1994 FIFA World Cup Qualification (UEFA)
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1994 FIFA World Cup Qualification UEFA

A total of 39 UEFA teams entered qualification for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. However, Liechtenstein withdrew before the draw was made. Moreover, firstly the CIS, then Russia took the spot of Soviet Union after the Soviet Union was dissolved, and Yugoslavia were suspended by FIFA due to United Nations sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars. The European zone was allocated 13 from 24 places in the final tournament. Germany, the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 12 spots open for competition between 37 teams.

The 37 teams were divided into six groups, five of six teams each and one of seven teams (though Group 5 ended up with just five teams after Yugoslavia were suspended). The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners and runners-up would qualify.

San Marino and Faroe Islands competed in World Cup qualifiers for the first time, and Israel moved to UEFA after competing in Oceanian zone for 1986 and 1990 qualification. while Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia competed separately after playing as a part of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1990.

Seedings

The draw was made on 8 December 1991.[1] The national teams which eventually qualified for the final tournament are presented in bold.

Summary

  Winner and runner-up of each group qualified directly for the 1994 FIFA World Cup
  Other teams were eliminated

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 10 7 2 1 22 7 +15 16
  Switzerland 10 6 3 1 23 6 +17 15
 Portugal 10 6 2 2 18 5 +13 14
 Scotland 10 4 3 3 14 13 +1 11
 Malta 10 1 1 8 3 23 −20 3
 Estonia 10 0 1 9 1 27 −26 1
  Estonia Italy Malta Portugal Scotland Switzerland
Estonia  - 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-6
Italy  2-0 - 6-1 1-0 3-1 2-2
Malta  0-0 1-2 - 0-1 0-2 0-2
Portugal  3-0 1-3 4-0 - 5-0 1-0
Scotland  3-1 0-0 3-0 0-0 - 1-1
Switzerland   4-0 1-0 3-0 1-1 3-1 -

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 10 7 2 1 25 5 +20 16
 Netherlands 10 6 3 1 29 9 +20 15
 England 10 5 3 2 26 9 +17 13
 Poland 10 3 2 5 10 15 −5 8
 Turkey 10 3 1 6 11 19 −8 7
 San Marino 10 0 1 9 2 46 −44 1
  England Netherlands Norway Poland San Marino Turkey
England  - 2-2 1-1 3-0 6-0 4-0
Netherlands  2-0 - 0-0 2-2 6-0 3-1
Norway  2-0 2-1 - 1-0 10-0 3-1
Poland  1-1 1-3 0-3 - 1-0 1-0
San Marino  1-7 0-7 0-2 0-3 - 0-0
Turkey  0-2 1-3 2-1 2-1 4-1 -

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 12 8 3 1 27 4 +23 19
 Republic of Ireland 12 7 4 1 19 6 +13 18
 Denmark 12 7 4 1 15 2 +13 18
 Northern Ireland 12 5 3 4 14 13 +1 13
 Lithuania 12 2 3 7 8 21 −13 7
 Latvia 12 0 5 7 4 21 −17 5
 Albania 12 1 2 9 6 26 −20 4
  Albania Denmark Latvia Lithuania Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Spain
Albania  - 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-2 1-2 1-5
Denmark  4-0 - 2-0 4-0 1-0 0-0 1-0
Latvia  0-0 0-0 - 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-0
Lithuania  3-1 0-0 1-1 - 0-1 0-1 0-2
Northern Ireland  3-0 0-1 2-0 2-2 - 1-1 0-0
Republic of Ireland  2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 3-0 - 1-3
Spain  3-0 1-0 5-0 5-0 3-1 0-0 -

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 10 7 1 2 29 12 +17 15
 Belgium 10 7 1 2 16 5 +11 15
 Czechoslovakia 10 4 5 1 21 9 +12 13
 Wales 10 5 2 3 19 12 +7 12
 Cyprus 10 2 1 7 8 18 −10 5
 Faroe Islands 10 0 0 10 1 38 −37 0
  Belgium Cyprus Czechoslovakia Faroe Islands Romania Wales
Belgium  - 1-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 2-0
Cyprus  0-3 - 1-1 3-1 1-4 0-1
Czechoslovakia  1-2 3-0 - 4-0 5-2 1-1
Faroe Islands  0-3 0-2 0-3 - 0-4 0-3
Romania  2-1 2-1 1-1 7-0 - 5-1
Wales  2-0 2-0 2-2 6-0 1-2 -

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 8 6 2 0 10 2 +8 14
 Russia 8 5 2 1 15 4 +11 12
 Iceland 8 3 2 3 7 6 +1 8
 Hungary 8 2 1 5 6 11 −5 5
 Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 17 −15 1
 FR Yugoslavia Suspended by FIFA[2]
  Greece Hungary Iceland Luxembourg Russia
Greece  - 0-0 1-0 2-0 1-0
Hungary  0-1 - 1-2 1-0 1-3
Iceland  0-1 2-0 - 1-0 1-1
Luxembourg  1-3 0-3 1-1 - 0-4
Russia  1-1 3-0 1-0 2-0 -

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 10 6 3 1 19 8 +11 15
 Bulgaria 10 6 2 2 19 10 +9 14
 France 10 6 1 3 17 10 +7 13
 Austria 10 3 2 5 15 16 −1 8
 Finland 10 2 1 7 9 18 −9 5
 Israel 10 1 3 6 10 27 −17 5
  Austria Bulgaria Finland France Israel Sweden
Austria  - 3-1 3-0 0-1 5-2 1-1
Bulgaria  4-1 - 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-1
Finland  3-1 0-3 - 0-2 0-0 0-1
France  2-0 1-2 2-1 - 2-3 2-1
Israel  1-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 - 1-3
Sweden  1-0 2-0 3-2 1-1 5-0 -

Qualified teams

The following 13 teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 Germany Defending champions 8 July 1990 12 (1934, 1938, 19542, 19582, 19622, 19662, 19702, 19742, 19782, 19822, 19862, 19902)
 Italy Group 1 winners 17 November 1993 12 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
  Switzerland Group 1 runners-up 17 November 1993 6 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966)
 Norway Group 2 winners 13 October 1993 1 (1938)
 Netherlands Group 2 runners-up 17 November 1993 5 (1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1990)
 Spain Group 3 winners 17 November 1993 8 (1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
 Republic of Ireland Group 3 runners-up 17 November 1993 1 (1990)
 Romania Group 4 winners 17 November 1993 5 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1970, 1990)
 Belgium Group 4 runners-up 17 November 1993 8 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990)
 Greece Group 5 winners 23 May 1993 0 (debut)
 Russia Group 5 runners-up 2 June 1993 7 (19583, 19623, 19663, 19703, 19823, 19863, 19903)
 Sweden Group 6 winners 10 November 1993 8 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990)
 Bulgaria Group 6 runners-up 17 November 1993 5 (1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986)
1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 Competed as West Germany. A separate team for East Germany also participated in qualifications during this time, having only competed in 1974.
3 Competed as Soviet Union.

Goalscorers

9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

See also

Notes

  • To date, this was the last time that England and France failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

References

  1. ^ New York Times, 8 December 1991, Nations Lining Up for the Big Drawing
  2. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2011.

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