2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)

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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)
Tournament details
Dates 10 October – 18 November 2009
Teams 4 (from 4 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 4 (1 per match)
Attendance 148,000 (37,000 per match)
Top scorer(s) Costa Rica Walter Centeno
New Zealand Rory Fallon
Uruguay Sebastián Abreu
Uruguay Diego Lugano
(1 goal each)
2006
2014

For the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, there were two scheduled inter-confederation play-offs to determine the final two qualification spots to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

The four teams participating were:

Confederation Placement Team
AFC Fifth Round (play-off) winner  Bahrain
CONCACAF Fourth Round 4th place  Costa Rica
CONMEBOL Round-robin 5th place  Uruguay
OFC Second Round winner  New Zealand

Format[edit]

The ties themselves were not drawn, but were allocated by FIFA as:

This allocation allowed better start times of the matches than the previous one, because teams were now in closer time zones. The draw for the order in which the two matches were played was held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, The Bahamas.[1]

Matches[edit]

AFC v OFC[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahrain  0–1  New Zealand 0–0 0–1
Bahrain  0–0  New Zealand
(Report)
Attendance: 37,000
New Zealand  1–0  Bahrain
Fallon Goal 45' (Report)
Attendance: 36,500

New Zealand won 1–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

CONCACAF v CONMEBOL[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Costa Rica  1–2  Uruguay 0–1 1–1
Costa Rica  0–1  Uruguay
(Report) Lugano Goal 21'
Uruguay  1–1  Costa Rica
Abreu Goal 70' (Report) Centeno Goal 74'

Uruguay won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 4 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 1 goal per match.

1 goal

References[edit]