1994 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5

The qualification matches for Group 5 of the European zone (UEFA) of the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament took place between May 1992 and November 1993.

Group 5 consisted of 6 of the 39 teams entered into the European zone:[1] Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Russia and Yugoslavia. In October 1992, however, after their away game against Iceland and home game with Russia were both postponed, Yugoslavia was suspended by FIFA as a result of the United Nations sanctions against that country stemming from the Yugoslav wars. The remaining 5 teams competed on a home-and-away basis for 2 of the 12 spots in the final tournament allocated to the European zone, with the group's winner and runner-up claiming those spots.

Note: The draw was made on 8 December 1991, at that time  Yugoslavia was not yet called  FR Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was excluded[2] due to UN sanctions in connection with the war in Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2]

During the draw  Russia was known as  Soviet Union and in 1992 as  CIS, under which it competed at the UEFA Euro 1992. Following dissolution of the Soviet Union, a proposition of Ukraine to arrange a separate tournament for all successors of the Soviet Union and supported by Georgia and Armenia was blocked by Russia.[3] The final decision on succession was taken on 1 June 1992[2] at the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Stockholm.[3]

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Greece 8 6 2 0 10 2 +8 14
  Russia 8 5 2 1 15 4 +11 12
  Iceland 8 3 2 3 7 6 +1 8
  Hungary 8 2 1 5 6 11 −5 5
  Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 17 −15 1
  FR Yugoslavia Suspended by FIFA[4]

ResultsEdit

Greece  1 – 0  Iceland
Sofianopoulos   25' Report

Hungary  1 – 2  Iceland
K. Kovács   3' Report Orlygsson   51'
Magnússon   73'
Attendance: 11,000

Luxembourg  0 – 3  Hungary
Report Détári   15'
K. Kovács   53'78'

Iceland  0 – 1  Greece
Report P. Tsalouchidis   61'
Attendance: 4,973
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Russia  1 – 0  Iceland
Yuran   65' Report
Attendance: 18,000

Russia  2 – 0  Luxembourg
Yuran   5'
Radchenko   24'
Report
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Ilkka Koho (Finland)

Greece  0 – 0  Hungary
Report

Greece  2 – 0  Luxembourg
Dimitriadis   30' (pen.)
Mitropoulos   65'
Report

Hungary  0 – 1  Greece
Report Apostolakis   70' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000

Luxembourg  0 – 4  Russia
Report Kiriakov   11'46'
Shalimov   58'
Kulkov   90'

Russia  3 – 0  Hungary
Kanchelskis   55'
Kolyvanov   60'
Yuran   85'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Luxembourg  1 – 1  Iceland
Birgisson   70' (o.g.) Report Gudjohnsen   40'
Attendance: 1,965
Russia  1 – 1  Greece
Dobrovolski   70' (pen.) Report Mitropoulos   45'
Attendance: 35,000

Iceland  1 – 1  Russia
Sverrisson   25' Report Kiriakov   38'

Iceland  2 – 0  Hungary
Sverrisson   13'
Gudjohnsen   77'
Report
Attendance: 2,755
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Hungary  1 – 3  Russia
Klausz   20' Report Piatnitski   14'
Kiriakov   53'
Borodiuk   89'
Iceland  1 – 0  Luxembourg
Ingólfsson   61' Report

Luxembourg  1 – 3  Greece
Fanelli   82' Report Machlas   31'
Apostolakis   63'
Saravakos   71'
Attendance: 2,538

Hungary  1 – 0  Luxembourg
Détári   20' Report
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Oğuz Sarvan (Turkey)

Greece  1 – 0  Russia
Machlas   69' Report

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only 37 of the entered teams actually competed in the qualification tournament: Germany qualified for the World Cup automatically as defending champions and Liechtenstein withdrew before the draw was made Additionally, Yugoslavia was suspended by FIFA due to UN sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars.
  2. ^ a b c Yugoslavia barred from European Championships. UPI. 31 May 1992
  3. ^ a b We hacked window to America (Прорубили окно в Америку). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
  4. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  5. ^ https://www.magyarfutball.hu/hu/merkozesek/1992-06-03/magyarorszag-izland
  6. ^ https://eu-football.info/_match.php?id=9780

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