Stadio San Paolo

Stadio San Paolo

Located in Naples and the home of Napoli football team, the Stadio San Paolo is the third largest football stadium in Italy. It is best known for the 1990 World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Italy. This is in part because Argentine striker Diego Maradona was, at that time, also a player for Napoli.

The Stadio San Paolo hosted five matches in the 1990 World Cup. Two were Group B matches, and the others were a Round of 16 match the England - Cameroon quarter final and Argentina's semi-final defeat of Italy.


Location: Naples

Capacity: 83,311

Construction: 1948 - 1959, renovated 1990, 2010

Matches: Argentina 2 : 0 Soviet Union (June 13), Argentina 1 : 1 Romania (June 18), Cameroon 2 : 1 Colombia (June 23), quarter-final England 3 : 2 Cameroon (July 1), semi-final Argentina 1 : 1 Italy [Argentina won 4 - 3 on penalties] (July 3)


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.