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Italy 1990 World Cup Betting

1990 FIFA World CupYear: 1990

Participants: 24

Countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United States, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia

Championship: West Germany 1, Argentina 0

Top goal scorer: Salvatore "Toto" Schilacci, Italy (6)

MVP: Salvatore "Toto" Schilacci, Italy

For anyone who likes to point out that there's no scoring in soccer, look no further than the 1990 World Cup. Win at all costs was replaced by a new philosophy: Try not to lose at all costs, and take your chances on penalty kicks. As a result, a meager 2.21 goals per game were scored -- the lowest-scoring Cup ever.

Defending champion Argentina got the first dose of what the brutal defensive play was all about when it was shocked by Cameroon 1-0 in the opening match in Milan. Cameroon turned out to be the Cinderella story of the tournament, winning its group and advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to England. Roger Milla, who was coaxed out of retirement before the tournament began, became the oldest player to score in the World Cup at age 38.

You want action? There wasn't much -- both semifinals were tied at 1 and had to be decided on penalty kicks. Argentina got past Italy, and West Germany -- in its last Cup before unifying with East Germany -- beat England.

The championship game put the rest of the tournament in a nice nutshell. There were two ejections -- the first time a red card had been given in a final -- Argentina had exactly one shot, and West Germany won 1-0 on a penalty kick in the 84th minute.

Despite the less-than-spectacular win, the World Cup victory put Germany in an elite group, joining Italy and Brazil as the only countries to win three World Cup titles.

World Cup Italy 1990 Schedule and Results

Group 1 Results
Italy vs Austria 1-0 (June 9, Olimpico)
United States vs Czechoslovakia 1-5 (June 10, Comunale)
Italy vs United States 1-0 (June 14, Olimpico)
Austria vs Czechoslovakia 0-1 (June 15, Comunale)
Italy vs Czechoslovakia 2-0 (June 19, Olimpico)
Austria vs United States 2-1 (June 19, Comunale)
Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Italy 3 3 0 0 4 0 6
Czechoslovakia 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Austria 3 1 0 2 2 3 2
United States 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

 

Group 2 Results
Argentina vs Cameroon 0-1 (June 8, Giuseppe Meazza)
Soviet Union vs Romania 0-2 (June 9, Sant Nicola)
Argentina vs Soviet Union 2-0 (June 13, San Paolo)
Cameroon vs Romania 2-1 (June 14, Sant Nicola)
Cameroon vs Soviet Union 0-4 (June 18, Sant Nicola)
Argentina vs Romania 1-1 (June 18, San Paolo)
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Cameroon 3 2 0 1 3 5 4
Romania 3 1 1 1 4 3 3
Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 4 4 2

 

Group 3 Results
Brazil vs Sweden 2-1 (June 10, Delle Alpi)
Costa Rica vs Scotland 1-0 (June 11, Luigi Ferraris)
Brazil vs Costa Rica 1-0 (June 16, Delle Alpi)
Sweden vs Scotland 1-2 (June 16, Luigi Ferraris)
Sweden vs Costa Rica 1-2 (June 20, Luigi Ferraris)
Brazil vs Scotland 1-0 (June 20, Delle Alpi)
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 1 6
Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Scotland 3 1 0 2 2 3 2
Sweden 3 0 0 3 3 6 0

 

Group 4 Results
United Arab Emi. vs Colombia 0-2 (June 9, Renato Dall'ara)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Yugoslavia 4-1 (June 10, Giuseppe Meazza)
Yugoslavia vs Colombia 1-0 (June 14, Renato Dall'ara)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs United Arab Emi. 5-1 (June 15, Giuseppe Meazza)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Colombia 1-1 (June 19, Giuseppe Meazza)
Yugoslavia vs United Arab Emi. 4-1 (June 19, Renato Dall'ara)
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 2 1 0 10 3 5
Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 6 5 4
Colombia 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
United Arab Emi. 3 0 0 3 2 11 0

 

