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1994 PosterIt is not so surprising that football has not taken off as a major sport in the USA. They have more popular sporting pastimes to keep the natives happy like Grid Iron Football, Baseball, Basketball and invading other countries. However, the dear old yanks can put on a darn good show, and 1994 Finals were no exception.

They had unsuccessfully bid for 1986 but were snubbed because the NASL had collapsed two years before. The beautiful stadiums, first class infrastructure, communications, and the massive potential football market turned FIFA heads in 1988. Other bidders for the 1994 finals were Morocco (only two stadia up to scratch), Brazil had massive economic problems, over 300% inflation, everyday murders, and administrative mayhem; and, after Chile dropped out, FIFA didn’t have a lot of choice.

1994 was the first time that there was not a UK representative since they had rejoined the world fold. Graham Taylor made a real ball’s up during England’s qualification bid, even before the referee against Holland had ‘lost him his job’ (Norway springs to mind). The Sun newspaper called him a turnip, but that was in my opinion a bit harsh on the vegetable in question. I think Mr. Taylor was too nice a person for the hurly burly of the England pressure pot.

We had some English lads to cheer on though because the Republic of Ireland made it again, scraping past Denmark on goals scored, and were to win their first finals match memorably in New York. Scotland’s run of five consecutive WC finals ended - Italy went through from their group along with the Swiss. Wales failed again this time to Romania and perennials Belgium. The surprise European team was Greece - through to their first WC - however there were no surprises from them in the tournament. The Cameroon made it through two groups and eight games to represent Africa. The usual suspects from South America came through their inspections, Argentina after a play-off with Australia. Australia themselves had come through two play-offs beating New Zealand and Canada (Canada lost out after 14 games!).

So, on the 17th June, the FIFA bandwagon turned up outside South America and Europe for a change and deposited the biggest sporting event in the solar system into the safe catchers mitts of the USA.

PJ Millingstein / E Impin 26th December 2007



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  • Location and Dates: USA, 17th June - 17th July 1994. Foxborough (near Boston), Foxboro Stadium (capacity for 1994; 53,644); Chicago, Soldier Field (63,117); Dallas, Cotton Bowl (63,998); East Rutherford NJ, Giants Stadium (75,338); Orlando, Citrus Bowl (61,219); Palo Alto (Stanford CA), Stanford Stadium (85,500); Pasadena, Rose Bowl (91,794); Pontiac (Detroit - indoors), Pontiac Silverdome (77,557); and Washington DC, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (53,142).
  • Note: All kick off times are local US time 3 time zones & BST).
  • Decided by FIFA Executive Committee at Zürich, 4th July 1988.
  • Entries deadline 15th September 1991.
  • 147 teams entered, 130 actually played (16 for the first time, including SouthAfrica who replaced Sao Tome e Principe on 10 August 1992). Liechtenstein, Burkino Fasa, Gambia, Malawi, Mauritania, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Myanmar, and Western Samoa all withdrew. Libya (excluded) and Yugoslavia were suspended due to UN sanctions. Chile were suspended when Gk Rojas notoriously feigned an injury in a qualifier away to Brazil.

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  • Qualifications drawn 8th December 1991 Madison Square Gardens, New York. First fixture (of 582 scheduled, 497 were played) was on 21st March 1992, when Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic 2-1. The entire Zambian squad of eighteen players and staff were killed in a plane crash on 28 April 1993 after taking off on a refuelling stop in Gabon. They were going to a qualifying game against Senegal. Mexico were the first country to qualify on 9 May 1993. Brazil lost their first ever qualification match on 25 July 1993 when defeated by Bolivia 2-0.
  • Finals drawn 19th December 1993 in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.
  • Seeding based on peformance in the last 3 WCF's.
  • Participating Teams: Argentina [10], Belgium [11], Bolivia, Brazil [1], Bulgaria, Cameroon, Columbia, Germany [9], Greece, Holland, Italy [2], Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia (replaced the designation CIS on 1st July 1992), Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA [14].
  • Format the same as 1990 except that for the first time in the WCF's three points were awarded for a win in the group (first round) matches - good on yer Jimmy Hill. Substitutes: All non-selected players available on the bench, with up to 3 to be used (Note: 2 outfield players and 1 goalkeeper).
  • FIFA ordered referees to control the 1994 WC more stringently than ever before, ordering that players making a foul tackle fron behind be sent off; injured players not to be treated on the pitch, but to be taken off on a stretcher / electric buggy; more time than previously to be added for stoppages and any doubts over offside to favour the attacking team.
  • The Official Mascot was "Striker", a cartoon dog created by Warner Bros.
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First Stage

Group A - COLUMBIA, ROMANIA, SWITZERLAND, USA (s).

Game 1 [Officially FIFA Match 5]: Saturday 18 June 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST), Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [468]
(91,865) Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Yousif Abdulla Al-Ghattan (BHR), Douglas Micael James (TRI).

ROMANIA 3 - COLUMBIA 1 (2:1)
1:0 Raducioiu 16, 2:0 Hagi 34, 2:1 Valencia 43, 3:1 Raducioiu 89

ROM (4-4-2): [12] Bogdan Ion Stelea - [2] Dan Vasile Petrescu, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [3] Daniel Claudiu Prodan, [4] Miodrag Belodedici; - [14] Gheorghe Mihali, [5] Ioan Angelo Lupescu, [7] Dorinel Ionel Munteanu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c); - [11] Ilie Dumitrescu (65 [13] Tibor Selymes), [9] Florin Valeriu Raducioiu (90 [19] Corneliu Papura).

COL (1-3-4-2): [1] Oscar Eduardo Córdoba Arce; - [15] Luis Carlos Perea; - [4] Luis Fernando Herrera, [2] Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga, [20] Wilson Enrique Pérez Pérez, [6] Gabriel Jaime Gómez Jaramillo, [14] Leonel de Jesús Alvarez Zuleta, [19] Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia, [10] Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (c); - [ 21] Faustino Hernán Asprilla Hinestrosa, [11] José Adolfo Valencia Mosquera.

Booked: Raducioiu 39. / Herrera 36, Valderrama 53, Alvarez 70.


Game 2 [M3]: Saturday 18 June 1994 (17:35 or 22:35 BST), Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit. [469]
(73,425) Francisco Oscar Lamolina (ARG), Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez (PAR).

USA 1 - SWITZERLAND 1 (1:1)
0:1 Bregy 39, 1:1 Wynalda 44

USA (1-3-4-2): [1] Antonio Michael Meola (c); - [17] Marcelo Luis Balboa; - [4] Christopher Cle Kooiman, [22] Alexander Lalas, [20] Paul David Caligiuri; - [9] Tabaré Ramos, [16] Michael Steven Sorber, [5] Thomas Dooley, [6] John Andrew Harkes; - [8] Ernest Lee Stewart (80 [13] Cobi N’Gai Jones), [11] Eric Boswell Wynalda (57 [10] Roy Connon Wegerle).

SUI: (4-4-2): [1] Marco Pascolo; - [2] Marc Hottiger, [4] Dominique Herr, [5] Alain Geiger (c), [3] Yvan Quentin; - [8] Chrostophe Ohrel, [10] Ciriaco ‘Ciri’ Sforza (79 [21] Thomas Wyss), [6] Georges Bregy, [7] Alain Sutter; - [16] Thomas Bickel (71 [14] Néstor Subiat), [11] Stéphane Chapuisat

Booked: Harkes 88 / Herr 27, Subiat 86.

Note: First World Cup match played completely indoors.
Quote: “They’ve been told [the referees] to stamp down on the tackles from behind” (John Motson BBC, midway through the first half.)


Game 3 [M14]: Wednesday 22 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit. [478]
(61,428) Néji al-Jouini (TUN), Abdelmagid Hassan (EGY), Mohammed Fanaei (IRN).

SWITZERLAND 4 - ROMANIA 1 (1:1)
1:0 Sutter 16, 1:1 Hagi 36, 2:1 Chapuisat 53, 3:1 Knup 66, Bregy 72 (some sources - Palamares for one - credit this goal to Knup, but not the Swiss).

SUI (4-4-2): [1] Marco Pascolo; - [2] Marc Hottiger, [4] Dominique Herr, [5] Alain Geiger (c), [3] Yvan Quentin; - [8] Chrostophe Ohrel (82 [20] Patrick Sylvestre), [10] Ciri Sforza, [6] Georges Bregy , [7] Alain Sutter (70 [16] Thomas Bickel); - [9] Adrian Knup, [11] Stéphane Chapuisat.

ROM (1-3-4-2): [12] Bogdan Stelea; - [4] Miodrag Belodedici; - [2] Dan Petrescu, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [3] Daniel Prodan - [14] Gheorghe Mihali, [5] Ioan Lupescu (85 [15] Basarab Nica Panduru), [7] Dorinel Munteanu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c) - [11] Ilie Dumitrescu (70 [16] Ion Vladoiu), [9] Florin Raducioiu.

Sent off: Vladoiu 73 violent conduct, banned for three games. He was sent home for bad behaviour to the staff on 1 July.
Booked: Mihali 33, Lupescu 41, Belodedici 48.


Game 4 [M15]: Wednesday 22 June 1994 (16.35 or 00:35 BST) Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [479]
(93,194) Fabio Baldas (ITA), Domenico Ramicone (ITA), Mohamed Rharib El Jilali (MAR)

USA 2 - COLUMBIA 1 (1:0)
1:0 Escobar 34 og, 2:0 Stewart 52, 2:1 Valencia 89

USA (1-4-3-2): [1] Tony Meola (c) - [22] Alexi Lalas; - [21] Fernando Caetano Clavijo Cedrés, [17] Marcelo Balboa, [5] Tom Dooley, [20] Paul Caligiuri; - [9] Tab Ramos, [16] Micheal Sorber, [6] John Harkes; - [8] Ernie Stewart (67 [13] Cobi Jones), [11] Eric Wynalda (62 [10] Roy Wegerle).

COL (4-4-2): [1] Oscar Córdoba; - [4] Luis Herrera, [15] Luis Perea, [2] Andrés Escobar, [20] Wilson Pérez; - [19] Freddy Rincón, [14] Leonel Alvarez, [5] Hernán Gaviria Carvajal, [10] Carlos Valderrama (c); - [7] William Anthony ‘Tony’ de Avila Charris (h-t [11] Adolfo Valencia), [21] Tino Asprilla (h-t [9] Iván René Valenciano Pérez).

Booked: Lalas 49 for ignoring the whistle after scoring a good goal ruled offside / de Avila 23
Note: The Colombian coach Maturana resigned after the game, and Escobar had only ten days to live; he was shot 12 times leaving "El Indio" restaurant in Medellin 2 July 1994. (Humberto Muñoz Castro was convicted of the murder, sentenced to 43 years, but released after serving only 11 years).


Game 5 [M25]: Sunday 26 June 1994 (13:05 or 21:05 BST) Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [488]
(94,869) Mario Van Der Ende (HOL), Jan Dolstra (HOL), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS).

ROMANIA 1 - USA 0 (1:0)
Petrescu 17

ROM (1-4-4-1): [1] Florin Prunea; - [4] Miodrag Belodedici (88 [14] Gheorghe Mihali); - [2] Dan Petrescu, [3] Daniel Prodan, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [13] Tibor Selymes; - [7] Dorinel Munteanu, [5] Ioan Lupescu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c), [11] Ilie Dumitrescu; -[9] Florin Raducioiu (83 [18] Constantin Gâlca).

USA (4-4-2): [1] Tony Meola (c); - [21] Fernando Clavijo, [22] Alexi Lalas, [17] Marcelo Balboa, [20 Paul Cagliuri; - [9} Tab Ramos (63 [13] Cobi Jones), [16] Michael Sorber (75 [10] Roy Wegerle), [5] Tom Dooley, [6] John Harkes; - [8] Ernie Stewart, [11] Eric Wynalda.

Booked: Harkes 41 not retreating, Clavijo 48, / Raducioiu 61, Petrescu 73 time-wasting.


