Series 1 - Episode 11 1990



A look back at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, which saw England reach the semi-final for only the second time in their history, and endure a memorable showdown against West Germany. That match will forever be remembered for England's penalty shootout heartache and Paul Gascoigne's tears, while the final has been largely forgotten, as the Germans defeated an ill-disciplined Argentina to lift the trophy for the third time. The tournament itself featured too few goals and too many red cards to rank anywhere near the finest, although the likes of Roger Milla, Rene Higuita and a famous rendition of Nessun Dorma did their best to produce enlightenment.