‘I wanted to win the World Cup’: Gheorghe Hagi on Romania’s incredible run at USA ‘94 including ‘that’ touchline goal vs Colombia

Gheorghe Hagi - 18.06.1994 - Roumanie / Colombie - Coupe du Monde 1994
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Gheorghe Hagi is the greatest ever footballer to come from Romania, and in 1994 he led his nation to the quarter-finals of a World Cup.

Beating hosts USA and Colombia in the group stages, Romania then dispatched Argentina 3-2 in the last 16, with Hagi scoring the winning goal. With Sweden standing between them and a place in the semi-finals, the eastern Europeans were confident.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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