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Play in Group F of the 1990 FIFA World Cup completed on 21 June 1990. England won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. Egypt failed to advance. This group has the record (along with the 1982 Group 1) of the most draws (five) of any "group round" in World Cup history.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   Republic of Ireland 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
3   Netherlands 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4   Egypt 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Note: The Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands finished with identical records. With both teams assured of progressing, they were split by the drawing of lots to determine second and third place.

MatchesEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

England vs Republic of IrelandEdit

England  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Lineker   9' Report Sheedy   73'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland
GK 1 Peter Shilton
RB 2 Gary Stevens
CB 6 Terry Butcher
CB 5 Des Walker
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RW 8 Chris Waddle
CM 19 Paul Gascoigne
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)
LW 11 John Barnes
FW 9 Peter Beardsley   69'
FW 10 Gary Lineker   83'
Substitutes:
DF 12 Paul Parker
GK 13 Chris Woods
MF 16 Steve McMahon   75'   69'
MF 17 David Platt
FW 21 Steve Bull   83'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris
CB 4 Mick McCarthy (c)
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Steve Staunton
MF 8 Ray Houghton
MF 7 Paul McGrath
MF 13 Andy Townsend
MF 11 Kevin Sheedy
FW 9 John Aldridge   64'
FW 10 Tony Cascarino
Substitutes:
DF 12 David O'Leary
MF 14 Chris Hughton
FW 17 Niall Quinn
MF 21 Alan McLoughlin   64'
GK 22 Gerry Peyton
Manager:
  Jack Charlton

Assistant referees:
Erik Fredriksson (Sweden)
Kurt Röthlisberger (Switzerland)

Netherlands vs EgyptEdit

Netherlands  1–1  Egypt
Kieft   58' Report Abdelghani   83' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
DF 2 Berry van Aerle
DF 5 Adri van Tiggelen
DF 4 Ronald Koeman
MF 13 Graeme Rutjes
MF 3 Frank Rijkaard
MF 6 Jan Wouters
MF 7 Erwin Koeman   69'
FW 8 Gerald Vanenburg   46'
FW 9 Marco van Basten
FW 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
Substitutes:
MF 11 Richard Witschge   69'
FW 12 Wim Kieft   58'   46'
FW 14 John van't Schip
GK 16 Joop Hiele
MF 20 Aron Winter
Manager:
Leo Beenhakker
GK 1 Ahmed Shobair
SW 3 Rabie Yassin
DF 4 Hany Ramzy
DF 5 Hesham Yakan
MF 2 Ibrahim Hassan
MF 20 Ahmed El-Kass
MF 7 Ismail Youssef
MF 8 Magdi Abdelghani
MF 13 Ahmed Ramzy   55'   69'
FW 9 Hossam Hassan
FW 10 Gamal Abdelhamid (c)   69'
Substitutes:
DF 15 Saber Eid
MF 16 Magdy Tolba   69'
MF 18 Osama Orabi
FW 19 Adel Abdel Rahman   69'
GK 21 Ayman Taher
Manager:
Mahmoud El-Gohary

Assistant referees:
Edgardo Codesal (Mexico)
Juan Daniel Cardellino (Uruguay)

England vs NetherlandsEdit

England  0–0  Netherlands
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Peter Shilton
SW 14 Mark Wright
RB 12 Paul Parker
CB 6 Terry Butcher
CB 5 Des Walker
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 John Barnes
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)   64'
CM 19 Paul Gascoigne
LM 8 Chris Waddle   58'
FW 10 Gary Lineker
Substitutes:
DF 2 Gary Stevens
GK 13 Chris Woods
MF 16 Steve McMahon
MF 17 David Platt   64'
FW 21 Steve Bull   58'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
RB 2 Berry van Aerle
DF 3 Frank Rijkaard
DF 4 Ronald Koeman
LB 5 Adri van Tiggelen
RM 14 John van 't Schip   74'
MF 6 Jan Wouters
MF 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
MF 17 Hans Gillhaus
LM 11 Richard Witschge
FW 9 Marco van Basten
Substitutes:
FW 12 Wim Kieft   74'
DF 13 Graeme Rutjes
GK 16 Joop Hiele
MF 20 Aron Winter
DF 21 Danny Blind
Manager:
Leo Beenhakker

