Welcome to The aim of this website is to examine and analyse every aspect of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Italy between 8 June and 8 July 1990. The website is a long-term project and a work in progress, as previously published material will be regularly revised.

The website publishes everything worth to know not only about the World Cup tournament itself, but also its build-up, including the qualification stage. The website was launched in July 2016, and we estimate to complete the project by 2030. We will only begin publishing match reports from the 1990 World Cup tournament when all qualifiers have been covered.

With all qualifiers for the UEFA, CONMEBOL and Oceania sections now covered, we are left with the CAF, AFC and CONCACAF zones still to do. We are progressing with the remaining three confederations simultaneously. In addition, we will also continue to monitor a batch of early 1990 friendlies. Currently reviewed: June ’89 AFC qualifier between Singapore and Malaysia. Updated July 2024.

Wales 1–2 Netherlands
UEFA qualifier

UAE 1-0 Kuwait
AFC qualifier

Paraguay 2–1 Colombia
CONMEBOL qualifier


Two writers are currently engaged in the project, @1990qual (kaltz) and @1990worldcup. You can also contact us through our form – supplementary information is very welcome, please do not hesitate to contact us with that. It should further be noted that this website is best operated through a PC rather than via a hand-held device/mobile phone. 

This website is non-commercial and has as its sole aim to disseminate knowledge and do research.  The website is unofficial, and not affiliated to FIFA. Image above: Stadio Olimpico, Rome (June 1989). Credit: Bob Martin / Getty Images.

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