July 17, 1994 - Brazil defeated Italy, 3-2, on penalty kicks to win the FIFA World Cup

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The 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 1988. Brazil became the first nation to win four World Cup titles when they beat Italy 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 0–0 after extra-time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties.

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June 21, 1970 - Pelé led Brazil to a 4-1 win over Italy in FIFA’s World Cup at Mexico

The 1970 FIFA World Cup was the ninth FIFA World Cup, the first World Cup tournament to be staged in North America, and the first held outside Europe and South America. It took place from 31 May to 21 June 1970 in Mexico. The Final match marked the first time that two former world champions met in a final; Italy had previously won the World Cup in 1934 and 1938, while Brazil won in 1958 and 1962. The tournament was won by Brazil, who claimed their third World Cup title by defeating Italy, 4–1 in the final. The victorious team led by Carlos Alberto, and featuring players such as Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostão, is often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team. They achieved a perfect record of wins in all six games in the finals, as well as winning all their qualifying fixtures.

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July 17, 1994 - Brazil defeated Italy, 3-2, on penalty kicks to win the FIFA World Cup

The 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 1988. Brazil became the first nation to win four World Cup titles when they beat Italy 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 0–0 after extra-time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties.

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May 4, 1994 - Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II

The 1994 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final was a football match contested between Arsenal of England and Parma of Italy. It was the final match of the 1993–94 European Cup Winners’ Cup and the 34th European Cup Winners’ Cup Final. The final was held at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, and Arsenal won 1–0 with the goal coming from Alan Smith. It is widely considered as the peak of Arsenal’s famous defence. Arsenal became the fourth London club to win the trophy after Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and West Ham United.

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven-Göran Eriksson

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven-Göran Eriksson

Jan. 26, 1956 - The Winter Olympics opened in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

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This celebration of the Games was held from 26 January to 5 February 1956. The city was originally slated to host the 1944 event but that was cancelled due to World War II. The Cortina Games were unique in that all of the venues except one were within walking distance of each other.

Thirty-two nations—the largest number of participating Winter Olympic countries to that point—competed in the four disciplines and twenty-four events. The Soviet Union made its Winter Olympics debut and won more medals than any nation. Austrian Toni Sailer became the first person to sweep all three alpine skiing events in a single Olympics. The figure skating competition was held outdoors for the last time at these Games. Logistically, the only problem encountered was a lack of snow at the alpine skiing events. To remedy this, the Italian army transported large amounts of snow to ensure the courses were adequately covered.

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1956 Winter Olympics:

1 — Soviet Union: 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze = 16 Total
2 — Austria: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze = 11 Total
3 — Finland: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze = 7 Total
4 — Switzerland: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze = 6 Total
5 — Sweden: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze = 10 Total
6 — United States: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze = 7 Total
7 — Norway: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze = 4 Total
8 — Italy: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze = 3 Total
9 — Germany: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze = 2 Total
10 — Canada: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze = 3 Total

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