April 28, 1994 |
To the casual observer, there is not the slightest connection between Olympic Stadium in Rome and Soldier Field in Chicago. But, to the soccer fan, the two stadiums are inextricably linked. Olympic Stadium was the scene of the last World Cup match, on July 8, 1990, and Soldier Field will be the scene of the next one, on June 17, 1994. Four years have passed since West Germany defeated Argentina, 1-0, on a hotly disputed penalty kick to become world champion for the third time.