Era l’anno buono, l’anno giusto. Aldo Serena was the next to go, knowing a miss would end the Italian dream. From a footballing perspective, I too enjoyed relative success, including an East Riding League title, a Dixon Trophy, an East Riding Schools Cup and selection for the Humberside representative under-15s. Argentina one Brazil nil. Sergio Goychochea was outstanding in the Argentine goal. First, Maradona flicking the ball with his left foot against his right foot and up on to his shoulder, then keeping the ball up all the way to the touchline to hand over the Cameroon pennant to the bench. The 1990 World Cup saw the introduction of the Fair Play flag prior to the start of every game. C’era un’atmosfera di quelle strane al San Paolo di Napoli in quel martedì 3 luglio. With 10 minutes of the game remaining, Maradona received the ball in the centre circle surrounded by four Brazilian midfielders. Bergomi: A Roma … Atención. Between 1986 and 1990, El Diego had led the Partenopei to two Scudettos, two second-place finishes, a UEFA Cup and a Coppa Italia. Italia-Argentina 1990: Maradona tradisce il San Paolo. Un mese indimenticabile. A Roma nella finalissima con la Germania se ne ebbe la dimostrazione lampante con quel noto “Hijo de puta” uscito dalla bocca di Diego durante i fischi all’inno nazionale. Il Mondiale giocato in casa nostra e che poteva rilanciarci in ambito internazionale dopo anni bui susseguiti alla vittoria del 1982. Read | Diego Maradona at World Cup 1994: the fallen angel. With the scores at 0-0, a goalbound header from the Russian side was prevented from going in by the quick reactions and the right hand of Maradona. Tutto coincideva alla perfezione e l’infallibile mira di quegli anni di tale Totò Schillaci sembrava promettere proprio bene. Pada panggung Italy 90 uniknya Maradona pun memecah dua bumi Tricolore ketika Argentina jumpa Italia di semifinal. Maradona would be back to try and recapture past glories. Against all the odds Taffarel is beaten and the double act of Maradona and Caniggia could have given the world champions a place in the quarter-final. This time it kept his team in the tournament rather than setting up a quarter-final victory. Read | Diego Maradona at World Cup 1982: the innocent devil. Con el Napoli ganó la Copa Italia de 1987, el Scudetto de 1989-90, la copa UEFA de 1989 y la Supercopa de 1991. Then everything changed. At 17 I thought I was now a seasoned social observer of football. Caniggia rounded Taffarel and the net yawned invitingly, but it was a brilliant run by Maradona to set him up.”, Read | Italia 90 was not as good as you think. Sosok Diego Armando Maradona sangat melekat di publik Napoli, sehingga meninggalnya sang legenda meninggalkan duka yang mendalam. Il destino che ha visto Maradona giocarsi la finale contro l’Italia e farlo proprio nel suo stadio, quel San Paolo che lo ha incoronato re, prima in Italia poi nel mondo intero è un’incredibile fatalità o scherzo del destino. The only point of significance during the game was a wrongfully disallowed Argentine goal, after the referee thought Jorge Burruchaga had handled the ball. England lost on penalties to Germany, a habit we are still trying to break. Every touch by Diego regardless of its footballing excellence was jeered, but for me it was a visual lecture on how to play the game. World Cup tournaments would no longer be the same. Maradona up until this point had kept a low profile on the pitch, but now during the press conference before the game, he managed to enrage most of Italy as well as unsettle the Italian side with his comments: “Neapolitans you shouldn’t forget that in Italy they do not consider you to be Italians. Non si smentì neanche questa volta. When you are younger you always believe your heroes will go on performing miracles for you, giving you moments with which to hang your childhood memories on, but as I was getting ready to leave my childhood, Maradona was getting ready to leave the world stage. Napoli, nonostante tutto, lo ama ancora. Il resto dell’Italia lo odia ancora. I knew how they felt; I too had suffered the same injustice four years earlier. Surely Maradona, Coming into the tournament, the Argentine side was once again average at best. A Roma nella finalissima con la Germania se ne ebbe la dimostrazione lampante con quel noto, Agostini, 3:3 Olarticoechea 3:3 Donadoni (parato), 4:3 Maradona, 4:3 Serena (parato). West Germany won the game with an Andreas Brehmer penalty in the 85th minute, and even the decision was dubious. Il mondiale italiano è vinto dalla Germania in finale con l’Argentina con il risultato di 1-0, un gol di Brehme su rigore molto dubbio concesso dall’arbitro. It would be a repeat of the 1986 final in name only, however, as the spectacle was truly awful. I was at the top of my game. Guna mengenang sang legenda, Luigi De Magistri selaku, Wali Kota Naples setuju mengabadikan nama Maradona di Stadion San Paolo. Da de Magistris a De Laurentiis, è subito un coro di sì. Bayangkan, duel hidup-mati ini terjadi di kandang Napoli, San Paolo, yang dipadati 60 ribu penonton. In one of the worst World Cup finals of all-time, a number of miserable records were set: the first World Cup final to have a player sent off, 21 minutes later the first World Cup to have two players sent off, the first World Cup final in which both teams didn’t score, and the most bookings in a World Cup final. Maradona would be playing for Argentina in the very country where he was plying his trade week in week out. The country comes and asks for your support for just one day of the year, and for the other 364 they’ll call you Africans. The captain for the cosmopolitan side was Diego Maradona, playing in the iconic home of English football, no less than 13-months since punching and dribbling England out of the 1986 World Cup. The hosts would take on the reigning champions from 12 yards. At the final whistle the West Germans were elated, and the Argentines were still protesting the sendings off. The greatest player in the world had produced another piece of blindside deviance. Then it happened. Mundial de Italia 90: Argentina estaba a punto de jugar la semifinal ante el local, los italianos. Jorge Valdano was out, Tata Brown was ruled out with days to go, Oscar Ruggeri had an abdominal strain, Ricardo Giusti could hardly stand, Jorge Burruchaga was being nursed through the preparation, and so too was Julio Olarticoechea. Maradona passed away on November 25 after suffering a … It is true that wherever we travel they call us Africans.”, Both teams scored their first three penalties, then the lucky charm that was Sergio Goycochea saved Roberto Donandoni’s effort. Maradona had a toe injury and would suffer a severe ankle injury early in the tournament. