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USA 94

USA 94 in images: 25 years on

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Gheorghe Hagi of Romania was one of the star's of the tournament, after which he was signed by Barcelona.

Mexico keeper Jorge Campos will forever be remembered for his colourful and perhaps slightly ill-fitting shirt.

Paolo Maldini of Italy and AC Milan was deputy captain for Frano Baresi and played in all seven matches up to the final.

Brazil with the trophy after beating Italy in the final. A young Ronaldo Nazario can be seen at the front.

Diego Maradona will be remembered for one of the most infamous World Cup goal celebrations as he ran towards one of the sideline cameras shouting with a distorted face and bulging eyes.

Roberto Baggio's famous ponytail was one of the iconic styles of the tournament.

The event marked a turning point for American soccer, which was played at stadiums that were only used to hosting NFL games.

Andrés Escobar was tragically murdered upon his return to Colombia for scoring an own-goal against the USA, which contributed to his team's elimination from the tournament.

Roberto Baggio after he missed his penalty in the final shootout against Brazil.

Nigeria's infamous away kit is regarded as one of the ugliest in history.

In 1994, Bolivia reached the World Cup for the first time in 44 years. They have yet to feature at a tournamnent since USA 94.

Host nation the USA were handed the tournament by Fifa in an attempt to reinvigorate Stateside soccer. One journalist likened Fifa's decision to “holding a major skiing competition in an African country.” However the tournament will forever be fondly reme

Cameroon's Roger Milla, who became the oldest player ever to score a goal in World Cup history at 42, with Russia's Oleg Salenko.

Thomas Brolin of Sweeden scored three goals at the tournament that earned him a place in the competition's World Cup All Star Team.

Brazil striker Bebeto, who put his diffences aside with Romario to allow the pair to form the most potent striking partnership at the tournament.

Luis Enrique of Spain, who suffered a bloody broken nose in the 1994 World Cup when he was elbowed in the face by Italy's Mauro Tassotti.

Saudi Arabia qualified for the tournament for the first time in 1994, along with Greeca and Nigeria.

Colombia's Carlos Valderamma in action against host nation USA.