2002 FIFA World Cup Qualification (UEFA)
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2002 FIFA World Cup Qualification UEFA

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for UEFA teams.

The European section of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in South Korea and Japan, for national teams which are members of the UEFA. Apart from France, who qualified automatically as defending champions, a total of 13.5 slots in the final tournament were available for UEFA teams.

The 50 teams were divided into nine groups, five groups of six teams and four groups of five teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. Among the runners-up, the runner-up of Group 2 was drawn randomly to advance to the UEFA-AFC Intercontinental play-off. The other runners-up would advance to the UEFA play-offs.[1]

In the play-offs, the eight teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The four aggregate winners qualified. The qualifying process started on 2 September 2000, after UEFA Euro 2000, and ended on 14 November 2001.

Qualification seeding (UEFA)

The draw was made in December 1999, and was based on average points per game achieved in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification and UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying. France qualified automatically as title holders, and because Belgium and Netherlands, as hosts, had not had to qualify for UEFA Euro 2000, only their 1998 World Cup result was used. Andorra made their debut in World Cup qualifying.

The national teams which eventually qualified for the final tournament are presented in bold and the national teams who took part in the play-offs (AFC-UEFA play-off included) are presented in italic.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

 Spain 2.61
 Romania 2.60
 Norway 2.50
 Sweden 2.39
 Netherlands 2.38
 Czech Republic 2.30
 Germany 2.28
 Belgium 2.25
 FR Yugoslavia 2.22

 Austria 2.11
 Portugal 2.10
 Italy 2.06
 Scotland 2.05
 England 2.00
 Russia 2.00
 Ukraine 2.00
 Denmark 1.94
 Turkey 1.94

 Republic of Ireland 1.89
 Croatia 1.88
 Slovakia 1.65
 Bulgaria 1.63
 Israel 1.63
 Greece 1.61
  Switzerland 1.50
 Poland 1.44
 Lithuania 1.40

 Cyprus 1.38
 Hungary 1.33
 Finland 1.31
 Iceland 1.20
 Macedonia 1.17
 Latvia 1.15
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.11
 Slovenia 1.00
 Wales 1.00

 Georgia 0.83
 Armenia 0.80
 Estonia 0.75
 Northern Ireland 0.67
 Albania 0.55
 Faroe Islands 0.45
 Azerbaijan 0.39
 Belarus 0.39
 Moldova 0.25
 Liechtenstein 0.20
 Andorra 0.00
 Luxembourg 0.00
 Malta 0.00
 San Marino 0.00

Summary

Table - top row: group winners, second row: group runners-up, third row: others. The winner of each group qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup together with winners of play-off. Group 2 was chosen at random before qualifying began for its runner- up to participate in the UEFA/AFC intercontinental play-off. As runner-up in group 2, Republic of Ireland played a play-off against a team from the AFC confederation, whereas the others played against each other (UEFA play-off).

  Winner of each group qualified directly for the 2002 FIFA World Cup
  The runners-up advanced to the second round (play-offs); Group 2 runner-up advanced to the (UEFA-AFC play-off)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round

First round

The winner of each group qualified directly, the runner-up advanced to play-off (either UEFA playoff or UEFA-AFC playoff).

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification  
1  Russia 10 7 2 1 18 5 +13 23 Qualification to 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-0 3-0
2  Slovenia 10 5 5 0 17 9 +8 20 Advance to 2-1 1-1 2-2 3-0 2-0
3  FR Yugoslavia 10 5 4 1 22 8 +14 19 0-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 6-2
4   Switzerland 10 4 2 4 18 12 +6 14 0-1 0-1 1-2 5-1 5-0
5  Faroe Islands 10 2 1 7 6 23 −17 7 0-3 2-2 0-6 0-1 1-0
6  Luxembourg 10 0 0 10 4 28 −24 0 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-3 0-2
Source:[]

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 10 7 3 0 33 7 +26 24 Qualification to 1-1 2-2 5-0 6-0 3-0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 7 3 0 23 5 +18 24 Advance to 1-1 1-0 2-0 4-0 3-1
3  Netherlands 10 6 2 2 30 9 +21 20 0-2 2-2 5-0 4-0 4-0
4  Estonia 10 2 2 6 10 26 −16 8 1-3 0-2 2-4 2-2 1-0
5  Cyprus 10 2 2 6 13 31 −18 8 1-3 0-4 0-4 2-2 5-0
6  Andorra 10 0 0 10 5 36 −31 0 1-7 0-3 0-5 1-2 2-3
Source:[]