Game 6 [M26]: Sunday 26 June 1994 (13:05 or 21:05 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [489]
(84,769) Peter Mikkelsen (DEN), Carl Johan Christensen-Meyer (DEN), Douglas Micael James (TRI).

COLUMBIA 2 - SWITZERLAND 0 (1:0)
1:0 Gaviria 44, 2:0 Lozano 89

COL (4-4-2): [1] Oscar Córdoba; - [4] Luis Herrera, [2] Andrés Escobar, [3] Alexis Antonio Mendoza Barrios, [20] Wilson Pérez; - [19] Freddy Rincón [14] Leonel Alvarez, [5] Hernán Gaviria (76 [8] John Harold Lozano Prado), [10] Carlos Valderrama (c); - [11] Adolfo Valencia (63 [7] Tony de Avila), [21] Tino Asprilla.

SUI (4-4-2): [1] Marco Pascolo; - [2] Marc Hottiger, [4] Dominique Herr, [5] Alain Geiger (c), [3] Yvan Quentin; - [8] Chrostophe Ohrel, [10] Ciri Sforza, [6] Georges Bregy, [7] Alain Sutter (81 [15] Marco Grassi); - [9] Adrian Knup (81 [14] Néstor Subiat) [11] Stéphane Chapuisat.

Booked: Gaviria 60, Valderrama 62, Alvarez 81 / Knup 40, Bregy 86


Pld W D L F A Pts
Romania 3 2 0 1 5 5 6
Switzerland 3 1 1 1 5 4 4
USA 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Columbia 3 1 0 2 4 5 3



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Group B - BRAZIL (s), CAMEROON, RUSSIA, SWEDEN.

 

Game 1 [M8]: Sunday 19 June 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST) Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [472]
(83,959) Alberto Tejada-Noriega (PER), Yousif Abdulla Al-Ghattan (BHR), Douglas Micael James (TRI).

SWEDEN 2 - CAMEROON 2 (1:1)
1:0 Ljung 8, 1:1 Embe 30, 1:2 Omam-Biyick 46, 2:2 Dahlin 75

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson, [3] Patrick Björn Andersson, [4] Joachim Björn Björklund, [5] Roger Ljung; - [8] Klas Ingesson (75 [19] Kennet Andersson) [8] Stefan Schwarz, [9] Jonas Thern (c), [21] Lars Jesper Blomqvist (61 [7] Henrik Larsson), - [11] Tomas Brolin, [10] Martin Dahlin.

CAM (4-4-2): [1] Joseph-Antoine Bell; - [14] Stephen Tataw Eta (c), [3] Bahanag Rigobert Song, [13] Raymond Kalla Nkongo, [15] Hans Agbo; - [6] Thomas Libiih, [8] Émile Belmont Mbouh Mbouh, [10] Louis-Paul Mfede (81 [11] Emmanuel Maboang Kessack) [17] Marv Vivien Foe; - [7] François Omam-Biyick, [19] David Jacques Embe (87 [20] Georges L. Mouyeme Elongance).

Booked: 4 M'Bouh / 71 Dahlin (Deliberate handball).

Game 2 [M9]: Monday 20 June 1994 (13:05 or 21:05 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [474]

(81,061) An-Yan Lim Kee Chong (MRS), Mohamed Rharib El Jilali (MAR), Domenico Ramicone (ITA).

BRAZIL 2 - RUSSIA 0 (1:0)

1:0 Romário 27, 2:0 Raí 53 pen was Brazil's 150th finals goal..

BRZ (3-5-2): [1] Cláudio André Mergen Taffarel; - [2] Jorge de Amorim Campos - ‘JORGINHO’, [15] Márcio Roberto dos Santos, [16] Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo; - [3] Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha (68 [13] Aldair Nascimento Santos), [8] Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri - ‘DUNGA’ (79 [17] Iomar do Nascimento - ‘MAZINHO’), [5] Mauro Silva, [10] Raí Souza Vieira de Oliveira (c), [9] Crizam César de Oliveira - ‘ZINHO’; - [7] José Roberto da Gama de Oliveira - ‘BEBETO’, [11] Romário de Souza Faria.

RUS (1-4-3-2): [16] Dmitri Viktorovič Kharin (c); - [5] Yuri Valerevič Nikiforov; - [6] Vladislav Mikhailovič Ternavski, [2] Dmitri Viktorovič Kuznetsov, [21] Dmitri Alekseevič Khlestov, [3] Sergei Vadimovič Gorlukovič; - [10] Valeri Georgievič Karpin, [7] Andrei Vladimirovič Pyatnicki, [17] Ilya Vladimirovič Tsymbalar; - [15] Dmitri Leonidovič Radčenko
(72 [13] Aleksandr Genrikhovič Borodyuk), [22] Sergei Nikolaevič Yuran (69 [9] Oleg Anatolevič Salenko).

Booked: 61 Nikiforov, 64 Khlestov, 79 Kuznetsov

Raí brought down by Ternavski for penalty.

Game 3 [M19]: Friday 24 June 1994 (13.05 or 21:05 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [483]

(83,401) Arturo Pablo Brizio Carter (MEX), Douglas Micael James (TRI), Carl-Johan Christensen-Meyer (DEN).

BRAZIL 3 - CAMEROON 0 (1:0)

1:0 Romário 39, 2:0 Márcio Santos 62, 3:0 Bebeto 72

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO, [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [16] Leonardo; - [5] Mauro Silva, [8] DUNGA, [10] Raí (80 [19] Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa - ‘MÜLLER’) [9] ZINHO (74 [18] Paulo Sergio Silvestre Nascimento); - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

CAM (4-4-2): [1] Joseph-Antoine Bell; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [3] Rigobert Song, [13] Raymond Kalla, [15] Hans Agbo; - [6] Thomas Libiih, [10] Louis-Paul Mfede (70 [11] Emmanuel Maboang), [8] Émile Mbouh, [17] Marc Foe; - [7] François Omam-Biyick, [19] David Embe (63 [9] Albert Roger Milla).

Sent Off: Song (84) - Serious foul play

Booked: Mauro Silva 45. / Tataw 8, Kalla 38.

Note: In this game Cameroon set two WC records; Miilla became the oldest player (42yr 35d) and Rigobert Song the youngest ever to be sent off (17yrs 358d) in the finals.

Game 4 [M20]: Friday 24 June 1994 (19.35 or 00:35 BST), Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit. [484]

(71,528) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Mohammed Fanaei (IRN), Abdelmagid Hassan (EGY).

SWEDEN 3 - RUSSIA 1 (1:1)

0:1 Salenko 4 pen, 1:1 Brolin 39 pen, 2:1 Dahlin 60, 3:1 Dahlin 82

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson, [3] Patrick Andersson, [4] Joachim Björklund (88 [20] Magnus Erlingmark), [5] Roger Ljung; - [11] Tomas Brolin, [8] Stefan Schwarz, [9] Jonas Thern (c), [8] Klas Ingesson; - [19] Kennet Andersson (83 [7] Henrik Larsson), [10] Martin Dahlin.

RUS (1-3-4-2): [16] Dmitri Kharin; - [5] Yuri Nikiforov; - [3] Sergei Gorlukovič, [21] Dmitri Khlestov, [18] Viktor Savelevič Onopko (c); - [8] Dmitri Leonidovič Popov (40 [10] Valeri Karpin), [2] Dmitri Kuznetsov, [15] Dmitri Radčenko, [13] Aleksandr Borodyuk (51 [4] Dmitri Aleksandrovič Galyamin); - [19] Aleksandr Vladimirovič Mostovoi, [9] Oleg Salenko.

Booked: 42 K.Andersson, 52 Schwarz (high boot in a Russian face), 58 Dahlin / 2 Gorlukovič (deliberate
handball), 34 Kharin, time wasting, 48 Gorlukovič

<strong><strong>Sent off:</strong></strong> 48 Gorlukovič

Game 5 [M31]: Tuesday 28 June 1994 (13:05 or 21:05 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [495]

(74,914) Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS), Jan Dolstra (HOL).

RUSSIA 6 - CAMEROON 1 (3:0)

1:0 Salenko 16, 2:0 Salenko 41, 3:0 Salenko 45 pen, 3:1 Milla 47, 4:1 Salenko 72, 5:1 Salenko 75, 6:1 Radčenko 82

RUS (1-4-4-1): [1] Stanislav Salamovič Čerčesov; - [5] Yuri Nikiforov; - [6] Vladislav Ternavski, [21] Dmitri Khlestov, [18] Viktor Onopko (c), [12] Omari MikhailoviČ Tetradze; - [10] Valeri Karpin, [14] Igor Vladimirovič Korneev (65 [15] Dmitri Radčenko), [17] Ilya Tsymbalar, [20] Igor Anatolevič Lediakhov (78 [11] Vladimir Evgenevič Besčastnykh); - [9] Oleg Salenko.

CAM (4-3-2-1): [22] Jacques Célestin Songo'o; - [14] Stephen Tataw (c), [5] Victor N'Dip Akem, [13] Raymond Kalla, [15] Hans Agbo; - [6] Thomas Libiih, [2] André Kana-Biyick, [17] Marc Foe; - [19] David Embe (49 [16] Alphonse-Marie Tchami Djomaha), [10] Louis-Paul Mfede (h-t [9] Roger Milla); - [7] François Omam-Biyick.

Booked: Karpin 57, Khlestov 88, Nikiforov 90. / Kana Biyick 13 , Songo'o 45, for kicking the ball off the penalty spot after the award of the late first half spot kick.

Note: At 42y 39d Milla became the oldest player to score in the finals.

Game 6 [M32]: Tuesday 28 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit. [496]

(77,217) Sandor Puhl (HUN), Sandor Marton (HUN), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL).

SWEDEN 1 - BRAZIL 1 (1:0)

1:0 K.Andersson 24, 1:1 Romário 47

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson, [3] Patrick Andersson, [14] Pontus Kåmark, [5] Roger Ljung; - [7] Henrik Larsson (65 [21] Jesper Blomqvist), [8] Stefan Schwarz (77 [18] Håkan Mild), [9] Jonas Thern (c), [8] Klas Ingesson, [11] Tomas Brolin, [19] Kennet Andersson.

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO, [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [16] Leonardo; - [5] Mauro Silva (h-t [17] MAZINHO), [8] DUNGA, [10] Raí (c - 81 [18] Paulo Sergio) [9] ZINHO; - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

Booked: Mild 84. / Aldair 67.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 7
Sweden 3 1 2 0 6 3 5
Russia 3 1 0 2 7 6 3
Cameroon 3 0 1 2 2 11 1

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Group C - BOLIVIA, GERMANY (s), SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN

Game 1 [M1]: Friday 17 June 1994 (14:05 or 20:05 BST), Soldier Field, Chicago. [465]

(63,117) Arturo Pablo Brizio Carter (MEX), Eugene Brazzale (AUS), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS).

GERMANY 1 - BOLIVIA 0 (0-0)

1:0 Klinsmann 61

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner;- [10] Lothar Herbert Matthäus (c); - [4] Jürgen Kohler, [14] Thomas Berthold, - [8] Thomas Jürgen Hässler (84 [2] Thomas Strunz), [20] Stefan Effenberg, [16] Matthias Sammer, [7] Andreas Walter Möller, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [9] Karlheinz Riedle (60 [21] Mario Basler), [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

BOL (3-5-1-1): [1] Carlos Leonel Trucco Medina; - [4] Miguel Angel Rimba Alvis, [5] Gustavo Domingo Quinteros Desabato, [3] Marco Antonio Sandy Sansusty; - [6] Carlos Fernando Borja Bolivar (c), [22] Julio Cesar Baldivieso Rico (66 [11] Jaime Moreno Morales), [8] José Milton Melgar Soruco, [15] Vladimir Soria Camacho, [16] Luis Héctor Cristaldo Ruiz Diaz; - [21] Erwin Sánchez Fekling; - [18] Luis William Ramallo Fernández (79 [10] Marco Antonio Etcheverry Vargas).

Sent off: 82 Etcheverry after being barged in the back by Matthäus, he retaliated and was sent off. He had 3 minutes of fame.

