostini, [7] Paolo Maldini;- [21] Luca Vialli (71 [20] Aldo Serena), [19] Toto Schillaci.
Unused subs: [12] Stefano Tacconi (GK), [8] Pietro Vierchowod, [9] Carlo Ancelotti.

Sent off: Giusti (103 violent conduct, elbowing Baggio off the ball).

Booked: Giannini (22 deliberate handball) / Giusti (30 f suspended), Olarticoechea (76 f suspended), Ruggeri (71 f), Caniggia (82 deliberate handball, suspended), Batista (120 f suspended).


SF Game 2: [M:50] Played Wednesday 4 July 1990 (20.00) Stadio delle Alpi, Turin. [462]
(62,628) José Ramiz Wright (BRZ), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL), Joël Quiniou (FRA).

Result: WEST GERMANY 1 - ENGLAND 1 (0:0, 1:1, 1:1) Penalties 4-3
1:0 Brehme 59, 1:1 Lineker 80

Penalties: 0:1 Lineker, 1:1 Brehme, 1:2 Beardsley, 2:2 Matthäus, 2:3 Platt, 3:3 Riedle, (3:3) Pearce saved by Illgner, 4:3 Thon, (4:3) Waddle missed the target.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler; - [6] Guido Buchwald, [4] Jürgen Kohler; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [8] Thomas Hässler (68 [2] Stefan Reuter), [10] Lothar Matthäus (c) [20] Olaf Thon, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Rudi Völler (33 [13] Karl-Heinz Riedle), [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.
Unused subs: [12] Raimond Aumann (GK), [16] Paul Steiner, [17] Andreas Möller.

ENG (3-4-3): [1] Peter Shilton (c); - [5] Des Walker, [8] Terry Butcher (72 [20] Trevor Steven), [14] Mark Wright;- [12] Paul Parker, [17] David Platt, [19] Paul Gascoigne, [3] Stuart Pearce; - [8] Chris Waddle, [10] Gary Lineker, [9] Peter Beardsley.
Unused subs: [13] Chris Woods, [15] Tony Dorigo, [16] Steve McMahon, [21] Steve Bull.

Booked: Brehme (109 f on Gascoigne) / Parker (66 f), Gascoigne (100 f on Berthold, suspended)



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THIRD PLACE MATCH


[M:51] Game Played Saturday 7 July 1990 (20.00) Stadio San Nicola, Bari. [463]
(51,426) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Mohamed Hansal (ALG), Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI).

Result: ITALY 2 - ENGLAND 1 (0:0)
1:0 Baggio 70, 1:1 Platt 80, 2:1 Schilacci 85 pen.

ITA (1-4-3-2): [1] Walter Zenga; - [2] Franco Baresi; - [5] Ciro Ferrara, [3] Guiseppe Bergomi (c), [8] Pietro Vierchowod, [7] Paolo Maldini; - [9] Carllo Ancelotti, [13] Guiseppe Giannini (90 [6] Ricardo Ferri), [4] Luigi de Agostini (68 [10] Nicola Berti); - [19] Toto Schillaci, [15] Roberto Baggio.
Unused subs: [12] Stefano Tacconi (GK), [20] Aldo Serena, [21] Gianluca Vialli.

ENG (1-4-3-2): [1] Peter Shilton (c 125th England record and last cap); - [14] Mark Wright (73 [8] Chris Waddle); - [2] Gary Stevens, [5] Des Walker, [12] Paul Parker [15] Tony Dorigo; - [20] Trevor Steven, [16] Steve McMahon (73 [4] Neil John Webb (20th last cap), [17] David Platt; - [9] Peter Beardsley, [10] Gary Lineker.
Unused subs: [13] Chris Woods (GK), [3] Stuart Pearce, [21] Steve Bull.

YC: None.

70 - An uncharacteristic mistake from Shilton, failing to pick up a Wright backpass allowed Baggio to sneak in, take the ball off the goalkeeper, and then work a lovely move with Schillaci to score (but surely it was offside?) 80 - Dorigo sent in a great cross from the left as Platt outjumped Baresi to power a header into the top corner. 85 - Another dodgy decision by the referee for the penalty. Schillaci slid into Parker, but the penalty was awarded and Schillaci stepped up to convert the winner and become the tournament's top scorer. 89 - Berti scores with a header and the ref gets it wrong again by disallowing a fair goal.



