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Soccer – 1990 World Cup Group C – Costa Rica vs Brazil


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 (the first being Mexico in 1986).  Teams representing 116 national football associations entered….with qualification beginning in April 1988.  A total of 22 teams qualified from this process….along with host nation Italy and defending champion Argentina.  The tournament was won by West Germany….their third World Cup title. They beat Argentina 1–0 in the final….a rematch of the previous final four years earlier…while Italy finished third….and England fourth….after both lost their semi-finals in penalty shootouts. This was the last tournament to feature a team from the divided Germany….with the country being reunified later in 1990. 

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