Group 5 Results
Belgium vs Korea Republic 2-0 (June 12, Marc Antonio Bentegodi)
Uruguay vs Spain 0-0 (June 13, Friuli)
Korea Republic vs Spain 1-3 (June 17, Friuli)
Belgium vs Uruguay 3-1 (June 17, Marc Antonio Bentegodi)
Belgium vs Spain 1-2 (June 21, Marc Antonio Bentegodi)
Korea Republic vs Uruguay 0-1 (June 21, Friuli)

 

Group 5 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Spain 3 2 1 0 5 2 5
Belgium 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 3
Korea Republic 3 0 0 3 1 6 0

 

Group 6 Results
England vs Ireland 1-1 (June 11, Sant'elia)
Netherlands vs Egypt 1-1 (June 12, Della Favorita)
England vs Netherlands 0-0 (June 16, Sant'elia)
Ireland vs Egypt 0-0 (June 17, Della Favorita)
England vs Egypt 1-0 (June 21, Sant'elia)
Ireland vs Netherlands 1-1 (June 21, Della Favorita)

 

Group 6 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Ireland 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Netherlands 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Egypt 3 0 2 1 1 2 2

 

Round 16 Results
Czechoslovakia vs Costa Rica 4-1 (June 23, Sant Nicola)
Cameroon vs Colombia 2-1 A.E.T (June 23, San Paolo)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Netherlands 2-1 (June 24, Giuseppe Meazza)
Brazil vs Argentina 0-1 (June 24, Delle Alpi)
Italy vs Uruguay 2-0 (June 25, Olimpico)
Ireland* vs Romania 0-0 A.E.T (June 25, Luigi Ferraris)
Spain vs Yugoslavia 1-2 A.E.T (June 26, Marc Antonio Bentegodi)
England vs Belgium 1-0 A.E.T (June 26, Renato Dall'ara)

 

Quarter-Finals Results
Yugoslavia vs Argentina* 0-0 A.E.T (June 30, Comunale)
Italy vs Ireland 1-0 (June 30, Olimpico)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Czechoslovakia 1-0 (July 1, Giuseppe Meazza)
England vs Cameroon 3-2 A.E.T (July 1, San Paolo)

 

Semi-Final
Italy vs Argentina* 1-1 A.E.T (July 3, San Paolo)
Fed. Rep. of Ger.* vs England 1-1 A.E.T (July 4, Delle Alpi)

 

3rd. / 4th. Placing
Italy vs England 2-1 (July 7, Sant Nicola)

 

Final
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Argentina 1-0 (July 8, Olimpico)

 

Statistics:
World Cup Champions: Fed. Rep. of Ger.
Runners Up: Argentina
Highest Scoring Game: Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs. United Arab Emi. 5-1 (Group D) United States vs. Czechoslovakia 1-5 (Group A)
Total Goals Scored: 115
Av. Goals Per Match: 2.21
Top Scorer: Salvatore Schillaci,Italy-6 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Michel,Spain Tomas Skuhravy,Czechoslovakia-3 Goals
Highest Attendance: 74.765 (Fed. Rep. of Ger.-Yugoslavia, Group D)
Total Attendance: 2.516.354
Average Attendance: 48.391
Debut Appearance: Costa Rica,Ireland,United Arab Emi.
Stadiums Used: Olimpico,Comunale,Sant Nicola,Luigi Ferraris,Marc Antonio Bentegodi,Sant'elia,Giuseppe Meazza,San Paolo,Delle Alpi,Renato Dall'ara,Friuli,Della Favorita

 


Hosts Brazil continue to head the betting for the 2014 World Cup finals, best price 9/2 to win their sixth World Cup and their first as the host nation. Argentina are also well fancied whilst reigning champions Spain are slightly on the drift following Barcelona and Real Madrid's defeats at the semi-final stage of the Champions League to German opposition, with Germany now around 11/2 with the bookies as a result.

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Ends: 2014-07-13:00.000

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