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FINAL


[M:52] Game Played Sunday 8 July 1990 (20.00), Stadio Olimpico, Rome. [464]
(73,603) Edgardo Codesal-Mendez (MEX), Michael Listkiewicz (POL), Armando Pérez-Hoyos (COL).

Result: WEST GERMANY 1 - ARGENTINA 0 (0:0)
Brehme 85 pen.

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [5] Klaus Augenthaler, - [6] Guido Buchwald, [4] Jürgen Kohler;- [14] Thomas Berthold (75 [2] Stefan Reuter) [8] Thomas Hässler, [10] Lothar Matthäus (c), [7] Pierre Littbarski [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Rudi Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.
Unused subs: [12] Raimond Aumann (GK), [13] Karl-Heinz Riedle, [15] Uwe Bein, [20] Olaf Thon.

ARG (3-5-2): [12] Sergio Goycochea; - [19] Oscar Ruggeri (h/t [15] Pedro Monzón), [20] Juan Simón, [18] José Serrizuela; - [4] José Basualdo,[21] Pedro Troglio, [13] Néstor Lorenzo, [17] Roberto Sensini, [7] Jorge Burruchaga (54 [6] Gabriel Calderón); - [9] Gustavo Dezotti, [10] Diego Maradona (c).
Unused subs: [22] Fabián Concelarich (GK), [3] Abel Balbo, [5] Edgardo Bauza.

Sent off: Monzón 65 agricultural hack on Klinsmann, Dezotti 87 2YC.
YC: Völler 52 f on Maradona / Dezotti 5 dissent, Troglio 84 dissent, Dezotti 87 rugby tackle on Kohler, Maradona 87 dissent.


1990Brehmepen

Breakdown of the awful 1990 World Cup Final

2' Serrizuela fouls Völler, free kick is flicked on by Klinsmann, Völler fails to get a proper touch as effort goes wide.
5' Dezotti booked for dissent
7' Völler heads wide from Klinsmann's right wing cross.
11' Littbarski shoots over the bar following a good move by Hässler and Völler.
18' Matthäus dispossesses Burruchaga in midfield and puts Völler clear but Simón holds him off sufficiently for Serrizuela to tackle him.
23' Matthäus' curling cross from the right headed wide by Völler.
33' Casual pass by Burruchaga allows Matthäus in but his right wing cross is too deep for Völler.
35' The first corner of the match from which Brehme has a shot blocked by Dezotti on the six yard box.
37' Buchwald is penalised on the edge of his own area. Maradona curls the free-kick over the bar.
39' Simón fouls Hässler. Brehme's free-kick blocked by a defender.
45' Kohler inadvertently lobs a high ball back to which Illgner has to keep a close eye on.
46' Littbarski brilliantly weaves his way past three defenders before shooting just wide of the right post from the edge of the penalty area.
48' Berthold heads over the bar at the far post from Brehme's curling free-kick.
50' Völler slides in at the far post but puts Brehme's curling free-kick wide.
52' Völler and Buchwald 'mug' Maradona, Völler booked.
55' Littbarski swerves a shot from 12 yards over the bar.
57' Augenthaler presented with a golden chance at far post by Matthäus pass from the right but Goycocheas' legs stops him and Argentina scramble the ball away.
60' Goycochea gets to the left post to put around Brehme's low shot.
61' Hässler sets up Klinsmann but he shoots over the bar.
64' After a knee-high hack on Klinsmann, Monzon, who only came on at h/t is sent off.
66' Berthold shoots wide of left post as Brehme free-kick not fully cleard.
83' Calderón appears to have his leg hooked away on the corner of the German penalty area but play continued to the other end. Sensini is converging with Völler onto a Matthäus through ball. Sensini is adjudged to have brought down Völler for a penalty.
85' Brehme calmly slots the ball inside the left post - the 1,443 WCFs goal. In the ensuing Argentinian protests Troglio booked.
88' Dezotti grabs Kohler around the neck and brings him to the ground, Dezotti booked and then sent off. Maradona is booked for arguing a lost cause.