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Diego Maradona at World Cup 1990: the weeping angel, The journey of Kylian Mbappe to FIFA 21 cover star, with COPA90, The struggles and Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, Turkish football’s traditional big three, A tribute to Ray Clemence: a man of rare class on and off the pitch, Jon Stead talks a meteoric rise, making it to Wembley, 20 years of goals and personal tragedy. Public opinion on the South American continent gave, So this band of broken brothers were scheduled to kick-off Italia 90 as reigning champions against Cameroon in the San Siro, the cathedral home of both, After a woeful first round across the whole tournament, the knockout stages of the tournament threw up some potentially exciting fixtures. A country which, eight years earlier, had literally kicked the Argentine out of the tournament. This time there was to be no Zico, but that didn’t matter: it was the gold and blue of the Seleção against the blue and white of La Albicelestes. BEFORE THIS NARRATIVE skips to the 1990 World Cup in Italy, there is a day that needs to be commented upon to help with the context of this relationship between a now-vilified Argentine and an awestruck teenager from Yorkshire. Maradona up until this point had kept a low profile on the pitch, but now during the press conference before the game, he managed to enrage most of Italy as well as unsettle the Italian side with his comments: “Neapolitans you shouldn’t forget that in Italy they do not consider you to be Italians. And yet I should have known better. There, in the middle of all that melancholy, the greatest player in the world was in tears, struggling to comprehend that his body and talents had failed him and his nation. De Laurentiis told Sky Italy: "I've been in talks with local authorities for the past 17 years, I have always asked to buy the stadium and rename it 'Diego Armando Maradona'. "Es correcto llamar al San Paolo con tu nombre", ... en la que Maradona ganó dos títulos ligueros y una Copa UEFA entre 1984 y 1991, ... La segunda Mano de Dios en Italia '90. Napoli tifava Maradona si! life and, with me being close to official adulthood, bedtimes would not need to be negotiated weeks in advance. Ed ecco che il pubblico napoletano è a metà: chi tifa comunque Italia, chi invece passa dall’altra parte, quella argentina. Then, when the Seleção were punched out, the greatest of them all received the ball, ghosted past three midfielders, and threaded a pass between three more defenders. There are … Napoli akan tambahkan nama Diego Maradona di stadion San Paolo Kamis, 26 November 2020 07:06 WIB Syal Napoli digantung di pagar saat orang-orang berkumpul di luar stadion San Paolo di Naples, Italia untuk berbelasungkawa atas kematian legenda … I was convinced it would happen; the final would be a life affirming moment before reaching adulthood. “It will be a classic,” I pontificated over the sixth form common room pool table on the Friday afternoon. So this band of broken brothers were scheduled to kick-off Italia 90 as reigning champions against Cameroon in the San Siro, the cathedral home of both Milan giants. Lo annuncia Laura Bismuto, presidente della Commissione Toponomastica del … In a delicious twist of fate, Argentina and Maradona had a semi-final date with hosts Italy in Maradona’s Naples. Italia-Argentina 1990, mondiali italiani. Argentina one Brazil nil. Mentre proseguiva la sua camminata verso l’area di rigore in attesa di calciare, il suo San Paolo si divise tra fischi e applausi. Intitoliamo lo stadio San Paolo a Diego Armando Maradona: è la proposta del Mattino subito rilanciata dalle istituzioni. The resounding boos when the Argentine was announced was deafening. In the final group game, Argentina secured a 1-1 draw against Romania. Against all the odds Taffarel is beaten and the double act of Maradona and Caniggia could have given the world champions a place in the quarter-final. The indecision and failure of some of the crowd to fully commit to the Italian team transferred itself onto the pitch. Football was becoming a sport which prioritised results, money, stifling creativity and setting teams up to make sure they didn’t lose above all else. Goychochea saved the final two Yugoslav penalties. Team-mates and school friends would also provide a sounding board for opinion and discussion of each and every incident for the next month, occasionally at the expense of attending A-Level English Literature classes. The event was a Football League centenary celebration match between a Football League Select XI and Rest of the World XI. Worse still, pre-tournament injuries infected the Argentine camp like a virus. The Municipality of Naples has officially announced that the San Paolo will, from today, be named after Diego Armando Maradona. Maradona announced his international retirement soon after the World Cup final. La caduta certificata negli anni a seguire con vicende extra-campo che superarono le performance in campo. So this average, decrepit Argentine side got the defence of their trophy off to the worst possible start.