Can you name England’s XI from the 1990 World Cup semi-final?
Everybody of a certain age will remember where they watched England’s 1990 World Cup semi-final heartbreaker against West Germany.
Bobby Robson’s side weren’t fancied going into the tournament but, after an uncertain start, managed to progress to the final four and whip the nation into a frenzy.
Their opponents in Turin were the best team in the tournament. West Germany had lost the previous two World Cup finals but, with Franz Beckenbauer as manager and Lothar Matthaus patrolling midfield, were hot favourites to lift the trophy.
But England performed above themselves on the night and a classic World Cup encounter ensued. West Germany took the lead through a deflected free-kick from Andreas Brehme but Robson’s side equalised 10 minutes from time.
After the most famous set of tears in English football history, the match went to penalties… with inevitable results.
Robson was feted for England’s exploits in Italy but he’d already arranged to step down after the tournament. But his place in English folklore had been guaranteed through one summer’s night in Turin.
We’re asking you to guess the England XI from the match. If you’re after another challenge after this one, have a go at naming every member of England’s 2006 World Cup squad?
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