Incredibly, it’s a quarter of a century since the iconic World Cup of 1990; Milla’s infectious wiggle, Schillaci’s bulging eyes, Rijkaard’s projectile sputum and, of course, Gazza’s river of tears.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Italia ’90, The Football Pink Issue 8 goes back to that heady summer to recall some of the stories and characters that, for so many people, defined what major tournaments are all about – drama, controversy, triumph and heartbreak. To purchase, click the payment button below on the geographical area that relates to you

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Here’s what you can expect to find inside:

* Illustrated profiles of the tournament’s top four stars – Roger Milla, Salvatore Schillaci, Lothar Matthaus and, of course, Paul Gascoigne

* The conception, success and lasting impact of Nessun Dorma and World in Motion

* Construction and corruption – Italy’s preparations for the tournament

* The media vilification of Bobby Robson

* The dashed hopes of Yugoslavia’s golden generation

* Steve Bull – the Black Country’s unlikely lad

* Costa Rica’s unexpected superheroes

* The cultural change in the summer of 1990 and a comprehensive summary of events; football and otherwise

* The Italian north/south divide that Maradona tried to ignite

* Scotland trip themselves up. Again.

* The view from Venezuela – enthusiastic neutrals celebrate football’s greatest festival

* Following Ireland from a bar on Tyneside and an unknown pioneer for their black players

* Son of the Wind – Argentina’s long-haired party boy

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