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2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification %E2%80%93 UEFA Group B

The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group B was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta.

Armenia vs Bulgaria

The group winners, Italy, qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Denmark finished runners-up but were ranked as the poorest of the nine group runners-up and so did not advance to the play-offs.[1]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 10 6 4 0 19 9 +10 22 Qualification to 3-1 2-1 1-0 2-2 2-0
2  Denmark 10 4 4 2 17 12 +5 16 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-4 6-0
3  Czech Republic 10 4 3 3 13 9 +4 15 0-0 0-3 0-0 1-2 3-1
4  Bulgaria 10 3 4 3 14 9 +5 13 2-2 1-1 0-1 1-0 6-0
5  Armenia 10 4 1 5 12 13 −1 13 1-3 0-1 0-3 2-1 0-1
6  Malta 10 1 0 9 5 28 −23 3 0-2 1-2 1-4 1-2 0-1
Source:[]

Denmark was ranked as the worst runner-up among all nine groups (having scored fewer points than the other eight) and so they failed to advance to the play-offs.

Matches

The match schedule was determined at a meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, on 28 November 2011.[2]

Attendance: 3,517
Referee: Rene Eisner (Austria)
Bulgaria 2-2 Italy
Manolev Goal 30
G. Milanov Goal 66
Report Osvaldo Goal 3640
Attendance: 24,004

Italy 2-0 Malta
Destro Goal 5
Peluso Goal 90+2
Report
Attendance: 18,000

Attendance: 10,358
Attendance: 25,000[3]

Attendance: 16,163
Attendance: 37,027

Bulgaria 6-0 Malta
Tonev Goal 63868
I. Popov Goal 47
Gargorov Goal 55
Ivanov Goal 78
Report
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (Israel)
Attendance: 12,288

Armenia 0-3 Czech Republic
Report Vydra Goal 4781
Kolá? Goal 90+4
Attendance: 14,403
Attendance: 22,357
Malta 0-2 Italy
Report Balotelli Goal 8 (pen.)45

Attendance: 18,235

Attendance: 14,284

Attendance: 17,628

Attendance: 23,000
Attendance: 4,884
Attendance: 35,299

Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Attendance: 4,530
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Denmark 2-2 Italy
Bendtner Goal 45+179 Report Osvaldo Goal 28
Aquilani Goal 90+1
Attendance: 35,305

Denmark 6-0 Malta
Rasmussen Goal 874
Agger Goal 11 (pen.)39 (pen.)
Bjelland Goal 28
Nielsen Goal 84
Report
Attendance: 11,479
Attendance: 22,000
Notes
  1. ^ Bulgaria v Malta was played without spectators due to sanctions imposed by FIFA as a result of racist chanting by Bulgarian supporters at the home match against Denmark.[4]

Goalscorers

There were 80 goals in 30 games for an average of 2.67 goals per game.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Discipline

Pos Player Country Yellow card Red card Suspended for match(es) Reason
DF Ivan Bandalovski  Bulgaria 2 1 vs Denmark (12 October 2012) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Gevorg Ghazaryan  Armenia 2 1 vs Italy (12 October 2012)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Mario Balotelli  Italy 3 1 vs Bulgaria (6 September 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
FW Marcos Pizzelli  Armenia 0 1 vs Italy (12 October 2012) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
FW Pablo Daniel Osvaldo  Italy 0 1 vs Armenia (12 October 2012)
vs Malta (26 March 2013)
Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Sargis Hovsepyan  Armenia 2 0 vs Italy (12 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Andreas Cornelius  Denmark 2 0 vs Italy (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF William Kvist  Denmark 3 0 vs Czech Republic (23 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Karlen Mkrtchyan  Armenia 2 0 vs Czech Republic (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Hrayr Mkoyan  Armenia 2 0 vs Czech Republic (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Arthur Yedigaryan  Armenia 5 0 vs Czech Republic (26 March 2013)
vs Denmark (10 September 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Daniele De Rossi  Italy 2 0 vs Malta (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Yordan Minev  Bulgaria 2 0 vs Denmark (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Nicolai Jørgensen  Denmark 2 0 vs Armenia (11 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Georgi Milanov  Bulgaria 2 0 vs Italy (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Luke Dimech  Malta 2 0 vs Denmark (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Alex Muscat  Malta 2 0 vs Denmark (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Vladimír Darida  Czech Republic 2 0 vs Armenia (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Robert Arzumanyan  Armenia 3 0 vs Denmark (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Yura Movsisyan  Armenia 3 0 vs Denmark (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Roderick Briffa  Malta 2 0 vs Bulgaria (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Varazdat Haroyan  Armenia 3 1 vs Bulgaria (11 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF André Schembri  Malta 2 0 vs Czech Republic (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Daniel Kolá?  Czech Republic 2 1 vs Malta (11 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
ST Libor Kozák  Czech Republic 2 0 vs Malta (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Yordan Minev  Bulgaria 2 0 vs Czech Republic (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Svetoslav Dyakov  Bulgaria 3 1 vs Czech Republic (15 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Nikolay Bodurov  Bulgaria 1 1 vs Czech Republic (15 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
ST Michael Mifsud  Malta 2 0 vs Denmark (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Tomá? Sivok  Czech Republic 2 0 vs Bulgaria (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Niki Zimling  Denmark 2 0 vs Malta (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Nicklas Bendtner  Denmark 2 0 vs Malta (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Nicolai Boilesen  Denmark 2 0 vs Malta (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches

Attendances

Team Total Highest Lowest Average
 Armenia 81,903 25,000 8,500 16,381
 Bulgaria 77,120 25,464 0 15,424
 Czech Republic 74,672 18,235 10,358 14,934
 Denmark 107,429 35,305 11,479 21,486
 Italy 140,988 37,027 18,000 28,198
 Malta 35,518 18,000 3,517 7,104

References

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures - European Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "?e?tí fotbalisté za?nou boj o MS v zá?í v Dánsku. Itálii vyzvou a? v roce 2013" [Czech footballers will start fight for the World Championships in September in Denmark - head to Italy in 2013] (in Czech). 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Armenia vs Italy match report
  4. ^ "Hungary and Bulgaria sanctioned to play without spectators". FIFA. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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