1994 was a dream draw
Yes, being put in a group with (arguably) the best team in the world prior to the tournament (Colombia) and a European team with a mercurial (albeit aging) talent in Georghe Hagi, Romania. It was disappointing to not sweep that group.
1998 was tough, but not ridiculous by any means
You mean Germany, pre-dissolved Yugoslavia and a country that hates us (Iran) playing for the pride of their entire country? Yeah, another cake walk.