2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 4 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised 2006 FIFA World Cup hosts Germany along with Russia, Finland, Wales, Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein.

The group was won by Germany, who qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Russia entered the UEFA play-off stage.

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 10 8 2 0 26 5 +21 26
 Russia 10 7 1 2 19 6 +13 22
 Finland 10 5 3 2 14 14 0 18
 Wales 10 4 0 6 9 12 −3 12
 Azerbaijan 10 1 2 7 4 14 −10 5
 Liechtenstein 10 0 2 8 2 23 −21 2
  Azerbaijan Finland Germany Liechtenstein Russia Wales
Azerbaijan  1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1
Finland  1–0 3–3 2–1 0–3 2–1
Germany  4–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–0
Liechtenstein  0–2 1–1 0–6 0–1 0–2
Russia  2–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
Wales  1–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3


Matches[edit]

The fixtures for the group were determined on 10 January 2008, after a meeting between representatives of each nation in Frankfurt, Germany.[1] The August 2009 date in the international match calendar was moved forward by one week, from 19 August 2009 to 12 August 2009, at the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on 27 May 2008.[2]


6 September 2008
15:00 UTC+1
Wales  1–0  Azerbaijan
Vokes Goal 83' Report
6 September 2008
20:45 UTC+2
Liechtenstein  0–6  Germany
Report Podolski Goal 21'48'
Rolfes Goal 64'
Schweinsteiger Goal 65'
Hitzlsperger Goal 75'
Westermann Goal 86'
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 6,021
Referee: Duarte Gomes (Portugal)

10 September 2008
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  2–1  Wales
Pavlyuchenko Goal 22' (pen.)
Pogrebnyak Goal 81'
Report Ledley Goal 67'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
10 September 2008
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  0–0  Liechtenstein
Report
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Tsvetan Georgiev (Bulgaria)
10 September 2008
20:35 UTC+3
Finland  3–3  Germany
Johansson Goal 33'
Väyrynen Goal 43'
Sjölund Goal 53'
Report Klose Goal 38'45'83'

11 October 2008
17:00 UTC+3
Finland  1–0  Azerbaijan
Forssell Goal 61' (pen.) Report
11 October 2008
17:30 UTC+1
Wales  2–0  Liechtenstein
Edwards Goal 42'
Frick Goal 80' (o.g.)
Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 13,356
Referee: Thomas Vejlgaard (Denmark)
11 October 2008
20:45 UTC+2
Germany  2–1  Russia
Podolski Goal 9'
Ballack Goal 28'
Report Arshavin Goal 51'
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,607
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

15 October 2008
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  3–0  Finland
Pasanen Goal 23' (o.g.)
Lampi Goal 65' (o.g.)
Arshavin Goal 88'
Report
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
15 October 2008
20:45 UTC+2
Germany  1–0  Wales
Trochowski Goal 72' Report
Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)

28 March 2009
17:00 UTC+3
Russia  2–0  Azerbaijan
Pavlyuchenko Goal 32'
Zyryanov Goal 71'
Report
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium)
28 March 2009
15:00 UTC+0
Wales  0–2  Finland
Report Johansson Goal 42'
Kuqi Goal 90+1'
28 March 2009
20:00 UTC+1
Germany  4–0  Liechtenstein
Ballack Goal 4'
Jansen Goal 9'
Schweinsteiger Goal 48'
Podolski Goal 50'
Report
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,368
Referee: Igor Ishchenko (Ukraine)

1 April 2009
19:30 UTC+2
Liechtenstein  0–1  Russia
Report Zyryanov Goal 38'
1 April 2009
19:45 UTC+1
Wales  0–2  Germany
Report Ballack Goal 11'
Williams Goal 48' (o.g.)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 26,064
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

6 June 2009
20:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  0–1  Wales
Report Edwards Goal 42'
6 June 2009
19:00 UTC+3
Finland  2–1  Liechtenstein
Forssell Goal 33'
Johansson Goal 71'
Report Frick Goal 13'

10 June 2009
20:30 UTC+3
Finland  0–3  Russia
Report Kerzhakov Goal 26'53'
Zyryanov Goal 71'

12 August 2009
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  0–2  Germany
Report Schweinsteiger Goal 11'
Klose Goal 53'

5 September 2009
20:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–2  Finland
Məmmədov Goal 49' Report Tihinen Goal 74'
Johansson Goal 85'
Lankaran City Stadium, Lankaran
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Stelios Trifonos (Cyprus)
5 September 2009
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  3–0  Liechtenstein
V. Berezutski Goal 17'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 40' (pen.)45' (pen.)
Report

9 September 2009
19:30 UTC+2
Liechtenstein  1–1  Finland
Polverino Goal 75' Report Litmanen Goal 74' (pen.)
9 September 2009
20:45 UTC+2
Germany  4–0  Azerbaijan
Ballack Goal 14' (pen.)
Klose Goal 55'65'
Podolski Goal 71'
Report
AWD-Arena, Hannover
Attendance: 35,369
Referee: Anastasios Kakos (Greece)
9 September 2009
19:45 UTC+1
Wales  1–3  Russia
Collins Goal 53' Report Semshov Goal 36'
Ignashevich Goal 71'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 90+1'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 14,505
Referee: Jorge Sousa (Portugal)

10 October 2009
17:00 UTC+3
Finland  2–1  Wales
Porokara Goal 5'
Moisander Goal 77'
Report Bellamy Goal 17'
10 October 2009
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  0–1  Germany
Report Klose Goal 35'
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 72,100
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
10 October 2009
20:00 UTC+2
Liechtenstein  0–2  Azerbaijan
Report Javadov Goal 55'
Məmmədov Goal 82'

14 October 2009
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–1  Russia
Javadov Goal 54' Report Arshavin Goal 13'
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
14 October 2009
18:00 UTC+2
Germany  1–1  Finland
Podolski Goal 90' Report Johansson Goal 11'
HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg
Attendance: 51,500
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
14 October 2009
20:00 UTC+2
Liechtenstein  0–2  Wales
Report Vaughan Goal 16'
Ramsey Goal 80'
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 1,858
Referee: Sten Kaldma (Estonia)

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 74 goals scored over the 30 games, an average of 2.46 goals per game.

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Miroslav Klose  Germany 7
2 Lukas Podolski  Germany 6
3 Jonatan Johansson  Finland 5
Roman Pavlyuchenko  Russia
5 Michael Ballack  Germany 4
6 Bastian Schweinsteiger  Germany 3
Andrei Arshavin  Russia
Konstantin Zyryanov  Russia
9 Vagif Javadov  Azerbaijan 2
Elvin Mammadov  Azerbaijan
Mikael Forssell  Finland
Aleksandr Kerzhakov  Russia
David Edwards  Wales
1 goal

Attendances[edit]

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Azerbaijan 26,728 12,000 22,046
 Finland 37,150 14,000 26,195
 Germany 65,607 35,369 48,069
 Liechtenstein 6,021 1,635 3,665
 Russia 72,100 21,000 42,020
 Wales 26,064 13,356 18,727

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales announce World Cup fixtures". BBC Sport. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Unanimous support for 6+5, FIFA Club World Cup hosts revealed". FIFA.