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by Mike Woitalla, May 27th, 2014 1:56AM
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[WORLD CUP RETRO: 1990] Want to be a World Cup expert and impress your friends with your knowledge of the 1990 World Cup? Here are five names to have at your fingertips about the 14th World Cup, hosted by Italy and won by West Germany.

Paul Caligiuri. The USA, after a 40-year absence, returned to the World Cup thanks to Paul Caligiuri’s goal that gave the USA a 1-0 win at Trinidad & Tobago in the must-win final qualifying game. Mexico was banned for having used overage players in a U-20 tournament and Costa Rica took the other Concacaf spot. Caligiuri scored the USA’s lone goal in its 5-1 opening loss to Czechoslovakia and Coach Bob Gansler’s team exited after losses to Italy (1-0) and Austria (2-1). Bora Milutinovic-coached Costa Rica upset Scotland and Sweden in a run to the round of 16.

Previous Editions of "Five Names":
Uruguay 1930 | Italy 1934 | France 1938 | Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954 | Sweden 1958| Chile 1962 | England 1966
Mexico 1970 | West Germany 1974 | Argentina 1978 | Spain 1982 | Mexico 1986

Roger Milla. Cameroon became the first sub-Saharan African nation to reach the second round, where it beat Colombia in the round of 16. The Indomitable Lions were led by 38-year-old Roger Milla, who scored four goals, each celebrated with a dance near the corner flag. In the quarterfinals, they led England 2-1 with seven minutes left but paid the price for their reckless tackling and fell 3-2 in overtime on two Gary Lineker penalty kicks.



Salvatore Schillaci. The Sicilian striker had played only once for Italy before the World Cup but came on as a sub in Italy’s first game and scored for a 1-0 win over Austria. “Toto” Schillaci also struck in wins over Czechoslovakia, Uruguay and Ireland – and in the 1-1 semifinal tie with Argentina that was settled by penalty kicks in Argentina’s favor. Schillaci’s goal in a 2-1 third-place win over England earned him the Golden Shoe in what remains the lowest-scoring World Cup in history at 2.2 goals per game.



Jurgen Klinsmann. West Germany had been the most exciting team in the first round, by far the highest scoring team with 10 goals. But it faced European champion the Netherlands, led by Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten, in the second round. After Frank Rijkaard was red-carded and spit on Rudi Voeller -- also ejected although for reasons unclear -- Jurgen Klinsmann played his most memorable game for the national team as the lone striker and scored the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 win.

Franz Beckenbauer. The Germans beat the Czechs in the quarterfinals, 1-0, and England in the semis on penalty kicks. Diego Maradona, plagued by a damaged ankle, still led Argentina to the final, downing on the way a Brazilian team despised by its fans for adopting a European system of play. In the lowest scoring final in history up to that point and the first in which a team was shutout, the Germans won, 1-0, on a Andy Brehme penalty kick. Beckenbauer, after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo, became the first man to win a World Cup as a player and coach. And the first to captain and coach a World Cup winner.

1990 World Cup final highlights:



2 comments
  1. Dave Wasser
    commented on: May 27, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
    Interesting that you describe that as Jurgen Klinsmann's best game. I guess so. I have a DVD of that one if you want to watch it: www.DaveBrett.com
  1. James Madison
    commented on: May 28, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.
    Memorable penalty call by the Mexico CR in the final. I don't remember his name, but he was, if I recall, a physician and the problem with the tackle is that, while the Argentina player got the ball, he got the left leg first.

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