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On this day: 1 July

On this day: 1 July

On this day in 1990, Germany defeated Czechoslovakia 1-0 and England defeated Cameroon 2-3 AET in FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final matches; Cameroon were the first African team ever to reach the last eight of the competition.

1 July is not a favoured date in the FIFA World Cup™ calendar, having only been a match day in three previous editions: 1950, 1982 and 1990. 1 July was not within the range of competition dates in 10 of the previous tournaments; in four editions it was a rest day.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 29 June 2006