The United States has been given permission to consider domed stadiums for the 1994 World Cup, creating the possibility of the first indoor games in the championship's history.

Scott LeTellier, president of the World Cup '94 Organizing Committee, said yesterday in Florence that since artificial surfaces are prohibited by FIFA, grass would be placed on top of the artificial turf.

LeTellier also said FIFA had indicated it would allow games to start in the early evening and at night. He said it was very likely that starting times would not be set until the countries in each game were known. This would enable more matches with non-European teams to be played at night.

A total of 27 cities and 31 stadiums have indicated they will bid for the 1994 tournament, the first in the United States. Between eight and 12 cities will be selected next year.

The use of domes allows additional bids to be made by New Orleans (Superdome); Indianapolis (Hoosier Dome), Pontiac, Mich. (Silverdome); Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome), and Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome). LeTellier said domes in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle probably would not be available because of baseball commitments.

"The domed stadiums in the United States have generally much better facilities than those that are not," LeTellier said.

{A U.S. source in Florence told The Washington Post that increasing the field of candidates should not hurt Washington's bid, indicating being the capital city of the host country is a strong selling point.}

Although the organizing committee will recommend cities and stadiums next year, FIFA will make the final decisions.

Fan Violence Continues

English soccer fans and Italian youths fought with rocks and bottles in two separate incidents overnight as World Cup tension remained high in Sardinia, police said.

Carabinieri paramilitary police said officers moved in to separate groups of English and Italian youths in the coastal resorts of Santa Margherita and Villasimius, near Cagliari.

Twenty-two English fans also were expelled from Italy yesterday. British officials in Cagliari said 14 English hooligans handed short suspended sentences by a court Monday for fighting police were deported Tuesday. Another eight were deported after being convicted of brawling and malicious damage at Alghero on the northwest Sardinian coast. Three of them were convicted of resisting arrest.

Power Outage

For more than a week, Khartoum, Sudan, residents who wanted to watch World Cup telecasts had to turn off lights and electrical appliances.

A shortage of electricity reached its peak during the June 8 opening game in which Cameroon defeated Argentina, 1-0. The drain became so great that the government broadcast threats to cut off all electricity unless lights were doused.

Ten minutes after the announcement, the capital was dark, except for the glow of TV screens. But, the government said the Sudanese can emerge from the dark. Rain and increasing water levels in the Blue Nile River have improved electricity supplies enough to allow normal usage. . . .

Forward Eric Wynalda said the U.S. Soccer Federation will pay his $7,000 fine for getting ejected from the game against Czechoslovakia. . . . Defender John Doyle has been contacted by a Belgium club that may be interested in him. . . . Paul Caligiuri will stay in Italy after the World Cup. He met with an Italian agent, Francesco Bonetto, and talked about playing for Ascoli, Lecce, Bologna or Parma, four Italian first division teams.