BARI, ITALY, JULY 7 -- Salvatore Schillaci took the goal-scoring lead for the World Cup and lifted Italy to third place in the soccer championship tonight, putting in a penalty kick with six minutes left to beat England, 2-1.

He got his sixth goal of the tournament and fifth game-winner, but he was helped by a charitable call from referee Joel Quiniou of France. Schillaci fell as he approached the net after getting entangled with defender Paul Parker. Still, the referee awarded the penalty and Schillaci, who rarely takes them, beat Peter Shilton.

Earlier, Shilton's embarrassing error cost England dearly as Italy scored its first goal. Shilton, who has played 20 years for England and probably never made such a bad mistake, released the ball near the corner of the penalty area, but the nearest player was Italy's Robert Baggio.

Baggio stole the ball from behind and passed to Schillaci, who dribbled around Shilton and passed back. Baggio then put in a left-footed kick from directly in front of the unguarded net.

After the game, Shilton, 40, announced he is quitting international soccer. He has played a world record 125 international matches. He will continue to play for Derby County in the English League.

England tied it with 10 minutes to go on a superb pass from Tony Dorigo, making his World Cup debut, to David Platt, who put a header past goalie Walter Zenga. It was Platt's third goal of the tournament.

Italy finished the tournament 6-1, with the loss coming in a shootout against Argentina in the semifinals. England was 3-2-2, but the other loss also was in a shootout, against West Germany in the semis.

"Yes, we tried our best in all games and we are happy with the team, even though we feel a bit cheated," Italian Coach Azeglio Vicini said, referring to the shootout loss. "Seeing as we made 13 of 14 points, we feel a bit vindicated. . . . It is an unfair result.

"We played the match calmly, as we always do, and the players did their job. We have a record we deserved."

It was the last game as England manager for Bobby Robson, who will become coach of PSV Eindhoven in the English League.

"I'm sorry," he said. "I'm going to miss it. I'm sad. It's been my life for eight years and it will take some adjusting." England 0 1 1 Italy 0 2 2 FIRST HALF Scoring: None. SECOND HALF Scoring: 1, Italy, Baggio 2 (Schillaci), 70th minute. 2, England, Platt 3 (Dorigo), 80th minute. 3, Italy, Schillaci 6, penalty kick, 84th minute. Yellow cards: None.Red cards: None.Referee: Quiniou (France). Linesmen: Roethlisberger (Switzerland); Hansal (Algeria). A: 51,426.