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#italia 90 week

# italia-90-week - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Finish off your weekend with this brilliant recollection of 'The Charlton Years'

The documentary includes detailed assessments of everything from the highs of Italia 90 to the lows of the Euro 96 playoff.

Chasing a ghost: The search for Daniel Timofte

Known to so many Irish because of his missed penalty at Italia ’90, the Romanian is an elusive figure.

25 years on from Italia 90, where did it all go wrong for Irish football?

The Boys in Green have never quite hit the heights of that wonderful summer since.

'Congratulations also to your wonderful football team' - Mandela part of Italia 90 homecoming

Mandela’s visit coincided with the Irish team’s official homecoming parade.

‘I wouldn’t say Klinsmann was aloof, but he was a bit of an intellectual’

Journalist and author Uli Hesse recalls West Germany’s Italia 90-winning side.

'Gazza kissed his jersey and it was clear he had been crying' - The story behind that iconic image

Inpho founder Billy Stickland is responsible for one of the most famous photographs from Italia 90.

'We watched the Italy game on a big screen at my sister's wedding reception'

Our writers remember Italia 90.

# italia-90-week - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Did Ireland underachieve during the Jack Charlton era?

The former World Cup winner with England is the most successful manager in the history of the Irish national team.

How well do you remember the lyrics to the Italia 90 classic hit 'The Game'?

“We’re gonna start a fire…”

10 parts of Italia 90 that managed to live on in pop culture

Oh, how we loathed Toto Schillaci.

'I was more nervous in training than in games' -- Alan McLoughlin on Italia 90

The former Irish international chats to The42 about his memories of the tournament.

# italia-90-week - Friday 19 June, 2015

We dare you not to tap, rap, hum or Olé along with the Top 10 songs of Italia 90

Take off that Wolfhound head so we can hear your John Barnes impression properly.

'Scots, Chinese, Japanese - you had everyone in green and white'

A hardcore Irish supporter for decades, Brendan O’Meara has fond memories of Italia ’90.

Gazza to Milla: 7 players who made their name at Italia 90

From a fresh faced 22-year-old to an eccentric dancing 38-year-old, here are 7 players who helped make Italia ’90 so memorable.

Meet the man who went to Italia 90, but missed THAT game in Genoa... Italia 90 Week This post contains videos

Meet the man who went to Italia 90, but missed THAT game in Genoa...

Ireland superfan Phelim Warren has a lot of fond memories from Italia 90 – and one big regret.

# italia-90-week - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'I just cried' - 12 of the most memorable Jack Charlton-related quotes

The Englishman who led Ireland to unprecedented heights also had a unique way with words.

Forget Romania, it could so easily have been West Germany for the Boys in Green

How differently would things have worked out for Jack Charlton’s side?

Can you identify these Italia 90 players from their Panini sticker?

If you spent your pocket money on Wham bars, Cadet cola and Panini stickers, step right this way…

‘The nation holds its breath!’ – George Hamilton recalls his iconic commentary

The famous words, uttered during the Ireland-Romania game, have since become immortalised in the annals of Irish sport.

# italia-90-week - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

'We were disappointed to lose to Italy, even though we knew they were world beaters'

David Kelly speaks to us about life in Ireland’s Italia 90 squad.

Milk bottles and the other Italia 90-related things that will make you feel old

Our favourite World Cup is 25 years old this month.

The42's virtually impossible Ireland at Italia 90 quiz

Get ready for the hardest test you’ll take today.

So just how much is your Italia 90 memorabilia worth?

From milk bottles to jerseys and everything in between.

Analysis: Bonner's bomb puts Sheedy in position for sublime equaliser against England

Here are the 10 crucial stages to one of the most important goals in Irish football history.

Being the most hated man in Ireland -- and Italy -- after 'pen-throwing' incident in 1990

Eamon Dunphy writes in his autobiography about the World Cup controversy.

# italia-90-week - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Remember BBC's Italia 90 opening credits? Here's the incredible story behind them Italia 90 Week This post contains videos

Remember BBC's Italia 90 opening credits? Here's the incredible story behind them

How Pavarotti and opera became a memorable part of the 1990 World Cup.

A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at Italia 90

Adidas reigned supreme in the summer of 1990.

Do you remember these 9 beautiful goals from Italia 90?

From Baggio’s mazy running, to Scifo’s long range thunderbolt … and we’ve found a place for an Irish goal.

Who would play Dunphy, Charlton and Maradona in an Italia 90 movie?

Danny DeVito, Joe Pesci and Ryan Gosling all feature.

Where are Ireland's Italia 90 dream team now?

Ah, the memories.

# italia-90-week - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Italia 90 success resonated in a rapidly changing Ireland'

In an extract from his acclaimed autobiography, Alan McLoughlin remembers representing the Boys in Green at Italia 90.

11 iconic images that bring back memories of the Italia 90 good times

Seems like it was only yesterday, doesn’t it?

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

Introducing… A very special Italia 90 Week on The42

You’ll see a lot of Italia 90-related content on the site this week. Here’s why.

# italia-90-week - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The cult World Cup teams we loved: Cameroon 1990

We look back on how the African side thrilled the masses with an unlikely run to the last-eight of the tournament.