2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4

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The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 4 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Cyprus, Faroe Islands, France, Republic of Ireland, Israel and Switzerland.

The group was won by France, who qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Switzerland entered the UEFA qualification play-offs.

Standings[edit]

Legend
Group winners and two best runners-up among all groups directly qualified for the finals
Remaining group runners-up advanced to the play-offs
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 10 5 5 0 14 2 +12 20
  Switzerland 10 4 6 0 18 7 +11 18
 Israel 10 4 6 0 15 10 +5 18
 Republic of Ireland 10 4 5 1 12 5 +7 17
 Cyprus 10 1 1 8 8 20 −12 4
 Faroe Islands 10 0 1 9 4 27 −23 1
  Cyprus Faroe Islands France Israel Republic of Ireland Switzerland
Cyprus  2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–3
Faroe Islands  0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
France  4–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Israel  2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Republic of Ireland  3–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–0
Switzerland   1–0 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1

Results[edit]

4 September 2004
15:00
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Cyprus
Morrison Goal 33'
Reid Goal 38'
Keane Goal 54'
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Levan Paniashvili (Georgia)

4 September 2004
17:30
Switzerland   6–0  Faroe Islands
Vonlanthen Goal 10'14'57'
Rey Goal 29'44'55'
(Report)
St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Attendance: 11,880
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

4 September 2004
21:00
France  0–0  Israel
(Report)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 43,527
Referee: René Temmink (Netherlands)

8 September 2004
17:00
Faroe Islands  0–2  France
(Report) Giuly Goal 32'
Cissé Goal 73'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 5,917
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

8 September 2004
20:30
Switzerland   1–1  Republic of Ireland
H. Yakin Goal 17' (Report) Morrison Goal 8'
St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

8 September 2004
20:50
Israel  2–1  Cyprus
Benayoun Goal 64'
Badir Goal 75'
(Report) Konstantinou Goal 59'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 21,872
Referee: Sergey Shmolik (Belarus)

9 October 2004
20:00
Cyprus  2–2  Faroe Islands
Konstantinou Goal 15'
Okkas Goal 81'
(Report) Jørgensen Goal 21'
R. Jacobsen Goal 43'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Zohrab Gadiyev (Azerbaijan)

9 October 2004
20:05
Israel  2–2   Switzerland
Benayoun Goal 9'48' (Report) Frei Goal 26'
Vonlanthen Goal 34'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 37,976
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

9 October 2004
21:00
France  0–0  Republic of Ireland
(Report)

13 October 2004
19:30
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Faroe Islands
Keane Goal 14' (pen.)32' (Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Romans Lajuks (Latvia)

13 October 2004
21:45
Cyprus  0–2  France
(Report) Wiltord Goal 38'
Henry Goal 72'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 3,319
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

17 November 2004
19:00
Cyprus  1–2  Israel
Okkas Goal 45' (Report) Keisi Goal 17'
Nimni Goal 86'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 1,624
Referee: Sten Kaldma (Estonia)

26 March 2005
19:50
Israel  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Abbas Souan Goal 90' (Report) Morrison Goal 43'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 32,150
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

26 March 2005
21:00
France  0–0   Switzerland
(Report)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,373
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Italy)

30 March 2005
20:30
Switzerland   1–0  Cyprus
Frei Goal 87' (Report)
Hardturm, Zürich
Attendance: 16,066
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Scotland)

30 March 2005
20:50
Israel  1–1  France
Badir Goal 83' (Report) Trezeguet Goal 50'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 32,150
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

4 June 2005
16:30
Faroe Islands  1–3   Switzerland
R. Jacobsen Goal 70' (Report) Wicky Goal 25'
Frei Goal 72'84'
Svangaskarð, Toftir
Attendance: 2,047
Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium)

4 June 2005
19:30
Republic of Ireland  2–2  Israel
Harte Goal 5'
Keane Goal 11'
(Report) Avi Yehiel Goal 39'
Avi Nimni Goal 45+1'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

8 June 2005
19:30
Faroe Islands  0–2  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Harte Goal 51'
Kilbane Goal 59'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 5,180
Referee: Anton Guenov (Bulgaria)

17 August 2005
19:00
Faroe Islands  0–3  Cyprus
(Report) Konstantinou Goal 39'77' (pen.)
Krassas Goal 95'
Svangaskarð, Toftir
Attendance: 2,720
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

3 September 2005
17:30
Switzerland   1–1  Israel
Frei Goal 6' (Report) Keisi Goal 20'
St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

3 September 2005
21:00
France  3–0  Faroe Islands
Cissé Goal 14'76'
Olsen Goal 18' (o.g.)
(Report)

7 September 2005
18:00
Faroe Islands  0–2  Israel
(Report) Nimni Goal 54'
Katan Goal 79'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 2,240
Referee: Pieter Vink (Netherlands)

7 September 2005
19:55
Republic of Ireland  0–1  France
(Report) Henry Goal 68'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

7 September 2005
21:15
Cyprus  1–3   Switzerland
Aloneftis Goal 35' (Report) Frei Goal 15'
Senderos Goal 71'
Cygax Goal 84'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 2,561
Referee: Nikolai Ivanov (Russia)

8 October 2005
20:00
Cyprus  0–1  Republic of Ireland
(Report) Elliott Goal 6'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 13,546
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

8 October 2005
20:45
Switzerland   1–1  France
Magnin Goal 80' (Report) Cissé Goal 53'
Stade de Suisse Wankdorf, Berne
Attendance: 31,400
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

8 October 2005
21:10
Israel  2–1  Faroe Islands
Benayoun Goal 1'
Zandberg Goal 90+1'
(Report) Samuelsen Goal 90+3'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 31,857
Referee: Bernhard Brugger (Austria)

12 October 2005
19:45
Republic of Ireland  0–0   Switzerland
(Report)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 35,944
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

12 October 2005
20:45
France  4–0  Cyprus
Zidane Goal 29'
Wiltord Goal 32'
Dhorasoo Goal 44'
Giuly Goal 84'
(Report)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,864
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Alexander Frei   Switzerland 6
2 Djibril Cissé  France 4
Robbie Keane  Republic of Ireland
Yossi Benayoun  Israel
Johan Vonlanthen   Switzerland
6 Michalis Konstantinou  Cyprus 3
Clinton Morrison  Republic of Ireland
Adoram Keisi  Israel
Avi Nimni  Israel
Alexandre Rey   Switzerland

See also[edit]