17 June 1994 - 17 July 1994
Round 1: 24 teams split in 6 groups of 4.
Round 2: 16 Team Playoff
Brazil became the first nation to win in a penalty shootout when they beat Italy 3–2 in the shootout .The total attendance of nearly 3.6 million for the final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams (and from 52 to 64 matches) in the 1998 World Cup.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member