sport news Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning penalty in the 1990 World Cup ... trends now

sport news Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning penalty in the 1990 World Cup ... trends now
sport news Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning penalty in the 1990 World Cup ... trends now

sport news Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning penalty in the 1990 World Cup ... trends now

The football world has been saddened by the death of German football legend Andreas Brehme at the age of 63.

Brehme scored the decisive late penalty as West Germany defeated Argentina to win the World Cup in 1990 and enjoyed a distinguished club career with Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Kaiserslautern and others.

His death on Monday night - from a cardiac arrest - comes just a few weeks after the coach of that 1990 team, Franz Beckenbauer, passed away aged 78.

It was a West German side that beat England on penalties in the semi-finals, with Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle infamously missing their spot-kicks.

But what became of the Italia '90 World Cup winners?

The West Germany team line up to face Argentina in the 1990 World Cup final in Rome. Back row (left to right): Thomas Berthold, Bodo Illgner, Klaus Augenthaler, Guido Buchwald, Pierre Littbarski, Rudi Voller. Front row (left to right): Thomas Hassler, Jurgen Klinsmann, Jurgen Kohler, Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthaus.

The West Germany team line up to face Argentina in the 1990 World Cup final in Rome. Back row (left to right): Thomas Berthold, Bodo Illgner, Klaus Augenthaler, Guido Buchwald, Pierre Littbarski, Rudi Voller. Front row (left to right): Thomas Hassler, Jurgen Klinsmann, Jurgen Kohler, Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthaus. 

Andreas Brehme converts the decisive penalty to win West Germany the 1990 World Cup

Andreas Brehme converts the decisive penalty to win West Germany the 1990 World Cup

Brehme (right), pictured with Franz Beckenbauer (left) and Lothar Matthaus after the 1990 win

Brehme (right), pictured with Franz Beckenbauer (left) and Lothar Matthaus after the 1990 win

Coach - Franz Beckenbauer

The ultimate German football legend, who joined the Brazilian Mario Zagallo that night in winning the World Cup as both player and coach. France's Didier Deschamps joined the club in 2018.

Beckenbauer died on January 7 this year at the age of 78, prompting an enormous outpouring of grief across the football world.

His health had declined following the death of his son Stephan from a brain tumour aged 46 in 2015 and Beckenbauer had largely withdrawn from public life after losing sight in his right eye and suffering heart problems.

Goalkeeper - Bodo Illgner

The keeper who saved from Pearce in the semi-final shoot-out in 1990 retired from international football after the 1994 World Cup and later won the Champions League with Real Madrid.

After retiring in 2001, he worked as a pundit for Sky Deutschland and beIN Sport, while splitting his time between Miami and Spain with wife Bianca.

German keeper Bodo Illgner saves from England's Stuart Pearce in the 1990 semi-final

German keeper Bodo Illgner saves from England's Stuart Pearce in the 1990 semi-final 

Sweeper - Klaus Augenthaler

Augenthaler was the ultimate one-club man, racking up well over 400 appearances for Bayern Munich and later worked as youth team and assistant coach there.

He was a coach until 2011, taking charge of Nuremburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg among other clubs.

Augenthaler returned to Bayern as a youth coach in the club's International programme last year and works as an expert for in-house channel FC Bayern-TV.

Klaus Augenthaler keeps a close eye on England star Paul Gascoigne during the 1990 semi

Klaus Augenthaler keeps a close eye on England star Paul Gascoigne during the 1990 semi

Central defender - Guido Buchwald

Buchwald, a Stuttgart player at the time, was assigned the unenviable task of marking Diego Maradona out of the 1990 final, which he performed very well.

In 2015, he returned to Stuttgart as a scout and worked there until 2019. Today, he is a member of the board of trustees for the Youth Football Foundation and sponsors a hostel for seriously ill children and their families.

Guido Buchwald (left) was given the task of marking Argentine star Diego Maradona in the final

Guido Buchwald (left) was given the task of marking Argentine star Diego Maradona in the final

Central defender - Jurgen Kohler

Kohler played for a number of leading clubs, including Bayern Munich, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, as well as amassing 105 appearances for Germany.

As well as success in 1990, he lifted the European Championship trophy in 1996 and won the Champions League with Dortmund a year later.

Kohler has worked as a coach since retirement and was most recently youth coach at German third division club

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