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FIFA World Cup 1990 Knock Out Stages

 

fifa world cup 1990 posterCaution dominated with several teams content to play for a draw and gamble on winning the penalty competition. West Germany and Argentina met in the final, a repeat of the 1986 competition, but this time out it was West Germany who won. This was the German's sixth final, a new record.

1990 Overview | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Knock Out Stages

 

Round of 16
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Cameroon

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Colombia

Cameroon 2 Colombia 1 (after extra time)

Stadio San Paolo, Naples (50,026)
23 June 1990

After 90 minutes there was no score. A mistake in extra-time by Colombia's eccentric goalkeeper, René Higuita, allowed Roger Milla to steal the ball from him 35 yards out to score his second goal, which proved decisive. Colombia clawed one back 5 minutes before the end.

 

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Czechoslovakia

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Costa Rica

Czechoslovakia 4 Costa Rica 1

Stadio San Nicola, Bari (47,673)
23 June 1990

Skuhravý put Czechoslovakia ahead in the 12th minute although nine minutes into the second half, González levelled the score. The Czechs scored three more to finish as comfortable winners, Skuhravý completing a hat trick.

 

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Argentina

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Brazil

Argentina 1 Brazil 0

Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin (61,381)
24 June 1990

An extremely tight game was settled ten minutes before the end by Caniggia.

 

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West Germany

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Netherlands

West Germany 2 Netherlands 1

San Siro, Milan (74,559)
24 June 1990

Another close game was scoreless at half-time. Klinsmann broke the deadlock early in the second half and Brehme made it 2-0 with eight minutes left. Ronald Koeman scored from a penalty in the final miniute, too late to make a difference.

 

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Republic of Ireland

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Romania

Republic of Ireland 0 Romania 0 (after extra time)
(Republic of Ireland won 5-4 on penalties)

Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa (31,818)
25 June 1990

Ireland were content to defend and play out the match until the penalty competition. Both sides scored with their first four kicks and then Timofte's effort was brilliantly saved by Packie Bonner. David O'Leary scored the decisive kick.

 

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Italy

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Uruguay

Italy 2 Uruguay 0

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (73,303)
25 June 1990

Eight minutes of added time were played at the end of the first half because the referee forgot to check his watch. Fortunately neither team scored during this impromptu extension. Italy's goals both game in the second half.

 

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Yugoslavia

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Spain

Yugoslavia 2 Spain 1 (after extra time)

Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona (35,500)
26 June 1990

Stojković broke the deadlock in the 78th minute but five minutes later, Julio Salinas equalised for Spain and the match went to extra time. Stojković scored again two minutes after the restart with what proved to be the winner.

 

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England

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Belgium

England 1 Belgium 0 (after extra time)

Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna (34,520)
26 June 1990

David Platt broke the deadlock after a tense but largely unremarkable match in the last minute of extra time. A free kick floated over his right shoulder, he spun and volleyed the ball into the net from the edge of the six yard box.

 

Quarter-Finals
argentina 1990 world cup v yugoslavia

Argentina

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Yugoslavia

Argentina 0 Yugoslavia 0 (after extra time)
(Argentina won 3-2 on penalties)

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (38,971)
30 June 1990

Defences were dominant in yet another cagey game that went to penalties.

(James Ohare, Andre Silva)

 

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Italy

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Republic of Ireland

Italy 1 Republic of Ireland 0

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (73,303)
30 June 1990

In the end Ireland could not rely on their defence to take them further, Schillaci scoring the decisive goal for Italy in the 38th minute. Even so, for the Irish it had been a remarkable tournament.

 

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West Germany

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Czechoslovakia

West Germany 1 Czechoslovakia 0

San Siro, Milan (73,347)
1 July 1990

A penalty scored by Matthäus in the 25th minute was all that separated the teams.

 

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England

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Cameroon

England 3 Cameroon 2 (after extra time)

Stadio San Paolo, Naples (55,205)
1 July 1990

England led at half time thanks to David Platt but in the second half, Cameroon stormed into the lead with two goals in four minutes. Lineker rescued England with a penalty seven minutes from time and in extra time, he converted another penalty to put England into the semi-finals.

 

Semi-Finals
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Argentina

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Italy

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Argentina 1 Italy 1 (after extra time)
(Argentina won 4-3 on penalties)

Stadio San Paolo, Naples (59,978)
3 July 1990

Schillacci scored for Italy in the 17th minute and they held the lead until the 67th minute when Caniggia equalised for the world champions. There was no more scoring so the match was decided on penalties.

 

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West Germany

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England

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West Germany 1 England 1 (after extra time)
(West Germany won 4-3 on penalties)

Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin (62,628)
4 July 1990

Brehme scored the first goal for West Germany but Linekar equalised ten minutes from time. During extra-time, Paul Gascoigne received his second caution of the tournament, which meant he would miss the final if England won the game. The abiding image of Italia 90 is of Gazza in tears as the facts sank in. In the end it did not matter as West Germany broke English hearts in the penalty competition.

 

Third Place Match
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Italy

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England

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Italy 2 England 1

Stadio San Nicola, Bari (51,246)
7 July 1990

With the pressure off, both teams turned in an entertaining display, all three goals coming in the last twenty minutes.

 

Final
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West Germany

argentina 1990 world cup final

Argentina

West Germany 1 Argentina 0

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (73,603)
8 July 1990

Argentina, with half their squad suspended or injured, were unable to retain the trophy thay had won four years previously. An ill-tempered match in which Argentina had two players sent off was settled by a penalty scored by Andreas Brehme five minutes from time. Argentina managed just one shot on target throughout 90 minutes and seemed intent on hanging on until the penalty competition.

 
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