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The 1995 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎) was the second and last tournament held under the King Fahd Cup name before the competition was sanctioned by FIFA and renamed the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in January 1995. It was won by Denmark, who beat defending champions Argentina 2–0 in the final.[2]

1995 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1995
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 6 January – 13 January
Teams 6 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 19 (2.38 per match)
Attendance 165,000 (20,625 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Luis García (3 goals)
Best player Denmark Brian Laudrup[1]
1992
1997

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
1995 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
  Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts n/a 2nd
  Denmark UEFA UEFA Euro 1992 winners 26 June 1992 1st
  Japan AFC 1992 AFC Asian Cup winners 8 November 1992 1st
  Argentina CONMEBOL 1993 Copa América winners 4 July 1993 2nd
  Mexico CONCACAF 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 25 July 1993 1st
  Nigeria CAF 1994 African Cup of Nations winners 10 April 1994 1st

VenueEdit

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

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0

6 January 1995
18:15 AST
Saudi Arabia   0–2   Mexico
Report L. García   65'82'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Salvador Imperatore (Chile)

8 January 1995
18:15 AST
Saudi Arabia   0–2   Denmark
Report B. Laudrup   43'
Wieghorst   90'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

10 January 1995
18:15 AST
Denmark   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Mexico
Rasmussen   48' Report L. García   25'
  Penalties  
Schjønberg  
M. Laudrup  
J. Høgh  
Rieper  
4–2   Suárez
  Bernal
  Del Olmo
  L. García
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Salvador Imperatore (Chile)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
  Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4
  Japan 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0

6 January 1995
01:00 AST
Japan   0–3   Nigeria
Report Amunike   4'
Adepoju   55'
Amokachi   65'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ion Crăciunescu (Romania)

8 January 1995
20:00 AST
Japan   1–5   Argentina
Miura   57' Report Rambert   31'
Ortega   45'
Batistuta   47'86' (pen.)
Chamot   54'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla (Costa Rica)

10 January 1995
01:00 AST
Nigeria   0–0   Argentina
Report

Final stagesEdit

Third place play-offEdit

13 January 1995
18:00 AST
Mexico   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Nigeria
Ramírez   20' Report Amokachi   31'
  Penalties  
García Aspe  
García  
Galindo  
Hermosillo  
Suárez  
5–4   Okocha
  Adepoju
  Eguavoen
  Iroha
  Amunike

FinalEdit

13 January 1995
20:15 AST
Denmark   2–0   Argentina
M. Laudrup   8' (pen.)
Rasmussen   75'
Report

GoalscorersEdit

With three goals, Luis García is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 19 goals were scored by 14 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
  2. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup-Part 1995 King Fahd Cup". Soccer Nostalgia. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 

External linksEdit