Retro Germany 1990 | Note: This shirt is a one on one replica and indistinguishable from the original. Very good quality and a nostalgic look characterize this outfit!
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The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the fourteenth edition of an international football tournament between the national men's teams of countries affiliated to FIFA. The final round of the event was played in Italy from June 8 to July 8.
Cameroon provided a tropical surprise during this tournament. The Indomitable Lions defeated favorite Argentina in the first round, and were only eliminated by England in the quarter-finals after extra time. It was not a good World Cup for the Netherlands. The high expectations after winning the European Championship were not fulfilled: the Orange did not win a single game, and was eliminated 2-1 in the eighth finals by the later world champion West Germany. This match was also overshadowed by a spitting incident between Frank Rijkaard and Rudi Völler, after which both were sent off with a red card. Belgium won two games in the first round, but was eliminated by England in the eighth finals in the very last minute of extra time.
In terms of sport, the tournament was not a success, in general there was much too hard and too defensive football. Sixteen red cards were handed out (previous World Cup eight) and the goal average is the lowest number of all World Cups to date. Illustrative was the game in the final, where for the first time in a final a player was sent off and for the first time a country did not score a goal. No fewer than seven of the eight matches from the quarter-finals onwards were decided by a penalty shootout or a penalty kick in the match. After the tournament, FIFA took measures: in the event of a victory, the winner now received three instead of two points, the goalkeeper was no longer allowed to collect the ball when it was played back and the offside trap was adjusted in favor of the attacker.