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# USA 94

All time
# memory lane
Can you identify these USA 94 players from their Panini stickers?
Did you blow all your pocket money to collect these 25 years ago? Right this way.
# in fashion
A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at USA 94
Once again, Adidas were the dominant player in the market for the 15th Fifa World Cup.
Hats, tat and the invaluable memories forged during USA '94
Throwaway items, cherished moments.
# USA 94
Giants Stadium to Citrus Bowl burns: How well do you remember Ireland's '94 World Cup?
25 years on, can you recall the rollercoaster?
# living legend
'There was an absolute moment where the light goes from his eyes'
Asif Kapadia’s new film tells the bittersweet story of a deeply flawed genius who captured the hearts of a nation.
# Ireland
Where are they now? Ireland's USA '94 World Cup squad
How many of Ireland’s 22-man squad can you remember and what are they doing now?
# local boy done good
Meet the Irishman who became the voice of the 1994 World Cup in America
Seamus Malin talks to The42 of a remarkable life that brought him from 1950s Dublin to the biggest show on Earth.
# Debate
Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94
‘That’s what we do in Ireland — jump up and down about mediocrity,’ the jockey said during last night’s episode of Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moments.
# 1994
16 things that were true the last time Ireland beat Italy
Prepare to feel ancient.
# the big man from Donegal
'I wasn't initially comfortable with it - as a Donegal person, adulation is a no-no'
Packie Bonner speaks to The42 about his Italia 90 heroics, Ireland’s current goalkeeping situation, and Celtic’s new manager.
# experience
'Robbie is in the same sort of situation as I was at USA 94. He knows the score'
Former Ireland international John Aldridge has been talking about the role the country’s record goalscorer can play at Euro 2016.
One of Bulgaria's heroes at USA 94 dies aged 50
Former Real Betis, CSKA Sofia and Rapid Vienna defender Trifon Ivanov has passed away.
# the bald eagle
Flashback: Letchkov heads Bulgaria to the 1994 World Cup semi-finals
One of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history had an unlikely hero at its core.
# swede as a nut
The cult World Cup teams we loved: Sweden 1994
Brolin, Andersson, Dahlin and Ravelli provided plenty of entertainment and a journey to the semi-finals.
Bebeto's baby, Houghton takes a tumble and the best ever World Cup goal celebrations
If you do get to join the elite group of players to have scored at a finals, you might as well make the most of it!
# USA 94
ESPN 30 for 30 series to focus on Hillsborough and 1994 Loughinisland massacre
The films are due to air in April, each with football as a central subject in preparation for the World Cup.
# Ooh Aah
25 brilliant images of Paul McGrath
The legendary former Ireland international turns 54 today.
# 90s tat
Questionable 90s merchandise that might be worth a fortune*
*Well, a tenner at least.
# It's so damn hot
12 ways to keep cool and enjoy sport during the good weather
We’ve come up with a series of tips to help you out this week.
# Stan the man
It’s exactly 20 years since Stan’s corner-kick goal against Northern Ireland
Three goals in the opening 28 minutes had Lansdowne Road roaring.
# yabba dabba do
Here's everything you needed to be a football pro in the '90s
The ultimate checklist just in case a real-life Doc Brown ever perfects the time machine.
# Retrospective
Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain
It’s 23 years since Ireland last beat Spain. Relive that Dublin afternoon and some other recent encounters between the two countries in our video retrospective.
Republic of Ireland v Italy, World Cup, 18 June 1994
We’re back in the Delorean and off to Giants Stadium for a grudge match – it’s the Republic of Ireland v Italy at USA ’94.
# Interview
Danger here… TheScore meets George Hamilton
RTE’s best-loved commentator sat down for a nostalgic look back at his distinguished career and fond memories behind the mic earlier this week.
# happier times
Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”
# Well read
The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
What a selection of treats we have in store for you this morning, reader. Lucky you.
# Under Pressure
The good, the bad and the Macedonia: 5 more Irish qualification deciders
Join us on a trip down memory lane as we look back at the final days of some of Ireland’s previous campaigns.