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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 18 June 1994 and the final games took place simultaneously on 26 June 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.

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StandingsEdit

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.


MatchesEdit

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

United States vs SwitzerlandEdit

United States  1–1   Switzerland
Wynalda   44' Report Bregy   39'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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   89'
CF 8 Earnie Stewart   81'
CF 11 Eric Wynalda   58'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle   58'
FW 13 Cobi Jones   81'
Manager:
  Bora Milutinović
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
SW 5 Alain Geiger (c)
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Dominique Herr   26'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 6 Georges Bregy
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza   77'
RW 8 Christophe Ohrel
AM 16 Thomas Bickel   72'
LW 7 Alain Sutter
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
FW 14 Nestor Subiat   82'   72'
MF 21 Thomas Wyss   77'
Manager:
  Roy Hodgson

Assistant referees:
Ernesto Taibi (Argentina)
Venancio Zarate (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Ernesto Filippi (Uruguay)

Colombia vs RomaniaEdit

Colombia  1–3  Romania
Valencia   43' Report Răducioiu   15'89'
Hagi   34'
Attendance: 91,856
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 1 Óscar Córdoba
DF 2 Andrés Escobar
DF 4 Luis Fernando Herrera   36'
MF 6 Gabriel Gómez
MF 10 Carlos Valderrama (c)   53'
FW 11 Adolfo Valencia
MF 14 Leonel Álvarez   70'
DF 15 Luis Carlos Perea
MF 19 Freddy Rincón
DF 20 Wilson Pérez
FW 21 Faustino Asprilla
Manager:
Francisco Maturana
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
DF 2 Dan Petrescu
DF 3 Daniel Prodan
DF 4 Miodrag Belodedici
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu
MF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
MF 7 Dorinel Munteanu
FW 9 Florin Răducioiu   39'   90'
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
MF 11 Ilie Dumitrescu   68'
DF 14 Gheorghe Mihali
Substitutions:
DF 13 Tibor Selymes   68'
DF 19 Corneliu Papură   90'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu

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

Romania vs SwitzerlandEdit

Romania  1–4   Switzerland
Hagi   35' Report Sutter   16'
Chapuisat   52'
Knup   65'72'
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   47'
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu   40'   85'
MF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
MF 7 Dorinel Munteanu
FW 9 Florin Răducioiu
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
MF 11 Ilie Dumitrescu   70'
DF 14 Gheorghe Mihali   32'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Basarab Panduru   85'
FW 16 Ion Vlădoiu   73'   70'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
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   71'
DF 8 Christophe Ohrel   83'
FW 9 Adrian Knup
MF 10 Ciriaco Sforza
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
MF 16 Thomas Bickel   71'
MF 20 Patrick Sylvestre   83'
Manager:
  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 ColombiaEdit

United States  2–1  Colombia
Escobar   35' (o.g.)
Stewart   52'
Report Valencia   90'
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   48'
MF 5 Thomas Dooley
MF 6 John Harkes
MF 9 Tab Ramos
MF 16 Mike Sorber
FW 11 Eric Wynalda   61'
FW 8 Earnie Stewart   66'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle   61'
MF 13 Cobi Jones   66'
Manager:
  Bora Milutinović
GK 1 Óscar Córdoba
DF 2 Andrés Escobar
DF 4 Luis Fernando Herrera
DF 5 Hernán Gaviria
FW 7 Antony de Ávila   24'   45'
MF 10 Carlos Valderrama (c)
MF 14 Leonel Álvarez
DF 15 Luis Carlos Perea
MF 19 Freddy Rincón
DF 20 Wilson Pérez
FW 21 Faustino Asprilla   45'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Iván Valenciano   45'
FW 11 Adolfo Valencia   45'
Manager:
Francisco Maturana

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

Switzerland vs ColombiaEdit

Switzerland   0–2  Colombia
Report Gaviria   44'
Lozano   90'
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   85'
MF 7 Alain Sutter   82'
DF 8 Christophe Ohrel
FW 9 Adrian Knup   39'   82'
MF 10 Ciriaco Sforza
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat
Substitutions:
FW 14 Nestor Subiat   82'
FW 15 Marco Grassi   82'
Manager:
  Roy Hodgson
GK 1 Óscar Córdoba
DF 2 Andrés Escobar
DF 3 Alexis Mendoza
DF 4 Luis Fernando Herrera
MF 5 Hernán Gaviria   58'   79'
MF 10 Carlos Valderrama (c)   62'
FW 11 Adolfo Valencia   64'
MF 14 Leonel Álvarez   80'
MF 19 Freddy Rincón
DF 20 Wilson Pérez
FW 21 Faustino Asprilla
Substitutions:
FW 7 Antony de Ávila   64'
MF 8 John Harold Lozano   79'
Manager:
Francisco Maturana

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

United States vs RomaniaEdit

United States  0–1  Romania
Report Petrescu   18'
Attendance: 93,869
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 1 Tony Meola (c)
DF 5 Thomas Dooley
MF 6 John Harkes   41'
FW 8 Earnie Stewart
MF 9 Tab Ramos   64'
FW 11 Eric Wynalda
MF 16 Mike Sorber   75'
DF 17 Marcelo Balboa
DF 20 Paul Caligiuri
DF 21 Fernando Clavijo   48'
DF 22 Alexi Lalas
Substitutions:
FW 10 Roy Wegerle   75'
MF 13 Cobi Jones   64'
Manager:
  Bora Milutinović
GK 1 Florin Prunea
DF 2 Dan Petrescu   73'
DF 3 Daniel Prodan
DF 4 Miodrag Belodedici   89'
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu
MF 6 Gheorghe Popescu
MF 7 Dorinel Munteanu
FW 9 Florin Răducioiu   62'   84'
MF 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
MF 11 Ilie Dumitrescu
DF 13 Tibor Selymes
Substitutions:
DF 14 Gheorghe Mihali   89'
MF 18 Constantin Gâlcă   84'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu

Assistant referees:
Jan Dolstra (Netherlands)
Gordon Dunster (Australia)
Fourth official:
Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

ReferencesEdit

  • "1994 FIFA World Cup USA". fifa.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  • "World Cup 1994". rsssf.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014.