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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
6
Schilacci b. Palermo 1 Dec 1964 (ITA)
5
Skuhravý (TCH).
4
Milla (CMR), Lineker (ENG), Michel (ESP), Matthäus (GER).
3
Platt (ENG), Brehme, Klinsmann, Völler (GER).
2
Caniggia (ARG), Careca, Müller (BRZ), Redin (COL), Bilek (TCH), Baggio (ITA), Jozic, Pancev, Stojkovic (YUG), Balint, Lacatus (ROM).


  • In total 113 goals (13 pens), 2.31 per match.
  • Most goals GERMANY (15), no team without goals.
  • 75 players scored (including 11 scorers from 1986).
  • 13 penalties were scored from 18 awarded (2 saved, 3 missed).
  • 16 red cards, 167 YC's (plus 7 2Y). Total cards: 190. 31 players were suspended for one match.
  • FIFA total attendance: 2,517,348 Average per match: 48,411.

MANAGER-COACH, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS


ARG: Carlos Salvador Bilardo, Carlos Oscar Pachemé (assist) , Ricardo Héctor Echeuarría (trainer).
[1] Ángel David Comizzo (GK replacement for injured Pumpido), [22] Fabián Oscar Cancelarich (GK), [5] Edgardo Bausa (CB).
Unlucky: Luis Alberto Islas Ranieri (GK) angry at not being the first choice he resigned from the National team, only to return after the WC, Julio César Falcioni (GK) only received one call-uo in 1989, midfielder Néstor Raúl Gorosito, Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano Castellanos, and Pedro Pablo Pasculli (FWD's).
Kit: Adidas.


AUT: Josef Hickersberger.
[21] Michael Konsel (GK), [22] Otto Konrad (GK), [12] Michael Baur (MF), [15] Christian Koglevits (FW), [17] Helmut Pfeiffenberger (FW).
Unlucky: Thomas Flögel (MF) was a bit young.
Kit: Puma.


BEL: Guy Thys.
[12] Gilbert Bodart (GK), [20] Filip Alfons de Wilde (GK), [15] Jean-François de Sart (MF), [21] Marc Robert Wilmots (MF).
Kit: Adidas


BRZ: Sabastião Barroso Lazaroni.
[12] ACÁCIO Conteiro Barreto (GK), [22] José Carlos da Costa Araújo - 'ZÉ CARLOS' (GK), [14] ALDAIR Nascimento Santos (CDF), [7] BISMARCK Baretto Faria (MF), [18] Iomar do Nascimento - 'MAZINHO' (LB/MF), [20] Mílton Queiroz da Paixão - 'TITA' (FW).
Kit: Topper


CMR: Valery Kuznich Nepomniachi (URS).
[1] Joseph-Antoine Bell (GK), [22] Jacques Célestin Songo'o (GK), [12] Ayakan Alphonse Yombi (DF), [19] Roger Feutmba (MF).
Unlucky: Andrew Boe (GK), Richard Abena (DF), Charlie Ntamark (MF), Richard Tchakounang (MF), Jean-Denis Mandengué (MF), Érnest-Lottin Ebongué (FWD).
Kit: Adidas


COL: Francisco Maturana.
[12] Eduardo Niño Garcia (GK), [6] José Ricardo Pérez Morales (DF), [13] Carlos Mario Hoyos Jaramillo (DF), [17] Francisco Geovanis Cassiani Gómez (DF), [18] Wilmer Cabrera Linares (RB / RMF), [21] Alexis Antonio Mendoza Barrina (DF), [5] León Fernando Villa Arango (FW), [9] Miguel Ángel Guerrero Paz (FW).
Kit: Adidas.


