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Wednesday, 4 July 1990
1990 FIFA World Cup Finals Second Phase Semi Final match two

West Germany 1 England 1
1-1 after ninety minutes
West Germany won 4-3 on penalties

Stadio delle Alpi, Vallette, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
(CEST): 8.00pm 7.00pm BST
Attendance: 62,628 tickets sold

Gary Lineker kicked off

Peter Shilton won toss for Penalty Kicks
121 minutes
45:04 & 45:44; 14:58 & 14:54

Lothar Matthäus kicked-off ET
  [0-0] Chris Waddle strike hits crossbar 33:30; Foul
[1-0]Paul Parker own goal 60 59:26
 ran from next to the defensive wall to force down Brehme's free-kick, only for him to redirect the kick over Shilton
 (Pearce fouled Häßler 57:57)

[1-1] Gary Lineker 81
bounced of his thigh, rounded three defenders before unleashing a left-footed half volley following a Parker though ball)
  [1-1] Chris Waddle strike hits post 104:56

[1-1] Guido Buchwald 24yd strike hits the post 117:17
[1-1] David Platt scores with a header 110:14: Offside
  Paul Parker 65 64:55
  Paul Gascoigne 99 98:32
Andreas Brehme 110 109:43  

World Cup Grandstand: Commentator: John Motson with Trevor Brooking
World Cup '90: Commentator: Brian Moore with Ron Atkinson
The TV audience for this match exceeded 25m -
 a new record (BBC 16.7m & ITV 8.4m).

Andreas Brehme

Lothar Matthäus

Karl-Heinz Reidle 3-3

Olaf Thon 4-3

Gary Lineker 0-1

Peter Beardsley 1-2

David Platt

Stuart Pearce saved 3-3

Chris Waddle over the bar 3-4 (left)
  (penalties took another four and a half minutes to complete)


Officials (black)

W.Germany Squad

Team Records

England Squad

Roberto Ramiz Wright
45 (7 September 1944), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
9 - 7 Goal Attempts 12 - 6
4 - 2 Attempts on Target 6 - 1
Linesmen 0 Hit Bar/Post 0 - 1
Armando Pérez Hoyos
Joël Quiniou
39 (11 July 1950), Paris, France
8 - 2 Corner Kicks Won 7 - 2
0 Offside Calls Against 4 - 2
  12 - 3 Fouls Conceded 15 - 2

West Germany Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked chevron patterned jerseys with white Adidas trim and overlapping collar, white shorts, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Lothar Matthäus Manager: Franz Anton Beckenbauer, 44 (11 September 1945), appointed 14 July 1984. P 65 - W 33 - D 20 - L 12 - F 106 - A 61.
West Germany Lineup
1 Illgner, Bodo 23 7 April 1967 G 1.FC Köln 01/07 eV 21 ᵍᵃ
14 Berthold, Thomas 25 12 November 1964 RB AS Roma SpA, Italy 41  
6 Buchwald, Guido U. 29 24 January 1961 RCD VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV 38  
5 Augenthaler, Klaus 32 26 September 1957 DS FC Bayern München eV 26  
4 Kohler, Jürgen 24 6 October 1965 LCD FC Bayern München eV 30  
Brehme, Andreas 29 9 November 1960 LB Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy


Brehme cautioned in the 110th min. for Unsporting Behaviour following a late and robust tackle on Gascoigne, taking away his legs.
8 Häßler, Thomas J., injured off 67th min. 24 30 May 1966 RM 1.FC Köln 01/07 eV 16  
10 Matthäus, Lothar H. 29 21 March 1961 CM Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 80  
20 Thon, Olaf 24 1 May 1966 LM FC Bayern München eV 35  
9 Völler, Rudolf, injured off 33rd min. (32:20) 30 13 April 1960 RF AS Roma SpA, Italy 68 37
18 Klinsmann, Jürgen 25 30 July 1964 LF Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 24  
West Germany Substitutes
13 Reidle, Karl-Heinz, on 39th min. (38:01) for Völler 24 16 September 1965 RF Sv Werder Bremen von 1899 eV 10  
2 Reuter, Stefan, on 67th min. (66:48) for Häßler 23 16 October 1966 RM FC Bayern München eV 21  

unused substitutes:

12-Raimond Aumann, 16-Paul Steiner, 17-Andreas Möller.

team notes:

Rudi Völler was in a sprint down the West Germany left wing with Paul Parker when he pulled up (32:12) and then knocked the ball out of play so he could receive treatment. He was receiving treatment for nearly minutes before it was decided to replace him.


