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FIFA World Cup 1994 Knock Out Stages

 

fifa world cup 1994 posterBulgaria's successful run continued and they disposed of the reigning world champions Germany before reaching the semi-finals, their best ever performance in the competition. The knock out stage resulted in a repeat of the 1970 final but this time Brazil and Italy produced a tedious match devoid of chances and for the first time, the World Cup was decided by a penalty competition. With supreme irony, Roberto Baggio, who had scored the vital goals that had taken Italy to the final, missed the vital kick that handed Brazil their fourth world title.

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1994 Overview | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Knock Out Stages

 

Round of 16
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Germany

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Belgium

Germany 3 Belgium 2

Soldier Field, Chicago (60,246)
2 July 1994

In a frenetic opening, Völler put Germany ahead in the sixth minute only for Georges Grün to equalise two minutes later. Klinsmann restored Germany's lead after eleven minutes and Völler made it 3-1 five minutes before the break. Albert scored in the final seconds of the second half, too late to make a difference.

 

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Spain

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Switzerland

Spain 3 Switzerland 0

RFK Stadium, Washington (53,121)
2 July 1994

Hierro scored for Spain after quarter of an hour and it stayed 1-0 until 15 minutes from the end, when Luis Enrique added Spain's second. A penalty four minutes from time converted by Begiristain put the match beyond douobt.

 

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Sweden

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Saudi Arabia

Sweden 3 Saudi Arabia 1

Cotton Bowl, Dallas (60,277)
3 July 1994

Sweden led 1-0 at half time following an early score by Dahlin. Kennet Andersson doubled Sweden's lead six minutes into the second half. With five minutes to go, Al-Ghesheyan briefly put Saudi Arabia back in the match but Andersson scored his second soon afterwards.

 

romania 1994 world cup

Romania

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Argentina

Romania 3 Argentina 2

Rose Bowl, Pasadena (90,469)
3 July 1994

A penalty scored by Batistuta in the 16th minute cancelled out an earlier goal by Dumitrescu but within two minutes the Romanian striker had scored again. In the second half, Hagi made the score 3-1 and although Balbo pulled one back for Argentina with 15 minutes left, his team were unable to break through the Romanian defence again.

 

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Netherlands

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Republic of Ireland

Netherlands 2 Republic of Ireland 0

Citrus Bowl, Orlando (61,355)
4 July 1994

Goals in each half from Bergkamp (11') and Jonk (41') put an end to Ireland's adventure but the performance of the Irish team in this and the previous World Cups ensured that their coach, Jack Charlton, would enjoy the status of honorary Irishman.

 

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Brazil

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United States

Brazil 1 United States 0

Stanford Stadium, Stanford (84,147)
4 July 1994

The USA emerged with considerable credit after a narrow defeat at the hands of the tournament favourites. Brazil's Leonardo was sent off in the 43rd minute but the united States' numerical advantage was wiped out in the second half when Paul Caligiuri was sent off. The winning goal was scored by Bebeto in the 72nd minute.

 

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Italy

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Nigeria

Italy 2 Nigeria 1 (after extra time)

Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough (54,367)
5 July 1994

Nigeria came desperately close to knocking out Italy after Amuneke put them into the lead in the 25th minute. Italy's chances seemed to be slipping away after Gainfranco Zola was sent off in the 75th minute, only ten minutes after he had come on as a substitute but with two minutes to go, Roberto Baggio equalised to force extra time. Baggio was then brought down in the Nigerian penalty area ten minutes after the restart and he took the penalty himself to put his side into the quarter finals.

 

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Bulgaria

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Mexico

Bulgaria 1 Mexico 1 (after extra time)
(Bulgaria won 3-1 on penalties)

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford (71,030)
5 July 1994

A penalty scored by Garcia Aspe in the 18th minute wiped out Bulgaria's early lead. There was no further scoring and the match was decided on penalties.

 

Quarter Finals
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Italy

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Spain

Italy 2 Spain 1

Foxboro Stadium,Foxborough (53,400)
9 July 1994

Italy led 1-0 at half time after Dino Baggio scored in the 25th minute. Thirteen minutes into the second half, Caminero levelled the score. Roberto Baggio was once again the Italian hero, popping up with two minutes left to score the winner.

 

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Brazil

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Netherlands

Brazil 3 Netherlands 2

Cotton Bowl, Dallas (63,500)
9 July 1994

After a goalless first half in which both sides had chances, the game exploded into life after Romário scored for Brazil in the 53rd minute. Brazil surged forward seeking to extend their lead and after ten minutes, Bebeto made it 2-0. Almost immediately, Bergkamp scored at the other end and in the 76th minute, Winter equalised. With nine minutes to go, Branco scored the winner for Brazil, lashing a long range free kick past the defensive wall and just inside the far post.

(Marcello Viana)

 

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Bulgaria

germany 1994 world cup

Germany

Bulgaria 2 Germany 1

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford (72,000)
10 July 1994

After Matthäus put Germany ahead two minutes into the second half, it appeared that the reigning champions were on their way into the next round but two goals in three minutes from Stoichkov (75') and Letchkov (78') turned the game on its head.

 

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Sweden

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Romania

Sweden 2 Romania 2 (after extra time)
(Sweden won 5-4 on penalties)

Stanford Stadium, Stanford (83,500)
10 July 1994

After 78 minutes without a goal, Brolin broke the deadlock and put Sweden ahead. With two minutes left, however, Răducioiu equalised and in the 101st minute, he put Romania into the lead. Kennet Andersson came to Sweden's rescue with 115 minutes played to level the score once more so the game was decided by penalties.

 

Semi Finals
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Italy

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Bulgaria

Italy 2 Bulgaria 1

Giants Stadium, East Stadium (74,110)
13 July 1994

Roberto Baggio scored both Italy's goals in a four minute spell mid way through the first half. Stoichkov scored from a penalty just before half time but in the second half the Italians successfully defended their lead

 

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Brazil

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Sweden

Brazil 1 Sweden 0

Rose Bowl, Pasadena (91,856)
13 July 1994

Romário scored the only goal of the match ten minutes from time after Sweden were reduced to ten men with the sending off of Thern.

(Marcello Viana)

 

Third Place Match
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Sweden

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Bulgaria

Sweden 4 Bulgaria 0

Rose Bowl, Pasadena (91,500)
16 July 1994

Sweden qualled their achievement in the 1950 tournament by finishing third after a very impressive win. Three of their goals came in a ten minute spell towards the end of the first half.

 

Final
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Brazil

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Italy

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Brazil 0 Italy 0 (after extra time)
(Brazil won 3-2 on penalties)

Rose Bowl, Pasadena (94,194)
17 July 1994

After 120 minutes of tedious football penalties were required to decide the 1994 champions. Both teams missed with their first kicks and with eight penalties taken, Roberto Baggio had to score to keep Italy in the match but he skied the ball and Brazil were world champions.

 
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