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  World Cup history
The World Cup
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
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Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
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USA 1994
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Italy 1990 Italy 1990
Italia '90 was famous in the UK for one reason - Paul Gascoigne's tears in the semi-final defeat to Germany on penalties.

At the time he had just been given his second yellow card of the tournament, meaning he would miss the final if England got there, but Chris Waddle smashed the crucial penalty into space, and England went out.

Ireland were also superb - reaching the semi-finals - but the final between West Germany and Argentina was awful.

World Cup final: West Germany 1-0 Argentina

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