UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying

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The qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 1992 was a series of parallel association football competitions to be held over 1990 and 1991 to decide the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 1992, to be held in Sweden. The draw for the qualifying rounds was held on 2 February 1990.

There were a total of seven groups. At the conclusion of qualifying, the team at the top of each group qualified for the final tournament, to join the hosts in completing the eight participants. This was the final time the European Championship only featured eight teams, as the competition was expanded to 16 for the 1996 event.

Seedings[edit]

Pool One Pool Two Pool Three Pool Four Pool Five

 Netherlands
 England
 Spain
 Italy
 Yugoslavia
 West Germany
 Romania

 Soviet Union
 Republic of Ireland
 Czechoslovakia
 Denmark
 Belgium
 Scotland
 Portugal

 East Germany
 Austria
 Hungary
 France
 Poland
 Greece
 Bulgaria

 Iceland
 Switzerland
 Wales
 Turkey
 Norway
 Northern Ireland
 Finland

 Malta
 Cyprus
 Luxembourg
 Albania
 San Marino
 Faroe Islands

Groups[edit]

The draw took place on 2 February 1990. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts of the competition. 34 teams entered the draw, but East Germany withdrew later due to its abolition as a result of German reunification on 3 October 1990; The new unified German team took over the fixtures of West Germany, while those of East Germany were scratched.

The Faroe Islands and San Marino participated in a European qualifying tournament for the first time.

The qualifiers, consisting of 33 teams divided into seven groups; two of four teams and five of five teams, were played in 1990 and 1991. Each group winner progressed to the finals. This was the last European Championship qualifying phase which awarded two points for a win; from 1996 onward, teams earned 3 points for a win.

Group 1[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 8 8 0 0 20 6 +14 16
 Czechoslovakia 8 5 0 3 12 9 +3 10
 Spain 7 3 0 4 17 12 +5 6
 Iceland 8 2 0 6 7 10 −3 4
 Albania 7 1 0 6 2 21 −19 2
  Albania Czechoslovakia France Iceland Spain
Albania  0–2 0–1 1–0 Canc.
Czechoslovakia  2–1 1–2 1–0 3–2
France  5–0 2–1 3–1 3–1
Iceland  2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0
Spain  9–0 2–1 1–2 2–1

Group 2[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 11
 Switzerland 8 4 2 2 19 7 +12 10
 Romania 8 4 2 2 13 7 +6 10
 Bulgaria 8 3 3 2 15 8 +7 9
 San Marino 8 0 0 8 1 33 −32 0
  Bulgaria Romania San Marino Scotland Switzerland
Bulgaria  1–1 4–0 1–1 2–3
Romania  0–3 6–0 1–0 1–0
San Marino  0–3 1–3 0–2 0–4
Scotland  1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1
Switzerland  2–0 0–0 7–0 2–2

Group 3[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 8 5 3 0 13 2 +11 13
 Italy 8 3 4 1 12 5 +7 10
 Norway 8 3 3 2 9 5 +4 9
 Hungary 8 2 4 2 10 9 +1 8
 Cyprus 8 0 0 8 2 25 −23 0
  Cyprus Hungary Italy Norway Soviet Union
Cyprus  0–2 0–4 0–3 0–3
Hungary  4–2 1–1 0–0 0–1
Italy  2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0
Norway  3–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
Soviet Union  4–0 2–2 0–0 2–0

Group 4[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 8 7 0 1 24 4 +20 14
 Denmark 8 6 1 1 18 7 +11 13
 Northern Ireland 8 2 3 3 11 11 0 7
 Austria 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 3
 Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 3 26 −23 3
  Austria Denmark Faroe Islands Northern Ireland Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Austria  0–3 3–0 0–0 0–2
Denmark  2–1 4–1 2–1 0–2
Faroe Islands  1–0 0–4 0–5 0–2
Northern Ireland  2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
Yugoslavia  4–1 1–2 7–0 4–1

Group 5[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 10
 Wales 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 9
 Belgium 6 2 1 3 7 6 +1 5
 Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
  Belgium Germany Luxembourg Wales
Belgium  0–1 3–0 1–1
Germany  1–0 4–0 4–1
Luxembourg  0–2 2–3 0–1
Wales  3–1 1–0 1–0
  • East Germany were originally drawn into this group, alongside West Germany, but after reunification, a single German team (succeeding West Germany) participated in the qualification process.

Group 6[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 8 6 1 1 17 2 +15 13
 Portugal 8 5 1 2 11 4 +7 11
 Greece 8 3 2 3 11 9 +2 8
 Finland 8 1 4 3 5 8 −3 6
 Malta 8 0 2 6 2 23 −21 2
  Finland Greece Malta Netherlands Portugal
Finland  1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0
Greece  2–0 4–0 0–2 3–2
Malta  1–1 1–1 0–8 0–1
Netherlands  2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Portugal  1–0 1–0 5–0 1–0

Group 7[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 9
 Republic of Ireland 6 2 4 0 13 6 +7 8
 Poland 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 7
 Turkey 6 0 0 6 1 14 −13 0
  England Poland Republic of Ireland Turkey
England  2–0 1–1 1–0
Poland  1–1 3–3 3–0
Republic of Ireland  1–1 0–0 5–0
Turkey  0–1 0–1 1–3

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Nation Club
Darko Pančev 10  Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Jean-Pierre Papin 9  France France Olympique Marseille
Marco van Basten 8  Netherlands Italy A.C. Milan

Qualified nations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • As of 2014, this is the last time that Italy, Spain or Portugal fail to qualify for the final tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 (Implementing Trade Embargo on Yugoslavia)". University of Minnesota Human Rights Center. Retrieved 18 August 2008. 

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