CRC: Velibor 'Bora' Milutinovic (YUG).
[22] Miguel Antonio Segura Vargas (GK), [2] Vladimir Quesada Araya (DF), [13] Miguel Davis (DF), [15] Ronald Marín (DF), [18] Geovanny Jara Granados (DF), [16] José Jaikel Aguilar (FW).
Kit: Lotto


EGY: Mahmoud El Gohary.
[21] Ayman Taher Kandil (GK), [22] Thabet El Batal (GK), [6] Ashraf Kasem Raman (DF), [14] Ala'a Mohamed Mayhoub (MF), [15] Saber Eid Ali Omar (MF), [17] Ayman Shawki Kousawa(FW).
Unlucky: Hosham Abdel Rasoul (FWD) and best player broke his leg in a car accident Dec 1989.
Kit: Adidas


ENG: Manager*: Robert William 'Bobby' Robson (gave intention of retirement on 23 May 1990).
[13] Christopher Charles Eric Woods (GK), [22] David John Beasant (15 June replaced injured David Andrew Seaman (GK) who broke his thumb in training), [18] Stephen Brian Hodge, (LMF).
Unlucky: Tony Alexander Adams (CB) David Carlyle Rocastle (MF), Alan Martin Smith (CF) all Arsenal.
Kit: Umbro.

ESP: Luis Suárez Miramontes.
[13] Juan Carlos Ablanedo-Iglesias (GK), [22] Juan Manuel Ochotorena-Santa Cruz (GK), [8] Enrique Sánchez Flores 'Quique' (RB), [17] Fernando Ruiz Hierro (CDF).
Kit: Le Coq


GER: Franz Anton Beckenbauer.
[12] Raimond Aumann (GK), [22] Andreas Köpke (GK), [16] Paul Steiner (CDF), [21] Günther Hermann (MF), [11] Frank Mill (FW).
Unlucky: Holger Fach (MF).
Kit: Adidas.


HOL: Leo Beenhakker.
[16] Johannes 'Joop' Frederik Hiele (GK), [22] Stanley Paul Menzo (GK), [21] Dirk 'Danny' Franciscus Blind (CDF / LB), [15] Bryan Edward Steven Roy (LWF).
Kit: Adidas


IRL: John 'Jack' Charlton (ENG).
[22] Gerard Joseph Peyton (GK), [14] Christopher William Gerard Hughton (FB), [15] Bernard Joseph Slaven (MF), [19] David Thomas Kelly {FW), [18] Francis Anthony Stapleton (FW), [20] John Frederick Byrne (FW).
Unlucky: Alan McLoughlin, who played against England and Egypt, was a late replacement for Gary Patrick Waddock (MF - Millwall), sent home before the world cup by manager Jack Charlton. This World cup came four years too late for Stapleton and William Liam Brady. On average the oldest squad Age 28y 9m.
Kit: Adidas


ITA: Azeglio Vicini.
[12] Stefano Tacconi (GK), [22] Gianluca Pagliuca (GK), [14] Giancarlo Marocchi (MF), [18] Robrto Mancini (FW).
Kit: Diadora


KOR: Lee Hoe-Taik.
[1] Kim Pung-Joo (GK), [19] Jeong Gi-Dong (GK), [10] Lee Sang-Yoon (MF).
Kit: R?


ROM: Emerich Alaxandru Jenei.
[12] Bogdan Gheorghe Stelea (GK), [22] Gheorghe Liliac (GK), [13] Adrian Mihai Popescu (RB), [19] Emil Săndoi (CDF), [20] Zsolt Musnai (MF), [9] Rodion Gorun Cămătaru (FW).
Unlucky: Miodrag Belodedici (SWP) and Marian Popa (FWD - Farul Constanta).
Kit: Adidas


SCO: Andrew 'Andy' Roxburgh.
[12] Andrew Lewis Goram (GK), [22] Brynn James Gunn (GK), [18] John Angus Paul Collins (MF), [20] Gary McAllister (MF). Note: [21] Robert William Fleck was a last minute replacement for the unfortunate David Cooper (LWF), who had tendonitis and never played again for Scotland.
Unlucky: Stephen 'Steve' Nicol (CDF) was English Football Writers' Player of the Year 1989, but he was injured, Murdo Davidson MacLeod (MF - Borussia Dortmund) also injured. Brian John McClair (FWD - Manchester United) and John Robertson (FWD - Livingston) failed to make the short-list, although Mo Johnson and Ally McCoist, who were in the squad were hiding injuries. Willie Miller (CD) was considered too old, Robert "Roy" Sime Aitken (DF) the same. Alan David Hansen (CH) was ignored again, but it was also too late for this stylish player.
Kit: Umbro


