Sweden v Costa Rica, 20 June 1990

Score2-1 to Costa Rica
RefereeZoran Petrović
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
Attendance30,223
Kick Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) With this loss for Sweden they achieved a unique feat in World Cup history by playing three games in a particular World Cup and having every game finish with exactly the same scoreline: a 2–1 loss.

1  Sweden

Manager: Olle Nordin

2  Costa Rica

Manager: Marvin Rodriguez

Goals:

Johnny Ekström 32 G

Goals:

Roger Flores 75 G
Hernan Medford 87 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli
Defender Glenn Hysén (captain)
Defender Peter Larsson
Defender Roland Nilsson
Midfielder Tomas Brolin
Midfielder Klas Ingesson
Midfielder Joakim Nilsson
Midfielder Stefan Schwarz
Midfielder Glenn Strömberg
Forward Johnny Ekström

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Luis Conejo
Defender Roger Flores (captain)
Defender Ronald Gonzalez
Defender Maurico Montero
Midfielder Juan Cayasso
Midfielder German Chavarria
Midfielder José Chavez
Midfielder Roger Gomez
Midfielder Hector Marchena
Midfielder Oscar Ramirez
Forward Claudio Jara

Substitutions:

Mats Gren for Tomas Brolin 34
Leif Engqvist for Glenn Strömberg 81

Substitutions:

Hernan Medford for Roger Gomez 60
Alexandre Guimaraes for German Chavarria 73

Cards:

Glenn Strömberg 20 Y
Stefan Schwarz 74 Y

Cards:

Roger Gomez 28 Y
Hector Marchena 53 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Leif Engqvist
Midfielder Mats Gren
Midfielder Anders Limpar
Midfielder Jonas Thern

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Hermidio Barrantes
Defender Marvin Obando
Midfielder Hernan Medford
Forward Roy Myers