World Cup 1994 - Hosts USA

April 25, 2006
By John Brewin
In an attempt to convert the 'New World' to a different form of football, FIFA chose the USA as hosts, a decision greeted with massive scepticism.

But despite 'soccer' being way down the American sporting popularity list, it was full houses all round throughout the tournament.

After a Hollywood-style opening ceremony in which Diana Ross, rather prophetically, missed a penalty, Germany beat Bolivia in rather unconvincing fashion. This too was to prove prophetic. ...

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