Booked: Kohler 7, foul from behind, Möller 54 / E. Sánchez 37 not retreating, Baldivieso 40 for blatant obstruction, Borja 67.


Note: Match preceeded by the opening ceremony.

Game 2 [M2]: Friday 17 June 1994 (18:35 or 00:35 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [466]

(56,247) Peter Mikkelsen (DEN), Carl-Johan Christensen-Meyer (DEN), Roy Pearson (ENG).

SOUTH KOREA 2 - SPAIN 2 (0:0)

0:1 Salinas 51, 0:2 Goikoetxea 56, 1:2 Hong Myung-bo 85, 2:2 Seo Jung-Woon 90

KOR (1-3-4-2): [1] Choi In-Yung (c); - [20] Hong Myung-bo; - [4] Kim Pan-Keun, [5] Park Jung-Bae, [7] Shin Hong-Gi; - [8] Noh Jung-Yoon (73 [16] Ha Seok-Ju), [12] Choi Young-Il, [6] Lee Yung-Jin, [9] Kim Joo-Sung (58 [11] Seo Jung-Won); - [10] Ko Jeong-Woon, [18] Hwang Sun-Hong.

ESP (1-4-4-1): [13] José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz; - [20] Miguel Angel Nadal Homar (c); - [2] Albert Ferrer Llopis, [18] Rafael Alkorta Martinez, [5] Abelardo Fernández Antuña, [12] Sergi Barjuán Esclusa; - [7] Jon Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa, [8] Juan Guerrero López (40 [15] José Luis Pérez Caminero), [6] Fernando Ruiz Hierro, [21] Luis Enrique Martinez García; - [19] Julio Salinas Fernández (63 [16] Felipe Miñambres Fernández).

Sent off: Nadal 26 foul from behind on Ko Jeong-Woon just outside the penalty area.

Booked: Choi Young-Il 60, Kim Joo-Song 37. / Luis Enrique 24, Caminero 72.

Game 3 [M12]: Tuesday 21 June 1994 (15:05 or 21:05 BST), Soldier Field, Chicago. [476]

(63,113) Ernesto Filippi Cavani (URU), Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez (PAR).

GERMANY 1 - SPAIN 1 (0:1)

0:1 Goikoetxea 14, 1:1 Klinsmann 48

GER (1-2-4-2-1): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [10] Lothar Matthäus (c); - [4] Jürgen Kohler, [14] Thomas Berthold; - [2] Thomas Strunz, [20] Stefan Effenberg, [16] Matthias Sammer, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [8] Thomas Hässler, [7] Andreas Möller (62 [13] Rudolf Völler); - [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

ESP (1-4-4-1): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta (c); - [6] Fernando Hierro; - [2] Albert Ferrer, [18] Rafael Alkorta, [5] ‘Abelardo’, [12] ‘Sergi’; - [7] Juan Goikoetxea (65 [10] José Maria Bakero Escudero) [15] José Caminero, [9] Josep Guardiola Sala (77 [4] Francisco José Camarasa Castellar), [21] Luis Enrique; - [19] Julio Salinas.

Booked: Effenberg 71. / Julio Salinas 15, Abelardo 39, Hierro 53.

Game 4 [M16]: Thursday 23 June 1994 (19:35 or 00:35 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [481]

(53,456) William Leslie Mottram (SCO), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL), Mikael Erik Everstig (SWE).

BOLIVIA 0 - SOUTH KOREA 0

BOL (4-5-1): [1] Carlos Trucco; - [4] Miguel Rimba, [5] Gustavo Quinteros, [3] Marco Sandy, [16] Luis Cristaldo; - [6] Carlos Borja (c), [8] José Melgar , [15] Vladimir Soria, [21] Erwin Sánchez, [22] Julio Cesar Baldivieso; - [18] William Ramallo (67 [9] Guillermo Alvaro Peña).

KOR (1-4-3-2): [1] Choi In-Yung (c); - [20] Hong Myung-Bo; - [4] Kim Pan-Keun, [5] Park Jung-Bae, [7] Shin Hong-Gi, [6] Lee Young-Jin; - [8] Noh Jung-Yoon (71 [12] Choi Young-Il), [9] Kim Joo-Sung, [10] Ko Jeong-Woon; - [11] Seo Jung-Won (85 [16] Ha Seok-Ju), [18] Hwang Sun-Hong.

Sent off: Cristaldo 82, for a second yellow, but hardly worthy of a sending off.

Booked: Cristaldo 22 for dissent, Rimba 23, Baldivieso 33. / Ko Jong-Woon 38, Shin Hong-Gi 62, Park Jung-Bae 83.


Note: All in all a poor match to watch; Bolivia were really negative and desrved to go out, and, despite the fact that the Koreans never seemed to stop running, they ran out of steam.

Game 5 [M27]: Monday 27 June 1994 (15:05 or 21:05 BST) Chicago, Soldier Field. [491]

(63,089) Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (COS), Yousif Abdulla Al-Ghattan (BHR), Turcios Nelson Rutilio Calix (HON).

SPAIN 3 - BOLIVIA 1 (1:0)

1:0 Guardiola 19 pen, 2:0 Caminero 65, 2:1 Sánchez 67, 3:1 Caminero 71

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta (c); - [2] Albert Ferrer, [5] ‘Abelardo’, [17] Salvador González Marco - ‘Voro’, [12] ‘Sergi’; - [7] Juan Goikoetxea, [15] José Caminero, [9] Josep Guardiola (68 [10] José Bakero), [16] ‘Felipe’ (h-t [6] Fernando Hierro); - [8] Juan Guerrero, [19] Julio Salinas.

BOL (1-4-3-2): [1] CarlosTrucco; - [2] Juan Manuel Peña Montaña; - [6] Carlos Borja (c), [4] Miguel Rimba, [3] Marco Sandy, [13] Modesto Socuro; - [8] José Melgar, [15] Vladimir Soria (62 [20] Ramiro Castillo Salinas), [14] Mauricio Ramos (h-t [11] Jaime Moreno); - [21] Erwin Sánchez, [18] William Ramallo,

Booked: Ferrer 46, Caminero 90, suspended next game.

Game 6 [M28]: Monday 27 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [492]

(63,998) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Valenin Ivanov (RUS), Abdelmagid Hassan (EGY).

GERMANY 3 - SOUTH KOREA 2 (3:0)

1:0 Klinsmann 12, 2:0 Riedle 20, 3:0 Klinsmann 37, 3:1 Hwang Sun-Hong 51, 3:2 Hong Myung-Bo 63.

GER (1-3-1-3-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [10] Lothar Matthäus (c - 64 [7] Andreas Möller); - [14] Thomas Berthold, [4] Jürgen Kohler, [3] Andreas Brehme; - [6] Guido Buchwald; - [20] Stefan Effenberg (75 [5] Thomas Helmer), [16] Matthias Sammer, [8] Thomas Hässler; - [9] Karlheinz Riedle, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

KOR (1-4-3-2): [1] Choi In-Yung (c - h-t [22] Lee Woon-Jae); - [20] Hong Myung-bo; - [4] Kim Pan-Keun, [5] Park Jung-Bae, [7] Shin Hong-Gi, [12] Choi Young-Il; - [6] Lee Yung-Jin (40 [2] Chung Jong-Son), [9] Kim Joo-Sung, [10] Ko Jeong-Woon; - [15] Cho Jin-Ho (h-t [11] Seo Jung-Won), [18] Hwang Sun-Hong.

Booked: Brehme 23, Klinsmann 28 ignoring the whistle, Effenberg 44. / Choi Young-Il 88.

Note: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Stefan Effenberg was sent home by the manager after he made a gesture to the crowd. He was not capped again by his country until the next World Cup.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Germany 3 2 1 0 5 3 7
Spain 3 1 2 0 6 4 5
South Korea 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 4 1

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Group D - ARGENTINA (s), BULGARIA, GREECE, NIGERIA.

Game 1 [M11]: Tursday 21 June 1994 (12:05 or 17:05 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [475]

(53,486) Arturo Alejandro Angeles (USA), Park Hang-young (KOR), Jan Dolstra (HOL).

ARGENTINA 4 - GREECE 0 (2:0)

1:0 Batistuta 2, 2:0 Batistuta 45, 3:0 Maradona 60, 4:0 Batistuta 90 pen

ARG (4-5-1): [12] Luis Alberto Islas - [4] Roberto Néstor Sensini, [13] Fernando Gabriel Caceres, [6] Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri, [3] Antonio Daniel Chamot; - [7] Claudio Paul Caniggia, [14] Diego Pablo Simeone, [10] Diego Armando Maradona (c - 62 [17] Arnaldo Ariel Ortega), [5] Fernando Carlos Redondo, [19] Abel Eduardo Balbo (79 [21] Alejandro Victor Mancuso); - [9] Gabriel Omar Batistuta.

GRE (1-3-4-2): [1] Antonis Minou; - [4] Stelios Manolas; - [2] Stratos Apostolakis, [5] Giannis Kalitzakis, [3] Thanasis Kolitsidakis; - [6] Panagiotis Tsalukhidis, [8] Nikos Nioplias, [19] Savas Kofidis, [11] Nikos Tsiantakis (h-t [12] Spiros Marangos); - [7] Dimitris Saravakos (c), [9] Nikos Makhlas (58 [10] Tassos Mitropoulos).

Booked: Caceres 41. / Tsalouchidis 25, Manolas 56.

Game 2 [M13]: Tuesday 21 June 1994 (18:35 or 00:35 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [477]

(44,932) Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (COS), Eugene Brazzale (AUS), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS).

NIGERIA 3 - BULGARIA 0 (2:0)

1:0 Yekini 21, 2:0 Amokachi 43, 3:0 Amunike 55

NGA (4-4-2): Peter Rufai (c); - [2] Owen Augustine Eguavoen, [5] Uche Alozie Okechukwu, [6] Chidi Henry Nwanu, [3] Benedict Iroha; - [7] Finidi George (77 [13] Emeka McCann Ezeugo), [12] Samson Siasia (68 [21] Mutiu Abiodun Adepoju), [15] Olinha Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh, [11] Emmanuel Amunike; - [9] Rasheed Yekini, [14] Daniel Owefin Amokachi.

BUL (1-3-4-2): [1] Borislav Biserov Mikhailov (capt. with a syrup); - [2] Emil Georgiev Kremenliev; - [3] Trifon Marinov Ivanov, [5] Petar Kanchev Khubchev, [4] Tsanko Nikolaev Tsvetanov; - [11] Daniel Boromirov Borisov (72 [13] Ivailo Stoimenov Yordanov), [6] Zlatko Georgiev Yankov, [9] Yordan Lechkov Yankov (58 [10] Natko Petkov Sirakov), [20] Krasimir Genchev Balakov; - [8] Khristo Stoichkov Stoichkov, [7] Emil Lyubchev Kostadinov.

Booked: Amunike 73. / Lechkov 53.

Game 3 [M22]: Saturday 25 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [487]

(54,453) Bo Jonas Hil Karlsson (SWE), Mikael Erik Everstig (SWE), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL).

ARGENTINA 2 - NIGERIA 1 (2:1)

0:1 Siasia 10, 1:1 Caniggia 22, 2:1 Caniggia 29

ARG (4-4-2): [12] Luis Islas; - [4] Néstor Sensini (87 [16] Hernán Edgardo Diaz), [13] Fernando Cáceres, [6] Oscar Ruggeri, [3] Antonio Chamot; - [14] Diego Simeone, [5] Fernando Redondo, [10] Diego Maradona (c), [19] Abel Balbo (71 [21] Alejandro Manusco) - [7] Claudio Caniggia, [9] Gabriel Batistuta.

NGA (4-4-2): [1] Peter Rufai (c); - [2] Augustine Eguavoen, [5] Uche Okechukwu, [6] Chidi Nwanu, [19] Michael Emenalo; - [7] Finidi George, [12] Samson Siasia (57 [21] Mutiu Adepoju), [15] Sunday Oliseh (86 [10] Augustine Azuka ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha), [11] Emmanuel Amunike; - [9] Rashidi Yekini, [14] Daniel Amokachi.

