World Cup Rewind – watch England’s 1990 semi-final against West Germany

Paul Gascoigne became a global star during the 1990 World Cup

Put your yo-yos down, cue up Nessun Dorma and crack open the Moretti – this weekend we’re taking you back to the summer of 1990.

Inflation was at 9.4%, Masterchef was the new show on the TV and Seal and Madonna ruled the airwaves – but more importantly Waddle, Pearce, Lineker and co were about to take on the world.

We’ll show the fateful World Cup semi-final between Sir Bobby Robson’s Three Lions and West Germany from 15:00 BST on Sunday, 12 April.

You’ll be able to watch on the BBC Sport website, Red Button and iPlayer and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

If you remember it first time around get ready for a pang of nostalgia. If you were too young or not yet born and only know Lineker as a TV presenter, get ready for some proper football…

Here’s why you should tune in.

How the game has changed – the backpass rule, empty seats

In the pre-Premier League, post-Hillsborough years football was a very different beast. The 1990 semi-final in Turin is a real case in point.

Check out how many empty seats there are – Just 4,000 England fans were there, compared to 40,000 supporting West Germany. If you’re too young to know that Germany were called West Germany at the time there’s another huge change you can look into.

Oh and this game was before the backpass rule. Got to be one of the best rule changes we’ve ever had. So boring…

The GOAT – Des in the studio


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