1992 King Fahd Cup

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1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates15 October – 20 October
Teams4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place United States
Fourth place Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
United States Bruce Murray
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Fernando Redondo[1]

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in October 1992, and was won by Argentina, who beat Saudi Arabia 3–1 in the final. The 1992 tournament was the only one not to feature a group stage and only featured four nations. Disputed as the King Fahd Cup, in honor of the then Saudi ruler who organized the tournament with his country's federation, (thus in the form of an unofficial tournament)[2]he was recognized by FIFA in 1997.

Qualified teams[edit]

1992 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1988 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1991 Copa América winners 1st
 Ivory Coast CAF 1992 African Cup of Nations winners 1st



All matches were played at the 67,000-capacity King Fahd II Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Match referees[edit]

North, Central America and Caribbean
South America

Final tournament[edit]


16 October – Riyadh
20 October – Riyadh
 Ivory Coast0
15 October – Riyadh
 Saudi Arabia1
 United States0
 Saudi Arabia3
Third place
19 October – Riyadh
 United States5
 Ivory Coast2


United States 0–3 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi Goal 48' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan Goal 74'
Al-Muwallid Goal 84'

Argentina 4–0 Ivory Coast
Batistuta Goal 2'10'
Altamirano Goal 67'
Acosta Goal 81'
Attendance: 15,000

Third place match[edit]

United States 5–2 Ivory Coast
Balboa Goal 12'
Jones Goal 31'
Wynalda Goal 56'
Murray Goal 67'83'
Report Traoré Goal 16'
Sié Goal 76'


Argentina 3–1 Saudi Arabia
Rodríguez Goal 18'
Caniggia Goal 24'
Simeone Goal 64'
Report Al-Owairan Goal 65'
Attendance: 75,000



With two goals, Gabriel Batistuta and Bruce Murray were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 18 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

2 goals
1 goal

Tournament ranking[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Argentina 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4 Champions
2  Saudi Arabia (H) 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2 Runners-up
3  United States 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2 Third place
4  Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0 Fourth place
Source: FIFA[3]
(H) Host.


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
  2. ^ For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. Representative teams are usually national teams but also club teams that represent a confederation in the interconfederal competitions or a member association in a continental competition cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). p. 5. cfr. "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: Statistical-kit" (PDF). 10 December 2018. p. 13. cfr. "2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations" (PDF). p. 10.
  3. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) – Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 July 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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