This is West Germany's 67th World Cup Final match, overtaking the previous record held by Brazil (66).
Coach Franz Beckenbauer played for West Germany against England seven times, in the February 1966 friendly defeat, the 1966 World Cup Final defeat, the 1968 friendly victory, in which his shot resulted in a Labone own goal. He scored the opening goal in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final victory, both legs of the 1972 European Championship quarter-finals, and finally, the friendly defeat in March 1975.
5(1-4)-3-2 Illgner -
Augenthaler -
Berthold, Buchwald, Kohler, Brehme -
(Reuter), Matthäus, Thon -
(Reidle), Klinsmann


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Terry Butcher, seventh and final captaincy.
Peter Shilton, 71st min (no armband worn)
Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
94th match, W 47 - D 30 - L 17 - F 153 - A 58.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 124 78ᵍᵃ
most apps 1989-90
14 Wright, Mark 26 1 August 1963 RCD Derby County FC 29 1
6 Butcher, Terence I., off 71st min. 31 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
DS Rangers FC, Scotland 77 3
final app 1980-90
5 Walker, Desmond S. 24 26 November 1965 LCD Nottingham Forest FC 24 0
Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RWB
Queen's Park Rangers FC


Parker cautioned in the 65th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for fouling Buchwald as they were both running for a loose ball towards touchline
17 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 RM/
Aston Villa FC 10 2
8 Waddle, Christopher R. 29 14 December 1960 CM Olympique de Marseille, France 58 6
Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 LM Tottenham Hotspur FC


Gascoigne cautioned in the 99th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for his challenge on Berthold in front of the German bench (98:15). Suspended
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LWB
Nottingham Forest FC 30 1
9 Beardsley, Peter A. 29 18 January 1961 AM Liverpool FC 44 7
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 57 35
England Substitutes
20 Steven, Trevor M., on 71st min. (70:21) for Butcher 26 21 September 1963 RM Rangers FC, Scotland 28 20 3

unused substitutes:

13-Chris Woods, 15-Tony Dorigo, 16-Steve McMahon, 21-Steve Bull.

substitute notes:

Steve Bull was in the process of removing his tracksuit as Gary Lineker was scoring England's goal, he sat down promptly afterwards.
England have now used 41 substitutions throughout the 1989-90 season, a new record.

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as world record appearance holder, and now the oldest goalkeeper to face a penalty shootout (40 yrs 290 dys).

World Cup notes:

For the first time in World Cup history, a country, namely England, has played three consecutive matches that have all gone into Extra Time.
4-4-2 after 71 mins
Shilton -
Wright, Butcher
(Steven), Walker -
Parker, Platt, Waddle, Gascoigne, Pearce -
Beardsley -
notes: on 71 minutes, Steven took up the right wing as Parker and Pearce reverted to full-back.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England saved their finest performance of World Cup '90 for this epic semi-final, but they finished up with empty hands and broken hearts as West Germany conquered them in a torturous penalty shoot-out.  A 1-1 draw after extra time was just about a fair reflection on a masterpiece of a match.  There was just one irritating incident when Thomas Berthold made a meal of a tackle by Paul Gascoigne in extra time, andᵍᵃzza was close to tears as he collected his second booking of the tournament which would have ruled him out of the final. Gascoigne had been  more prominent and productive in midfield than West German skipper Lothar Matthaus, who had been rated by many as the best player on view before this match. Peter Shilton was desperately unlucky to concede the first goal of the match in the fifty-ninth minute when Brehme's shot deflected off Parker's heel and ballooned freakishly high before coming down first bounce into the back of England's net. Lineker equalised in the eightieth minute when he hit the ball in full stride with his left foot to send it under a sliding defender and into the far corner of the net. Both Chris Waddle and Guido Buchwald hammered shots against the post during a thrilling extra-time period. Shilton elected the right way to dive for every one of the German penalties, but each time he was a fingernail's distance away from making a vital save. Lineker took the first penalty and coolly drilled it home. Brehme made it all square. Then Beardsley netted penalty number two, which was cancelled out by Matthaeus with the most ferocious spot-kick of the tournament. David Platt made it 3-2 while Paul Gascoigne looked on from the centre-circle with tears watering his eyes. Riedle brought the scores level again before Stuart Pearce took aim and fired the first blank. He was inconsolable as his low-driven spot-kick cannoned off Illgner's shins. Olaf Thon netted Germany's next penalty, meaning that Chris Waddle had to hit the target to keep alive England's hopes of reaching the final.  He had never taken a spot-kick in a major match in his career, and he produced a novice-like effort as he blazed the ball high over the bar. Germany were through to the final, but England went out with honour in a match that was a credit to the World Cup and to football in general.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Original television broadcast
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author