Incredibly, itâ€™s a quarter of a century since the iconic World Cup of 1990; Millaâ€™s infectious wiggle, Schillaciâ€™s bulging eyes, Rijkaardâ€™s projectile sputum and, of course, Gazzaâ€™s river of tears.
To mark the 25th anniversary of Italia â€™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 â€“ drama, controversy, triumph and heartbreak. To purchase, click the payment button below on the geographical area that relates to you
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Hereâ€™s what you can expect to find inside:
* Illustrated profiles of the tournamentâ€™s top four stars â€“ 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 â€“ Italyâ€™s preparations for the tournament
* The media vilification of Bobby Robson
* The dashed hopes of Yugoslaviaâ€™s golden generation
* Steve Bull â€“ the Black Countryâ€™sÂ unlikely lad
* Costa Ricaâ€™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 â€“ enthusiastic neutrals celebrate footballâ€™s greatest festival
* Following Ireland from a bar on Tyneside and an unknown pioneer for their black players
* Son of the Wind â€“ Argentinaâ€™s long-haired party boy
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