1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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A total of 39 UEFA teams entered qualification for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. However, Liechtenstein withdrew before the draw was made. Moreover, firstly the CIS, then Russia took the spot of Soviet Union after the Soviet Union was dissolved, and Yugoslavia were suspended by FIFA due to United Nations sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars. The European zone was allocated 13 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. Germany, the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 12 spots open for competition between 37 teams.

The 37 teams were divided into six groups, five of six teams each and one of seven teams (though Group 5 ended up with just five teams after Yugoslavia were suspended). The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners and runners-up would qualify.


The draw was made on 8 December 1991.[citation needed]

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4 Pool 5 Pool 6

 Soviet Union

 Republic of Ireland


 Northern Ireland


 San Marino
 Faroe Islands


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  • To date, this was the last time that England and France failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.


  1. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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