1994 FIFA World Cup Group A
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1994 FIFA World Cup Group A

Group A of the 1994 FIFA World Cup was one of six groups of four teams competing at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. The first matches were played June 18, 1994 and the final games took place simultaneously on June 26, 1994.

The group consisted of one CONCACAF team, the host United States, two UEFA teams, Switzerland and Romania, and one CONMEBOL team, Colombia. Romania won the group, Switzerland finished second and also the United States advanced to the knockout stage as one of the best third-placed teams. Colombia finished last with only three points.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Romania 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3  United States (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Colombia 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.


Matches

All times local (EDT/UTC-4, CDT/UTC-5, PDT/UTC-7)

United States vs Switzerland

United States
Switzerland
GK 1 Tony Meola (c)
SW 17 Marcelo Balboa
RB 4 Cle Kooiman
CB 22 Alexi Lalas
LB 20 Paul Caligiuri
RM 9 Tab Ramos
CM 16 Mike Sorber
CM 5 Thomas Dooley
LM 6 John Harkes Yellow card 89
CF 8 Earnie Stewart Substituted off 81
CF 11 Eric Wynalda Substituted off 58
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle Substituted in 58
FW 13 Cobi Jones Substituted in 81
Manager:
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Milutinovi?
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
SW 5 Alain Geiger (c)
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Dominique Herr Yellow card 26
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 6 Georges Bregy
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza Substituted off 77
RW 8 Christophe Ohrel
AM 16 Thomas Bickel Substituted off 72
LW 7 Alain Sutter
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
FW 14 Nestor Subiat Yellow card 82 Substituted in 72
MF 21 Thomas Wyss Substituted in 77
Manager:
England Roy Hodgson

Colombia vs Romania

Colombia 1-3 Romania
Valencia Goal 43 Report R?ducioiu Goal 1589
Hagi Goal 34
Attendance: 91,856
Colombia
Romania

Assistant referees:
Yousif Abdullah Al Ghattan (Bahrain)
Douglas Micael James (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

Romania vs Switzerland

Romania 1-4  Switzerland
Hagi Goal 35 Report Sutter Goal 16
Chapuisat Goal 52
Knup Goal 6572
Attendance: 61,428
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)
Romania
Switzerland
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
DF 2 Dan Petrescu
DF 3 Daniel Prodan
DF 4 Miodrag Belodedici Yellow card 47
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu Yellow card 40 Substituted off 85
MF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
MF 7 Dorinel Munteanu
FW 9 Florin R?ducioiu
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
MF 11 Ilie Dumitrescu Substituted off 70
DF 14 Gheorghe Mihali Yellow card 32
Substitutions:
MF 15 Basarab Panduru Substituted in 85
FW 16 Ion Vl?doiu Red card 73 Substituted in 70
Manager:
Anghel Iord?nescu
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
DF 2 Marc Hottiger
DF 3 Yvan Quentin
DF 4 Dominique Herr
DF 5 Alain Geiger (c)
MF 6 Georges Bregy
MF 7 Alain Sutter Substituted off 71
DF 8 Christophe Ohrel Substituted off 83
FW 9 Adrian Knup
MF 10 Ciriaco Sforza
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
MF 16 Thomas Bickel Substituted in 71
MF 20 Patrick Sylvestre Substituted in 83
Manager:
England Roy Hodgson

Assistant referees:
Abdel-Magid Hassan (Egypt)
Davoud Fanaei (Iran)
Fourth official:
Joël Quiniou (France)

Note: Switzerland's fourth goal is also credited to Georges Bregy.

United States vs Colombia

The match has gained notable attention for the own goal caused by Andrés Escobar, the defender of Colombia, as his own goal led to Colombia suffering a shock lead by the United States. Eventually, the Colombian side lost 1-2 and lost nearly every chance to reach the round of sixteen. Escobar himself would be later murdered at home following the failure of the Colombian team.[1]

Attendance: 93,869
Referee: Fabio Baldas (Italy)
United States
Colombia
GK 1 Tony Meola (c)
DF 17 Marcelo Balboa
DF 20 Paul Caligiuri
DF 21 Fernando Clavijo
DF 22 Alexi Lalas Yellow card 48
MF 5 Thomas Dooley
MF 6 John Harkes
MF 9 Tab Ramos
MF 16 Mike Sorber
FW 11 Eric Wynalda Substituted off 61
FW 8 Earnie Stewart Substituted off 66
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle Substituted in 61
MF 13 Cobi Jones Substituted in 66
Manager:
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Milutinovi?

Assistant referees:
Domenico Ramicone (Italy)
El Jilali Rharib (Morocco)
Fourth official:
Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

Switzerland vs Colombia

Attendance: 83,401
Switzerland
Colombia
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
DF 2 Marc Hottiger
DF 3 Yvan Quentin
DF 4 Dominique Herr
DF 5 Alain Geiger (c)
MF 6 Georges Bregy Yellow card 85
MF 7 Alain Sutter Substituted off 82
DF 8 Christophe Ohrel
FW 9 Adrian Knup Yellow card 39 Substituted off 82
MF 10 Ciriaco Sforza
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
FW 14 Nestor Subiat Substituted in 82
FW 15 Marco Grassi Substituted in 82
Manager:
England Roy Hodgson

Assistant referees:
Carl-Johan Meyer Christensen (Denmark)
Douglas Micael James (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)

United States vs Romania

Attendance: 93,869
United States
Romania
GK 1 Tony Meola (c)
DF 5 Thomas Dooley
MF 6 John Harkes Yellow card 41
FW 8 Earnie Stewart
MF 9 Tab Ramos Substituted off 64
FW 11 Eric Wynalda
MF 16 Mike Sorber Substituted off 75
DF 17 Marcelo Balboa
DF 20 Paul Caligiuri
DF 21 Fernando Clavijo Yellow card 48
DF 22 Alexi Lalas
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle Substituted in 75
MF 13 Cobi Jones Substituted in 64
Manager:
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Milutinovi?
GK 1 Florin Prunea
DF 2 Dan Petrescu Yellow card 73
DF 3 Daniel Prodan
DF 4 Miodrag Belodedici Substituted off 89
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu
MF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
MF 7 Dorinel Munteanu
FW 9 Florin R?ducioiu Yellow card 62 Substituted off 84
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
MF 11 Ilie Dumitrescu
DF 13 Tibor Selymes
Substitutions:
DF 14 Gheorghe Mihali Substituted in 89
MF 18 Constantin Gâlc? Substituted in 84
Manager:
Anghel Iord?nescu

References

  • "1994 FIFA World Cup USA". fifa.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "World Cup 1994". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2014.

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