Booked: Caniggia 53 - unusually, found out feigning injury. When he got off the ground he then tried to get back on the stretcher brough on to take him off. / Oliseh 15, to a stunned player - this booking was later withdrawn on Thursday 30 June as Karlsson had given the yellow card to the wrong man. The culprit was Eguavoen, but the ref correctly got him next. Eguavoen 20, following the last incident this should have seen him sent off and he would have missed the Italian game, Emenalo 53.

NOTE: Maradona kicked out from the tournament after failing anti-dope test. Maradona, in an effort to lose his podge hired ‘the’ well known drugs cheat Ben Johnson as his fitness trainer before the final. His test results included a cocktail of five banned substances, chiefly ephadrine. Little did we know he’d been snorting the white line since the early eighties, no wonder he beat Shilton to that ball with his hand!

Game 4 [M24]: Sunday 26 June 1994 (11:35 or 17:35 BST), Soldier Field, Chicago. [488]

(63,160) Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE), Yousif Abdulla Al-Ghattan (BHR), Turcios Nelson Rutilio Calix (HON).

BULGARIA 4 - GREECE 0 (1:0)

1:0 Stoichkov 5 pen, 2:0 Stoichkov 55 pen, 3:0 Lechkov 66, 4:0 Borimirov 90.

BUL (4-3-3): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c); - [2] Emil Kremenliev, [5] Petar Khubchev, [3] Trifon Ivanov, [4] Tsanko Tsvetanov (76 [16] Ilian Ivanov Kiriakov); - [9] Yordan Lechkov, [6] Zlatko Yankov, [20] Krasimir Balakov; - [7] Emil Kostadinov (81 [11] Daniel Boromirov), [10] Natko Sirakov, [8] Khristo Stoichkov.

GRE (1-3-4-2): [20] Elias Atmatzidis; - [18] Kyriakos Karataidis; - [2] Stratos Apostolakis (c), [5] Yannis Kalitzakis, [13] Vaios Karagiannis; - [17] Minas Khantzidis (47 [10] Tassos Mitropoulos), [12] Spiros Marangos, [8] Nikos Nioplias, [19] Savas Kofidis; - [16] Alexandros ‘Alexis’ Alexoudis (57 [14] Vasilis Dimitriadis), [9] Nikos Makhlas.

Booked: Hubtchev 19 blatant handball, Ivanov 28, Yankov 35, Borimirov 85. / Alexoudis 6, Khantzidis 43, Mitropoulos 62, Karagiannis 70.

Note: After 32 years Bulgaria’s first ever finals win.

Game 5 [M35]: Thursday 30 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [499]

(53,001) William Leslie Mottram (SCO), Park Hae-young (KOR), Paulo Jorge Alves (BRZ).

NIGERIA 2 - GREECE 0 (1:0)

1:0 Finidi 45, 2:0 Amokachi 90

NGA (4-3-3): [1] Peter Rufai; - [4] Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (c), [19] Mike Emenalo, [5] Uche Okechukwu, [6] Chidi Nwanu; - [12] Samson Siasia, [7] Finidi George (83 [21] Mutiu Adepoju), [15] Sunday Oliseh; - [9] Rashidi Yekini (69 [10] ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha), [14] Daniel Amokachi, [11] Emmanuel Amunike.

GRE (3-6-1): [15] Khristos Karkamanis; - [22] Alexandros ‘Alexis’ Alexiou, [5] Yannis Kalitzakis, [13] Vaios Karagiannis; - [17] Minas Khantzidis, [6] Panagiotis Tsalukhidis, [8] Nikos Nioplias, [19] Savas Kofidis, [10] Tassos Mitropoulos (c - 72 [11] Nikos Tsiantakis), [21] Alexandros ‘Alekos’ Alexandris;- [9] Nikos Makhlas (79 [14] Vasilis Dimitriadis).

Booked: Oliseh 67, Keshi 71. / Mitropoulos 33, Kalitzakis 42.

Note: Although the match kicked off at the same time as match 36, it is designated by FIFA as match 499.

Game 6 [M36]: Thursday 30 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [500]

(63,998) Néji al-Jouini (TUN), Tapio Hannu Yli-Karro (FIN), Mohamed Rharib El Jilali (MAR).

BULGARIA 2 - ARGENTINA 0 (0:0)

1:0 Stoichkov 61, 2:0 Sirakov 90

BUL (4-4-2): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c) - [2] Emil Kremenliev, [3] Trifon Ivanov, [5] Petar Khubchev, [4] Tsanko Tsvetanov - [9] Yordan Lechkov (77 [11] Daniel Boromirov), [6] Zlatko Yankov, [10] Natko Sirakov, [20] Krasimir Balakov - [8] Khristo Stoichkov, [7] Emil Kostadinov (74 [16] Ilian Kiriakov).

ARG (4-4-2): [12] Luis Islas; - [16] Hernán Diaz, [13] Fernando Cáceres, [6] Oscar Ruggeri (c), [3] Antonio Chamot; - [14] Diego Simeone, [5] Fernando Redondo, [20] Leonardo Adrián Rodriguez (67 [11] Ramón Ismael Medina Bello), [19] Abel Balbo; - [7] Claudio Caniggia (26 [17] Ariel Ortega), [9] Gabriel Batistuta.

Sent Off: 66 Tsvetanov one match ban, the 8th red card of the tournament so far.

Booked: Stoichkov 6, Yankov 24, Tsvetanov 45 & 66, Ivanov 58, Balakov 74. / Ruggeri 33, Batistuta 80 for diving with dissent, Rodriguez 42.

Note: Officially the 500th game of all World Cup Finals.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 2 6
Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 6 3 6
Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 3 6
Greece 3 0 0 3 0 10 0

NOTE: Match result between Bulgaria and Argentina (2-0) used to determine second place.


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Group E - ITALY (s), MEXICO, NORWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

Game 1 [M4]: Saturday 18 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. [467]

(74,826) Mario Van Der Ende (HOL), Jan Dolstra (HOL), Park Hae-Young (KOR)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 - ITALY 0 (1:0)

Houghton 12.

IRL (4-5-1): [1] Patrick Joseph Bonner; - [2] Denis Joseph Irwin, [14] Philip Andrew Babb, [5] Paul McGrath, [3] Terence Michael Phelan; - [8] Raymond James Houghton (67 [21] Jason Wynn McAteer), [6] Roy Maurice Keane, [10] John Joseph Sheridan, [7] Andrew David Townsend (c), [11] Steven Michael Staunton; - [15] Thomas Coyne (90 [9] John William Aldridge).

ITA (4-4-1-1): [1] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [9] Mauro Tassotti, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [6] Franco Baresi (c), [5] Paolo Maldini; - [16] Roberto Donadoni, [11] Demetrio Albertini, [13] Dino Baggio, [17] Alberigo Evani (h-t [19] Daniele Massaro, switched to 4-3-3); - [10] Roberto Baggio; - [20] Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Signori (84 [14] Nicola Berti).

Booked: Phelan 29, Coyne 49 'feigning injury' after taking a blow to his head - a bit harsh, Irwin 79.

Game 2 [M7]: Sunday 19 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington DC. [471]

(52,359) Sandor Puhl (HUN), Sandor Marton (HUN), Valentin Ivanov (RUS)

NORWAY 1 - MEXICO 0 (0:0)

1:0 Rekdal 85

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Erik Thorstvedt; - [18] Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland, [20] Henning Berg, [4] Rune Bratseth (c), [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [6] Jostein André Flo, [22] Lars Roar Bohinen, [7] Erik Mykland (78 [10] Kjetil Rekdal), [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen, [11] Jahn Ivar Jakobsen ‘Mini’ on shirt (h-t [2] Gunnar Halle); - [9] Jan Åge Fjørtoft.

MEX (4-3-3): [1] Jorge Campos Navarette; - [21] Raúl Gutiérrez Jacobo (71 [6] Marcelino Bernal Pérez), [2] Luis Claudio Suárez Sánchez, [3] Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales, [5] Jesús Ramón Ramírez Caceña; - [4] Marcos Ignacio Ambríz Espinoza (c), [14] Joaquín Del Olmo Blanco, [16] Luis Antonio Valdéz Salas (h-t [17] Benjamin Galindo Marentes); - [10] Luis García Postigo, [9] Hugo Sánchez Marquez, [11] Luis Roberto Alves dos Santos - “Zague”.

Booked: Håland 17, Leonhardasen 27. / Suárez 62.

Game 3 [M17]: Thursday 23 June 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [480]

(74,624) Heinz Hellmut Krug (GER), Tapio Hannu Yli-Karro (FIN), Roy Pearson (ENG)

ITALY 1 - NORWAY 0 (0:0)

1:0 Dino Baggio 69

ITA (4-4-2): [1] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [3] Antonio Benarrivo, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [6] Franco Baresi (c - 49 [2] Luigi Apolloni). [5] Paolo Maldini; - [14] Nicola Berti, [11] Demetrio Albertini, [13] Dino Baggio, [20] Giuseppe Signori; - [18] Pierluigi Casiraghi (68 [19] Daniele Massaro), [10] Roberto Baggio (22 [12] Luca Marchegiani).

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Erik Thorstvedt; - [18] Alf-Inge Håland, [20] Henning Berg, [4] Rune Bratseth (c), [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [6] Justein Flo, [22] Lars Bohinen, [7] Erik Mykland (51 [10] Kjetil Rekdal), [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen[21] Sigurd Rushfeldt (h-t [11] Jahn Ivar Jakobsen); - [9] Jan Åge Fjørtoft.

Sent off: Pagliuca 21 for handing outside the area. He made history by becoming the first goalkeeper to be sent off in the Word Cup Finals.

Booked: Casiraghi 35 / Bjørnebye 33, Håland 68 (suspended).

(I watched this game in Blackpool - up to no good! ed.)

Game 4 [M18]: Friday 24 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST) Citrus Bowl, Orlando. [482]

(61,219) Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Michal Listkiewicz (POL), Paulo Jorge Alves (BRZ)

MEXICO 2 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0)

1:0 Luis García 44, 2:0 Luis García 66, 2:1 Aldridge 84

MEX (4-3-3): [1] Jorge Campos; - [20] Jorge Rodríguez Esquivel (80 [21] Raúl Gutiérrez), [2] Caudio Suárez, [3] Juan Ramírez Perales, [14] Joaquin Del Olmo; - [4] Ignacio Ambríz (c), [6] Marcelino Bernal, [8] Alberto García Aspe Mena; - [10] Luis García, [7] Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa (80 [19] Luis Miguel Salvador López), [11] Luis Aves.

IRL (4-5-1): [1] Pat Bonner; - [2] Denis Irwin, [14] Phil Babb, [5] Paul McGrath, [3] Terry Phelan; - [8] Ray Houghton, [10] John Sheridan, [6] Roy Keane, [7] Andy Townsend (c), [11] Steve Staunton (65 [9] John Aldridge); - [15] Tommy Coyne (68 [21] Jason McAteer).

Booked: del Olmo 45, Campos 57 / Irwin 26 time wasting, suspended for next game , Phelan 70 suspended for next game.

NOTE: The Irish coach (Jack Charlton) banned from taking place on the bench for one match.

Game 5 [M29]: Tuesday 28 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST) Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [493]

(76,322) Jose Joaquin Torres Cadena (COL), Paulo Jorge Alves (BRZ), Park Hae-Young (KOR)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 - NORWAY 0

IRL (4-5-1): [1] Pat Bonner; - [12] Gary Oliver Kelly, [14] Phil Babb, [5] Paul McGrath, [11] Steve Staunton; - [21] Jason McAteer, [8] Ray Houghton, [6] Roy Keane, [10] John Sheridan, [7] Andy Townsend, (c - 75 [18] Ronald Andrew Whelan), - [9] John Aldridge (65 [20] David Thomas Kelly).

