Every upside has a downside, however. There was a total of 235 yellow cards, 4.5 per game; Italia '90 averaged 3.2. 'Everybody has to get used to the new rules,' Andreas Herren, of Fifa, said. 'The players are still thinking 'Let's see what's the limit'. Unfortunately some of them got away with it. I think it will settle down over the next couple of years.'
Romario won the Golden Ball award for the best player of the World Cup. The Brazilian striker, who scored five goals, finished well clear of Roberto Baggio and Hristo Stoichkov in a poll of Fifa's Technical Study Group, Fifa officials and the international media.Reuse content