The round of 16 concludes with a pair of nip and tuck encounters that, in fairness, could have gone either way. Two very pretty but often frustrating sides from Yugoslavia faced Spain off in Verona before England made their mainland bow at Italia ‘90 against the handy Belgians in Bologna. Their fans had faced a battle on the streets the previous evening; and their team would need to display plenty of fight themselves if they wanted to quieten the rabid English press back home. There’s also time for a bit of stadium chat and a look at how hosting the tournament impacted Italy financially for years to come.

HOST: Mark Godfrey

GUESTS: Patrick Barclay (The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph) Mike Gibbons (Nessun Dorma pod, The Guardian), Emanuele Giulianelli (Calcio Mercato, Corriere della Sera, various), James Evans (Embrace The Margin)

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