Italia '90

1990 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Italy

Dates 8 June – 8 July 1990 (31 days)

Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 12 (in 12 host cities)

Final positions

Champions West Germany (3rd title)

Runners-up Argentina

Third place Italy

Fourth place England

Tournament statistics

Matches played 52

Goals scored 115 (2.21 per match)

Attendance 2,516,348 (48,391 per match)

Top scorer(s) Salvatore Schillaci (6 goals)

Best player Salvatore Schillaci

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 continents entered the competition, with its qualification process beginning in April 1988. Twenty-two teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champion Argentina, for the finals tournament.

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