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1998 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 9

Group 9 consisted of six of the 50 teams entered into the European zone:[1] Albania, Armenia, Germany, Northern Ireland, Portugal, and Ukraine. These six teams competed on a home-and-away basis for two of the 15 spots in the final tournament allocated to the European zone, with the group's winner and runner-up claiming those spots.

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StandingsEdit

Legend
Group winners and one best runner-up among all groups directly qualified for the finals
Remaining group runners-up advanced to the play-offs
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 10 6 4 0 23 9 +14 22
  Ukraine 10 6 2 2 10 6 +4 20
  Portugal 10 5 4 1 12 4 +8 19
  Armenia 10 1 5 4 8 17 −9 8
  Northern Ireland 10 1 4 5 6 10 −4 7
  Albania 10 1 1 8 7 20 −13 4
             
Albania   1–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 0–1
Armenia   3–0 1–5 0–0 0–0 0–2
Germany   4–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0
Northern Ireland   2–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1
Portugal   2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Ukraine   1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1

ResultsEdit

Northern Ireland  0–1  Ukraine
Report Rebrov   79'
Attendance: 9,358
Referee: Alain Sars (France)
Armenia  0–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 6,015

Ukraine  2–1  Portugal
Popov   4'
Maksymov   88'
Report João V. Pinto   83'
Attendance: 51,385
Northern Ireland  1–1  Armenia
Lennon   29' Report Assadourian   8'
Attendance: 8,357

Armenia  1–5  Germany
Mikaelyan   85' Report Häßler   20'39'
Klinsmann   26'
Bobić   69'
Kuntz   81'
Attendance: 42,000
Albania  0–3  Portugal
Report Figo   10'
Hélder   75'
Rui Costa   88'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Oguz Sarvan (Turkey)

Germany  1–1  Northern Ireland
Möller   40' Report Taggart   38'
Attendance: 40,718
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)
Portugal  1–0  Ukraine
Fernando Couto   58' Report
Attendance: 19,106
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
Albania  1–1  Armenia
Franholli   57' Report Ter-Petrosyan   90'
Attendance: 7,000

Portugal  0–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Northern Ireland  2–0  Albania
Dowie   12'21' Report
Attendance: 7,935

Albania  0–1  Ukraine
Report Rebrov   40'
Northern Ireland  0–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 9,400

Albania  2–3  Germany
Kola   61'90+2' (pen.) Report Kirsten   63'80'83'
Ukraine  2–1  Northern Ireland
Kosovsky   3'
Shevchenko   70'
Report Dowie   14' (pen.)
Attendance: 85,000

Germany  2–0  Ukraine
Bierhoff   62'
Basler   71'
Report
Attendance: 33,242
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Armenia  0–0  Northern Ireland
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Ukraine  1–1  Armenia
Shevchenko   6' Report Petrosyan   77'
Attendance: 47,000

Ukraine  0–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 63,000
Portugal  2–0  Albania
João V. Pinto   14'
Figo   70'
Report
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Northern Ireland  1–3  Germany
Hughes   59' Report Bierhoff   72'77'78'
Ukraine  1–0  Albania
Rebrov   86' Report
Attendance: 38,000
Portugal  3–1  Armenia
Domingos   23'
Figo   31'
Pedro Barbosa   55'
Report Assadourian   46'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Marcel Lica (Romania)

Germany  1–1  Portugal
Kirsten   80' Report Barbosa   70'
Attendance: 75,841
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
Armenia  3–0  Albania
Vardanyan   56'
Assadourian   81'
Avalyan   87' (pen.)
Report

Germany  4–0  Armenia
Klinsmann   70'84'
Häßler   85'
Kirsten   90+1'
Report
Attendance: 43,000
Albania  1–0  Northern Ireland
Haxhi   65' Report
Attendance: 2,650

Germany  4–3  Albania
Helmer   64'
Bierhoff   78'90'
Marschall   85'
Report Kohler   55' (o.g.)
Tare   80'
Vata   87'
Attendance: 44,522
Armenia  0–2  Ukraine
Report Shevchenko   33'
Maksymov   54'
Attendance: 7,500
Portugal  1–0  Northern Ireland
Conceição   18' Report
Attendance: 31,847

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only 49 of the entered teams actually competed in the qualification tournament: France qualified for the World Cup automatically as host.
  2. ^ a b c Played in neutral ground due to the 1997 rebellion in Albania.

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