SWE: Olle Nordin.
[1] Sven Andersson (GK), [12] Lars Eriksson (GK),[2] Jan Jonas Jakob Eriksson (DF), [7] Niclas Larsson-Nyhlen (MF), [11] Ulrik Jansson (MF).
Kit: Adidas


TCH: Jozef Vengloš.
[21] Luděk Mikloško (GK), [22] Peter Paluch (GK), [12] Peter Fieber (DF), [13] Jiří Němec (WMF), [16] Viliam Hyravý (FW).
Kit: Adidas


UAE: Carlos Alberto Parreira (BRZ).
[1] Abdullah Musa Abdullah (GK), [22] Abdulqadar Hassan Mohammed (GK), [4] Mubarak Ghanim Mubarak (CDF), [9] Abdulaziz Mohammed Ali Khador- 'ALI' (FW), [16] Mohammed Salim Mubarak (DF), [18] Fahad Abdulrahman Abudllah (MF).
Kit: Adidas


URU: Oscar Washington Tabárez Silva.
[12] Eduardo Pereira Martinez (GK), [22] Adolfo Javier Zeoli Martinez (GK), [13] Daniel Felipe Ravelez Pereira (DF), [21] William Adrián Castro Rosso (MF).
Kit: Puma


USA: Robert 'Bob' Gansler.
[18] Kasey C. Keller (GK), [22] David 'Dino' Charles Vanole (GK), [12] Paul Krumpe (DF), [13] Eric Eichmann (MF), [19] Christopher Henderson (MF), [21] Neil Covone (MF). On average the youngest squad Age 24y 2m.
Kit: Adidas


URS: Valeri Vasilević Lobanovski.
[16] Viktor Viktorović Čanov (GK), [13] Akhrik Sokratović Tsveiba (DF), [19] Sergei Aleksandrović Fokin (DF), [21] Valeri Viktorović Brošin (MF).
Unlucky: Oleg Romanović Luzhny (DF) injured, Gela Georgiyević Ketashvili (DF), Aleksie Aleksandrovć Mikhailyćenko (MF), Vladimir Iosifović Tatarćuk (MF), Yuri Nikolayević Savićev (FWD), Sergei Yuriević Rodionov (FWD).
Kit: Adidas


YUG: Ivica Osim.
[12] Fahrudin Omerović (GK), [22] Dragoje Leković (GK), [21] Andrej Panadić (DF),[14] Alen Bokšić (FW), [20] Davor Šuker (FW).
Unlucky: Zvonimir Boban (MF) In a game against Red Star Belgrade on 13 May 1990, he attacked a policeman who was assaulting a Dinamo supporter after a riot had broken out in the stadium (later seen as a step in Croatian discontent with the Yugoslav regime). He was suspended from the Yugoslav national team, thus missing the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
Kit: Adidas.


* Graham Taylor was appointed manager after Robson and was to be the last to hold te title. In 1993 Jimmy Armfield was appointed as a consultant to the FA and one of his first suggestions was to change the job title from manager to coach, he endorsd Terry Venables to tke up the post in Jan 1994.



Prize money

The amount of expenditure given to each team that qualified fot the 1982 WC by FIFA was approx:

  • £277,622 (CHF677,127 Swiss francs) – To each of the 24 teams.
  • + £102,500 (CHF 0.25m) for each association taking part as contribution towards team preparation.
  • Conversion rate 1CHF = £0.41 or £1 = CHF2.47 in June 1982.
  • £270,000 (CHF1 millon) – To each of the 24 teams.

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST


1990 Youngest Oldest
Player González (CRC) 19y 307d Shilton (ENG) 40y 292d
Goalkeeper Meola (USA) 21y 316d Shilton (ENG) 40y 292d
Scorer González (CRC) 19y 319d Milla (CMR) 38y 34d
Champion Möller (GER) 22y 309d Augenthaler (GER) 32y 285d
Finalist Möller (GER) 22y 309d Augenthaler (GER) 32y 285d
Captain Meola (USA) 21y 316d Shilton (ENG) 40y 292d
Coach Lazaroni (BRZ) 39y 272d Thys (BEL) 67y 207d
Referee Mikkelsen (DAN) 30y 40d Courtney (ENG) 49y 21d




Quote by the Egyptian manager El Gohary after their bruising group draw.

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