American Sports and Athletes on Stamps

World Cup Soccer

1994 World Cup Soccer Championships Issue

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The 1994 World Cup Soccer Championships souvenir sheet was issued May 26, 1994.

In 1994, the World Cup Soccer competition came to the United States for the first time. The tournament brought together twenty-four national teams for fifty-two games over a one-month period to determine a world champion. The games began on June 17 in Chicago's Soldier Field and concluded July 17 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.

The souvenir sheet includes the three stamps set on a background image of a United States map. Identified on the map are the nine US cities where the games were played. Listed across the top and bottom of the sheet are the twenty-four countries that compete in the games.