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The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in October 1992, and was won by Argentina, who beat Saudi Arabia 3–1 in the final. The 1992 tournament was the only one not to feature a group stage and only featured four nations.

1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates15 October – 20 October
Teams4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place United States
Fourth place Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
United States Bruce Murray
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Fernando Redondo[1]
1995

Qualified teamsEdit

 
1992 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Participation no.
  Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1988 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
  United States CONCACAF 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 1st
  Argentina CONMEBOL 1991 Copa América winners 1st
  Ivory Coast CAF 1992 African Cup of Nations winners 1st

SquadsEdit

VenueEdit

All matches were played at the 67,000-capacity King Fahd II Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Match refereesEdit

Africa
Asia
North, Central America and Caribbean
South America

Final tournamentEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 October – Riyadh
 
 
  Argentina4
 
20 October – Riyadh
 
  Ivory Coast0
 
  Argentina3
 
15 October – Riyadh
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
  United States0
 
 
  Saudi Arabia3
 
Third place
 
 
19 October – Riyadh
 
 
  United States5
 
 
  Ivory Coast2

Semi-finalsEdit

United States  0–3  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi   48' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan   74'
Al-Muwallid   84'

Argentina  4–0  Ivory Coast
Batistuta   2'10'
Altamirano   67'
Acosta   81'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Third place matchEdit

United States  5–2  Ivory Coast
Balboa   12'
Jones   31'
Wynalda   56'
Murray   67'83'
Report Traoré   16'
Sié   76'

FinalEdit

Argentina  3–1  Saudi Arabia
Rodríguez   18'
Caniggia   24'
Simeone   64'
Report Al-Owairan   65'
Attendance: 75,000

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With two goals, Gabriel Batistuta and Bruce Murray were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 18 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

2 goals
1 goal

Final standingsEdit

R Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1   Argentina 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4
2   Saudi Arabia 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2
3   United States 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2
4   Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 2 9 –7 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF

External linksEdit