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]
1995

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.

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

Squads[edit]

Venue[edit]

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

Match referees[edit]

Africa
Asia
North, Central America and Caribbean
South America

Final tournament[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 October – Riyadh
 
 
 Argentina4
 
20 October – Riyadh
 
 Ivory Coast0
 
 Argentina3
 
15 October – Riyadh
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 United States0
 
 
 Saudi Arabia3
 
Third place
 
 
19 October – Riyadh
 
 
 United States5
 
 
 Ivory Coast2

Semi-finals[edit]

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'
Report
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'

Final[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

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

Final standings[edit]

R Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1  Argentina 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4
2  Saudi Arabia 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2
3  United States 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2
4  Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 2 9 –7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF

External links[edit]