1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the European zone (UEFA). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 39 UEFA teams entered the competition. 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 UN sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars. The European zone was allocated 13 places (out of 24) 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 6 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.

Seedings[edit]

The draw was made on 8 December 1991

Pool One Pool Two Pool Three Pool Four Pool Five Pool Six

 England
 Belgium
 Italy
 Spain
 Soviet Union
 France

 Yugoslavia
 Czechoslovakia
 Netherlands
 Scotland
 Austria
 Republic of Ireland

 Romania
 Denmark
 Poland
 Hungary
 Portugal
 Sweden

 Northern Ireland
 Bulgaria
  Switzerland
 Norway
 Wales
 Greece

 Turkey
 Iceland
 Finland
 Albania
 Malta
 Cyprus

 Luxembourg
 San Marino
 Faroe Islands
 Israel
 Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania

Results[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • As of 2014, this was the last time that England and France failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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