EAST GERMANY

In their last act as a football team, East Germany nearly secured qualification for the 1990 World Cup, needing only a draw against Austria in Vienna in their final group match in November 1989 to achieve a place in Italy. However, Toni Polster scored three times as Austria won 3-0 and advanced to the finals instead.

In their last act as a football team, East Germany nearly secured qualification for the 1990 World Cup, needing only a draw against Austria in Vienna in their final group match in November 1989 to achieve a place in Italy. However, Toni Polster scored three times as Austria won 3-0 and advanced to the finals instead.