NOR (4-5-1): [1] Erik Thorstvedt; - [20] Henning Berg, [3] Erland Johnsen, [4] Rune Bratseth (c), [5] Stig Inge Bjørnebye; - [6] Jostein Flo, [7] Erik Mykland, [10] Kjetil Rekdal, [8] Øyvind Leonhardsen (68 [22] Lars Bohinen), [2] Gunnar Halle (34 [11] Jahn Ivar Jakobsen); - [16] Gøran Sørloth.

Booked: Keane 2, Houghton dissent 29, G. Kelly 84. / Sørloth 36, Johnsen 45 dissent.

NOTE: The Irish coach Jack Charlton not present on the bench due to a ban.

Game 6 [M30]: Tuesday 28 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington DC. [494]

(53,186) Francisco Oscar Lamolina (ARG), Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG), Eugene Brazzale (AUS)

ITALY 1 - MEXICO 1 (0:0)

1:0 Massaro 48, 1:1 Bernal 56

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Luca Marchegiani; - [3] Antonio Benarrivo, [2] Luigi Apolloni, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [5] Paolo Maldini (c); - [14] Nicola Berti, [11] Demetrio Albertini, [13] Dino Baggio (65 [16] Roberto Donadoni), [20] Giuseppe Signori; - [18] Pierluigi Casiraghi (h-t [19] Daniele Massaro), [10] Roberto Baggio.

MEX (4-3-3): [1] Jorge Campos; - [20] Jorge Rodríguez, [2] Caudio Suárez, [3] Juan Ramírez Perales, [14] Joaquin Del Olmo; - [4] Ignacio Ambriz (c), [6] Marcelino Bernal, [8] Alberto García Aspe; - [10] Luis García (84 [13] Juan Carlos Chávez Zárate), [7] Carlos Hermosillo, [11] Luis Alves.

Booked: Albertini 30 / del Olmo 25, Luis García 62, García Aspe 65.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 4

 

 

NOTE: Match result between Ireland and Italy (1-0) used to determine second place.


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Group F - BELGIUM (s), HOLLAND, MOROCCO, SAUDI ARABIA.

 

Game 1 [M6]: Sunday 19 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), Citrus Bowl, Orlando. [470]

(60,790) Jose Joaquin Torres Cadena (COL), Turcios Nelson Rutilio Calix (HON), Tapio Hannu Yli-Karro (FIN)

BELGIUM 1 - MOROCCO 0 (1:0)

Degryse 11

BEL (1-4-4-1): [1] Michel George Preud’homme; - [5] Rudi Smidts; - [14] Michel Jean de Wolf, [13] Georges Serge Grün (c), [6] Lorenzo Jules Staelens, [7] Franky Richard van der Elst; - [16] Danny Édouard Boffin (85 [3] Vital Philoméne Borkelmans), [10] Vincenzo Scifo, [9] Marc Gabriel Degryse, [8] Gilbert Cyrille ‘Luc’ Nilis (53 [15] Marc Jozef Emmers); - [17] Josip Weber.

MAR (1-3-4-2): [1] Khalil Azmi (88 [22] Zakaria Alaoui el-Achraf); - [2] Nacer Abdellah ; - [5] Ismail ‘Smahi’ Triki, [6] Noureddine Naybet, [3] Abdelkrim el-Hadrioui; - [8] Rachid Azzouzi, [11] Rachid Daoudi, [15] El-Arbi (Larbi) Hababi, [7] Mustafa Hadji; - [10] Mustafa el-Haddaoui (c - 68 Ahmed Bahja), [9] Mohamed Chaouch (81 [21] Mohamed Aziz Samadi).

Note: under the new rules allowing two outfield substitutes and to replace a goalkeeper only, if two substitutes had been used. Morocco became the first team in a WC finals history to use three substitutes.

Booked: Grün 83, Weber 90. / Naybet 24, Daoudi 38.

Chaouch hit the bar with a thirty yard rocket in the first half and had a header pushed onto the bar in the second.

Game 2 [M10]: Monday 20 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington DC. [473]

(52,535) Manuel Diaz Vega (ESP), Sandor Marton (HUN), Valentin Ivanov (RUS)

HOLLAND 2 - SAUDI ARABIA 1 (0:1)

0:1 Amin 19, 1:1 Jonk 50, 2:1 Taument 86

HOL (1-2-4-3): [1] Eduard Franciscus de Goey; - [4] Ronald Koeman (c); - [3] Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard, [2] Franciscus de Boer; - [14] Ulrich Van Gobbel, [8] Wilhelmus ‘Wim’ Maria Jonk, [10] Dennis Nicholaas Maria Bergkamp, [6] Jan Jacobus Wouters; - [11] Bryan Edward Steven Roy (80 [19] Peter Jacobus Van Vossen), [9] Ronaldus de Boer, [7] Marc Overmars (58 [17] GastonTaument).

KSA (3-1-3-2): [1] Mohamed Abdulaziz al-Deayyea; - [2] Abdullah Saleh al-Dosari, [3] Mohamed Fahd Saleh al-Khlaiwi, [13] Mohamed Abdeljawad; - [5] Ahmed Jamil Madani, - [16] Talal Jebreen, [14] Khaled Massa’ad Fahad al-Muwallid, [8] Fahad Herifi Fahad al-Bishi, [6] Fuad Anwar Abdul Azim Amin; - [10] Said Abdullah al-Owairan (89 [19] Hamza Abdullah Saleh), [9] Majed Mohamed Abdullah (c - h-t [20] Hamza Said Idris Falatah).

Booked: Van Gobbel 36, F.de Boer 74 / al-Dosari 28 time wasting! Abdeljawad 31, Amin 61.

Game 3 [M21]: Saturday 25 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), Citrus Bowl, Orlando. [485]

(62,387) Renato Marsiglia (BRZ), Michal Listkiewicz (POL), Paulo Jorge Alves (BRZ)

BELGIUM 1 - HOLLAND 0 (0:0)

1:0 Albert 65

BEL (1-4-3-2): [1] Michel Preud’homme; - [14] Michel de Wolf; - [15] Marc Emmers (77 [2] Dirk Medved), [4] Philippe Julien Albert, [13] Georges Grün (c), [3] Vital Borkelmans (50 [5] Rudi Smidts); - [7] Franky van der Elst, [6] Lorenzo Staelens, [10] Enzo Scifo; - [9] Marc Degryse, [17] Josip Weber.

HOL (1-3-4-2): [1] Ed De Goey; - [4] Ronny Koeman (c); - [18] Stanislaus Henricus Christina Valckx, [3] Frank Rijkaard, [2] Frank de Boer; - [17] Gaston Taument (63 [7] Marc Overmars), [8] Wim Jonk, [6] Jan Wouters, [11] Bryan Roy; - [10] Dennis Bergkamp, [9] Ronald de Boer (h-t [5] Robert Witschge).

Booked: Borkelmans 19 / Wouters 18, Jonk 38, Witschge 48 for a nothing foul, Rijkaard 80, Bergkamp dissent 87.

Game 4 [M23]: Saturday 25 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [486]

(72,404) Philip Don (ENG), Roy Pearson (ENG), Tapio Hannu Yli-Karro (FIN)

SAUDI ARABIA 2 - MOROCCO 1 (2:1)

1:0 al-Jaber 8 pen, 1:1 Chaouch 27, 2:1 Amin 45

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed Al Deayyea ; - [18] Abdullah Awad al-Anazi (29 [4] Abdullah Suleyman al-Zebermawi), [3] Mohamed al-Khlaiwi, [5] Ahmed Madani, [13] Mohamed Abdeljawad (c); - [16] Talal Jebreen, [6] Fuad Amin, [8] Fahad al-Bishi, [14] Khaled al-Muwallid; - [10] Said al-Owairan, [12] Sami Abdullah al-Jaber (79 [7] Fahad al-Gheshayan).

MAR (4-4-2): [1] Khalid Azmi (c); - [2] Nacer Abdellah (56 [17] Abdelsalam Laghrissi), [5] Smahi Triki, [6] Nourredine Naybet [3] Abdelkrim el-Hadrioui; - [15] El Arbi Hababi (72 [7] Mustafa Hadji), [8] Rachid Azzouzi, [4] Tahar el-Kahlej, [11] Rachid Daoudi; - [9] Mohamed Chaouch, [13] Ahmed Bahja.

Booked: Jebreen 50, al-Muwallid 76, Amin 78 suspended next match, al-Deayyea 90 time wasting / El Hadrioui 34, Laghrissi 82, Naybet 83.

Game 5 [M33]: Wednesday 29 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:05 BST), Citrus Bowl, Orlando. [497]

(60,578) Alberto Tejada-Noriega (PER), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez(PER), Mikwel Erik Everstig (SWE)

HOLLAND 2 - MOROCCO 1 (1:0)

1:0 Bergkamp 43, 1:1 Nader 47, 2:1 Roy 78

HOL (1-2-4-3): [1] Ed De Goey; - [4] Ronny Koeman (c); - [18] Stan Valckx, [2] Frank de Boer; - [16] Jan Wouters, [20] Aaron Mohamed Winter, [8] Wim Jonk [5] Rob Witschge; - [19] Peter Van Vossen (56 [11] Bryan Roy), [10] Dennis Bergkamp, [7] Marc Overmars (67 17] Gaston Taument).

MAR (4-4-2): [22] Zakaria Alaoui; - [21] Aziz Samadi, [5] Smahi Triki, [18] Rachid Neqrouz, [3] Abdelkarim el-Hadrioui; - [15] Larbi Hababi, [8] Rachid Azzouzi (62 Daoudi) [4] Taher el-Kahlej (c), [19] Abdelmajid Bouyboud (47 [7] Mustapha Hadji); - [16] Hassan Nader, [13] Ahmed Bahja.

Booked: Wouters 30 suspended next match, Koeman 79. / Nader 12, El Khalej 13, Bouyboud 25, Hababi 28, Samadi 40 dissent.

Game 6 [M34]: Wednesday 29 June 1994 (12:35 or 17:35 BST), RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington DC. [498]

(52,959) Heinz Hellmut Krug (GER), Eugene Brazzale (AUS), Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG)

SAUDI ARABIA 1 - BELGIUM 0 (1:0)

1:0 al-Owairan 5

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed Al Deayyea ; - [4] Abdullah al-Zebermawi, [3] Mohamed al-Khlaiwi, [5] Ahmed Madani, [13] Mohamed Abdeljawad (c): - [8] Fahad al-Bishi, [16] Talal Jebreen, [19] Hamza Saleh, [9] Majed Abdullah (h-t [14] Khaled al-Muwallid); - [10] Said al-Owairan (63 [2] Abdullah al-Dosari), [20] Hamza Falatah.

BEL (1-2-5-2): [1] Michel Preud’homme (c); - [14] Michel de Wolf; - [4] Philippe Albert, [5] Rudi Smidts; - [2] Dirk Medved, [6] Lorenzo Staelens, [7] Franky van der Elst, [10] Enzo Scifo, [16] Danny Boffin; - [9] Marc Degryse (24 [8] Luc Nilis), [18] Marc Robert Wilmots (54 [17] Josip Weber).

Booked: Madani 2, Falatah 77. / Scifo 66, Smidts 72.

A fantastic solo goal by al-Owairan. Starting on an amazing run from inside his own half, he beat Medved, De Wolf, and Smidts, before kicking the ball over sliding-in defender Albert, and committed goalie Preud’homme into the net.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Holland 3 2 0 1 4 3 6
Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 4 3 6
Belgium 3 2 0 1 2 1 6
Morocco 3 0 0 3 2 5 0

NOTE: Match result between Holland and Saudi Arabia (2-1) used to determine first place.


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Second Round.

Game 1 [M37]: Saturday 02 July 1994 (12:00 or 18:05 BST), Soldier Field, Chicago. [501]

(60,246) Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI), Michal Listkiewicz (POL), Carl-Johan Christensen-Meyer (DEN)

GERMANY 3 - BELGIUM 2 (3:1)

1:0 Völler 5, 1:1 Grün 7, 2:1 Klinsmann 10, 3:1 Völler 39, 3:2 Albert 90

GER (1-2-3-2-2): [1] Bodo Illgner - [10] Lothar Matthäus (c - h-t [3] Andreas Brehme); - [4] Jürgen Kohler, [5] Thomas Helmer; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [6] Guido Buchwald, [17] Martin Wagner; - [8] Thomas Hässler, [16] Matthias Sammer; - [13] Rudi Völller, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann (88 [11] Stefan Kuntz).

