2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia and Luxembourg.

The group was won by Switzerland, who qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Greece entered the UEFA play-off stage.

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Switzerland 10 6 3 1 18 8 +10 21
 Greece 10 6 2 2 20 10 +10 20
 Latvia 10 5 2 3 18 15 +3 17
 Israel 10 4 4 2 20 10 +10 16
 Luxembourg 10 1 2 7 4 25 −21 5
 Moldova 10 0 3 7 6 18 −12 3
  Greece Israel Latvia Luxembourg Moldova Switzerland
Greece  2–1 5–2 2–1 3–0 1–2
Israel  1–1 0–1 7–0 3–1 2–2
Latvia  0–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–2
Luxembourg  0–3 1–3 0–4 0–0 0–3
Moldova  1–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–2
Switzerland   2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0


Matches[edit]

The match schedule was established at a meeting in Israel on 8 January 2008.[1] However, Greece and Latvia failed to come to an agreement on matches between themselves, and, since the match schedule was not finalised by 16 January 2008 deadline, FIFA conducted a random draw to determine the fixtures.[2][3] The draw took place in Zagreb, Croatia at 16:00 CET on 30 January 2008, the eve of the XXXII Ordinary UEFA Congress.[4]


Moldova  1–2  Latvia
Alexeev Goal 76' Report Karlsons Goal 8'
Astafjevs Goal 22'

Israel  2–2   Switzerland
Benayoun Goal 73'
Sahar Goal 90+2'
Report Yakin Goal 45'
Nkufo Goal 56'
Attendance: 29,600

Luxembourg  0–3  Greece
Report Torosidis Goal 36'
Gekas Goal 45+1'
Charisteas Goal 76' (pen.)

Moldova  1–2  Israel
Picusceac Goal 1' Report Golan Goal 39'
Saban Goal 45'

Latvia  0–2  Greece
Report Gekas Goal 10'49'
Attendance: 8,600
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Switzerland   1–2  Luxembourg
Nkufo Goal 43' Report Strasser Goal 27'
A. Leweck Goal 87'
Attendance: 20,500

Switzerland   2–1  Latvia
Frei Goal 63'
Nkufo Goal 73'
Report Ivanovs Goal 71'

Luxembourg  1–3  Israel
Peters Goal 14' Report Benayoun Goal 2' (pen.)
Golan Goal 54'
Tuama Goal 81'
Attendance: 3,562
Referee: Igor Egorov (Russia)

Greece  3–0  Moldova
Charisteas Goal 31'51'
Katsouranis Goal 40'
Report
Attendance: 13,684

Latvia  1–1  Israel
Koļesņičenko Goal 89' Report Benayoun Goal 50'
Attendance: 7,100

Luxembourg  0–0  Moldova
Report
Attendance: 2,157

Greece  1–2   Switzerland
Charisteas Goal 68' Report Frei Goal 42' (pen.)
Nkufo Goal 77'

Luxembourg  0–4  Latvia
Report Karlsons Goal 25'
Cauņa Goal 48'
Višņakovs Goal 71'
Perepļotkins Goal 86'
Attendance: 2,516
Referee: Mark Whitby (Wales)

Moldova  0–2   Switzerland
Report Frei Goal 32'
Fernandes Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 10,500

Israel  1–1  Greece
Golan Goal 55' Report Gekas Goal 42'
Attendance: 38,000

Latvia  2–0  Luxembourg
Žigajevs Goal 44'
Verpakovskis Goal 76'
Report
Attendance: 6,700

Greece  2–1  Israel
Salpingidis Goal 32'
Samaras Goal 67' (pen.)
Report Barda Goal 60'

Switzerland   2–0  Moldova
Nkufo Goal 20'
Frei Goal 52'
Report
Attendance: 20,100

Moldova  0–0  Luxembourg
Report

Israel  0–1  Latvia
Report Gorkšs Goal 59'
Attendance: 20,000

Switzerland   2–0  Greece
Grichting Goal 84'
Padalino Goal 87'
Report
Attendance: 38,500

Israel  7–0  Luxembourg
Barda Goal 9'21'43'
Baruchyan Goal 15'
Golan Goal 58'
Sahar Goal 62'84'
Report
Attendance: 7,038

Latvia  2–2   Switzerland
Cauņa Goal 62'
Astafjevs Goal 75'
Report Frei Goal 43'
Derdiyok Goal 80'
Attendance: 8,600

Moldova  1–1  Greece
Andronic Goal 90' Report Gekas Goal 33'
Attendance: 9,870

Luxembourg  0–3   Switzerland
Report Senderos Goal 6'8'
Huggel Goal 22'

Israel  3–1  Moldova
Barda Goal 22'70'
Ben Dayan Goal 65'
Report Calincov Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 8,700

Greece  5–2  Latvia
Gekas Goal 4'47' (pen.)57'90+1'
Samaras Goal 73'
Report Verpakovskis Goal 12'40'
Attendance: 18,981

Greece  2–1  Luxembourg
Torosidis Goal 30'
Gekas Goal 33'
Report Papadopoulos Goal 90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 13,932

Latvia  3–2  Moldova
Rubins Goal 32'44'
Grebis Goal 76'
Report Ovseannicov Goal 25'
Sofroni Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,800

Switzerland   0–0  Israel
Report
Attendance: 38,500

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 86 goals scored during the 30 games, an average of 2.86 goals per game.

10 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Attendances[edit]

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Greece 28,810 13,684 19,640
 Israel 38,000 7,038 20,668
 Latvia 8,600 3,600 6,960
 Luxembourg 8,031 2,157 4,172
 Moldova 10,500 4,300 8,598
  Switzerland 38,500 18,026 27,125

References[edit]