2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group E

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group E was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania, Cyprus and Iceland.

The group winners, Switzerland, qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Iceland placed among the eight best runners-up and advanced to the play-offs, where they were drawn to play home-and-away matches against Croatia.[1] However, they failed to qualify for the World Cup after drawing the first match and losing the second.

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Switzerland 10 7 3 0 17 6 +11 24
 Iceland 10 5 2 3 17 15 +2 17
 Slovenia 10 5 0 5 14 11 +3 15
 Norway 10 3 3 4 10 13 −3 12
 Albania 10 3 2 5 9 11 −2 11
 Cyprus 10 1 2 7 4 15 −11 5
  Albania Cyprus Iceland Norway Slovenia Switzerland
Albania  3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2
Cyprus  0–0 1–0 1–3 0–2 0–0
Iceland  2–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 0–2
Norway  0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–2
Slovenia  1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–2
Switzerland   2–0 1–0 4–4 1–1 1–0
  Winner qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Runner-up (ranked as one of the eight best runners-up among all nine groups) advanced to the play-offs

Matches[edit]

A meeting was held in Zurich, Switzerland, on 22 November 2011 to determine the schedule. The delegates failed to reach agreement on the fixtures, which were then determined by a random draw at the conclusion of the meeting.[2]

Albania  3–1  Cyprus
Sadiku Goal 36'
Çani Goal 84'
Bogdani Goal 87'
Report Laban Goal 45+5'
Attendance: 9,400

Slovenia  0–2   Switzerland
Report Xhaka Goal 20'
Inler Goal 51'
Attendance: 13,213

Iceland  2–0  Norway
Árnason Goal 22'
Finnbogason Goal 81'
Report
Attendance: 8,352

Cyprus  1–0  Iceland
Makrides Goal 58' Report

Norway  2–1  Slovenia
Henriksen Goal 26'
J. A. Riise Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Report Šuler Goal 16'
Attendance: 11,168

Switzerland   2–0  Albania
Shaqiri Goal 23'
Inler Goal 68' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 16,500

Albania  1–2  Iceland
Çani Goal 28' Report Bjarnason Goal 19'
Sigurðsson Goal 81'
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)

Switzerland   1–1  Norway
Gavranović Goal 79' Report Hangeland Goal 81'
Attendance: 30,712

Slovenia  2–1  Cyprus
Matavž Goal 38'61' Report Aloneftis Goal 83'
Attendance: 7,988

Cyprus  1–3  Norway
Aloneftis Goal 42' Report Hangeland Goal 45'
Elyounoussi Goal 81' (pen.)
King Goal 83'

Iceland  0–2   Switzerland
Report Barnetta Goal 66'
Gavranović Goal 79'

Albania  1–0  Slovenia
Roshi Goal 37' Report
Attendance: 9,000

Slovenia  1–2  Iceland
Novaković Goal 34' Report Sigurðsson Goal 55'78'
Attendance: 6,500

Norway  0–1  Albania
Report Salihi Goal 66'
Attendance: 11,207

Cyprus  0–0   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 2,045

Albania  1–1  Norway
Rama Goal 40' Report Høgli Goal 87'
Attendance: 15,600

Iceland  2–4  Slovenia
Bjarnason Goal 22'
Finnbogason Goal 26' (pen.)
Report Kirm Goal 11'
Birsa Goal 31' (pen.)
Cesar Goal 61'
Krhin Goal 86'
Attendance: 9,202

Switzerland   1–0  Cyprus
Seferović Goal 90' Report
Attendance: 16,900

Norway  2–0  Cyprus
Elyounoussi Goal 43'
King Goal 66'
Report
Attendance: 11,295
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)

Slovenia  1–0  Albania
Kampl Goal 19' Report
Attendance: 13,843
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Switzerland   4–4  Iceland
Lichtsteiner Goal 15'30'
Schär Goal 27'
Džemaili Goal 54' (pen.)
Report Guðmundsson Goal 3'68'90+1'
Sigþórsson Goal 56'
Attendance: 26,000

Norway  0–2   Switzerland
Report Schär Goal 12'51'
Attendance: 16,631
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Cyprus  0–2  Slovenia
Report Novaković Goal 12'
Iličić Goal 80'
Attendance: 714
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)

Iceland  2–1  Albania
Bjarnason Goal 13'
Sigþórsson Goal 47'
Report Rama Goal 9'
Attendance: 9,768

Albania  1–2   Switzerland
Salihi Goal 89' (pen.) Report Shaqiri Goal 47'
Lang Goal 77'
Attendance: 14,000

Iceland  2–0  Cyprus
Sigþórsson Goal 60'
Sigurðsson Goal 76'
Report
Attendance: 9,767
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Slovenia  3–0  Norway
Novaković Goal 13'14'49' Report
Attendance: 10,890

Cyprus  0–0  Albania
Report
Attendance: 341
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Norway  1–1  Iceland
Braaten Goal 30' Report Sigþórsson Goal 12'
Attendance: 6,796

Switzerland   1–0  Slovenia
Xhaka Goal 74' Report
Attendance: 22,014

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 71 goals in 30 matches, for an average of 2.37 goals per match.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline[edit]

Pos Player Country Yellow card Red card Suspended for match(es) Reason
DF Boštjan Cesar  Slovenia 4 1 vs Albania (16 October 2012) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Tranquillo Barnetta   Switzerland 2 1 vs Albania (11 September 2012) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Andi Lila  Albania 2 1 vs Norway (7 June 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Sölvi Ottesen  Iceland 1 1 vs Albania (12 October 2012) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Espen Ruud  Norway 4 0 vs Albania (22 March 2013)
vs Slovenia (11 October 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Vincent Laban  Cyprus 3 0 vs Slovenia (12 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Aron Gunnarsson  Iceland 3 0 vs Switzerland (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Eren Derdiyok   Switzerland 2 0 vs Iceland (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Valentinos Sielis  Cyprus 2 0 vs Norway (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Kári Árnason  Iceland 3 0 vs Slovenia (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Rúrik Gíslason  Iceland 2 0 vs Slovenia (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Grétar Steinsson  Iceland 2 0 vs Slovenia (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Josip Iličić  Slovenia 2 0 vs Iceland (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Andraž Kirm  Slovenia 3 0 vs Iceland (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Daniel Braaten  Norway 2 0 vs Albania (22 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson  Iceland 2 0 vs Slovenia (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Gylfi Sigurðsson  Iceland 3 0 vs Slovenia (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Lorik Cana  Albania 4 0 vs Norway (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Odise Roshi  Albania 2 0 vs Norway (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Armend Dallku  Albania 3 0 vs Slovenia (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Gökhan Inler   Switzerland 2 0 vs Iceland (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Elias Charalambous  Cyprus 2 0 vs Norway (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Konstantinos Makridis  Cyprus 2 0 vs Norway (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Efstathios Aloneftis  Cyprus 3 0 vs Slovenia (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Jasmin Kurtić  Slovenia 2 0 vs Cyprus (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Ansi Agolli  Albania 2 0 vs Iceland (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Giorgos Merkis  Cyprus 2 0 vs Albania (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Steve von Bergen   Switzerland 2 0 vs Slovenia (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches

Attendances[edit]

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Albania 15,600 8,200 11,240
 Cyprus 2,493 342 1,439
 Iceland 9,768 8,352 9,091
 Norway 16,631 6,796 11,420
  Switzerland 30,712 16,500 22,425
 Slovenia 13,843 6,500 10,487

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – European Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Po žrebu najprej s Švico in Norveško" [After the draw – first Switzerland and Norway] (in Slovenian). nzs.si. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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