World Cup 1990 - Hosts Italy

April 25, 2006
By John Brewin
While remembered fondly on these shores for England's best finals performance since 1966, this was, in truth, a poor World Cup.

It's a saying amongst Dutch football fans that poor quality tournaments are always won by the Germans. And while Dutch-German emnity ought to be borne in mind this tournament most definitely proved that rule.

West Germany, soon to become plain old Germany after reunification, hit the ground running in the group stages with a 4-1 thrashing of ...

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