2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 8

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The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 8 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Malta and Sweden.

The group was won by Croatia, who qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Sweden also qualified as one of two best runners-up.

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
 Croatia 10 7 3 0 21 5 +16 24
 Sweden 10 8 0 2 30 4 +26 24
 Bulgaria 10 4 3 3 17 17 0 15
 Hungary 10 4 2 4 13 14 −1 14
 Iceland 10 1 1 8 14 27 −13 4
 Malta 10 0 3 7 4 32 −28 3
  Bulgaria Croatia Hungary Iceland Malta Sweden
Bulgaria  1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 0–3
Croatia  2–2 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–0
Hungary  1–1 0–0 3–2 4–0 0–1
Iceland  1–3 1–3 2–3 4–1 1–4
Malta  1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–7
Sweden  3–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 6–0

Matches[edit]

4 September 2004
16:00
Iceland  1–3  Bulgaria
Guðjohnsen Goal 51' (pen.) (Report) Berbatov Goal 35'49'
Yanev Goal 62'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,014
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)

4 September 2004
20:30
Croatia  3–0  Hungary
Pršo Goal 31'
Klasnić Goal 54'
Gyepes Goal 80' (o.g.)
(Report)
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 20,853
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

4 September 2004
20:45
Malta  0–7  Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović Goal 4'11'14'71'
Ljungberg Goal 46'74'
Larsson Goal 76'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Haim Jakov (Israel)

8 September 2004
20:15
Sweden  0–1  Croatia
(Report) Srna Goal 64'
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 40,023
Referee: Arturo Dauden Ibáñez (Spain)

8 September 2004
21:15
Hungary  3–2  Iceland
Gera Goal 62'
Torghelle Goal 75'
Szabics Goal 79'
(Report) Guðjohnsen Goal 39'
I. Sigurðsson Goal 78'

9 October 2004
17:00
Sweden  3–0  Hungary
Ljungberg Goal 26'
Larsson Goal 50'
Svensson Goal 67'
(Report)

9 October 2004
18:15
Malta  0–0  Iceland
(Report)
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 1,130
Referee: Sorin Corpodean (Romania)

9 October 2004
20:15
Croatia  2–2  Bulgaria
Srna Goal 15'31' (pen.) (Report) M. Petrov Goal 77'
Berbatov Goal 86'
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 31,565
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

13 October 2004
18:00
Bulgaria  4–1  Malta
Berbatov Goal 43'55'
Yanev Goal 47'
Yankov Goal 88'
(Report) Mifsud Goal 11'

13 October 2004
18:10
Iceland  1–4  Sweden
Guðjohnsen Goal 66' (Report) Larsson Goal 24'39'
Allbäck Goal 27'
Wilhelmsson Goal 45'

17 November 2004
19:30
Malta  0–2  Hungary
(Report) Gera Goal 39'
Kovács Goal 93'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)

26 March 2005
17:30
Bulgaria  0–3  Sweden
(Report) Ljungberg Goal 17'90+2' (pen.)
Edman Goal 74'

26 March 2005
18:00
Croatia  4–0  Iceland
N. Kovač Goal 38'75'
Šimunić Goal 70'
Pršo Goal 90+1'
(Report)
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 17,912
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)

30 March 2005
18:00
Croatia  3–0  Malta
Pršo Goal 22'35'
Tudor Goal 79'
(Report)
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,510
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

30 March 2005
20:45
Hungary  1–1  Bulgaria
Rajczi Goal 90' (Report) S. Petrov Goal 51'

4 June 2005
17:15
Sweden  6–0  Malta
Jonson Goal 6'
Svensson Goal 18'
Wilhelmsson Goal 29'
Ibrahimović Goal 40'
Ljungberg Goal 57'
Elmander Goal 81'
(Report)
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 35,593
Referee: Nikolai Ivanov (Russia)

4 June 2005
18:00
Bulgaria  1–3  Croatia
M. Petrov Goal 72' (Report) Babić Goal 19'
Tudor Goal 57'
Kranjčar Goal 80'

4 June 2005
18:05
Iceland  2–3  Hungary
Guðjohnsen Goal 17'
K. Sigurðsson Goal 68'
(Report) Gera Goal 45'56'
Huszti Goal 73'

8 June 2005
18:05
Iceland  4–1  Malta
Þorvaldsson Goal 27'
Guðjohnsen Goal 33'
Guðmundsson Goal 74'
V. Gunnarsson Goal 84'
(Report) Said Goal 58'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 4,887
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

3 September 2005
17:15
Sweden  3–0  Bulgaria
Ljungberg Goal 60'
Mellberg Goal 75'
Ibrahimović Goal 90'
(Report)

3 September 2005
18:05
Iceland  1–3  Croatia
Guðjohnsen Goal 24' (Report) Balaban Goal 56'61'
Srna Goal 82'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

3 September 2005
20:45
Hungary  4–0  Malta
Torghelle Goal 34'
Said Goal 55' (o.g.)
Takács Goal 64'
Rajczi Goal 85'
(Report)

7 September 2005
18:45
Malta  1–1  Croatia
Wellman Goal 74' (Report) Kranjčar Goal 19'

7 September 2005
19:00
Bulgaria  3–2  Iceland
Berbatov Goal 21'
Iliev Goal 69'
M. Petrov Goal 86'
(Report) Steinsson Goal 9'
Hreiðarsson Goal 16'

7 September 2005
20:45
Hungary  0–1  Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović Goal 90+1'
Stadium Puskás Ferenc, Budapest
Attendance: 20,161
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)

8 October 2005
18:00
Bulgaria  2–0  Hungary
Berbatov Goal 29'
Lazarov Goal 55'
(Report)

8 October 2005
20:15
Croatia  1–0  Sweden
Srna Goal 55' (Report)
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 34,015
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Italy)

12 October 2005
19:00
Malta  1–1  Bulgaria
Zahra Goal 79' (Report) Yankov Goal 67'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 2,844
Referee: Vitaliy Godulyan (Ukraine)

12 October 2005
19:30
Sweden  3–1  Iceland
Ibrahimović Goal 29'
Larsson Goal 42'
Källström Goal 90+1'
(Report) Árnason Goal 11'

12 October 2005
19:30
Hungary  0–0  Croatia
(Report)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 8
2 Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria 7
Fredrik Ljungberg  Sweden
4 Eiður Guðjohnsen  Iceland 6
5 Dado Pršo  Croatia 5
Darijo Srna  Croatia
Henrik Larsson  Sweden

See also[edit]