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)|
27 °C (81 °F)
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. 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. 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.
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. The World Cup trophy was presented to Brazil captain Dunga by then-Vice President of the United States Al Gore. 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. 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.
Route to the final
|Russia||2–0||Match 1||Republic of Ireland||0–1|
|United States||1–0||Round of 16||Nigeria||2–1 (aet)|
17 July 1994
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- Milan and Italy's imperial sweeper. Franco BARESI
- Previously this result was attained in 1974 by five German players: Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Wolfgang Overath, Jürgen Grabowski and Horst-Dieter Höttges.