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Play in Group B of the 1990 FIFA World Cup completed on 18 June 1990. Cameroon won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Romania and World Cup holders Argentina. The Soviet Union failed to advance.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Cameroon 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   Romania 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
4   Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Argentina vs CameroonEdit

Argentina  0–1  Cameroon
Report Omam-Biyik   67'
Attendance: 73,780
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cameroon
GK 1 Nery Pumpido
DF 19 Oscar Ruggeri   46'
DF 20 Juan Simón
DF 11 Néstor Fabbri
MF 4 José Basualdo
MF 13 Néstor Lorenzo
MF 2 Sergio Batista
MF 17 Roberto Néstor Sensini   27'   69'
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga
FW 3 Abel Balbo
FW 10 Diego Maradona (c)
Substitutions:
MF 6 Gabriel Calderón   69'
FW 8 Claudio Caniggia   46'
GK 12 Sergio Goycochea
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea
DF 18 José Serrizuela
Manager:
Carlos Bilardo
GK 16 Thomas N'Kono
SW 17 Victor N'Dip   23'
DF 14 Stephen Tataw (c)
DF 6 Emmanuel Kundé
DF 4 Benjamin Massing   9'   88'
DF 5 Bertin Ebwellé
MF 8 Emile M'Bouh   54'
MF 2 André Kana-Biyik   61'
MF 10 Louis-Paul M'Fédé   66'
FW 7 François Omam-Biyik
FW 20 Cyrille Makanaky   81'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Roger Milla   81'
MF 13 Jean-Claude Pagal
DF 15 Thomas Libiih   66'
MF 21 Emmanuel Maboang
GK 22 Jacques Songo'o
Manager:
  Valeri Nepomniachi

Assistant referees:
Vincent Mauro (United States)
Michał Listkiewicz (Poland)

Soviet Union vs RomaniaEdit

Soviet Union  0–2  Romania
Report Lăcătuș   41'55' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 1 Rinat Dasayev (c)
DF 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
DF 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin   10'
DF 20 Sergei Gorlukovich
MF 7 Sergei Aleinikov
MF 8 Hennadiy Lytovchenko   66'
MF 9 Oleksandr Zavarov
MF 2 Volodymyr Bezsonov
MF 6 Vasyl Rats
FW 10 Oleh Protasov
FW 11 Igor Dobrovolski   71'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Aleksandr Borodyuk   71'
MF 15 Ivan Yaremchuk   66'
MF 17 Andrei Zygmantovich
MF 18 Igor Shalimov
GK 22 Aleksandr Uvarov
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi
GK 1 Silviu Lung (c)
DF 2 Mircea Rednic
DF 4 Ioan Andone
DF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
DF 3 Michael Klein
MF 8 Ioan Sabău
MF 5 Iosif Rotariu
MF 21 Ioan Lupescu
MF 16 Daniel Timofte
FW 7 Marius Lăcătuș   43'   87'
FW 14 Florin Răducioiu   79'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Dănuț Lupu
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
FW 17 Ilie Dumitrescu   87'
FW 18 Gavril Balint   79'
DF 19 Emil Săndoi
Manager:
Emerich Jenei

Assistant referees:
Emilio Soriano Aladrén (Spain)
Hernán Silva (Chile)

Argentina vs Soviet UnionEdit

Argentina  2–0  Soviet Union
Troglio   27'
Burruchaga   79'
Report
Attendance: 55,759
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 1 Nery Pumpido   11'
DF 15 Pedro Monzón   77'   79'
DF 20 Juan Simón
DF 18 José Serrizuela   55'
MF 4 José Basualdo
MF 2 Sergio Batista
MF 21 Pedro Troglio
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga
FW 8 Claudio Caniggia   57'
FW 10 Diego Maradona (c)   70'
Substitutions:
FW 6 Gabriel Calderón
FW 9 Gustavo Dezotti
GK 12 Sergio Goycochea   11'
DF 13 Néstor Lorenzo   79'
MF 14 Ricardo Giusti
Manager:
Carlos Bilardo
GK 22 Aleksandr Uvarov
DF 2 Volodymyr Bezsonov (c)   48'
DF 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin
DF 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
DF 20 Sergei Gorlukovich
MF 7 Sergei Aleinikov
MF 17 Andrei Zygmantovich   51'
MF 18 Igor Shalimov
MF 9 Oleksandr Zavarov   80'
FW 10 Oleh Protasov   75'
FW 11 Igor Dobrovolski
Substitutions:
DF 5 Anatoliy Demyanenko
MF 8 Hennadiy Lytovchenko   75'
FW 14 Volodymyr Lyutyi   80'
MF 15 Ivan Yaremchuk
GK 16 Viktor Chanov
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Assistant referees:
José Roberto Wright (Brazil)
Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Cameroon vs RomaniaEdit

