The 15th edition of the FIFA World Cup was hosted for the first time in USA. The competition was played at nine venues, with 24 teams divided in six group. Brazil and Italy reached the final, with the Seleçao winning the game at penalties.
Panini released a sticker collection of 444 stickers (International version), which starts with the usual section of cities and venues. Here we find six stickers of cities and the nine stadium stickers with the program of the competition. The 24 teams are divided following the group order. Each team has 19 stickers (metallic badge, team photo, and 17 players) on two pages, except three teams (Nigeria, Bolivia, and Saudi Arabia) that have only 10 stickers (metallic badge, team photo, and 8 stickers including a total of 16 players).
There are no other sections or updates in this collection. There is, however, a Dutch version of the album with less stickers and the back of the stickers printed in red.
Group A: USA, Switzerland, Colombia, Romania
Group B: Brazil, Russia, Camerun, Sweden
Group C: Germany, Spain, South Korea, Bolivia
Group D: Nigeria, Argentina, Greece, Bulgaria
Group E: Italy, Ireland, Norway, Mexico
Group F: Belgium, Morocco, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia
Stickers of iconic football players of Colombia and Romania: Valderrama and Hagi
Romario (Brazil) and Roberto Baggio (Italy) were face to face in the big final of USA 94
Football stars of USA '94: Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola
Bulgaria and Sweden were the surprises of the competition, with the fourth and third final place, respectively. Hristo Stoichov (Bulgaria) scored 6 goals and became top scorer of the competition with Oleg Salenko. Henrik Larsson scored in the third place game when Sweden won 4-0 against Bulgaria
Club badge stickers of the final: Brazil vs. Italy
Full name: USA '94 - World Cup
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Number of teams: 24
Stickers per team: 19 (except Bolivia, Nigeria and Saudia Arabia with 10 stickers)
- Cities (6 stickers)
- Stadiums (9 stickers)
Checklist: click here
(Dutch version: click here)
Total number of stickers: 444