July 8, 1990: Andreas Brehme scores the game's only goal on a late penalty kick to give West Germany the 1-0 victory over Argentina in the World Cup Final.

The 14th World Cup was played in Italy, the first country to host the event twice. 1990 was the last time that West Germany competed separately from East Germany. The nation reunified later that year.

This was a rematch of the 1986 final, which Argentina had won. This time, it was an ill-tempered match featuring two send-offs and controversial officiating. Argentina was down a man after the 65 minute, contributing to its defensive posture. It became the first team to get shut out in a final, having only one shot on goal.

The only goal of the game came in the 85th minute, when West Germany was awarded a penalty shot after Rudi Völler was fouled.

Brehme converted the penalty kick, giving West Germany its third World Cup title.

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