1994 FIFA World Cup

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1994 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation United States
Qualification Dates March 21, 1992-November 17, 1993
Tournament Dates June 17-July 17, 1994
Champion Brazil
1990 • other tournaments • 1998


The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national soccer teams. It was hosted by the United States at nine venues across the country. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988. Despite soccer's relative lack of popularity in the host nation, the tournament was the most financially successful in World Cup history; it broke tournament records with overall attendance of 3,587,538 and an average of 68,991 per game, marks that stood unbroken as of 2018 despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams starting with the 1998 World Cup.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying October 14, 1992 Scotland vs. Portugal Ibrox Park
November 18, 1992 Northern Ireland vs. Denmark Windsor Park
March 31, 1993 Wales vs. Belgium Ninian Park
May 29, 1993 Poland vs. England Stadion Śląski
Tournament June 17-July 17, 1994 all United States
1994 FIFA World Cup (United States) Countries
Champions Brazil
Runners-up Italy
Third Place Sweden
Fourth Place Bulgaria
Quarterfinalists Germany • Netherlands • Romania • Spain
Round of 16 Belgium
Group Stage Algeria • Australia • Cameroon • Denmark • France • Greece • Honduras • Italy • Ivory Coast • New Zealand • Nigeria • North Korea • Serbia • Slovenia • South Africa • Switzerland
Non-Qualifiers Denmark • England • Northern Ireland • Poland • Portugal • Scotland • Wales
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