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The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

 and Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

 that took place on 8 July 1990 at the Stadio Olimpico
Stadio Olimpico
The Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome, Italy. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex on the north of the city. An asset of the Italian National Olympic Committee, the structure is intended primarily for football...

, Rome
Rome
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

 to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

. After meeting previously in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Final
1986 FIFA World Cup Final
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, in which Argentina had won 3–2, in this match West Germany beat the defending holders 1–0, with a late penalty kick
Penalty kick
A penalty kick is a type of direct free kick in association football, taken from twelve yards out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the defending team between the penalty taker and the goal.Penalty kicks are performed during normal play...

 taken by Andreas Brehme
Andreas Brehme
Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick....

 being the game's only goal. It was the first time a team from UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 won the final against a non-European team.

It was an ill-tempered game, notable for the first two sendings off in a World Cup final. Pedro Monzón
Pedro Monzón
Pedro Damián Monzón is an Argentine football coach and former footballer.-Biography:Moncho Monzón played in different clubs, but most importantly in Independiente, with which he obtained 4 titles, including the Intercontinental Cup in 1984.Monzón was famously the first player to be sent off in a...

 had the distinction of being the first player in 14 World Cup final games to be ejected, after being shown a straight red card for a tackle on Jurgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann is a German football manager and former player who is currently the coach of the United States Men's National Team. As a player, Klinsmann played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the West German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the German one that...

. Gustavo Dezotti
Gustavo Dezotti
Gustavo Abel Dezotti is a former football striker from Argentina. He played most of his career for Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, he was part of the team that won the Primera Division Argentina championship of 1987-1988....

, already booked earlier, received the second yellow card of the game when he hauled down Jürgen Kohler
Jürgen Kohler
Jürgen Kohler is a World Cup-winning German centre back football player and football manager. Kohler has retired from professional sports, but still occasionally plays for Alemannia Adendorf in the Kreisliga C...

.

It was also the lowest-scoring final yet seen with Argentina becoming the first team not to score during a World Cup Final, having only one shot on goal, while Germany had 16 scoring chances. It has been suggested that Argentina's main strategy seemed to be going for the penalty-kick shootout, having already advanced twice by shootout. The only goal of the contest arrived in the 85th minute when Mexican referee Edgardo Codesal
Edgardo Codesal
Edgardo Codesal Méndez is an Uruguayan-Mexican football referee, best known for supervising the final match of the 1990 World Cup held in Italy.-Career:...

 awarded a controversial penalty shot to West Germany, after a foul on Rudi Völler
Rudi Völler
Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team...

 by Roberto Sensini, and Andreas Brehme
Andreas Brehme
Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick....

 converted the spot kick.

This victory gave West Germany their third World Cup success, making them the nation with most World Cup finals at the time (3 titles, 3 second places), as well as avenging their defeat at the hands of Argentina in the previous final
1986 FIFA World Cup Final
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.

Match details




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WEST GERMANY:
GK 1 Bodo Illgner
Bodo Illgner
Bodo Illgner is a retired German footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.During his career, he played for 1. FC Köln and Real Madrid, and helped West Germany to the 1990 World Cup, where he became the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a World Cup final.-Club career:Born in Koblenz, Illgner...

SW 5 Klaus Augenthaler
Klaus Augenthaler
Klaus "Auge" Augenthaler is a former football player and now manager.-Playing years:...

CB 6 Guido Buchwald
Guido Buchwald
Guido Ulrich Buchwald is a German former football defender and manager.The best game of Buchwald's career was probably the final of the 1990 FIFA World Cup when he effectively marked the skilled footballer, Diego Maradona, earning him the nickname "Diego"...

CB 4 Jürgen Kohler
Jürgen Kohler
Jürgen Kohler is a World Cup-winning German centre back football player and football manager. Kohler has retired from professional sports, but still occasionally plays for Alemannia Adendorf in the Kreisliga C...

RWB 14 Thomas Berthold
Thomas Berthold
Thomas Berthold is a German football coach and former defender.-Career:Berthold was born in Hanau, Hesse.He played 332 games in the Bundesliga, scoring 22 goals. He began his career in 1982 with Eintracht Frankfurt and played for them until 1987. From 1987 until 1991 he played in Italy: for Hellas...

 
LWB 3 Andreas Brehme
Andreas Brehme
Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina on a 85th minute penalty kick....

CM 8 Thomas Häßler
Thomas Häßler
Thomas Jürgen "Icke" Häßler is a former German football midfielder and is currently a coach for 1. FC Köln. He was formerly a coach for the Nigeria national team....

CM 10 Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Herbert Matthäus , is a German football manager and former player.In 1990, he was named European Footballer of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year after captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup...

 (c)
CM 7 Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Michael Littbarski is a German football manager and former player. He was mainly a winger or attacking midfielder and is best known for his brilliant dribbling abilities. He was a FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990. He was also runner–up twice in 1982 and 1986 with West Germany...

