2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 3 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised the Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia and San Marino.

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

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Slovakia 10 7 1 2 22 10 +12 22
 Slovenia 10 6 2 2 18 4 +14 20
 Czech Republic 10 4 4 2 17 6 +11 16
 Northern Ireland 10 4 3 3 13 9 +4 15
 Poland 10 3 2 5 19 14 +5 11
 San Marino 10 0 0 10 1 47 −46 0
  Czech Republic Northern Ireland Poland San Marino Slovakia Slovenia
Czech Republic  0–0 2–0 7–0 1–2 1–0
Northern Ireland  0–0 3–2 4–0 0–2 1–0
Poland  2–1 1–1 10–0 0–1 1–1
San Marino  0–3 0–3 0–2 1–3 0–3
Slovakia  2–2 2–1 2–1 7–0 0–2
Slovenia  0–0 2–0 3–0 5–0 2–1


Matches[edit]

The match schedule was determined at a meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia on 16 January 2008.[1] The August 2009 date in the international match calendar was moved forward by one week, from 19 August to 12 August 2009, at the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on 27 May 2008.[2]


6 September 2008
17:00 UTC+2
Poland  1–1  Slovenia
Żewłakow Goal 17' (pen.) Report Dedić Goal 35'
6 September 2008
17:30 UTC+2
Slovakia  2–1  Northern Ireland
Škrtel Goal 46'
Hamšík Goal 70'
Report Ďurica Goal 81' (o.g.)
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 5,445
Referee: Nikolai Ivanov (Russia)

10 September 2008
20:30 UTC+2
San Marino  0–2  Poland
Report Smolarek Goal 36'
R. Lewandowski Goal 66'
10 September 2008
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  0–0  Czech Republic
Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 12,882
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
10 September 2008
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  2–1  Slovakia
Novaković Goal 22'82' Report Jakubko Goal 83'
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 9,900
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

11 October 2008
20:30 UTC+2
Poland  2–1  Czech Republic
Brożek Goal 27'
Błaszczykowski Goal 53'
Report Fenin Goal 87'
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 38,293
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
11 October 2008
20:30 UTC+2
San Marino  1–3  Slovakia
Selva Goal 45' Report Šesták Goal 33'
Kozák Goal 39'
Karhan Goal 50'
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Attendance: 1,037
Referee: Sascha Kever (Switzerland)
11 October 2008
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  2–0  Northern Ireland
Novaković Goal 84'
Ljubijankić Goal 85'
Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 12,385
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González (Spain)

15 October 2008
17:30 UTC+2
Czech Republic  1–0  Slovenia
Sionko Goal 63' Report
Na Stínadlech, Teplice
Attendance: 15,220
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
15 October 2008
20:30 UTC+2
Slovakia  2–1  Poland
Šesták Goal 85'86' Report Smolarek Goal 70'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 17,650
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)
15 October 2008
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  4–0  San Marino
Healy Goal 30'
McCann Goal 43'
Lafferty Goal 56'
Davis Goal 75'
Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 12,957
Referee: Petteri Kari (Finland)

19 November 2008
20:30 UTC+1
San Marino  0–3  Czech Republic
Report Kováč Goal 47'
Pospěch Goal 53'
Necid Goal 66'
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Attendance: 1,318
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (Estonia)

11 February 2009
20:30 UTC+1
San Marino  0–3  Northern Ireland
Report McAuley Goal 7'
McCann Goal 33'
Brunt Goal 63'
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Attendance: 1,942
Referee: Dragomir Stankovic (Serbia)

28 March 2009
17:15 UTC+0
Northern Ireland  3–2  Poland
Feeney Goal 10'
Evans Goal 47'
Żewłakow Goal 61' (o.g.)
Report Jeleń Goal 27'
Saganowski Goal 90+1'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 13,357
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)
28 March 2009
20:45 UTC+1
Slovenia  0–0  Czech Republic
Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)

