As in the previous two years, a South American team was also invited to compete in a triangular tournament, with Chile being this year's entrant. World champions Argentina had been originally invited but declined, citing domestic fixture congestion. Their invitation had been disapproved of by the British government, given the cut relations between the two nations following the 1982 Falklands War.
England won the competition for the second year running, and third time in its five years of existence. This marked the final time any England vs Scotland matches would be arranged besides a friendly played in August 2013. To date, the countries have only met four times since, three times when drawn together – during Euro '96 group stage and in qualification for Euro 2000.