1995 King Fahd Cup

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1995 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1995
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 6 January – 13 January
Teams 6 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 19 (2.38 per match)
Attendance 165,000 (20,625 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Luis García (3 goals)
Best player Denmark Brian Laudrup[1]
1992
1997

The 1995 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎) was the second and last tournament held under the King Fahd Cup name before the competition was retroactively sanctioned by FIFA and renamed the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in January 1995. It was won by Denmark, who beat defending champions Argentina 2–0 in the final.[2]

Qualified teams[edit]

1995 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts n/a 2nd
 Denmark UEFA UEFA Euro 1992 winners 26 June 1992 1st
 Japan AFC 1992 AFC Asian Cup winners 8 November 1992 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1993 Copa América winners 4 July 1993 2nd
 Mexico CONCACAF 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 25 July 1993 1st
 Nigeria CAF 1994 African Cup of Nations winners 10 April 1994 1st

Venue[edit]

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

Match referees[edit]

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Saudi Arabia  0–2  Mexico
Report L. García Goal 65'82'
Attendance: 25,000

Saudi Arabia  0–2  Denmark
Report B. Laudrup Goal 43'
Wieghorst Goal 90'
Attendance: 10,000

Denmark  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Rasmussen Goal 48' Report L. García Goal 25'
Penalties
Schjønberg Penalty scored
M. Laudrup Penalty scored
J. Høgh Penalty scored
Rieper Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty scored Suárez
Penalty missed Bernal
Penalty scored Del Olmo
Penalty missed L. García
Attendance: 20,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
 Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4
 Japan 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Japan  0–3  Nigeria
Report Amunike Goal 4'
Adepoju Goal 55'
Amokachi Goal 65'
Attendance: 25,000

Japan  1–5  Argentina
Miura Goal 57' Report Rambert Goal 31'
Ortega Goal 45'
Batistuta Goal 47'86' (pen.)
Chamot Goal 54'
Attendance: 10,000

Nigeria  0–0  Argentina
Report

Final stages[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]

Mexico  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Ramírez Goal 20' Report Amokachi Goal 31'
Penalties
García Aspe Penalty scored
García Penalty scored
Galindo Penalty scored
Hermosillo Penalty scored
Suárez Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Okocha
Penalty scored Adepoju
Penalty scored Eguavoen
Penalty scored Iroha
Penalty missed Amunike

Final[edit]

Denmark  2–0  Argentina
M. Laudrup Goal 8' (pen.)
Rasmussen Goal 75'
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Luis García is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 19 goals were scored by 14 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
  2. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup-Part 1995 King Fahd Cup". Soccer Nostalgia. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 

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