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1994 FIFA World Cup

1994 FIFA World Cup
1994 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
NameFIFA World Cup
Host countriesUnited States
DatesJune 17 � July 17, 1994
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil (4 title)
Third placeSweden
Fourth placeBulgaria
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored141
Top scorerBG Hristo Stoichkov
RU Oleg Salenko
(6 goals)
Best playerBR Romário
Timeline season

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The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988. Brazil became the first nation to win four World Cup titles when they beat Italy 3 � 2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 0 � 0 after extra-time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties. The official match ball was the Adidas Questra.

Average attendance was nearly 69,000, which broke records that had stood since the 1966 World Cup. The total attendance of nearly 3.6 million for the final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams (and from 52 to 64 matches) in the 1998 World Cup.

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