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.

Seedings[edit]

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

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

 Italy
 England
 Spain
 Belgium
 Soviet Union
 France

 Yugoslavia
 Czechoslovakia
 Netherlands
 Scotland
 Austria
 Republic of Ireland

 Romania
 Denmark
 Poland
 Hungary
 Portugal
 Sweden

 Northern Ireland
 Bulgaria
  Switzerland
 Norway
 Wales
 Greece

 Turkey
 Iceland
 Finland
 Albania
 Malta
 Cyprus

 Luxembourg
 San Marino
 Faroe Islands
 Israel
 Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 10 7 2 1 22 7 +15 16
  Switzerland 10 6 3 1 23 6 +17 15
 Portugal 10 6 2 2 18 5 +13 14
 Scotland 10 4 3 3 14 13 +1 11
 Malta 10 1 1 8 3 23 −20 3
 Estonia 10 0 1 9 1 27 −26 1
  Estonia Italy Malta Portugal Scotland Switzerland
Estonia  0–3 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–6
Italy  2–0 6–1 1–0 3–1 2–2
Malta  0–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2
Portugal  3–0 1–3 4–0 5–0 1–0
Scotland  3–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1
Switzerland   4–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 10 7 2 1 25 5 +20 16
 Netherlands 10 6 3 1 29 9 +20 15
 England 10 5 3 2 26 9 +17 13
 Poland 10 3 2 5 10 15 −5 8
 Turkey 10 3 1 6 11 19 −8 7
 San Marino 10 0 1 9 2 46 −44 1
  England Netherlands Norway Poland San Marino Turkey
England  2–2 1–1 3–0 6–0 4–0
Netherlands  2–0 0–0 2–2 6–0 3–1
Norway  2–0 2–1 1–0 10–0 3–1
Poland  1–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 1–0
San Marino  1–7 0–7 0–2 0–3 0–0
Turkey  0–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 4–1

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 12 8 3 1 27 4 +23 19
 Republic of Ireland 12 7 4 1 19 6 +13 18
 Denmark 12 7 4 1 15 2 +13 18
 Northern Ireland 12 5 3 4 14 13 +1 13
 Lithuania 12 2 3 7 8 21 −13 7
 Latvia 12 0 5 7 4 21 −17 5
 Albania 12 1 2 9 6 26 −20 4
  Albania Denmark Latvia Lithuania Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Spain
Albania  0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–5
Denmark  4–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Latvia  0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–0
Lithuania  3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2
Northern Ireland  3–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0
Republic of Ireland  2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–3
Spain  3–0 1–0 5–0 5–0 3–1 0–0

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 10 7 1 2 29 12 +17 15
 Belgium 10 7 1 2 16 5 +11 15
 Czechoslovakia 10 4 5 1 21 9 +12 13
 Wales 10 5 2 3 19 12 +7 12
 Cyprus 10 2 1 7 8 18 −10 5
 Faroe Islands 10 0 0 10 1 38 −37 0
  Belgium Cyprus Czechoslovakia Faroe Islands Romania Wales
Belgium  1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0
Cyprus  0–3 1–1 3–1 1–4 0–1
Czechoslovakia  1–2 3–0 4–0 5–2 1–1
Faroe Islands  0–3 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–3
Romania  2–1 2–1 1–1 7–0 5–1
Wales  2–0 2–0 2–2 6–0 1–2

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 8 6 2 0 10 2 +8 14
 Russia 8 5 2 1 15 4 +11 12
 Iceland 8 3 2 3 7 6 +1 8
 Hungary 8 2 1 5 6 11 −5 5
 Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 17 −15 1
 Yugoslavia Suspended by FIFA[1]
  Greece Hungary Iceland Luxembourg Russia
Greece  0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Hungary  0–1 1–2 1–0 1–3
Iceland  0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Luxembourg  1–3 0–3 1–1 0–4
Russia  1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 10 6 3 1 19 8 +11 15
 Bulgaria 10 6 2 2 19 10 +9 14
 France 10 6 1 3 17 10 +7 13
 Austria 10 3 2 5 15 16 −1 8
 Finland 10 2 1 7 9 18 −9 5
 Israel 10 1 3 6 10 27 −17 5
  Austria Bulgaria Finland France Israel Sweden
Austria  3–1 3–0 0–1 5–2 1–1
Bulgaria  4–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1
Finland  3–1 0–3 0–2 0–0 0–1
France  2–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–1
Israel  1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3
Sweden  1–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 5–0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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