The men who made the head­lines in ‘90

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FOOTBALL -

Lothar MATTHAEUS Ger­many: b. 1961 CAP­TAIN and mid­field gen­eral be­hind West Ger­many’s suc­cess at Italia 90. The ar­che­typal Ger­man foot­baller, com­bin­ing power, pace and skill with a ruth­less eye for goal.

Scored bril­liant in­di­vid­ual goal against Yu­goslavia and added three more as West Ger­many de­servedly lifted the tro­phy in 1990.

Eng­land fans will re­mem­ber his sport­ing arm around the shoul­der of Chris Wad­dle af­ter the lat­ter’s penalty miss gave West Ger­many vic­tory in a thrilling semi-fi­nal shootout.

Was also in the West Ger­many side that reached the 1986 fi­nal – his goal saw off Morocco in the sec­ond round – and was cap­tain again at USA 94.

In to­tal he played in five World Cups – more than other out­field player – and holds the record for World Cup matches played (25).

En­joyed great suc­cess with Bay­ern Mu­nich and In­ter Mi­lan, though his re­turn to Bay­ern Mu­nich was marred by off-field clashes with team-mates and of­fi­cials. He re­tired shortly af­ter Ger­many’s poor showi record 150 caps and 23 g Jur­gen KLINS­MANN Ger­many: b. 1964 BLOND striker who pro at­tacker through­out the air and on the ground, w mense courage.

Earned rep­u­ta­tion fo reer, but won over man dur­ing a hugely suc­cessf ten­ham in 1994-95.

He flicked in a clinic nal grudge match again was a con­stant men­ace de­fences.

Scored five goals in many at USA 94, and in Lothar Matthaus, whi coun­try’s vic­to­ri­ous Eu

Re­tired from in­terna 1998 World Cup and set Klins­mann was ap­point

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