1990 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL–OFC play-off)

The 1990 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL–OFC qualification play-off was an association football match played over two-legs between Israel and Colombia. The first leg was played at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia on the 15 October 1989; the second leg being played at the Ramat Gan Stadium in Ramat Gan, Israel opn the 30 October 1989.

1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
(CONMEBOLOFC play-off)
Event1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
Colombia won 1–0 on aggregate
First leg
Date15 October 1989
VenueEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla
RefereeMichel Vautrot (France)
Attendance65,000
Second leg
Date30 October 1989
VenueRamat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
RefereeEdgardo Codesal (Mexico)
Attendance50,000
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Both teams had to compete in regional qualifiers to make it to the play-off. home-and-away tie between the winners of the Oceania qualifying tournament, Israel, and the third-best team from the South American (CONMEBOL) qualifying tournament, Colombia. The games were played on 15 and 29 October 1989 in Barranquilla and Ramat Gan respectively. The last time Israel made the finals was Mexico 1970, Colombia was Chile 1962. After winning 2–1 on points (1–0 on aggregate), Colombia qualified for the World Cup.[1]

VenuesEdit

Estadio Roberto Meléndez (left) and Ramat Gan Stadium, venues for the series

BackgroundEdit

Colombia Round Israel
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
  Paraguay 4 2 0 2 6 7 −1 4
  Ecuador 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 3
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Israel 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
  Australia 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 4
  New Zealand 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 3

Play-off matchEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Colombia  1–0  Israel
Usuriaga   73' Report

Second legEdit

Second leg
Israel  0–0  Colombia
Attendance: 50,000

ReferencesEdit