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1994 FIFA World Cup Final

1994 FIFA World Cup Final
The Rose Bowl stadium held the final.
Event 1994 FIFA World Cup
Brazil won 3–2 on penalties
Date 17 July 1994
Venue Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Referee Sándor Puhl (Hungary)
Attendance 94,194
Weather Scattered clouds
27 °C (81 °F)[1]

The 1994 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, United States, on 17 July 1994 to determine the winner of the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Brazil beat Italy 3–2 on penalties to claim their fourth World Cup title when the match finished 0–0 after extra time; this meant that Brazil surpassed Italy and Germany as the tournament's most successful nation.[2] It was the first World Cup final to be both scoreless in regular and extra time and to be decided by a penalty shoot-out. Silver Ball winner Roberto Baggio missed the decisive penalty.[3] Brazil had previously beaten Italy in the 1970 final, marking the 1994 final as the second time that the same teams had met in two different World Cup finals, after Argentina and Germany met in 1986 and 1990.[4][5]

FIFA awarded the final match of the tournament to this famous college sports stadium near Los Angeles on June 30, 1992; the Rose Bowl was the largest stadium used for this tournament.[6] The World Cup trophy was presented to Brazil captain Dunga by then-Vice President of the United States Al Gore.[5] The Brazilian team dedicated their win to the late triple Formula One motor racing world champion Ayrton Senna, who had died in an accident at that year's San Marino Grand Prix in Italy two and a half months before.[7] With Italy finishing as runners-up, Franco Baresi became the sixth player in history to win gold, silver and bronze medals at the FIFA World Cup.[8][9]


  • Route to the final 1
  • Match 2
    • Summary 2.1
    • Details 2.2
  • References 3

Route to the final

Brazil Round Italy
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Russia 2–0 Match 1  Republic of Ireland 0–1
 Cameroon 3–0 Match 2  Norway 1–0
 Sweden 1–1 Match 3  Mexico 1–1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Cameroon 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8 1
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 United States 1–0 Round of 16  Nigeria 2–1 (aet)
 Netherlands 3–2 Quarter-finals  Spain 2–1
 Sweden 1–0 Semi-finals  Bulgaria 2–1




17 July 1994
12:35 PDT
Brazil  0–0
Márcio Santos
3–2 Baresi
R. Baggio
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 94,194
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)
GK 1 Cláudio Taffarel
RB 2 Jorginho  21'
CB 13 Aldair
CB 15 Marcio Santos
LB 6 Branco
CM 5 Mauro Silva
CM 8 Dunga (c)
AM 17 Mazinho  4'
AM 9 Zinho  106'
CF 11 Romário
CF 7 Bebeto
DF 14 Cafu  87'  21'
FW 21 Viola  106'
Carlos Alberto Parreira
GK 1 Gianluca Pagliuca
RB 8 Roberto Mussi  35'
CB 6 Franco Baresi (c)
CB 5 Paolo Maldini
LB 3 Antonio Benarrivo
RM 14 Nicola Berti
CM 13 Dino Baggio  95'
CM 11 Demetrio Albertini  42'
LM 16 Roberto Donadoni
CF 10 Roberto Baggio
CF 19 Daniele Massaro
DF 2 Luigi Apolloni  41'  35'
MF 17 Alberigo Evani  95'
Arrigo Sacchi


Match Rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Two substitutions permitted, plus one for the goalkeeper.


  1. ^
  2. ^ "1994 FIFA World Cup Final Details". Planet World Cup. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Divine by moniker, divine by magic". Retrieved 1 June 2014
  4. ^ "The Story of the 1994 World Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Molinaro, John F. (21 November 2009). "1994 World Cup: Coming to America". CBC Sports (CBC/Radio-Canada). Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ Bellos, Alex (22 April 2004). "Brazil still in thrall to the Senna legend". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Milan and Italy's imperial sweeper. Franco BARESI
  9. ^ Previously this result was attained in 1974 by five German players: Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Wolfgang Overath, Jürgen Grabowski and Horst-Dieter Höttges.
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