2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group I was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised 2010 FIFA World Cup winners Spain, along with France, Belarus, Georgia and Finland.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Among the nine group runners-up, the eight best runners-up (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs, where they will be drawn into four home-and-away ties to determine the other four qualifiers.[1]

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 8 6 2 0 14 3 +11 20
 France 8 5 2 1 15 6 +9 17
 Finland 8 2 3 3 5 9 −4 9
 Georgia 8 1 2 5 3 10 −7 5
 Belarus 8 1 1 6 7 16 −9 4
  Belarus Finland France Georgia (country) Spain
Belarus  1–1 2–4 2–0 0–4
Finland  1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2
France  3–1 3–0 3–1 0–1
Georgia  1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1
Spain  2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0
  Winner qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Runner-up (ranked as one of the eight best runners-up among all nine groups) advanced to the second round (play-offs)

Matches[edit]

The fixtures were decided at a meeting held in Paris, France, on 23 September 2011.[2]

7 September 2012
21:00 UTC+4
Georgia  1–0  Belarus
Okriashvili Goal 52' Report
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Bulgaria)
7 September 2012
21:30 UTC+3
Finland  0–1  France
Report Diaby Goal 20'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 35,111
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

11 September 2012
21:30 UTC+4
Georgia  0–1  Spain
Report Soldado Goal 86'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 54,598
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
11 September 2012
21:00 UTC+2
France  3–1  Belarus
Capoue Goal 49'
Jallet Goal 68'
Ribéry Goal 80'
Report Putsila Goal 72'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 52,552
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)

12 October 2012
18:30 UTC+3
Finland  1–1  Georgia
Hämäläinen Goal 62' Report Kashia Goal 56'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,607
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (Ukraine)
12 October 2012
21:00 UTC+3
Belarus  0–4  Spain
Report Alba Goal 12'
Pedro Goal 21'69'79'
Dynama Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 28,800
Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium)

16 October 2012
19:00 UTC+3
Belarus  2–0  Georgia
Bressan Goal 6'
Drahun Goal 28'
Report
Dynama Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 15,300
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (Austria)
16 October 2012
21:00 UTC+2
Spain  1–1  France
Ramos Goal 25' Report Giroud Goal 90+4'
Vicente Calderón, Madrid
Attendance: 46,825
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

22 March 2013
20:45 UTC+1
Spain  1–1  Finland
Ramos Goal 49' Report Pukki Goal 79'
El Molinón, Gijón
Attendance: 27,637
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)
22 March 2013
21:00 UTC+1
France  3–1  Georgia
Giroud Goal 45+1'
Valbuena Goal 47'
Ribéry Goal 61'
Report Kobakhidze Goal 71'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 71,147
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

26 March 2013
21:00 UTC+1
France  0–1  Spain
Report Pedro Goal 58'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,329
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

7 June 2013
19:00 UTC+3
Finland  1–0  Belarus
Shitov Goal 57' (o.g.) Report
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 24,916
Referee: Eli Hacmon (Israel)

11 June 2013
20:00 UTC+3
Belarus  1–1  Finland
Verkhovtsov Goal 85' Report Pukki Goal 24'
Central Stadium, Gomel
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Libor Kovařík (Czech Republic)

6 September 2013
22:15 UTC+4
Georgia  0–0  France
Report
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 26,360
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (Turkey)
6 September 2013
21:30 UTC+3
Finland  0–2  Spain
Report Alba Goal 19'
Negredo Goal 86'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 37,492
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

10 September 2013
21:00 UTC+4
Georgia  0–1  Finland
Report R. Eremenko Goal 74' (pen.)
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 25,321
Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)
10 September 2013
22:00 UTC+3
Belarus  2–4  France
Filipenko Goal 32'
Kalachev Goal 57'
Report Ribéry Goal 47' (pen.)64'
Nasri Goal 71'
Pogba Goal 73'
Central Stadium, Gomel
Attendance: 12,203
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)

11 October 2013
22:00 UTC+2
Spain  2–1  Belarus
Xavi Goal 61'
Negredo Goal 78'
Report Kornilenko Goal 89'
Iberostar, Palma
Attendance: 22,900
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands)

15 October 2013
21:00 UTC+2
France  3–0  Finland
Ribéry Goal 8'
Toivio Goal 75' (o.g.)
Benzema Goal 87'
Report
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 70,156
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (Greece)
15 October 2013
21:00 UTC+2
Spain  2–0  Georgia
Negredo Goal 26'
Mata Goal 61'
Report
Carlos Belmonte, Albacete
Attendance: 16,133
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 44 goals in 20 matches, for an average of 2.20 goals per match.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 Own goal

Discipline[edit]

Pos Player Country Booked Red card Suspended for match(es) Reason
MF Alexei Eremenko  Finland 2 1 vs Spain (22 March 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Paul Pogba  France 2 1 vs Georgia (6 September 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Pavel Nekhaichik  Belarus 2 1 vs Finland (11 June 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa  France 2 0 vs Spain (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Jaba Kankava  Georgia 4 1 vs France (22 March 2013)
vs Spain (15 October 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Tornike Okriashvili  Georgia 3 0 vs France (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW David Silva  Spain 2 0 vs France (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Niklas Moisander  Finland 2 0 vs Belarus (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Markus Halsti  Finland 2 0 vs Belarus (11 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Yohan Cabaye  France 2 0 vs Georgia (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Blaise Matuidi  France 2 0 vs Georgia (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Përparim Hetemaj  Finland 3 0 vs Spain (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
GK Giorgi Loria  Georgia 2 0 vs Finland (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF David Targamadze  Georgia 2 0 vs Spain (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Gia Grigalava  Georgia 2 0 vs Spain (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Tim Sparv  Finland 2 0 vs France (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – European Zone". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Составлен календарь матчей отборочного раунда ЧМ-2014" [List of qualifiers for 2014 World Cup] (in Russian). Belarus Football Federation. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 

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