BEL (4-4-2): [1] Michel Preud’homme; - [15] Marc Emmers, [14] Michel de Wolf, [4] Philippe Albert, [5] Rudi Smidts (66 [16] Danny Boffin); - [10] Enzo Scifo, [13] Georges Grün (c), [7] Franky van der Elst, [6] Lorenzo Staelens; - [8] Luc Nilis (77 [11] Alexandre Czerniatynski), [17] Josip Weber.

Booked: Helmer 12, Wagner 36 deliberate handball. / Albert 38.

Röthlisberger was on his way back to Switzerland on Independence day for not giving a stonewall penalty to Belgium when Helmer brought down Weber in the second half.

Game 2 [M38]: Saturday 02 July 1994 (16:35 or 21:35 BST), RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington DC. [502]

(53,121) Mario Van Der Ende (HOL), Jan Dolstra (HOL), Sandor Marton (HUN)

SPAIN 3 - SWITZERLAND 0 (1:0)

1:0 Hierro 15, 2:0 Luis Enrique 73, 3:0 Begurristain 86 pen

ESP (1-3-5-1): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta (c); - [20] Miguel Nadal; - [2] Albert Ferrer, [5] ‘Abelardo’, [18] Rafael Alkorta; - [7] Juan Goikoetxea (62 [11] Aitor Beguiristain Mújica), [6] Fernando Hierro (76 [3] Jorge Otero Bauzá), [10] José Bakero, [4] Francisco Camarasa, [12] ‘Sergi’; - [21] Luis Enrique.

SUI (4-4-2): [1] Marco Pascolo; - [2] Marc Hottiger, [4] Dominique Herr, [5] Alain Geiger, [3] Yvan Quentin (58 [19] Jürg Studer); - [8] Chrostophe Ohrel (73 [14] Néstor Subiat), [6] Georges Bregy (c), [10] Ciri Sforza, [16] Thomas Bickel ; - [9] Adrian Knup, [11] Stéphane Chapuisat.

Booked: Goikoetxea 17, Ferrer 18, Camarasa 86, Otero 88. / Hottiger 23 kicking the ball away, Studer 68, Subiat 76, Pascolo 86 he went for the ball but was beaten by Ferrer, who played for, and got the penalty.

Game 3 [M39]: Sunday 03 July 1994 (12:05 or 18:05 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [503]

(60,277) Renato Marsiglia (BRZ), Paulo Jorge Alves (BRZ), Turcios Nelson Rutilio Calix (HON)

SWEDEN 3 - SAUDI ARABIA 1 (1:0)

1:0 Dahlin 5, 2:0 K.Andersson 50, 2:1 al-Gheshayan 85, 3:1 K.Andersson 87

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson, [3] Patrik Björn Andersson, [4] Joachim Björklund (55 [14] Pontus Kåmark), [5] Roger Ljung; - [11] Tomas Brolin, [8] Stefan Schwarz, [9] Jonas Thern (c - 70 [18] Håkan Mild), [8] Klas Ingesson, - [19] Kennet Andersson, [10] Martin Dahlin.

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed Al Deayyea ; - [4] Abdullah al-Zebermawi, [5] Ahmed Madani, [3] Mohamed al-Khlaiwi, Abdel-Jawad (c - 55 [7] Fahad al-Gheshayan); - [8] Fahad al-Bishi (63 [14] Khaled al-Muwallid), [6] Fuad Amin, [19] Hamza Saleh, [10] Said al-Owairan; - [12] Sami al-Jaber, [20] Hamza Falatah.

Booked: Ljung 15, Thern 66 encroachment, Nilsson 73. / al-Muwallid 70.

Game 4 [M40]: Sunday 03 July 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST), Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [504]

(90,469) Pierluigi Pairetto (ITA), Domenico Ramicone (ITA), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL)

ROMANIA 3 - ARGENTINA 2 (2:1)

1:0 Dumitrescu 9, 1:1 Batistuta 15 pen, 2:1 Dumitrescu 17, 3:1 Hagi 57, 3:2 Balbo 74

ROM (1-4-3-2): [1] Florin Prunea; - [2] Dan Petrescu, [3] Daniel Prodan, [4] Miodrag Belodedici, [14] Gheorghe Mihali, [13] Tibor Selymes; - [7] Dorinel Munteanu, [6] Gheorghe Popescu, [5] Ioan Lupescu - [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c - 84 [18] Constantin Gâlca), [11] Ilie Dumitrescu (89 [19] Corneliu Papura).

ARG (3-4-3): [12] Luis Islas; - [13] Fernando Caceres, [6] Oscar Ruggeri (c), [8] José Horacio Basualdo; - [4] Néstor Sensini (62 [11] Ramón Medina Bello), [5] Fernando Redondo, [14] Diego Simeone, [3] Antonio Chamot; - [9] Gabriel Batistuta, [17] Ariel Ortega, [19] Abel Balbo.

Booked: Popescu 50 time wasting, Selymes 68, Dumitrescu 84 time wasting. / Ruggeri 33, Redondo 54, Chamot 55, Caceres 81.

Game 5 [M41]: Monday 04 July 1994 (12:05 or 17:05 BST), Citrus Bowl, Orlando. [505]

(61,355) Peter Mikkelsen (DEN), Eugene Brazzale (AUS), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS)

HOLLAND 2 - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 (2:0)

1:0 Bergkamp 11, 2:0 Jonk 41

HOL (1-2-4-3): [1] Ed de Goey; - [4] Ronny Koeman (c);- [18] Stan Valckx, [2] Frank de Boer; - [3] Frank Rijkaard, [8] Wim Jonk, [20] Aaron Winter, [5] Rob Witschge (79 [16] Arthur Johannes Numan); - [19] Peter Van Vossen (70 [11] Bryan Roy), [10] Dennis Bergkamp, [7] Marc Overmars.

IRL (4-5-1): [1] Pat Bonner; - [12] Gary Kelly, [5] Paul McGrath, [14] Phil Babb, [3] Terry Phelan; - [8] Ray Houghton, [6] Roy Keane, [7] Andy Townsend (c), [10] John Sheridan, [11] Steve Staunton (63 [21] Jason McAteer); - [15] Tommy Coyne (74 [16] Anthony Guy Cascarino).

Booked: Koeman 71.

Game 6 [M42]: Monday 04 July 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [506]

(84,147) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Park Hae-Young (KOR), Mikael Erik Everstig (SWE)

BRAZIL 1 - USA 0 (0:0)

Bebeto 73

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO, [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [16] Leonardo; - [5] Mauro Silva, [8] DUNGA (c), [17] MAZINHO, [9] ZINHO (69 [14] Marcos Evangelista de Moraes - ‘CAFÚ’); - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Tony Meola (c); - [21] Fernando Clavijo, [17] Marcelo Balboa, [22] Alexi Lalas, [20 Paul Cagliuri; - [9} Tab Ramos (61 [11] Eric Wynalda), [5] Tom Dooley, [16] Michael Sorber, [7] Hugo Ernesto Pérez (h-t [10] Roy Wegerle); - [8] Ernie Stewart [13] Cobi Jones.

Sent off: Leonardo 42 he blatantly elbowed Ramos in the kisser who was taken to hospital after the game and had a broken bone behind his left ear. Leonardo fined 10,000 SFr and received a 4 match ban. / 87 Clavijo 3,000 SFr fine and two match ban.

Booked: MAZINHO 9, JORGINHO 17. / Ramos 44 dissent, Caligiuri 50, Clavijo 65, Dooley 81, Clavijo 87.

Game 7 [M43]: Tuesday 05 July 1994 (12:05 or 17:05 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [507]

(54,367) Arturo Pablo Brizio Carter (MEX), Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez (PAR).

ITALY 2 - NIGERIA 1 (0:1, 1:1, 2:1)

0:1 Amunike 26, 1:1 R.Baggio 89, 2:1 R.Baggio 103 pen

ITA (4-4-2): [12] Luca Marchegiani - [8] Roberto Mussi, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [5] Paolo Maldini (c), [3] Antonio Benarrivo - [14] Nicola Berti (h-t [13] Dino Baggio), [11] Demetrio Albertini, [16] Roberto Donadoni, [20] Giuseppe Signori (63 [21] Gianfranco Zola) - [10] Roberto Baggio, [19] Daniele Massaro.

NGA (4-1-4-1): [1] Peter Rufai (c) - [2] Augustine Eguavoen, [6] Chidi Nwanu, [5] Uche Okechukwu, [19] Mike Emenalo; - [15] Sunday Oliseh; - [7] Finidi George, [10] ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, [14] Daniel Amokachi (34 [21] Mutiu Adepoju), [11] Emmanuel Amunike (57 [8] Thompson Oliha); - [9] Rashidi Yekini.

Sent off: Zola 76 controversially sent off after only a dozen minutes on the pitch for a retalliatory challenge with intent, receives a two match ban and is 5,000 SFr lighter - it was his 28th birthday.

Booked: Massaro 7 dissent, Costacurta 30, Signori 60 a blatant dive, Dino Baggio 63, Maldini 81 pulled Yenkini down and lucky not to be sent-off. / Emenalo 2, Adepoju 41, Oliseh 53 dissent, Nwanu 58.

Game 8 [M44]: Tuesday 5 July 1994 (16:35 or 21:35 BST), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [508]

(71,030) Jamal Al-Sharif (SYR), Yousif Abdulla Al-Ghattan (BHR), Mohammed Fanaei (IRN)

BULGARIA 1 - MEXICO 1 (1:1, 1:1, 1:1). Bulgaria won on penalties 3-1.

1:0 Stoichkov 7, 1:1 García Aspe 18 pen

Penalties: (0:0) García Aspe (shot over bar), (0:0) Balakov (saved by Campos), (0:0) Bernal (save Mikhailov), 1:0 Genchev, (1:0) Rodriguez (save Mikhailov), 2:0 Borimirov, 2:1 Suárez, 3:1 Lechkov.

BUL (1-4-3-2): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c) - [5] Petar Khubchev; - [2] Emil Kremenliev, [11] Daniel Boromirov, [13] Ivailo Yordanov, [16] Ilian Kiriakov; - [9] Yordan Lechkov, [10] Natko Sirakov (104 [14] Boncho Lyubomirov Genchev), [20] Krasimir Balakov; - [7] Emil Kostadinov (119 [17] Petar Sotirov Mikhtarski), [8] Khristo Stoichkov.

MEX (4-3-3): [1] Jorge Campos; - [20] Jorge Rodriguez, [2] Caudio Suárez, [3] Juan Ramírez Perales, [5] Ramón Ramírez; - [4] Ignacio Ambriz (c), [6] Marcelino Bernal, [8] Alberto García Aspe; - [17] Benjamin Galindo, [10] Luis García, [11] ‘Zague’.

Sent off: 49 Kremenliev / 58 L Garcia.

Booked: Kremenliev 13, Sirakov 17 dissent, 35 Kiriakov, Kremenliev 49, Yordanov 68. / Suárez 14, L.García 29, García Aspe 77, L.García 58, R.Ramírez 71.

Most memorable for the nets collapsing, and for a referee who kept waving to his relatives in the crowd with a card in his hand - thus noting half the players in his book. Contrary to legend, the nets in this game did not collapse because of the draft from the referee Mr Al-Sharif constantly waving cards, though he was subsequently sent home for a well earned rest.


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QUARTER FINALS

Game 1 [M45]: Saturday 09 July 1994 (12:05 or 17:05 BST), Foxboro Stadium, Boston. [509]

(54,605) Sandor Puhl (HUN), Gordon Peter Dunster (AUS), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL)

ITALY 2 - SPAIN 1 (1:0)

1:0 D Baggio 26, 1:1 Caminero 59, 2:1 R Baggio 88

ITA (4-4-2): [1] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [9] Mauro Tassotti, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [5] Paolo Maldini (c), [3] Antonio Benarrivo; - [15] Antonio Conte (55 [14] Nicola Berti), [13] Dino Baggio, [11] Demetrio Albertini (h-t [20] Giuseppe Signori), [16] Roberto Donadoni; - [10] Roberto Baggio, [19] Daniele Massaro.