1 April 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Czech Republic  1–2  Slovakia
Jankulovski Goal 30' Report Šesták Goal 22'
Jendrišek Goal 82'
AXA Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,956
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
1 April 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Poland  10–0  San Marino
Boguski Goal 1'27'
Smolarek Goal 18'60'72'81'
R. Lewandowski Goal 43'
Jeleń Goal 51'
M. Lewandowski Goal 63'
Saganowski Goal 88'
Report
Arena Kielc, Kielce
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Aliaksei Kulbakou (Belarus)
1 April 2009
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  1–0  Slovenia
Feeney Goal 73' Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 13,243
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

6 June 2009
17:30 UTC+2
Slovakia  7–0  San Marino
Čech Goal 3'32'
Pekarík Goal 12'
Stoch Goal 35'
Kozák Goal 42'
Jakubko Goal 63'
Hanzel Goal 68'
Report
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 6,652
Referee: Jerome Efong Nzolo (Belgium)

12 August 2009
20:45 UTC+3
Slovenia  5–0  San Marino
Koren Goal 19'74'
Radosavljević Goal 39'
Kirm Goal 54'
Ljubijankić Goal 90+3'
Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (Macedonia)

5 September 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Poland  1–1  Northern Ireland
M. Lewandowski Goal 80' Report Lafferty Goal 38'
5 September 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Slovakia  2–2  Czech Republic
Šesták Goal 59'
Hamšík Goal 73' (pen.)
Report Pudil Goal 68'
Baroš Goal 83'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 23,800
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)

9 September 2009
17:20 UTC+2
Czech Republic  7–0  San Marino
Baroš Goal 28'44'45+3' (pen.)66'
Svěrkoš Goal 47'90+4'
Necid Goal 86'
Report
9 September 2009
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  0–2  Slovakia
Report Šesták Goal 15'
Hološko Goal 67'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 13,019
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
9 September 2009
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  3–0  Poland
Dedić Goal 13'
Novaković Goal 44'
Birsa Goal 62'
Report
Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 10,226
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

10 October 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Czech Republic  2–0  Poland
Necid Goal 51'
Plašil Goal 72'
Report
Generali Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,010
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
10 October 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Slovakia  0–2  Slovenia
Report Birsa Goal 56'
Pečnik Goal 90+3'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 23,800
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

14 October 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Czech Republic  0–0  Northern Ireland
Report
Synot Tip Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,002
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)
14 October 2009
20:30 UTC+2
Poland  0–1  Slovakia
Report Gancarczyk Goal 3' (o.g.)
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
14 October 2009
20:30 UTC+2
San Marino  0–3  Slovenia
Report Novaković Goal 24'
Stevanović Goal 68'
Šuler Goal 81'
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Attendance: 1,745
Referee: Zsolt Szabó (Hungary)

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 90 goals scored during the 30 games, an average of 3 goals per game.

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Euzebiusz Smolarek  Poland 6
Stanislav Šesták  Slovakia
3 Milan Baroš  Czech Republic 5
Milivoje Novakovič  Slovenia
5 Tomáš Necid  Czech Republic 3
6 Václav Svěrkoš  Czech Republic 2
Warren Feeney  Northern Ireland
Kyle Lafferty  Northern Ireland
Grant McCann  Northern Ireland
Rafał Boguski  Poland
Ireneusz Jeleń  Poland
Mariusz Lewandowski  Poland
Robert Lewandowski  Poland
Marek Saganowski  Poland
Marek Čech  Slovakia
Marek Hamšík  Slovakia
Martin Jakubko  Slovakia
Ján Kozák  Slovakia
Valter Birsa  Slovenia
Zlatko Dedič  Slovenia
Robert Koren  Slovenia
Zlatan Ljubijankič  Slovenia
1 goal

Attendances[edit]

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Czech Republic 15,220 8,002 12,062
 Northern Ireland 13,357 12,882 13,092
 Poland 38,914 4,500 20,841
 San Marino 2,374 1,037 1,683
 Slovakia 23,800 6,652 15,469
 Slovenia 12,500 4,400 9,882

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NI begin with a trip to Slovakia". BBC Sport. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Unanimous support for 6+5, FIFA Club World Cup hosts revealed". FIFA.