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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

The games starting with the second round are known as the knockout stage. These games can not end in a draw (tie). If a match (game) is tied at the end of 90 minutes (the regular game time limit), extra periods are added to the game. Two periods, each 15 minutes long, will be played. If the score is still tied after the two extra periods, the game will be decided by a penalty kick shootout.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
3 July            
  Romania  3
10 July
  Argentina  2  
  Romania  3 (4)
3 July
    Sweden penalty shootout  2 (5)  
  Saudi Arabia  1
13 July
  Sweden  3  
  Sweden  0
4 July
    Brazil  1  
  Brazil  1
9 July
  United States  0  
  Brazil  3
4 July
    Netherlands  2  
  Netherlands  2
17 July
  Republic of Ireland  0  
  Brazil penalty shootout  0 (3)
2 July
    Italy  0 (2)
  Germany  3
10 July
  Belgium  2  
  Germany  1
5 July
    Bulgaria  2  
  Mexico  1 (1)
13 July
  Bulgaria penalty shootout  1 (3)  
  Bulgaria  1
5 July
    Italy  2   Third place
  Nigeria  1
9 July 16 July
  Italy extra time}  2  
  Italy  2   Sweden  4
2 July
    Spain  1     Bulgaria  0
  Spain  3
  Switzerland  0  

Final

 Brazil won the championship.

References