ESP (1-4-2-3): [1] Andoni Zubizarreta (c); - [20] Miguel Nadal; - [2] Albert Ferrer, [5] ‘Abelardo’, [18] Rafael Alkorta, [3] Jorge Otero; - [10] José Bakero (64 [6] Fernando Hierro), [15] José Caminero; - [7] Juan Goikoetxea, [21] Luis Enrique, [12] ‘Sergi’ (59 [19] Julio Salinas ).

Booked: Abelardo 3, Caminero 20.

Near the end of the game, and off the ball, Tassotti elbowed Louis Enrique breaking his nose - all unseen by the officials, but in glorious colour for everyone watching on TV. Time for after match video justice. Tassotti was subsequently banned for eight matches which effectively ended his international career.

Game 2 [M46]: Saturday 09 July 1994 (14:35 or 20:35 BST), Cotton Bowl, Dallas. [510]

(63,998) Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (COS), Yousif Abdulah Al-Ghattan (BHR), Mohammed Fanaei (IRN)

BRAZIL 3 - HOLLAND 2 (0:0)

1:0 Romário 52, 2:0 Bebeto 61, 2:1 Bergkamp 64, 2:2 Winter 76, 3:2 Branco 81

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO, [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [6] Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal - ‘BRANCO’ (89 [14] CAFÚ); - [5] Mauro Silva, [8] DUNGA (c), [17] MAZINHO, (81 [10] Raí), [9] ZINHO; - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

HOL (1-3-3-3): [1] Ed de Goey; - [4] Ronny Koeman (c 78th and last cap); - [20] Aaron Winter, [18] Stan Valckx, [5] Rob Witschge; - [3] Frank Rijkaard, (84 [2] Ronald de Boer), Jonk, [6] Jan Wouters; - [19] Peter Van Vossen (53 [11] Bryan Roy), [10] Dennis Bergkamp, [7] Marc Overmars.

Booked: DUNGA 74. / Wouters 39, Winter 89.

Both of Brazil’s goals were offside.

Game 3 [M47]: Sunday 10 July 1994 (12:05 or 17:05 BST), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [511]

(72,416) Jose Joaquin Torres Cadena (COL), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez(PAR), Sandor Marton (HUN)

BULGARIA 2 - GERMANY 1 (0:0)

0:1 Matthäus 48 pen, 1:1 Stoichkov 76, 2:1 Lechkov 78

BUL (4-1-3-2): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c); - [16] Ilian Kiriakov, [5] Petar Khubchev, [3] Trifon Ivanov, [4] Tsanko Tsvetanov; - [6] Zlatko Yankov; - [9] Yordan Lechkov, [10] Natko Sirakov, [20] Krasimir Balakov; - [7] Emil Kostadinov (90 [14] Boncho Genchev), [8] Khristo Stoichkov (85 [13] Ivailo Yordanov).

GER (1-2-5-2): [1] Bodo Illgner; - [10] Lothar Matthäus (c); - [4] Jürgen Kohler, [5] Thomas Helmer; - [14] Thomas Berthold, [17] Martin Wagner (58 [2] Thomas Strunz), [8] Thomas Hässler (83 [3] Andreas Brehme), [6] Guido Buchwald, [7] Andreas Möller; - [13] Rudi Völler, [18] Jürgen Klinsmann.

Booked: Ivanov 28, Stoichkov 83 dissent, Mikhailov 86 feigning injury and thus time-wasting. / Helmer 15, Wagner 16, Hässler 50, Klinsmann 51, Völler 88 deliberately handled the ball trying to ‘do a Maradona’ of 1986 vintage.

Game 4 [M48]: Sunday 10 July 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST), Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto. [512]

(81,715) Philip Don (ENG), Roy Pearson (ENG), Park Hae-Young (KOR)

SWEDEN 2 - ROMANIA 2 (0:0, 1:1, 1:2). Sweden won on penalties 5-4

1:0 Brolin 78, 1:1 Raducioiu 88, 1:2 Raducioiu 100, 2:2 KAndersson 115

Penalties: (0:0) Mild (missed) 0:1 Raducioiu, 1:1 K.Andersson, 1:2 Hagi, 2:2 Brolin, 2:3 Lupescu, 3:3 Ingesson, (3:3) Petrescu (save Ravelli), 4:3 Nillson, 4:4 Dumitrescu, 5:4 Larsson, (5:4) Belodedici (save Ravelli)

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson (c), [3] Patrik Andersson, [4] Joachim Björklund (83 [14] Pontus Kåmark), [5] Roger Ljung; - [11] Tomas Brolin, [18] Håkan Mild, [8] Stefan Schwarz, [8] Klas Ingesson, - [10] Martin Dahlin (106 [7] Henrik Larsson), [19] Kennet Andersson.

ROM (3-4-3): [1] Florin Prunea; - [3] Daniel Prodan, [4] Miodrag Belodedici, [6] Gheorghe Popescu; - [2] Dan Petrescu, [5] Ioan Lupescu, [7] Dorinel Munteanu (83 [15] Basarab Panduru), [13] Tibor Selymes; - [11] Ilie Dumitrescu, [10] Gheorghe Hagi (c), [9] Florin Raducioiu.<strong>Sent off:</strong> Schwarz 101.

Booked: Ingesson 7, Schwarz 42, Schwarz 101. / Popescu 21, Selymes 34, Panduru 83 handball.


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SEMI FINALS

Game 1 [M49]: Wednesday 13 July 1994 (16:05 or 21:05 BST), Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ. [513]

(77,094) Joël Quiniou (FRA), Roy Pearson (ENG), Carl-Johan Christensen-Meyer (DEN)

ITALY 2 - BULGARIA 1 (2:1)

1:0 RBaggio 20, 2:0 RBaggio 25, 2:1 Stoichkov 42 pen

ITA (4-4-2): [1] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [8] Roberto Mussi, [4] Alessandro Costacurta, [5] Paolo Maldini (c), [3] Antonio Benarrivo; - [14] Nicola Berti, [13] Dino Baggio (56 [15] Antonio Conte), [11] Demetrio Albertini, [16] Roberto Donadoni; - [10] Roberto Baggio (71 [20] Giuseppe Signori), [18] Pierluigi Casiraghi.

BUL(1-4-3-2): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c); - [5] Petar Khubchev; - [16] Ilian Kiriakov, [6] Zlatko Yankov, [3] Trifon Ivanov, [4] Tsanko Tsvetanov; - [9] Yordan Lechkov, [10] Natko Sirakov, [20] Krasimir Balakov; - [7] Emil Kostadinov (72 [13] Ivailo Yordanov), [8] Khristo Stoichkov (79 [14] Boncho Genchev)

Booked: Costacurta 62 misses final, Albertini 81. / Kostadinov 53 for diving, Lechkov 66, Yankov 84.

Game 2 [M50]: Wednesday 13 July 1994 (16:35 or 00:35 BST), Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [514]

(84,569) Jose Joaquin Torres Cadena (COL), Sandor Marton (HUN), Luc Adelin Matthys (BEL).

BRAZIL 1 - SWEDEN 0 (0:0)

1:0 Romário 80

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO, [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [6] BRANCO; - [5] Mauro Silva, [8] DUNGA (c), [17] MAZINHO (h-t [10] Raí), [9] ZINHO; - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson, [3] Patrick Andersson, [4] Joachim Björklund, [5] Roger Ljung; - [11] Tomas Brolin, [9] Jonas Thern (c), [18] Håkan Mild, [8] Klas Ingesson; - [10] Martin Dahlin (82 [17] Stefan Rehn), [19] Kennet Andersson.

Sent off: Thern 63' he trod on Dunga’s foot, but surely not worth a straight red card, come on referee!.

Booked: ZINHO 3. / Ljung 28 misses next game, Brolin 86 dissent.

Zinho and Mazhino missed sitters. Sweden just can’t beat Brazil when it comes to World Cups - like England - this made seven.


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THIRD PLACE MATCH

[M51] Saturday 16 July 1994 (12:35 or 20:35 BST), Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [515]

(83,716) Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE) Ernesto Carlos A. Taibi (ARG), Mohamed Rharib El Jilali (MAR)

SWEDEN 4 - BULGARIA 0 (4:0)

1:0 Brolin 8, 2:0 Mild 30, 3:0 Larsson 37, 4:0 K.Andersson 39

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Thomas Ravelli; - [2] Roland Nilsson (c), [3] Patrik Andersson, [4] Joachim Björklund, [14] Pontus Kåmark; - [11] Tomas Brolin, [18] Håkan Mild, [8] Stefan Schwarz, [8] Klas Ingesson, - [7] Henrik Larsson (79 [16] Anders Eric Limpar), [19] Kennet Andersson.

BUL (4-4-2): [1] Borislav Mikhailov (c - h-t [12] Plamen Ivanov Nikolov); - [16] Ilian Kiriakov, [5] Petar Khubchev, [3] Trifon Ivanov (42 [2] Emil Kremenliev),[4] Tsanko Tsvetanov; - [9] Yordan Lechkov, [6] Zlatko Yankov, [10] Natko Sirakov (h-t [13] Ivailo Yordanov), [20] Krasimir Balakov; - [7] Emil Kostadinov, [8] Khristo Stoichkov.

Booked: K.Andersson 82 / Yankov 73 both players booked for shirt-lifting.


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FINAL

[M52] Sunday 17 July 1994, (12:35 or 20:35 BST), Rose Bowl, Pasadena. [516]

(94,194) Sandor Puhl (HUN), Venancio Concepcio Zárate Vásquez (PAR), Mohammed Fanaei (IRN).

BRAZIL - ITALY 0:0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0). Brazil won on penalties 3-2.

Penalties: (0:0) F.Baresi (missed over the bar), (0:0) Márcio Santos (save Pagliuca), 0:1 Albertini, 1:1 Romário, 1:2 Evani, 2:2 BRANCO, (2:2) Massaro (save Taffarel), 3:2 [8] DUNGA, (3:2) R. Baggio (missed over the bar).

BRZ (4-4-2): [1] Cláudio Taffarel; - [2] JORGINHO (22 [14] CAFÚ), [13] Aldair, [15] Márcio Santos, [6] BRANCO; - [5] Mauro Silva, [8] DUNGA (c), [17] MAZINHO, [9] ZINHO (106 [21] Paulo Sérgio Rosa - ‘VIOLA’); - [7] BEBETO, [11] Romário.

ITA (4-4-2): ] Gianluca Pagliuca; - [8] Roberto Mussi (34 [2] Luigi Apolloni), [6] Franco Baresi (c), [5] Paolo Maldini, [3] Antonio Benarrivo; - [16] Roberto Donadoni, [11] Demetrio Albertini, [13] Dino Baggio (95 [17] Alberigo Evani), [14] Nicola Berti; - [10] Roberto Baggio, [19] Daniele Massaro.

Booked: MAZINHO 4, CAFÚ 87. / Apolloni 41, Albertini 42 encroachment.Baggio misses in shoot-out

This was the first ever goalless World Cup Final and thus the first ever to be decided by a penalty shoot-out. Brazil, as well as being the only unbeaten team in the tournament, became Champion of Champions by winning the title for the fourth time, one more than Germany and Italy. This triumph put South America 8-7 ahead of Europe in football world of power politics.

