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Where are they now? Sheffield's 1990 World Cup England semi-finalists

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England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, the first time since 1990 that the Three Lions have made it so far in the tournament.

Twenty-eight years ago, the squad that lost in a penalty shoot-out to Germany contained several players who have South Yorkshire connections.

Bryan Robson

Bryan Robson

Goalkeeper David Seaman grew up in Rotherham, fellow keeper Chris Woods made more than 100 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday, centre-half Des Walker enjoyed a stellar Owls career, midfielder Bryan Robson went on to manage Sheffield United and winger Chris Waddle became a Hillsborough legend and still lives in Sheffield.

Here, the Star looks at what those involved in 1990 are doing now.

Bobby Robson

Robson was the first man since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966 to take England so far in a World Cup and went on to enjoy a varied managerial career at PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle United. He died in 2009 after a fight with lung cancer.

Des Walker

Des Walker

Peter Shilton

England's first-choice goalkeeper in Italy played on until 1997 and now runs a consultancy business with his wife. He competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and works on the after-dinner-speaking circuit.

Chris Woods

Woods enjoyed a five-year spell at Sheffield Wednesday and moved into coaching following his retirement in 1998. He worked at Everton and moved to Manchester United alongside David Moyes. He has just left West Ham after the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini.

David Seaman

Then at QPR, Seaman was forced to leave the World Cup camp after the first game due to a hand injury. Major honours followed after a move to Arsenal and since retiring in 2004 he has worked as a pundit as well as participating in Strictly Ice Dancing and turning out regularly for the England 11 at the Soccer Aid charity match.

Gary Stevens

Voted Everton's best-ever right-back in a 2007 poll, Stevens now works in Australia as a physiotherapist. After graduating from the University of Salford in physiotherapy, he worked at Bolton and Chester before moving Down Under.

Stuart Pearce

Pearce coached England's under-21 side as well as Great Britain's men's team at the 2012 Olympics. He was part of Moyes' coaching team at West Ham last season. He now works as a pundit and is part of the talkSPORT team covering the World Cup in Russia.

Des Walker

Walker played on until 2004 and has worked in a number of minor coaching roles since, as well as spending a spell working as a lorry-driver. He has also represented England at Soccer Aid and his oldest son, Tyler, now plays as a striker for one of Walker's former clubs, Nottingham Forest.

Terry Butcher

Butcher started his managerial career just months after the World Cup as player/manager at Coventry. He is now the coach of the Philippines and is often heard voicing his footballing opinions on radio and TV.

Paul Parker

Parker went on to win two Premier League titles at Manchester United and, following his retirement, he managed Chelmsford City and Welling United. He now works as a pundit, mostly for sports channels based abroad, and has appeared on Sky Sports News on several occasions.

Mark Wright

A management career beckoned for Wright following his retirement but he now runs a company which organises charity football events and corporate functions. He regularly appears on Liverpool's in-house television station, LFC TV.

Tony Dorigo

A punditry career followed for Dorigo after his retirement but the Australian-born England international now owns a company which focuses on the use of cryogenics to help athletes recover following competition.

Neil Webb

Webb managed briefly in non-league football before dropping out of the game. He went on to work in several different jobs, including as a postman, and now works for a transit company.

Bryan Robson

The England captain at Italia 90, Robson now works as an ambassador for former club Manchester United. He has managed in the Premier League with Middlesbrough and West Brom, while in his last post he was the manager of Thailand.

Chris Waddle

The man who missed the deciding penalty in the shoot-out against Germany, Waddle still enjoyed another 12 years of football. He briefly came out of retirement in 2013 at the age of 52 to play for non-league Hallam FC in Sheffield but is now a regular contributor to the BBC Radio 5Live's Premier League coverage.

John Barnes

Barnes managed Celtic, Jamaica and Tranmere Rovers as well as working as a presenter of football on Channel 5. He appeared on Celebrity Big Brother at the start of 2018 and is often seen every four years, at this time of year, singing his famous rap from the New Order hit "World in Motion".

Steve McMahon

McMahon now has a stellar reputation as a television pundit based largely in Asia after his managerial career ended with a stint as boss of A-League outfit Perth Glory in 2005.

David Platt

Like Pearce, Platt also enjoyed a spell in charge of England's under-21s and also went on to work under Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. He took charge of FC Pune City in the Indian Premier League in 2015 and now does occasional punditry work.

Steve Hodge

Hodge now works for BBC Radio Nottingham covering matches for his former club, Forest, and is also on the after-dinner-speaking circuit.

Paul Gascoigne

The trials and tribulations of 'Gazza' have been played out in the public eye ever since his performances in Italy. Plagued by addiction, Gascoigne has been alcohol-free since 2017 and now entertains his fans with a humorous Twitter account.

Trevor Steven

Steven returned to plenty of World Cups as an expert summariser, working for the BBC in 2002 and going on to cover future tournaments for Irish broadcaster RTE.

Peter Beardsley

Beardsley has been working in several different coaching roles at Newcastle but is currently facing allegations of bullying in his position as under-23s coach and took a "period of leave" in January.

Gary Lineker

After retiring, Lineker began working as a pundit on Match of the Day before taking over as the main host in 1999. He also fronts World Cup coverage and BT Sport's European matches, while producing documentaries through his company, Goalhanger Films. And he still sells crisps for Walkers.

Steve Bull

Bull played more than 550 games for Wolves and the striker now writes a column for the Express & Star newspaper. He also runs the Steve Bull Foundation which supports disadvantaged people.