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658 vs. Republic of Ireland
659 vs. Netherlands ~ 660 vs. Egypt
661 vs. Belgium ~ 662 vs. Cameroon
663 vs. West Germany

665 vs. Hungary

Saturday, 7 July 1990
World Cup 1990 Finals Third place play-off match

Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]

Stadio San Nicola, Strada Torrebella, Bari, Apulia
Attendance: 51,426 tickets sold; Kick-off: 8.00pm local time, 7.00pm BST
Live on
BBC (UK) - Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Alan Parry and Trevor Francis

Match Summary
Italy Squad
England Squad

Italy - Robert Baggio (70), Salvatore Schillaci (penalty 85)
England - David Platt (82)
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - J. Quiniou
x (-), France.

Linesmen - tbc

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Italy Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
Colours: Made by Diadora - Azure blue crew necked collared jerseys, white shorts, blue socks with white trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Italy Lineup
1       G     GA
Italy Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
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: Peter Shilton, fifteenth and final captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
95th and final match, W 47 - D 30 - L 18 - F 154 - A 60.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 125 80 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 27 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 41 0
3 Dorigo     LB      
14 Wright, Mark, off 70th min. 26 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 30 1
5 Walker     CD      
12 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 M Queen's Park Rangers FC 11 0
7 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 11 3
20 Steven, Trevor M. 26 21 September 1963 M Rangers FC, Scotland 29 3
9 Beardsley     F      
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 58 35
16 McMahon, Stephen, off 70th min. 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 16 0
England Substitutes
8 Waddle, Christopher, on 70th min. for Wright            
4 Webb, Neil J., on 70th min. for McMahon 26 30 July 1963 M Manchester United FC 20 3

unused substitutes:

3-Stuart Pearce,

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Italy in May 1961.
Peter Shilton, on his final appearance, extends his tally both as England record appearance holder and world record appearance holder, and already the oldest goalkeeper to face a penalty kick, he extends this record (40 yrs 293 dys). He also becomes the first captain to face a penalty kick.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Robson's last match as England manager and Peter Shilton's final game as England goalkeeper ended in a defeat by Italy that was partly self-inflicted in this play-off for third place.  Shilton, captain for the night as he stretched his world-record collection of caps to 125, will remember his farewell performance for all the wrong reasons. The man who had been one of the most reliable players in the history of English football made a calamitous mistake in the seventieth minute. He had just taken possession of the ball and elected to roll it along the ground as he looked for an England player to whom he could pass it. Shilts must have been the only person in the stadium who did not see Roberto Baggio loitering alongside him. Shilton virtually placed the ball at Baggio's feet and he exchanged passes with Salvatore Schillaci before dribbling his way across the face of the England goal and scoring with a close-range shot. Ten minutes after Shilton's error the skilful, Australian-born Tony Dorigo made an enterprising run down the left wing before sending over a measured cross. David Platt, who had been making penetrating bursts into the Italian penalty area throughout the game, powered the ball into the net from twelve yards for one of the best headed goals of the whole tournament. Paul Parker was adjudged to have fouled Salvatore Schillaci when they became tangled in the penalty area in the eighty-fourth minute. Schillaci, needing one goal to become the leading marksman of World Cup '90, sent Shilton the wrong way as he drilled in  his sixth goal of the finals. England had lost, but their dignity and their pride were still intact. They had done England in general and Bobby Robson in particular proud. Could Graham Taylor go one better and reach the World Cup Final? 'I wish him luck,' said Bobby Robson. 'I just hope the press are kinder to him than they were to me.' Graham Taylor should have been warned not to hold his breath.

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