The most controversial meeting between the arch rivals came in the last 16 at the 1990 World Cup. Both teams finished with 10 men as Rudi Völler of Germany and Frank Rijkaard of the Netherlands were both dismissed for their involvement in a rather harmless altercation. But it was what happened beforehand that caused a stir: standing behind his opponent, Rijkaard spat into Völler's magnificent mullet. It was an action the Dutchman repeated as the players both made their way off the field. In doing so, Rijkaard earned himself the nickname "Lama". Völler was astonished by the incident. "I admired myself for managing to keep so calm," he later said. But he ultimately had the last laugh as Germany won 2-1 and went on to become world champions, with Völler slotting home the decisive penalty in the final.