The World Cup Finals in France saw England defeating Columbia by two goals to nil. Darren Anderton scored the first goal and the win ensured that England qualified for the knock-out phase of the competition.
Anderton, commonly known as ‘Sicknote’ because of his frequent absences through injury had only played 15 times for Spurs during the previous season – starting 7 games and 8 appearances as substitute.
However, he regained his fitness for the final six games of the season, making three substitute appearances and playing in the last three games. This was sufficient to convince the England manager, Glenn Hoddle, that he was fit enough for the World Cup.