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From The42 A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at Italia 90 Italia 90 Week

A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at Italia 90

Adidas reigned supreme in the summer of 1990.

From The42 Where are Ireland's Italia 90 dream team now? Italia 90 Week

Where are Ireland's Italia 90 dream team now?

Ah, the memories.

From The42 Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

From The42 Introducing… A very special Italia 90 Week on The42 Italia 90 Week

Introducing… A very special Italia 90 Week on The42

You’ll see a lot of Italia 90-related content on the site this week. Here’s why.

23 things that will give you extreme Italia 90 feelings

REPUBALICK OF IRELAND!

From The42 24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia '90 Relived

24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia '90

It’s 25 years today since the tournament kicked off.

From The42 13 reasons why we loved Bill O'Herlihy Legend

13 reasons why we loved Bill O'Herlihy

His memorable role on the RTÉ panel and other reasons he has been dubbed a broadcasting great.

From The42 The man who famously missed out on Ireland's Italia 90 squad takes charge at Pompey The Caretaker

The man who famously missed out on Ireland's Italia 90 squad takes charge at Pompey

The former QPR player was perhaps best remembered at international level for being unexpectedly dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Roddy Doyle's latest project was launched in the most fitting way One City One Book

Roddy Doyle's latest project was launched in the most fitting way

His Barrytown Trilogy will be part of a book initiative in Dublin next month.

From The42 17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish Ireland's Call

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

From The42 'It's still one of the greatest moments in my life, and I think, in most Irish people's lives' Interview

'It's still one of the greatest moments in my life, and I think, in most Irish people's lives'

Got any Italia 90 memories? RTÉ’s Aidan Power needs your help.

From The42 I didn't like 'rude' Jack Charlton, admits Bill O'Herlihy Right So

I didn't like 'rude' Jack Charlton, admits Bill O'Herlihy

The former RTE presenter says the Ireland boss was difficult to deal with.

From The42 Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia '90 Class Of 2014 This post contains videos

Cast of World Cup final characters eerily similar to Italia '90

Germany and Argentina are relying on many of the same player types that got them within 90 minutes of glory 24 years ago.

On this day in 1990, EVERYONE was wearing this shirt...

The day after Kevin Sheedy scored against England…

On this night in 1990 you were listening to... Put 'Em Under Pressure

A Friday flashback to get your weekend started…

The 25 Hardest Things About Living In Ireland

Honours maths, anyone?

First look: Italia '90 fever hits the new series of Moone Boy

It’s back next month!

From TheJournal.ie A piece of history: Mandela's handwritten notes on speech he gave in Dublin 23 years ago Mandela In Ireland

A piece of history: Mandela's handwritten notes on speech he gave in Dublin 23 years ago

Mandela noted the success the Irish soccer team in handwritten notes on a speech he gave at Dublin’s Mansion House in July 1990.

From The42 30 signs you're a hardcore Republic of Ireland football fan Support

30 signs you're a hardcore Republic of Ireland football fan

Featuring Trigger, Thierry Henry, THAT Schillaci t-shirt and much more.

Things you'll ONLY understand if you grew up with Irish TV

Roll it there Roisin!

From The42 Relive Ireland's Italia '90 penalty shootout... with Lego Nostalgia This post contains videos

Relive Ireland's Italia '90 penalty shootout... with Lego

Completed with George Hamilton’s famous commentary.

Questionable 90s merchandise that might be worth a fortune*

*Well, a tenner at least.

From The42 23 years ago today, a nation held its breath and David O'Leary held his nerve Italia '90 This post contains videos

23 years ago today, a nation held its breath and David O'Leary held his nerve

We have nine questions to test just how well you remember the famous penalty shoot-out at Italia 90.

From The42 On this night in 1990 you were probably dancing like Roger Milla Moves Like Milla This post contains videos

On this night in 1990 you were probably dancing like Roger Milla

Or else cursing Rene Higuita.

From The42 23 years ago this week you were probably singing along to Put 'em Under Pressure Tune This post contains videos

23 years ago this week you were probably singing along to Put 'em Under Pressure

And you’ll probably be singing it tonight after hearing it again.

From The42 Retro minute-by-minute: Ireland v England, Italia ’90, as it happened Time Machine This post contains videos

Retro minute-by-minute: Ireland v England, Italia ’90, as it happened

We turned back the clock to go minute-minute for the World Cup debut of the Boys in Green. Here’s how it went.

VIDEO: We didn't start the fire, Italia 90 style This post contains videos

VIDEO: We didn't start the fire, Italia 90 style

A trip down The Memories lane.

What would scented underwear for Irish men smell like?

We’ve had a think about this (sadly) and come up with a few options.

From The42 Nostalgia Alert: Anyone remember this limited edition Italia 90 milk bottle? We've Got Bottle

Nostalgia Alert: Anyone remember this limited edition Italia 90 milk bottle?

Jack’s Army certainly had bottle 23 years ago….

From The42 Here are 13 of our favourite sporting anecdotes Stories This post contains videos

Here are 13 of our favourite sporting anecdotes

Including Niall Quinn on Jack Charlton and various people on a young Jonah Lomu.

From The42 Here's everything you needed to be a football pro in the '90s Yabba Dabba Do

Here's everything you needed to be a football pro in the '90s

The ultimate checklist just in case a real-life Doc Brown ever perfects the time machine.

From The42 'The first match I watched on television was...' Memories

'The first match I watched on television was...'

From straining the eyes to see Football Italia on black and white TVs to asking our elders why that Eamon Dunphy man was so angry.

From The42 Back at work at Everton, Kevin Sheedy's on the mend Blue Boy

Back at work at Everton, Kevin Sheedy's on the mend

“I started back on Monday and I am just easing my way back in to it,” the former Ireland player said after a cancer battle.

From The42 Great news! Sheedy's bowel cancer surgery a success On The Mend

Great news! Sheedy's bowel cancer surgery a success

The ex-Ireland midfielder has been given the all-clear after having a tumour removed.

From The42 VIDEO: David Platt rolls back the years to score with stunning bicycle kick Robin Who? This post contains videos

VIDEO: David Platt rolls back the years to score with stunning bicycle kick

The former Arsenal and Sampdoria man impressed the heck out of Sergio Aguero.

From The42 The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup Click

The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup

Photographer Billy Stickland has followed the brightest and best in the world of sport for the past four decades and has some great stories to tell.

From The42 Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain Retrospective This post contains videos

Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain

It’s 23 years since Ireland last beat Spain. Relive that Dublin afternoon and some other recent encounters between the two countries in our video retrospective.

From The42 ‘The nation holds its breath’ – The story behind that famous quote Nostalgia

‘The nation holds its breath’ – The story behind that famous quote

RTÉ commentator George Hamilton gives an account of Ireland’s quarter-final penalty shootout with Romania and David O’Leary’s historic spot-kick in 1990.

From The42 Danger here… TheScore meets George Hamilton Interview

Danger here… TheScore meets George Hamilton

RTE’s best-loved commentator sat down for a nostalgic look back at his distinguished career and fond memories behind the mic earlier this week.

From The42 Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past? Penalties

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?

The FIFA president has tasked Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative way to settle tied matches. Bring on the crossbar challenge.