CF 9 Rudi Völler
Rudi Völler
Rudolf 'Rudi' Völler is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team...

 
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann is a German football manager and former player who is currently the coach of the United States Men's National Team. As a player, Klinsmann played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the West German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the German one that...

Substitutes:
DF 2 Stefan Reuter
Stefan Reuter
Stefan Reuter is a German football coach and former player.-Career:A right sided defender who started his career with TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl. 1982 he played for 1. FC Nuremberg, first in the 2. Bundesliga and since 1985 in the German Bundesliga. In exactly 100 games he scored 10 goals...

 
GK 12 Raimond Aumann
Raimond Aumann
Raimond Aumann was a German footballer. His nickname is Balu ....

FW 13 Karl-Heinz Riedle
MF 15 Uwe Bein
Uwe Bein
Uwe Bein is a former German footballer.Although, due to his reserved nature, he was never able to gain large public fame, his fans and experts call him one of the most technically-gifted German midfielders of his time...

MF 20 Olaf Thon
Olaf Thon
Olaf Thon is a retired German footballer, and a current coach.Mainly a central midfielder, his 19-year professional career was solely associated to Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich, having amassed more than 500 official games and 100 goals for both combined...

Manager:
Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, his leadership, his first name "Franz" , and his dominance on the football pitch...

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ARGENTINA: | GK 12 Sergio Goycochea SW 20 Juan Simón
Juan Simón
Juan Simón is a former football defender from Argentina.-Early years:Born in Rosario , Simón started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1977, at age 9. In 1979 he was part of the Argentina national under-20 football team that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup...

CB 18 José Serrizuela
José Serrizuela
José Tiburcio Serrizuela is a former football defender from Argentina. He was born in Palo, Tucumán Province and his nickname is El Tiburón .-Early years:...

CB 19 Oscar Ruggeri
Oscar Ruggeri
Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri is a former footballer. Nicknamed "El Cabezón" , Ruggeri is one of the most successful defenders ever to come out of Argentina....

  DM 13 Néstor Lorenzo
Néstor Lorenzo
Néstor Lorenzo is a former football defender from Argentina. He played for Argentinos Juniors, A.S. Bari, Swindon Town, Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro, Ferrocarril Oeste and Boca Juniors...

RM 4 José Basualdo
José Basualdo
José Horacio Basualdo is a retired Argentinian football midfielder.-Career:Pepe Basualdo won several Argentine and international titles with both Vélez Sársfield and Boca Juniors.-International career:...

CM 7 Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Burruchaga
Jorge Luis Burruchaga is a former Argentine professional football player, and last manager of Arsenal de Sarandí in the Primera División Argentina...

  CM 21 Pedro Troglio  LM 17 Roberto Sensini SS 10 Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

 (c) CF 9 Gustavo Dezotti
Gustavo Dezotti
Gustavo Abel Dezotti is a former football striker from Argentina. He played most of his career for Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, he was part of the team that won the Primera Division Argentina championship of 1987-1988....

  Substitutes: FW 3 Abel Balbo DF 5 Edgardo Bauza
Edgardo Bauza
Edgardo Bauza is an Argentine former footballer and current manager of Ecuadorian club LDU Quito. Before taking up management, he played over 300 games for Rosario Central, a club he went on to manage. He also played for Independiente in Argentina, Atlético Junior in Colombia and Veracruz in Mexico...

MF 6 Gabriel Calderón
Gabriel Calderón
Gabriel Humberto Calderón is a former Argentine football midfielder.Calderón played in several teams including Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betis and French Paris Saint-Germain...

  DF 15 Pedro Monzón
Pedro Monzón
Pedro Damián Monzón is an Argentine football coach and former footballer.-Biography:Moncho Monzón played in different clubs, but most importantly in Independiente, with which he obtained 4 titles, including the Intercontinental Cup in 1984.Monzón was famously the first player to be sent off in a...

  GK 22 Fabián Cancelarich Manager: Carlos Bilardo
Carlos Bilardo
Carlos Salvador Bilardo is an Argentine former football player and coach, who is currently the General Manager of the Argentina national football team....



Linesmen
Assistant referee (association football)
In association football, an assistant referee is one of several officials who assist the referee in controlling a match. Two officials, traditionally known as linesmen , stand on the touchlines, while a fourth official assists administrative or other match related tasks as directed by the referee...

:


Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia
Colombian Football Federation
The Colombian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Colombia. It was founded in 1924 and has been affiliated to FIFA since 1936...

)

Michał Listkiewicz (Poland
Polish Football Association
The Polish Football Association is the governing body of football in Poland. It organizes the Polish football leagues , the Polish Cup, the Polish SuperCup, the Polish League Cup, and the Polish national football team...

)

Match rules:
  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used