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

West Germany 1 England 1 [0-0]
1-1 after ninety minutes
West Germany won 4-3 on penalties

Stadio delle Alpi, Vallette, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Attendance: 62,628 tickets sold; Kick-off: 8.00pm local time, 7.00pm BST
Live on
BBC (UK) - Commentator: John Motson and Trevor Brooking. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

West Germany - Paul Parker (own goal from a Brehme free-kick 59)
England - Gary Lineker (left-footed haf volley from a Parker though ball 81 80:07)
Match Summary
West Germany Squad
England Squad
England - Paul Parker (66), Paul Gascoigne (99)
West Germany - Andreas Brehme (110)

England - Gary Lineker scores (1-0).
West Germany - Andrea Brehme scores (1-1).
England - Peter Beardsley scores (2-1).
West Germany - Lothar Matthaus scores (2-2).
England - David Platt scores (3-2).
West Germany - Karl-Heinz Reidle scores (3-3).
England - Stuart Pearce saved (3-3).
West Germany - Olaf Thon scores (3-4).
England - Chris Waddle misses (3-4).

Results 1985-1990

England kicked-off. Germany kicked off extra-time. ? minutes (45:04 & ?).


Match Summary


West Germany



Referee (black) - Jose Ramiz Wright
x (-), Brazil.

Linesmen - Armando Perez Hoyos, Colombia and Joel Quiniou, France

The TV audience for this match exceeded 25 million, a new record (BBC 16.7 million and ITV 8.4 million).

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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 Matthaus Manager: Franz Beckenbauer
West Germany Lineup
1 Illgner     G     GA
14 Berthold            
3 Brehme            
4 Hokler            
5 Augenthaler            
6 Buchwald            
20 Thon            
8 Hassler            
9 Voller, injured off 33rd min.         68 37
10 Matthaus            
18 Klinsmann            
West Germany Substitutes
13 Reidle, Karl-Heinz, on 38th min. for Voller            

unused substitutes:

2-Reuter, 12-Aumann, 16-Steiner, 17-Moeller.

team notes:

This is West Germany's 67th World Cup Final match, overtaking the previous record held by Brazil (66).
4-3-2 Illgner -
Berthold, Buchwald, Augenthaler, Kohler, Brehme -
Hassler, Matthaus, Thon -
Voller, 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 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 78 GA
12 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RWB
Queen's Park Rangers FC 10 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LWB
Nottingham Forest FC 30 1
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. suspended 23 27 May 1967 CM Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 2
14 Wright, Mark 26 1 August 1963 RD Derby County FC 29 1
6 Butcher, Terence I., off 70th min. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 77 3
17 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 LM Aston Villa FC 10 2
  Waddle, Chris     RM/LM      
  Beardsley, Peter     LF      
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 RF Tottenham Hotspur FC 57 35
  Walker, Desmond     LD      
England Substitutes
20 Steven, Trevor M., on 70th min. for Butcher 26 21 September 1963 RM Rangers FC, Scotland 28 3

unused substitutes:

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

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally both as England record appearance holder and world record appearance holder, and now the oldest goalkeeper to face a penalty shootout (40 yrs 290 dys).
3-5-2 Shilton -
Wright, Butcher
(Steven), Walker -
Parker, Waddle, Gascoigne, Platt, Pearce -
Lineker, Beardsley
notes: England went to 4-4-2 with the appearance of Steven. Steven played on the right, Waddle on left.


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