At the FIFA congress of 16 June 1994 held in Chicago, the slimy Brazilian Dr João Havelange (aged 78 FIFA president for 20 years) was re-elected unapposed for a sixth term in office. Payments to selected third world delegates to gain votes was rewarded by the WCF's expanding from 16 to 32 teams under his leadership. The TV rights (excluding the US) for the next three tournaments were sold for $2.2 billion. He would evenually give way to the groomed apprentice Sepp 'transparency' Blatter in 1998 - this creature, although it seems barely credible, is even more corrupt than Havelange. [I strongly recommend the reading of Andrew Jennings, (2006). Foul! The secret world of FIFA: Bribes, Vote rigging and ticket scandals' for the juicy details and 'Pitch Invasion: Adidas, Puma and the Making of Modern Sport' by Barbara Smit (2007), this book shows the extent of corruption wraught by the Dassler clan on Sport in general, and football in particular].


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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
6
Stoichkov b. Plovdiv 8 Feb 1966 (BUL), Salenko b. Leningrad 25 Oct 1969 (RUS).
5
Romário (BRZ), Klinsmann (GER), R.Baggio (ITA), K. Andersson (SWE).
4
Batistuta (ARG), Raducioiu ROM, Dahlin (SWE).
3
Bebeto (BRZ), Caminero (ESP), Bergkamp (HOL), Hagi (ROM), Brolin (SWE).
2
Caniggia (ARG), Amin (KSA), Albert (BEL), Lechkov (BUL), Valencia (COL), Goikoetxea
(ESP), Völler (GER), Jong (HOL), D. Baggio (ITA), Hong Myung-ho (KOR), Luis García
(MEX), Amunike, Amokachi (NGA), Dumitrescu (ROM), Knup (SUI).
  • In total 141 goals (15 pens, 1 og Escobar), 2.71 per match
  • Most goals SWEDEN (15), only Greece without goals.
  • 80 players scored (including 12 earlier scorers, Matthäus, Völler, Salinas and Maradona scored in their third tournament)
  • 15 red cards and 227 YC's (plus 7, 2ndY), Total cards: 249 not including one YC recinded.

MANAGER-COACH, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS

ARG: Alfio Oscar Basile (resigned) | [1] Sergio Javier Goychocea (GK), [22] Norberto Hugo Scoponi (GK), [2] Sergio Fabián Vázquez (RCB), [15] Jorge Horicio Borelli (CB), [18] Hugo Leonardo Pérez (MF).

Kit: Adidas.

 

BEL: Paul Van Himst | [12] Filip Alfons de Wilde (GK), [20] Danny Verlinden (GK), [19] Eric Van Meir (CB), [21] Stéphane Van der Heyden (MF), [22] Pascal Renier (LCD).

Kit: Diadora.

 

BOL: Francisco Xavier Azkargorta Uriate [ESP] | [12] Dario Sebastian Rojas Vielma (GK), [19] Marcelo Ernesto Torrico Terán (GK), [17] Óscar Carmelo Sánchez (DF/SW), [7] Mario Daniel Pinedo Chore (FW).

Kit: Umbro.

BRZ: Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira | [12] Armelino Donizetti Quagliato - ‘ZETTI’ (GK), [22] Gilmar Luís Rinaldi (GK), [4] Ronaldo Rodrigues de Jesus - ‘RONALDÃO’ (DF) replaced injured Ricardo Gomes just before finals, [20] Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima - 'RONALDO'. Destined to become one of the greatest strikers of all time. In 1994 he was known as RONALDINHO 'little Ronaldo' because of the prescence of 'big Ronaldo'.

Kit: Umbro.

BUL: Dimitar Dushkov Penev | [15] Nikolai Stefanov Illev (DF), [18] Petar Aleksandrov Aleksandrov (FW), [19] Georgi Kostadinov Georgiev (MF), [22] Ivailo Viktorov Andonov (MF).

Kit: Adidas.

CAM: Henri Michel [FRA] | [21] Thomas N'Kono (GK), [4] Samuel Ekémé N'Diba (DF), [12] Paul-Serge Loga (MF), [18] Jean-Pierre Fiala Fiala (MF).

Kit: Mitre.

COL: Francisco Antonio Maturana García | [12] Farid Camilo Mondragón Aly (GK), [22] José Maria Pazo Torres (GK), [13] Néstor Ortiz Murillo (DF), [16] Victor Hugo Aristizábal Posada (FW), [17] Mauricio Alberto Serna Valencia (MF), [18] Óscar Fernando Cortés Corredor (DF).

Kit: Umbro.

ESP: Javier Clemente Lázaro | [22] Julen Lopetegui Argote (GK), [14] Juan Castaño Quirós - JUANELE (FW).

Kit: Adidas.

GER: Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts | [12] Andreas Köpke (GK), [22] Oliver Rolf Kahn (GK), [15] Maurizio Gaudino (MF), [19] Ulf Kirsten (FW).

Kit: Adidas.

GRE: Alkatas Panagoulias | (all 22 players got a kick).

Kit: Diadora.

 

HOL: Dirk ‘Dick’ Nicolaas Advocaat | [13] Edwin van der Sar ** (GK), [22] Theodorus 'Theo' Antonius Gerardus Snelders (GK, never added to his single cap), [15] Dirk ‘Danny’ Franciscus Blind (FB), [12] Johannes ‘John’ Jacobus Bosman (FW), [21] Johannes ‘John’ Hildebrand de Wolf (CB),.

Kit: Lotto.

IRL: John ‘Jack’ Charlton [ENG] | [22] Alan Thomas Kelly (GK), [4] Kevin Bernard Moran (CB torn hamstring), [13] Alan Nigel Kernaghan (CB), [17] Edward John Paul McGoldrick (MF), [19] Alan Francis McLaughlin (MF).

Unlucky: Striker Niall Quinn, who was ever present in the qualifiers tore his cruciate ligaments before the finals.

Kit: Adidas.

ITA: A Sacchi | [7] Lorenzo Minotti, [22] Luca Bucci (GK).

Kit: Diadora.

KOR: Kim Ho-Kon | [3] Lee Jong-Uwa, [13] An Ik-Soo, [14] Choi Dae-Shik, [17] Gu Sang-Bum, [19] Choi Moon-Sik, [21] Park Chul-Woo.

Kit: Rapido.

KSA: Jorge Raúl Solari [ARG]. | [11] Fahad Mohamed Nasser al-Mehalel, [15] Saleh Ahmed Ibrahim al-Daoud, [17] Yasser al-Taifi, [21] Hussein Al-Sadiq (GK), [22] Ibrahim Al-Hilwa (GK).

Kit: Shammel.

MAR: Abdellah Blinda | [12] Saïd Dghay (GK), [20] Hassan Kachloul, [14] Ahmed Masbahi.

Kit: Lotto.

 

MEX: Miguel Meija Báron | [12] Félix Fernández Christlieb (GK), [15] Eduardo Misael Espinoza Padilla, [18] José Luis Salgado Gómez, [22] Adrián Chávez Ortiz (GK).

Kit: Umbro.

NGA: Clemens Westerhof [HOL], sacked | [16] Alloysius Uzoma Agu (GK), [17] Victor Nosa Ikpeba, [18] Efangwu Goziem Ekoku, [20] Uchenna Kizito Okafor, [22] Wilfred Agbonavbare (GK).

Kit: Adidas.

NOR: Egil Roger Olsen | [12] Frode Grodås, [13] Ola By Rise (GK), [14] Roger Nilsen, [15] Karl Petter Løken, [17] Dan Eggen, [19] Roar Strand.

Kit: Adidas.

ROM: Anghel Iordanescu | [8] Iulian Chirita, [17] Viorel Dinu Moldovan, [20] Ovidiu Stânga, [21] Marian Ivan, [22] Stefan Gabriel Preda (GK).

Kit: Adidas.

RUS: Pavel Fedorovic Sadyrin | (all 22 players were involved).

Kit: Reebok.

 

SUI: Royston ‘Roy’ Hodgson [ENG] | [12] Stefan Lehmann (GK), [13] André ‘Andy’ Egli, [17] Sébastien Fournier, [18] Martin Rudea, [22] Martin Brunner (GK).

Kit: Lotto.

SWE: Tommy Svensson | [12] Lars Richard Eriksson (GK), [13] Mikael Nilsson, [15] Teddy Lukic (replaced the injured defender Jan Eriksson), [22] Magnus Carl Hedman (GK).

Kit: Adidas.

USA: Velibor ‘Bora’ Milutinovic [YUG] | [2] Michael Steven Lapper, [3] Michael Thomas Burns, [12] Jürgen Petersen Sommer (GK), [14] Fotios ‘Frank’ Klopas, [15] Joseph-Max Moore, [18] Bradley Howard Friedel (GK), [19] Claudio Alejandro Reyna.

Kit: Adidas.

** Reliable sources give Van der Sar's full name as "Edwin Franciscus van der Sar". However, when the player was asked directly whether he had a middle name in a programme broadcast on the 6th December 2008 on the Manchester United TV channel, MUTV, he replied "No, I'm just plain Edwin van der Sar." On the basis that he might just be correct, this is the version we will now use on this site. Unless, of course, you know better.


Prize money

The amount of expenditure given to each team that qualified fot the 1994 WC by FIFA was approx:

  • £401,136 (CHF 835,701) – Per match/team.
  • + £158,400 (CHF 0.3m) for each association taking part as contribution towards team preparation
  • Conversion rate 1CHF = £0.48 or £1 = CHF 2.07 in June 1994..

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

1994 Youngest Oldest
Player Kalla (CAM) 19y 58d Milla (CAM) 42y 39d
Goalkeeper LWang-jae (KOR) 21y 61d Bell (CAM) 39y 259d
Scorer Embe (CAM) 20y 218d Milla (CAM) 42y 39d
Champion Cafú (BRZ) 24y 28d Ricardo Rocha (BRZ) 31y 309d
Finalist Albertini (ITA) 23y 326d Franco Baresi (ITA) 34y 70d
Captain Amin (KSA) 21y 250d Mitropoulos (GRE) 36y 311d
Coach Azkargorta (BOL) 40y 264d Panagoulias (GRE) 60y 231d
Referee L K Chong (MRS) 34y 36d Fabio Baldas (ITA) 45y 95d

 



After the final, and the finals were after all in the United States, the papers and the BBC were full of statistics. Here are some examples:

  • Total official new record attendance 3,567,415 (usually based on tickets sold and not bodies at the matches), giving an average of 68,604 per game.
  • 227 bookings (one cancelled), 4.36 per game; first round 149, second round 46, QFs 18, SFs 8, 3rd place 2 and 4 in the final.
  • 15 Red cards, breaking down to 8 first round, 5 second round, QFs 1, SFs 1.
  • Best defence Brazil with 3 goals conceded in 7 games.
  • Most entertaining team 1. Brazil, 2. Nigeria, 3. Italy, 4. Bulgaria, 5. Romania, 6. Sweden.
  • Fair Play Award: 1. Brazil 850pts, 2. Holland 835pts, 3. Sweden 829pts, 4. Italy 822pts, 5. Germany 820pts, =6 Romania & Spain 805pts, 8. Bulgaria 700pts.
  • Lev Yashin Goalkeepers Award: Michel Preud’homme (BEL).
  • There were 1,608 shots in the tournament 611 of which were on target and 28 of which hit the woodwork. There were 474 left footed shots, 934 right footed shots and 200 headers.
  • Goalkeepers made 666 saves. There were 15 penalties, all converted (except the one by Diana Ross!). 347 offside decisions, 1,498 fouls and 66 handballs.
  • There were 532 corners and 199 substitutions. In the 3 drawn games resulting in a penalty shoot out, there were 29 penalties of which 18 were scored, 7 saved 4 missed.
  • Golden Ball Award - best player voted by FIFA technical team: 1. Romário 2,400pts, 2. Baggio 1,500pts, 3. Stoichkov 450pts.
  • FIFA Panel World Cup XI (3-4-3): Preud’homme (BEL); - Jorginho (BRZ), Marcio Santos (BRZ), Maldini (ITA); - Brolin (SWE), Dunga (BRZ), Hagi (ROM), Balakov (BUL); - Baggio (ITA), Romario (BRZ), Stoichkov (BUL).
  • This was the first tournament where players had to have a name on the back of their shirts.
  • My favourite. Bulgaria’s Petar Mikhartski (v MEX) is the only player in Bulgarian World Cup finals history to have a name not ending in the letter ‘v’!

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