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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for UEFA teams.

The European section of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in South Korea and Japan, for national teams which are members of the UEFA. Apart from France, who qualified automatically as defending champions, a total of 13.5 slots in the final tournament were available for UEFA teams.

The 50 teams were divided into nine groups, five groups of six teams and four groups of five teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. Among the runners-up, the runner-up of Group 2 was drawn randomly to advance to the UEFA–AFC Intercontinental play-off. The other runners-up would advance to the UEFA play-offs.[1]

In the play-offs, the eight teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The four aggregate winners qualified. The qualifying process started on 2 September 2000, after UEFA Euro 2000, and ended on 14 November 2001.

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Qualification seeding (UEFA)Edit

The draw was made in December 1999, and was based on average points per game achieved in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification and UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying. France qualified automatically as title holders, and because Belgium and Netherlands, as hosts, had not had to qualify for UEFA Euro 2000, only their 1998 World Cup result was used. Andorra made their debut in World Cup qualifying.

The national teams which eventually qualified for the final tournament are presented in bold and the national teams who took part in the play-offs (AFC-UEFA play-off included) are presented in italic.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

  Spain 2.61
  Romania 2.60
  Norway 2.50
  Sweden 2.39
  Netherlands 2.38
  Czech Republic 2.30
  Germany 2.28
  Belgium 2.25
  Yugoslavia 2.22

  Austria 2.11
  Portugal 2.10
  Italy 2.06
  Scotland 2.05
  England 2.00
  Russia 2.00
  Ukraine 2.00
  Denmark 1.94
  Turkey 1.94

  Republic of Ireland 1.89
  Croatia 1.88
  Slovakia 1.65
  Bulgaria 1.63
  Israel 1.63
  Greece 1.61
   Switzerland 1.50
  Poland 1.44
  Lithuania 1.40

  Cyprus 1.38
  Hungary 1.33
  Finland 1.31
  Iceland 1.20
  North Macedonia 1.17
  Latvia 1.15
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.11
  Slovenia 1.00
  Wales 1.00

  Georgia 0.83
  Armenia 0.80
  Estonia 0.75
  Northern Ireland 0.67
  Albania 0.55
  Faroe Islands 0.45
  Azerbaijan 0.39
  Belarus 0.39
  Moldova 0.25
  Liechtenstein 0.20
  Andorra 0.00
  Luxembourg 0.00
  Malta 0.00
  San Marino 0.00

SummaryEdit

Table - top row: group winners, second row: group runners-up, third row: others. The winner of each group qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup together with winners of play-off. Group 2 was chosen at random before qualifying began for its runner- up to participate in the UEFA/AFC intercontinental play-off. As runner-up in group 2, Ireland played a play-off against a team from the AFC confederation, whereas the others played against each other (UEFA play-off).

  Winner of each group qualified directly for the 2002 FIFA World Cup
  The runners-up advanced to the second round (play-offs)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8 Group 9
 
Russia
 
Portugal
 
Denmark
 
Sweden
 
Poland
 
Croatia
 
Spain
 
Italy
 
England
 
Slovenia
 
Republic of Ireland
 
Czech Republic
 
Turkey
 
Ukraine
 
Belgium
 
Austria
 
Romania
 
Germany
 
Yugoslavia
 
Switzerland
 
Faroe Islands
 
Luxembourg
 
Netherlands
 
Estonia
 
Cyprus
 
Andorra
 
Bulgaria
 
Iceland
 
Northern Ireland
 
Malta
 
Slovakia
 
North Macedonia
 
Moldova
 
Azerbaijan
 
Belarus
 
Norway
 
Wales
 
Armenia
 
Scotland
 
Latvia
 
San Marino
 
Israel
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Liechtenstein
 
Georgia
 
Hungary
 
Lithuania
 
Finland
 
Greece
 
Albania

First roundEdit

The winner of each group qualified directly, the runner-up advanced to play-off (either UEFA playoff or UEFA-AFC playoff).

