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The 1990 Grand World Cup was a men's national football tournament hosted in England, starting 10th June.

The tournament was won by Belgium, who beat Germany (4-2) in the final. Brazil beat England (4-1) in the third place match.

Participants Edit

32 teams qualified for the finals of the tournament. These were (not listed alphabetically) :

  1. Belgium
  2. Iraq
  3. Paraguay
  4. Spain
  5. Denmark
  6. Saudi Arabia
  7. Mexico
  8. Brazil
  9. Italy
  10. Cameroon
  11. Syria
  12. Colombia
  13. Austria
  14. Nigeria
  15. Netherlands
  16. Argentina
  17. Japan
  18. El Salvador
  19. England
  20. Morocco
  21. Nicaragua
  22. Tunisia
  23. Germany
  24. Chile
  25. Honduras
  26. Romania
  27. France
  28. Zambia
  29. Scotland
  30. Greece
  31. Panama
  32. Martinique

Group stage Edit

Group 1

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
3 0 0 9
2 Spain
Flag of Spain.svg
1 1 1 4
3 Iraq
Flag of Iraq.svg
1 0 2 3
4 Paraguay
Flag of Paraguay.svg
0 1 2 0

Group 2

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
2 1 0 7
2 Denmark
Flag of Denmark.svg-0
1 1 1 4
3 Mexico
Flag of Mexico.svg
0 3 0 3
4 Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
0 1 2 0

Group 3

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Italy
Flag of Italy.svg
3 0 0 9
2 Colombia
Flag of Colombia.svg
2 0 1 6
3 Syria
Flag of Syria.svg
0 1 2 1
4 Cameroon
Flag of Cameroon.svg
0 1 2 1

Group 4

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Japan
23px-Flag of Japan.svg
2 1 0 7
2 Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
2 1 0 7
3 Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
1 0 2 3
4 Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria.svg
0 0 3 0

Group 5

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 England
23px-Flag of England.svg
3 0 0 9
2 Argentina
Flag of Argentina.svg
2 0 1 6
3 Morocco
Flag of Morocco.svg
0 1 2 1
4 El Salvador
Flag of El Salvador.svg
0 1 2 1

Group 6

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg
3 0 0 9
2 Nicaragua
Flag of Nicaragua.svg
2 0 1 6
3 Chile
23px-Flag of Chile.svg
1 0 2 3
4 Tunisia
Flag of Tunisia.svg
0 0 3 0

Group 7

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Zambia
Flag of Zambia.svg
3 0 0 9
2 France
Flag of France.svg
2 0 1 6
3 Honduras
Flag of Honduras.svg
1 0 2 3
4 Romania
Flag of Romania.svg
0 0 3 0

Group 8

Rank Participant Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Greece
Flag of Greece.svg-0
3 0 0 9
2 Martinique
Flag of Martinique.svg
2 0 1 6
3 Panama
Flag of Panama.svg
1 0 2 3
4 Scotland
Flag of Scotland.svg
0 0 3 0

Round of sixteen Edit

Team I Score Team II
Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
4-0 Denmark
Flag of Denmark.svg-0
Italy
Flag of Italy.svg
3-0 Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
England
23px-Flag of England.svg
4-1 Nicaragua
Flag of Nicaragua.svg
Zambia
Flag of Zambia.svg
2-0 Colombia
Flag of Colombia.svg
Spain
Flag of Spain.svg
1-5 Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
Martinique
Flag of Martinique.svg
3-1 Japan
23px-Flag of Japan.svg
Argentina
Flag of Argentina.svg
2-4 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg
Greece
Flag of Greece.svg-0
2-0 France
Flag of France.svg

Quarterfinals Edit

Team I Score Team II
Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
1-0 Italy
Flag of Italy.svg
Zambia
Flag of Zambia.svg
1-2 England
23px-Flag of England.svg
Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
1-0 Martinique
Flag of Martinique.svg
Greece
Flag of Greece.svg-0
0-2 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg

Semifinals Edit

Team I Score Team II
England
23px-Flag of England.svg
0-3 Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
0-2 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg

Final Edit

Team I Score Team II
Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
4-2 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg

Tournament team rankings (Retrospective ranking) Edit

Pos. Team G Pld W D L Points GD
1 Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg (1)
A 7 7 0 0 21 +19
2 Germany
23px-Flag of Germany.svg
F 7 6 0 1 18 +11
3 Brazil
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
B 7 5 1 1 16 +15
4 England
23px-Flag of England.svg
E 7 5 0 2 15 +16
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5 Italy
Flag of Italy.svg
C 5 4 0 1 12 +17
6 Zambia
Flag of Zambia.svg
G 5 4 0 1 12 +11
7 Greece
Flag of Greece.svg-0
H 5 4 0 1 12 +3
8 Martinique
Flag of Martinique.svg
G 5 3 0 2 9 +2
Eliminated in the round of 16
9 Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
D 4 2 1 1 7 -1
10 Colombia
Flag of Colombia.svg
C 4 2 1 1 7 -1
11 Argentina
Flag of Argentina.svg
E 4 2 0 2 6 +10
12 Nicaragua
Flag of Nicaragua.svg
F 4 2 0 1 6 +2
13 Japan
23px-Flag of Japan.svg
D 4 2 0 2 6 +1
14 France
Flag of France.svg
G 4 2 0 2 6 -1
15 Spain
Flag of Spain.svg
A 4 1 1 2 4 -2
16 Denmark
Flag of Denmark.svg-0
B 4 1 1 2 4 -3
Eliminated in the group stage
17 Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
D 3 1 0 2 3 +3
18 Mexico
Flag of Mexico.svg
B 3 0 3 0 3 0
19 Panama
Flag of Panama.svg
H 3 1 0 2 3 -1
20 Honduras
Flag of Honduras.svg
G 3 0 1 2 3 -5
21 Chile
23px-Flag of Chile.svg
F 3 1 0 2 3 -6
22 Iraq
Flag of Iraq.svg
A 3 1 0 2 3 -7
23 Syria
Flag of Syria.svg
C 3 0 1 2 1 -4
24 Morroco
Flag of Morocco.svg
E 3 0 1 2 1 -10
25 Paraguay
Flag of Paraguay.svg
A 3 0 1 2 1 -4
26 Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
B 3 0 1 2 1 -10
27 Cameroon
Flag of Cameroon.svg
C 3 0 1 2 1 -11
28 El Salvador
Flag of El Salvador.svg
E 3 0 1 2 1 -20
29 Scotland
Flag of Scotland.svg
H 3 0 0 3 0 -3
30 Romania
Flag of Romania.svg
G 3 0 0 3 0 -6
31 Tunisia
Flag of Tunisia.svg
F 3 0 0 3 0 -6
32 Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria.svg
D 3 0 0 3 0 -8

Controversy Edit

Several matches were criticized often for their refereeing, but also for supporters interrupting specific matches, the most notable one being in Group B during the match between Brazil and Mexico, were fans started interrupting the match with blowing whistles in order to fool players, and continuing by throwing flares. Police had to intervene, and a majority of the fans had to leave the stadiums somewhere in 72nd minute.