World Cup '94

1994 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country United States

Dates 17 June – 17 July 1994 (31 days)

Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 9 (in 9 host cities)

Final positions

Champions Brazil (4th title)

Runners-up Italy

Third place Sweden

Fourth place Bulgaria

Tournament statistics

Matches played 52

Goals scored 141 (2.71 per match)

Attendance 3,587,538 (68,991 per match)

Top scorer(s) Hristo Stoichkov

Oleg Salenko

(6 goals)

Best player Romário

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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 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 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.