The demise of the Rous Cup following the 1989 edition meant
that, outside wartime, the 1989-1990 season was the first since international play began
in 1872 in which England did not meet Scotland in an official international match.
1990 was a busy World Cup year, the series with Scotland did not resume the following
year. Instead, The Football Association launched the England Challenge Cup, which was
contested only once.
Green Flag Team England official website
Hockings, Ron & Keir Radnedge, Nations
of Europe, vol. 1, p. 200, vol. 2, p. 364 (Articulate, Ernsworth, Hampshire, U.K.,
Payne, Mike, England: The Complete
Post-War Record, pp. 305-06 (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
World Soccer, July, 1991, p. 56