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
  Croatia Sweden Bulgaria Hungary Iceland Malta
Croatia  1–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–0
Sweden  0–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 6–0
Bulgaria  1–3 0–3 2–0 3–2 4–1
Hungary  0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 4–0
Iceland  1–3 1–4 1–3 2–3 4–1
Malta  1–1 0–7 1–1 0–2 0–0

Matches[edit]

Iceland 1–3 Bulgaria
Guðjohnsen Goal 51' (pen.) (Report) Berbatov Goal 35'49'
Yanev Goal 62'
Croatia 3–0 Hungary
Pršo Goal 31'
Klasnić Goal 54'
Gyepes Goal 80' (o.g.)
(Report)
Attendance: 20,853
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Malta 0–7 Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović Goal 4'11'14'71'
Ljungberg Goal 46'74'
Larsson Goal 76'
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Haim Jakov (Israel)

Sweden 0–1 Croatia
(Report) Srna Goal 64'
Attendance: 40,023
Hungary 3–2 Iceland
Gera Goal 62'
Torghelle Goal 75'
Szabics Goal 79'
(Report) Guðjohnsen Goal 39'
I. Sigurðsson Goal 78'

Sweden 3–0 Hungary
Ljungberg Goal 26'
Larsson Goal 50'
Svensson Goal 67'
(Report)
Malta 0–0 Iceland
(Report)
Attendance: 1,130
Croatia 2–2 Bulgaria
Srna Goal 15'31' (pen.) (Report) M. Petrov Goal 77'
Berbatov Goal 86'
Attendance: 31,565

Bulgaria 4–1 Malta
Berbatov Goal 43'55'
Yanev Goal 47'
Yankov Goal 88'
(Report) Mifsud Goal 11'
Iceland 1–4 Sweden
Guðjohnsen Goal 66' (Report) Larsson Goal 24'39'
Allbäck Goal 27'
Wilhelmsson Goal 45'

Malta 0–2 Hungary
(Report) Gera Goal 39'
Kovács Goal 93'
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)

Bulgaria 0–3 Sweden
(Report) Ljungberg Goal 17'90+2' (pen.)
Edman Goal 74'
Croatia 4–0 Iceland
N. Kovač Goal 38'75'
Šimunić Goal 70'
Pršo Goal 90+1'
(Report)
Attendance: 17,912

Croatia 3–0 Malta
Pršo Goal 22'35'
Tudor Goal 79'
(Report)
Attendance: 15,510
Hungary 1–1 Bulgaria
Rajczi Goal 90' (Report) S. Petrov Goal 51'

Sweden 6–0 Malta
Jonson Goal 6'
Svensson Goal 18'
Wilhelmsson Goal 29'
Ibrahimović Goal 40'
Ljungberg Goal 57'
Elmander Goal 81'
(Report)
Attendance: 35,593
Bulgaria 1–3 Croatia
M. Petrov Goal 72' (Report) Babić Goal 19'
Tudor Goal 57'
Kranjčar Goal 80'
Iceland 2–3 Hungary
Guðjohnsen Goal 17'
K. Sigurðsson Goal 68'
(Report) Gera Goal 45'56'
Huszti Goal 73'

Iceland 4–1 Malta
Þorvaldsson Goal 27'
Guðjohnsen Goal 33'
Guðmundsson Goal 74'
V. Gunnarsson Goal 84'
(Report) Said Goal 58'

Sweden 3–0 Bulgaria
Ljungberg Goal 60'
Mellberg Goal 75'
Ibrahimović Goal 90'
(Report)
Iceland 1–3 Croatia
Guðjohnsen Goal 24' (Report) Balaban Goal 56'61'
Srna Goal 82'
Hungary 4–0 Malta
Torghelle Goal 34'
Said Goal 55' (o.g.)
Takács Goal 64'
Rajczi Goal 85'
(Report)

Malta 1–1 Croatia
Wellman Goal 74' (Report) Kranjčar Goal 19'
Bulgaria 3–2 Iceland
Berbatov Goal 21'
Iliev Goal 69'
M. Petrov Goal 86'
(Report) Steinsson Goal 9'
Hreiðarsson Goal 16'
Hungary 0–1 Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović Goal 90+1'

Bulgaria 2–0 Hungary
Berbatov Goal 29'
Lazarov Goal 55'
(Report)
Croatia 1–0 Sweden
Srna Goal 55' (Report)
Attendance: 34,015

Malta 1–1 Bulgaria
Zahra Goal 79' (Report) Yankov Goal 67'
Sweden 3–1 Iceland
Ibrahimović Goal 29'
Larsson Goal 42'
Källström Goal 90+1'
(Report) Árnason Goal 11'
Hungary 0–0 Croatia
(Report)

Goalscorers[edit]

8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

See also[edit]