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 6 4 0 22 6 +16 22 Qualification to 2-1 1-1 6-0 1-1 2-1
2  Czech Republic 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20 Advance to 0-0 6-0 4-0 3-1 3-2
3  Bulgaria 10 5 2 3 14 15 −1 17 0-2 0-1 2-1 4-3 3-0
4  Iceland 10 4 1 5 14 20 −6 13 1-2 3-1 1-1 1-0 3-0
5  Northern Ireland 10 3 2 5 11 12 −1 11 1-1 0-1 0-1 3-0 1-0
6  Malta 10 0 1 9 4 24 −20 1 0-5 0-0 0-2 1-4 0-1
Source:[]

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 10 8 2 0 20 3 +17 26 Qualification to 1-1 2-0 1-0 6-0 3-0
2  Turkey 10 6 3 1 18 8 +10 21 Advance to 1-2 1-1 3-3 2-0 3-0
3  Slovakia 10 5 2 3 16 9 +7 17 0-0 0-1 2-0 4-2 3-1
4  Macedonia 10 1 4 5 11 18 −7 7 1-2 1-2 0-5 2-2 3-0
5  Moldova 10 1 3 6 6 20 −14 6 0-2 0-3 0-1 0-0 2-0
6  Azerbaijan 10 1 2 7 4 17 −13 5 0-1 0-1 2-0 1-1 0-0
Source:[]

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 10 6 3 1 21 11 +10 21 Qualification to 1-1 3-1 3-0 0-0 4-0
2  Ukraine 10 4 5 1 13 8 +5 17 Advance to 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-0
3  Belarus 10 4 3 3 12 11 +1 15 4-1 0-2 2-1 2-1 2-1
4  Norway 10 2 4 4 12 14 −2 10 2-3 0-1 1-1 3-2 0-0
5  Wales 10 1 6 3 10 12 −2 9 1-2 1-1 1-0 1-1 0-0
6  Armenia 10 0 5 5 7 19 −12 5 1-1 2-3 0-0 1-4 2-2
Source:[]

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 8 5 3 0 15 2 +13 18 Qualification to 1-0 1-1 4-1 4-0
2  Belgium 8 5 2 1 25 6 +19 17 Advance to 0-0 2-0 3-1 10-1
3  Scotland 8 4 3 1 12 6 +6 15 0-0 2-2 2-1 4-0
4  Latvia 8 1 1 6 5 16 −11 4 0-1 0-4 0-1 1-1
5  San Marino 8 0 1 7 3 30 −27 1 0-4 1-4 0-2 0-1
Source:[]

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 8 6 2 0 21 4 +17 20 Qualification to 4-0 2-0 4-1 5-0
2  Austria 8 4 3 1 10 8 +2 15 Advance to 1-1 2-1 2-0 2-0
3  Israel 8 3 3 2 11 7 +4 12 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 2 4 12 12 0 8 1-2 1-1 0-0 5-0
5  Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 0 23 −23 0 0-2 0-1 0-3 0-3
Source:[]

Group 8

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13 20 Qualification to 3-0 2-0 1-0 4-0
2  Romania 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 16 Advance to 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-0
3  Georgia 8 3 1 4 12 12 0 10 1-2 0-2 3-1 2-0
4  Hungary 8 2 2 4 14 13 +1 8 2-2 0-2 4-1 1-1
5  Lithuania 8 0 2 6 3 20 −17 2 0-0 1-2 0-4 1-6
Source:[]

Group 9

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 8 5 2 1 16 6 +10 17 Qualification to 0-1 2-1 2-2 2-0
2  Germany 8 5 2 1 14 10 +4 17 Advance to 1-5 0-0 2-0 2-1
3  Finland 8 3 3 2 12 7 +5 12 0-0 2-2 5-1 2-1
4  Greece 8 2 1 5 7 17 −10 7 0-2 2-4 1-0 1-0
5  Albania 8 1 0 7 5 14 −9 3 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-0
Source:[]

