World Cup 2014 has a number of similarities with the 1990 edition

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Brasilia, July 10: The Fifa 2014 World Cup has a number of similarities with the 1990 edition held in Italy.

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Here are a few facts:

The 2014 World Cup saw Germany and Argentina reaching the final, something which had last happened in 1990. In fact, the 1-0 scoreline in the final in favour of Germany in 2014 was also a repetition of the 1990 edition.

The 2014 edition saw Argentina making the World Cup final after a gap of 24 years. Last time it had made the final was in 1990.

In 2014, Argentina made the final by defeating the Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootouts in the semifinal. In 1990, it defeated Italy 4-3 in penalty shoot-out in the semifinal.

While Sergio Romero made the day for Argentina against the Dutch in the 2014 semifinal, it was another Sergio, Goyocochea, who had helped Maradona's side beat Italy in the 1990 semifinal penalty shootout.

Two teams from the American continents, Colombia and Costa Rica produced their best World Cup performance in the 2014 edition by reaching the quarter-finals. These two teams had also made the Round of 16 in 1990, the only other time ever, and it was their best performance before this year's World Cup kicked off.

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