2002 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

The five teams in this group played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner Spain qualified for the 17th FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan. The runner-up Austria advanced to the UEFA Play-off and played against Turkey. Spain dominated the group, with six wins out of eight, and only two away draws (against second-placed Austria and third-placed Israel) to mar the record. Second place, however, was not decided until the last minute of the last match: Austria had a three-point advantage, but Israel led 1-0 which would have brought them level in the group standings, and had a superior goal difference which would have seen them into second place, but Austria scored an injury-time equalizer to earn a draw and retain their second position.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Spain 8 6 2 0 21 4 +17 20 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 4–0 2–0 4–1 5–0
2   Austria 8 4 3 1 10 8 +2 15 Advance to UEFA play-offs 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0
3   Israel 8 3 3 2 11 7 +4 12 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
4   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 2 4 12 12 0 8 1–2 1–1 0–0 5–0
5   Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 0 23 −23 0 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–3

ResultsEdit

Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–2  Spain
Baljić   41' Report Gerard   39'
Etxeberria   72'

Spain  2–0  Israel
Gerard   20'
Hierro   54'
Report
Liechtenstein  0–1  Austria
Report Flögel   20'

Austria  1–1  Spain
Baur   22' Report Baraja   27'
Israel  3–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Berkovich   12'
Abuksis   62'
Katan   76'
Report Akrapović   48'

Spain  5–0  Liechtenstein
Helguera   20'
Mendieta   36', 82'
Hierro   55' (pen.)
Raúl   67'
Report

Austria  2–1  Israel
Baur   9'
Herzog   42' (pen.)
Report Baur   6' (o.g.)
Liechtenstein  0–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Barbarez   10', 72'
Hota   89'


Liechtenstein  0–3  Israel
Report Revivo   3'
Tal   7'
Nimni   18'

Israel  1–1  Spain
Revivo   4' Report Raúl   63'

Spain  4–0  Austria
Tristán   45'
Morientes   79', 84'
Mendieta   90+1'
Report

Liechtenstein  0–2  Spain
Report Raúl   19'
Nadal   82'
Austria  2–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Herzog   38', 87' Report

Bosnia and Herzegovina  5–0  Liechtenstein
Konjić   33'
Baljić   45' (pen.), 82' (pen.)
Šabić   69'
Dodik   85'
Report

Israel  1–1  Austria
Gershon   55' (pen.) Report Herzog   90+1'
  • The game was originally scheduled for 7 October 2001. On 4 October FIFA announced postponement of the match for safety reasons after a plane departed from Tel Aviv crashed in the Black Sea.[1]

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

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