Stadiums of World Cup 1990

Italy was selected to host the 1990 World Cup finals. It was the second nation to be chosen to host the event twice, Mexico having been the first.

World Cup 1990 is remembered for good and bad reasons. In the UK, where the event was personified by Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of "Nessun Dorma", many were happy about England's performance - finishing fourth, their best performance since 1966. However, many regard it as one of the poorest World Cups. There was an average of only 2.21 goals per game - a record low that stands to this day. Also, there were a record number of red cards, including the first ever during a World Cup final.

Twelve venues were used to host the event. Stadiums used included the Stadio delle Alpi, Stadio San Paolo and the iconic San Siro.

The final was hosted by the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. West Germany were victorious over Argentina, winning 1 - 0.


World Cup 1990 Venues : Stadio Olimpico, San Siro, Stadio San Paolo, Stadio delle Alpi, Stadio San Nicola, Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Stadio Sant'Elia, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Stadio Friuli, Stadio La Favorita and Stadio Luigi Ferraris.