Read my post properly. Maybe your understanding of English isn't good enough. I didn't say that all of those names were in great form. I'm saying that there were many stars and yet they didn't play well. At least schweppe understood. You should give Matthaeus more credit. He became a more offensive player once he moved to Inter. lanman is right. Brazil had Careca, Alemao and Romario. Romario wasn't 100 per cent fit. Holland had R Koeman, Van Basten, Gullit and Rijkaard. None of them were in great form. Uruguay had Francescoli, Ruben Sosa, Carlos Aguilera and Ruben Paz. Did any of them play a starring role? Italy played Vialli who had a big name and he flopped. Romania had Hagi and other players who starred at USA 94 but they didn't do much at Italia 90. Only Caniggia sprung to life at Italia 90. Goycoechea was the surprise star. Maradona, Burruchaga and most of the other players from Mexico 86 weren't any good. Aside from Michel, who played well for Spain? Salinas? Butregueno? Bakero? Scotland had Ally McCoist, Mo Johnston and Paul McStay. They didn't do much. John Barnes was a big name in England yet it was David Platt and Paul Gascoigne who emerged as stars.