World Cup 1990

17 August 2015
Question: What do a half-naked Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona in full flight and the classic 1999 Champions League final all have in common? Answer: German football legend Lothar Matthäus...
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11 July 2014
Franz Beckenbauer sees similarities between the current Germany side and the one he guided to FIFA World Cup glory in 1990.
25 June 2014
England are back, and therefore so are the hollering headlines. Richard Edwards studies the back pages' back pages...
25 June 2014
Musos used to say the devil has the best tunes. But does the devil work for the BBC or ITV? FourFourTwo's James Maw compares the British television theme tunes to the last eight tournaments to determine which network is best (at coming up with theme tunes). Wistful sighs and shameful cringing aplenty...
The home of defensive football became the perfect stage for the globe's top shot-stoppers... 
"I had to balance up the options: whether I wanted to be Colombia’s No.1 fan or be a lawyer"
Right from the start, Italia 90 had its fair share of noteworthy games –“ from cup shocks to clashing giants and an intrigue-filled derby clash...
"At that moment everything went mad. I started running and leapt on to Stefano Tacconi..."
Yugoslavia's brilliant, technical football illuminated Italia 90, but things at home were getting much darker...

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