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1994 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 17 June – 17 July
Teams 24
Venue(s) (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runner-up  Italy
Third place Sweden Sweden
Fourth place Bulgaria Bulgaria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 141 (2.71 per match)
Attendance 3,587,538 (68,991 per match)
Top scorer(s) Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
Russia Oleg Salenko
(6 goals)
Best player Brazil Romário
1990
1998

The 1994 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in USA from June 17 to July 17, 1994. 24 teams took part from many countries. Brazil won the trophy after Roberto Baggio from Italy famously missed the last penalty in a penalty shootout.

Participants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Results

Round 1

Group A

Pos Team ROU SUI USA COL P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Romania - 1-4 1-0 3-1 3 2 0 1 5 5 6 Round 2
2 Switzerland 4-1 - 1-1 0-2 3 1 1 1 5 4 4 Round 2
3 United States 0-1 1-1 - 2-1 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Round 2
4 Colombia 1-3 2-0 1-2 - 3 1 0 2 4 5 3

Group B

Pos Team BRA SWE RUS CMR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Brazil - 1-1 2-0 3-0 3 2 1 0 6 1 7 Round 2
2 Sweden 1-1 - 3-1 2-2 3 1 2 0 6 4 5 Round 2
3 Russia 0-2 1-3 - 6-1 3 1 0 2 7 6 3
4 Cameroon 0-3 2-2 1-6 - 3 0 1 2 3 11 1

Group C

Pos Team GER ESP KOR BOL P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Germany - 1-1 3-2 1-0 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 Round 2
2 Spain 1-1 - 2-2 3-1 3 1 2 0 6 4 5 Round 2
3 Korea Republic 2-3 2-2 - 0-0 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
4 Bolivia 0-1 1-3 0-0 - 3 0 1 2 1 4 1

Group D

Pos Team NGA BUL ARG GRE P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Nigeria - 3-0 1-2 2-0 3 2 0 1 6 2 6 Round 2
2 Bulgaria 0-3 - 2-0 4-0 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 Round 2
3 Argentina 2-1 0-2 - 4-0 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 Round 2
4 Greece 0-2 4-0 0-4 - 3 0 0 3 0 10 0

Group E

Pos Team MEX ITA IRL NOR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Mexico - 1-1 2-1 0-1 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Round 2
2 Italy 1-1 - 0-1 1-0 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 Round 2
3 Republic of Ireland 1-2 1-0 - 0-0 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 Round 2
4 Norway 1-0 0-1 0-0 - 3 1 1 1 1 1 4

Group F

Pos Team NED KSA BEL MAR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Netherlands - 2-1 0-1 2-1 3 2 0 1 4 3 6 Round 2
2 Saudi Arabia 1-2 - 1-0 2-1 3 2 0 1 4 3 6 Round 2
3 Belgium 1-0 0-1 - 1-0 3 2 0 1 2 1 6 Round 2
4 Morocco 1-2 1-2 0-1 - 3 0 0 3 2 5 0

Knockout stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
3 July - Pasadena            
  Romania  3
10 July - Stanford
  Argentina  2  
  Romania  2 (4)
3 July - Dallas
    Sweden (pen.)  2 (5)  
  Saudi Arabia  1
13 July - Pasadena
  Sweden  3  
  Sweden  0
4 July - Orlando
    Brazil  1  
  Netherlands  2
9 July - Dallas
  Ireland  0  
  Netherlands  2
4 July - Stanford
    Brazil  3  
  Brazil  1
17 July - Pasadena
  United States  0  
  Brazil (pen.)  0 (3)
5 July - East Rutherford
    Italy  0 (2)


  Mexico  1 (1)
10 July - East Rutherford
  Bulgaria (pen.)  1 (3)  
  Bulgaria  2
2 July - Chicago
    Germany  1  
  Germany  3
13 July - East Rutherford
  Belgium  2  
  Bulgaria  1
5 July - Foxborough
    Italy  2


  Third place
  Nigeria  1
9 July - Foxborough 16 July - Pasadena
  Italy (aet)  2  
  Italy  2   Sweden  4
2 July - Washington
    Spain  1


    Bulgaria  0
  Spain  3
  Switzerland  0


 

Final

 Brazil won the championship.


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