Play-offs

The draw for the play-offs was held on 31 August 2001 at FIFA's headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland.[1] The nine group runners-up were placed into one pot, with eight teams drawn into four pairings (with the first team drawn hosting the first leg). The remaining team would then face an AFC team in the inter-confederation play-offs.[2] UEFA were paired to face the AFC team by decision of the FIFA Executive Committee in October 1999.[3]

UEFA

10 November 2001 Belgium 1-0 Czech RepublicBrussels, Belgium
9:15 pm G. Verheyen Goal 28 Report Stadium: Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
14 November 2001 Czech Republic 0-1 BelgiumPrague, Czech Republic
8:45 pm Report Wilmots Goal 85 (pen.) Stadium: Letná Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 18,996
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Belgium qualified by the aggregate score of 2-0.

10 November 2001 Ukraine 1-1 GermanyKiev, Ukraine
9:45 pm Zubov Goal 18 Report Ballack Goal 31 Stadium: Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev
Attendance: 83,000
Referee: Stefano Braschi (Italy)
14 November 2001 Germany 4-1 UkraineDortmund, Germany
8:45 pm Ballack Goal 451
Neuville Goal 11
Rehmer Goal 15
Report Shevchenko Goal 90 Stadium: Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance: 52,400
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Germany qualified by the aggregate score of 5-2.

10 November 2001 Slovenia 2-1 RomaniaLjubljana, Slovenia
A?imovi? Goal 41
Osterc Goal 70
Report M. Niculae Goal 26 Stadium: Be?igrad Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
14 November 2001 Romania 1-1 SloveniaBucharest, Romania
Contra Goal 65 Report Rudonja Goal 55 Stadium: Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest
Attendance: 24,500
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)

Slovenia qualified by the aggregate score of 3-2.

10 November 2001 Austria 0-1 TurkeyVienna, Austria
Report Buruk Goal 60 Stadium: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
14 November 2001 Turkey 5-0 AustriaIstanbul, Turkey
Ba?türk Goal 21
?ükür Goal 31
Buruk Goal 45
Erdem Goal 6985
Report Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Turkey qualified by the aggregate score of 6-0.

Inter-confederation play-offs

As the Group 2 runner-up was the last team to be selected in the play-off draw on 31 August 2001, that team would then face an AFC team in the inter-confederation play-offs.[2] UEFA were paired to face the AFC team by decision of the FIFA Executive Committee in October 1999,[3] though the order of legs was decided by the draw on 31 August 2001. The team to meet an AFC team became the Republic of Ireland.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Republic of Ireland  2-1  Iran 2-0 0-1

Qualified teams

The following 15 teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 France Defending champions 12 July 1998 10 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998)
 Russia Group 1 winners 6 October 2001 8 (19582, 19622, 19662, 19702, 19822, 19862, 19902, 1994)
 Portugal Group 2 winners 6 October 2001 2 (1966, 1986)
 Denmark Group 3 winners 6 October 2001 2 (1986, 1998)
 Sweden Group 4 winners 5 September 2001 9 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994)
 Poland Group 5 winners 1 September 2001 5 (1938, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986)
 Croatia Group 6 winners 6 October 2001 1 (1998)
 Spain Group 7 winners 5 September 2001 10 (1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 Italy Group 8 winners 6 October 2001 14 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 England Group 9 winners 6 October 2001 10 (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998)
 Germany Play-off winners 14 November 2001 14 (1934, 1938, 19543, 19583, 19623, 19663, 19703, 19743, 19783, 19823, 19863, 19903, 1994, 1998)
 Belgium Play-off winners 14 November 2001 10 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 Slovenia Play-off winners 14 November 2001 0 (debut)
 Turkey Play-off winners 14 November 2001 1 (1954)
 Republic of Ireland UEFA-AFC Play-off winners 15 November 2001 2 (1990, 1994)
1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 Competed as Soviet Union.
3 Competed as West Germany. A separate team for East Germany also participated in qualifications during this time, having only competed in 1974.

Goalscorers

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

Broadcasting rights

Europe

Americas

References

  1. ^ a b "Fifa announces play-off draw". BBC. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Play-offs UEFA/AFC". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 3 January 2002. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Play-off draw to take place". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. August 2001. Archived from the original on 2 September 2001. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Ireland / Iran Play Off Matches for 2002 World Cup Finals".

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