1990 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

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The 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Albania, England, Poland and Sweden.

The group was won by Sweden, who qualified for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. England also qualified as one of the best runners-up.

Standings[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 6 4 2 0 9 3 +6 10
 England 6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 9
 Poland 6 2 1 3 4 8 −4 5
 Albania 6 0 0 6 3 15 −12 0
  Albania England Poland Sweden
Albania  0 – 2 1 – 2 1 – 2
England  5 – 0 3 – 0 0 – 0
Poland  1 – 0 0 – 0 0 – 2
Sweden  3 – 1 0 – 0 2 – 1

Results[edit]

19 October 1988
England  0 – 0  Sweden
(Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 65,628
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

19 October 1988
Poland  1 – 0  Albania
K. Warzycha Goal 78' (Report)
Silesian Stadium, Chorzów
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mircea Salomir (Romania)

5 November 1988
Albania  1 – 2  Sweden
Shehu Goal 33' (Report) Holmqvist Goal 68'
Ekström Goal 71'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Yusuf Namoglou (Turkey)

8 March 1989
Albania  0 – 2  England
(Report) Barnes Goal 16'
Robson Goal 63'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: John Blankenstein (Netherlands)

26 April 1989
England  5 – 0  Albania
Lineker Goal 5'
Beardsley Goal 12'64'
Waddle Goal 72'
Gascoigne Goal 88'
(Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 60,602
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

7 May 1989
Sweden  2 – 1  Poland
Ljung Goal 76'
Larsson Goal 90'
(Report) Tarasiewicz Goal 87'

3 June 1989
England  3 – 0  Poland
Lineker Goal 23'
Barnes Goal 72'
Webb Goal 83'
(Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 69,203
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

6 September 1989
Sweden  0 – 0  England
(Report)
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 38,588
Referee: Hubert Forstinger (Austria)

8 October 1989
Sweden  3 – 1  Albania
Magnusson Goal 20'
Ingesson Goal 55'
Engqvist Goal 89'
(Report) Kushta Goal 8'

11 October 1989
Poland  0 – 0  England
(Report)

25 October 1989
Poland  0 – 2  Sweden
(Report) P. Larsson Goal 34' (pen.)
Ekström Goal 60'
Silesian Stadium, Chorzów
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Wieland Ziller (East Germany)

15 November 1989
Albania  1 – 2  Poland
Kushta Goal 63' (Report) Tarasiewicz Goal 45'
Ziober Goal 85'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: George Smith (Scotland)

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 26 goals scored during the 12 games, an average of 2.17 goals per game.