Assistant referees:
Mohamed Hansal (Algeria)
Edgardo Codesal (Mexico)

Republic of Ireland vs EgyptEdit

Republic of Ireland  0–0  Egypt
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris   51'
CB 4 Mick McCarthy (c)
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Steve Staunton
MF 8 Ray Houghton
MF 7 Paul McGrath
MF 13 Andy Townsend
MF 11 Kevin Sheedy
FW 9 John Aldridge   64'
FW 10 Tony Cascarino   84'
Substitutions:
DF 12 David O'Leary
MF 14 Chris Hughton
FW 17 Niall Quinn   84'
MF 21 Alan McLoughlin   64'
GK 22 Gerry Peyton
Manager:
  Jack Charlton
GK 1 Ahmed Shobair   72'
DF 2 Ibrahim Hassan
DF 5 Hesham Yakan
DF 4 Hany Ramzy
DF 3 Rabie Yassin
MF 18 Osama Orabi
MF 7 Ismail Youssef
MF 8 Magdi Abdelghani (c)
MF 16 Magdy Tolba   60'
FW 20 Ahmed El-Kass   76'
FW 9 Hossam Hassan
Substitutions:
MF 10 Gamal Abdelhamid   76'
FW 12 Taher Abouzeid   60'
DF 15 Saber Eid
FW 19 Adel Abdelrahman
GK 21 Ayman Taher
Manager:
Mahmoud El-Gohary

Assistant referees:
Joël Quiniou (France)
Rosario Lo Bello (Italy)

England vs EgyptEdit

England  1–0  Egypt
Wright   58' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt
GK 1 Peter Shilton (c)
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
CB 5 Des Walker
CB 14 Mark Wright
RB 12 Paul Parker
RW 8 Chris Waddle   86'
CM 16 Steve McMahon
CM 19 Paul Gascoigne
LW 11 John Barnes
FW 21 Steve Bull   84'
FW 10 Gary Lineker
Substitutes:
MF 4 Neil Webb
DF 6 Terry Butcher
FW 9 Peter Beardsley   85'   84'
GK 13 Chris Woods
MF 17 David Platt   86'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Ahmed Shobair
SW 4 Hany Ramzy
DF 2 Ibrahim Hassan   47'
DF 5 Hesham Yakan
DF 7 Ismail Youssef
DF 3 Rabie Yassin
MF 20 Ahmed El-Kass   77'
MF 8 Magdi Abdelghani   38'
MF 10 Gamal Abdelhamid (c)   77'
MF 13 Ahmed Ramzy
FW 9 Hossam Hassan
Substitutes:
FW 11 Tarek Soliman   77'
DF 15 Saber Eid
MF 18 Osama Orabi
FW 19 Adel Abdelrahman   77'
GK 21 Ayman Taher
Manager:
Mahmoud El-Gohary

Assistant referees:
Berny Ulloa Morera (Costa Rica)
Edgardo Codesal (Mexico)

Republic of Ireland vs NetherlandsEdit

Republic of Ireland  1–1  Netherlands
Quinn   71' Report Gullit   11'
Attendance: 33,288
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris
CB 4 Mick McCarthy (c)
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Steve Staunton
MF 7 Paul McGrath
MF 13 Andy Townsend
MF 8 Ray Houghton
MF 11 Kevin Sheedy   62'
FW 9 John Aldridge   62'
FW 17 Niall Quinn
Substitutes:
MF 6 Ronnie Whelan   62'
FW 10 Tony Cascarino   62'
DF 12 David O'Leary
MF 16 John Sheridan
GK 22 Gerry Peyton
Manager:
  Jack Charlton
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
LB 5 Adri van Tiggelen
CB 4 Ronald Koeman
CB 3 Frank Rijkaard   43'
RB 2 Berry van Aerle
MF 11 Richard Witschge   58'
MF 12 Wim Kieft   78'
MF 6 Jan Wouters
MF 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
FW 9 Marco van Basten
FW 17 Hans Gillhaus
Substitutes:
MF 14 John van 't Schip
MF 15 Bryan Roy
GK 16 Joop Hiele
MF 18 Henk Fräser   58'
FW 19 John van Loen   78'
Manager:
Leo Beenhakker

Assistant referees:
Richard Lorenc (Australia)
Mohamed Hansal (Algeria)