Cameroon  2–1  Romania
Milla   76'86' Report Balint   88'
Attendance: 38,687
Referee: Hernán Silva (Chile)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cameroon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 16 Thomas N'Kono   68'
SW 17 Victor N'Dip
DF 14 Stephen Tataw (c)
DF 6 Emmanuel Kundé   68'
DF 3 Jules Onana   20'
DF 5 Bertin Ebwellé
MF 8 Emile M'Bouh
MF 21 Emmanuel Maboang   58'
MF 10 Louis-Paul M'Fédé
FW 7 François Omam-Biyik
FW 20 Cyrille Makanaky
Substitutions:
FW 9 Roger Milla   58'
DF 13 Jean-Claude Pagal   68'
DF 15 Thomas Libiih
FW 18 Bonaventure Djonkep
GK 22 Jacques Songo'o
Manager:
  Valeri Nepomniachi
GK 1 Silviu Lung (c)
DF 2 Mircea Rednic
DF 4 Ioan Andone
DF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
DF 3 Michael Klein   44'
MF 8 Ioan Sabău
MF 5 Iosif Rotariu
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi   55'
MF 16 Daniel Timofte
FW 7 Marius Lăcătuș
FW 14 Florin Răducioiu   63'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
FW 17 Ilie Dumitrescu   55'
FW 18 Gavril Balint   63'
DF 19 Emil Săndoi
MF 21 Ioan Lupescu
Manager:
Emerich Jenei

Assistant referees:
Carlos Silva Valente (Portugal)
Armando Pérez-Hoyos (Colombia)

Argentina vs RomaniaEdit

Argentina  1–1  Romania
Monzón   62' Report Balint   68'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 12 Sergio Goycochea
DF 15 Pedro Monzón
DF 20 Juan Simón
DF 18 José Serrizuela   72'
MF 4 José Basualdo
MF 21 Pedro Troglio   53'
MF 2 Sergio Batista   86'
MF 16 Julio Olarticoechea
MF 7 Jorge Burruchaga   60'
FW 8 Claudio Caniggia
FW 10 Diego Maradona (c)
Substitutes:
FW 6 Gabriel Calderón
FW 9 Gustavo Dezotti   60'
DF 13 Néstor Lorenzo
MF 14 Ricardo Giusti   53'
GK 22 Fabián Cancelarich
Manager:
Carlos Bilardo
GK 1 Silviu Lung (c)
DF 2 Mircea Rednic
DF 4 Ioan Andone
DF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
DF 3 Michael Klein
MF 8 Ioan Sabău   82'
MF 5 Iosif Rotariu
MF 7 Marius Lăcătuș   4'
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi   8'
FW 21 Ioan Lupescu   32'
FW 18 Gavril Balint   72'
Substitutes:
MF 11 Dănuț Lupu   72'
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
DF 13 Adrian Popescu
FW 14 Florin Răducioiu
MF 15 Dorin Mateuţ   82'
Manager:
Emerich Jenei

Assistant referees:
Berny Ulloa Morera (Costa Rica)
Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Cameroon vs Soviet UnionEdit

Cameroon  0–4  Soviet Union
Report Protasov   20'
Zygmantovich   29'
Zavarov   52'
Dobrovolski   63'
Attendance: 37,307
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cameroon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 16 Thomas N'Kono
SW 17 Victor N'Dip
DF 14 Stephen Tataw (c)
DF 6 Emmanuel Kundé   34'
DF 3 Jules Onana
DF 5 Bertin Ebwellé
MF 8 Emile M'Bouh
MF 2 André Kana-Biyik   61'
MF 10 Louis-Paul M'Fédé
FW 7 François Omam-Biyik
FW 20 Cyrille Makanaky   56'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Roger Milla   66'   34'
DF 13 Jean-Claude Pagal   56'
FW 18 Bonaventure Djonkep
MF 21 Emmanuel Maboang
GK 22 Jacques Songo'o
Manager:
  Valeri Nepomniachi
GK 22 Aleksandr Uvarov
DF 5 Anatoliy Demyanenko (c)
DF 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin
DF 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
DF 20 Sergei Gorlukovich
MF 7 Sergei Aleinikov
MF 17 Andrei Zygmantovich
MF 18 Igor Shalimov   46'
MF 10 Oleh Protasov   75'
FW 8 Hennadiy Lytovchenko   72'
FW 11 Igor Dobrovolski
Substitutes:
DF 6 Vasyl Rats
MF 9 Oleksandr Zavarov   46'
MF 15 Ivan Yaremchuk   72'
GK 16 Viktor Chanov
MF 21 Valeri Broshin
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Assistant referees:
Kurt Röthlisberger (Switzerland)
Pietro d'Elia (Italy)