World Cup Memory: BBC rounds up World Cup 1990

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1990 wasn’t a World Cup that stands out from the others for any great quality.
It has the dubious distinction of having the record for lowest number of goals per game.
After this world cup FIFA introduced the back-pass rule in time for the 1994 tournament in order to make it harder for teams to time-waste by repeatedly passing the ball back for their goalkeepers to pick up.
Also three, rather than two, points would be awarded for victories at future tournaments to help further encourage attacking play
Here’s a BBC round up of the tournament.
If you have 59 minutes and 10 seconds to spare you be able to plough through the whole of it and get a good idea of how dull 1990 was.

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