Argentina 0 – 1 Cameroon


The flagship. The opening ceremony. The champions. The underdogs. This result was written in stone immediately after the draw. The Africans had no chance. Diego Maradona would whip these boys to within an inch of their lives. Cameroon had André Kana-Biyik sent off – harshly – for stepping on Claudio Caniggia’s heels, so the game is over. Yeah, that didn’t happen. André’s brother François belted a downward header to score one of the greatest opening day shock goal winners ever. Cameroon still had the capacity to get another player sent off before the end of the game (justifiably this time. He practically crucified Caniggia) and run out comfortable victors. Welcome to Italia ’90.