Legend
Qualified directly for the 2002 World Cup
Advanced to the play-offs

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 10 7 2 1 18 5 13 23
  Slovenia 10 5 5 0 17 9 8 20
  Yugoslavia 10 5 4 1 22 8 14 19
   Switzerland 10 4 2 4 18 12 6 14
  Faroe Islands 10 2 1 7 6 23 −17 7
  Luxembourg 10 0 0 10 4 28 −24 0
             
Faroe Islands   1–0 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–6
Luxembourg   0–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–2
Russia   1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1
Slovenia   3–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1
Switzerland    5–1 5–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Yugoslavia   2–0 6–2 0–1 1–1 1–1

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 10 7 3 0 33 7 26 24
  Republic of Ireland 10 7 3 0 23 5 18 24
  Netherlands 10 6 2 2 30 9 21 20
  Estonia 10 2 2 6 10 26 −16 8
  Cyprus 10 2 2 6 13 31 −18 8
  Andorra 10 0 0 10 5 36 −31 0
             
Andorra   2–3 1–2 0–3 0–5 1–7
Cyprus   5–0 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3
Estonia   1–0 2–2 0–2 2–4 1–3
Republic of Ireland   3–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Netherlands   4–0 4–0 5–0 2–2 0–2
Portugal   3–0 6–0 5–0 1–1 2–2

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 10 6 4 0 22 6 16 22
  Czech Republic 10 6 2 2 20 8 12 20
  Bulgaria 10 5 2 3 14 15 −1 17
  Iceland 10 4 1 5 14 20 −6 13
  Northern Ireland 10 3 2 5 11 12 −1 11
  Malta 10 0 1 9 4 24 −20 1
             
Bulgaria   0–1 0–2 2–1 3–0 4–3
Czech Republic   6–0 0–0 4–0 3–2 3–1
Denmark   1–1 2–1 6–0 2–1 1–1
Iceland   1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–0
Malta   0–2 0–0 0–5 1–4 0–1
Northern Ireland   0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 10 8 2 0 20 3 17 26
  Turkey 10 6 3 1 18 8 10 21
  Slovakia 10 5 2 3 16 9 7 17
  North Macedonia 10 1 4 5 11 18 −7 7
  Moldova 10 1 3 6 6 20 −14 6
  Azerbaijan 10 1 2 7 4 17 −13 5
             
Azerbaijan   1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1
North Macedonia   3–0 2–2 0–5 1–2 1–2
Moldova   2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–3
Slovakia   3–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 0–1
Sweden   3–0 1–0 6–0 2–0 1–1
Turkey   3–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–2

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 10 6 3 1 21 11 10 21
  Ukraine 10 4 5 1 13 8 5 17
  Belarus 10 4 3 3 12 11 1 15
  Norway 10 2 4 4 12 14 −2 10
  Wales 10 1 6 3 10 12 −2 9
  Armenia 10 0 5 5 7 19 −12 5
             
Armenia   0–0 1–4 1–1 2–3 2–2
Belarus   2–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 2–1
Norway   0–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–2
Poland   4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0
Ukraine   3–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1
Wales   0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Croatia 8 5 3 0 15 2 13 18
  Belgium 8 5 2 1 25 6 19 17
  Scotland 8 4 3 1 12 6 6 15
  Latvia 8 1 1 6 5 16 −11 4
  San Marino 8 0 1 7 3 30 −27 1
           
Belgium   0–0 3–1 10–1 2–0
Croatia   1–0 4–1 4–0 1–1
Latvia   0–4 0–1 1–1 0–1
San Marino   1–4 0–4 0–1 0–2
Scotland   2–2 0–0 2–1 4–0

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 8 6 2 0 21 4 17 20
  Austria 8 4 3 1 10 8 2 15
  Israel 8 3 3 2 11 7 4 12
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 2 4 12 12 0 8
  Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 0 23 −23 0
           
Austria   2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1
Bosnia and Herzegovina   1–1 0–0 5–0 1–2
Israel   1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1
Liechtenstein   0–1 0–3 0–3 0–2
Spain   4–0 4–1 2–0 5–0

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 8 6 2 0 16 3 13 20
  Romania 8 5 1 2 10 7 3 16
  Georgia 8 3 1 4 12 12 0 10
  Hungary 8 2 2 4 14 13 1 8
  Lithuania 8 0 2 6 3 20 −17 2
           
Georgia   3–1 1–2 2–0 0–2
Hungary   4–1 2–2 1–1 0–2
Italy   2–0 1–0 4–0 3–0
Lithuania   0–4 1–6 0–0 1–2
Romania   1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 8 5 2 1 16 6 10 17
  Germany 8 5 2 1 14 10 4 17
  Finland 8 3 3 2 12 7 5 12
  Greece 8 2 1 5 7 17 −10 7
  Albania 8 1 0 7 5 14 −9 3
           
Albania   1–3 0–2 0–2 2–0
England   2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2
Finland   2–1 0–0 2–2 5–1
Germany   2–1 1–5 0–0 2–0
Greece   1–0 0–2 1–0 2–4

Play-offsEdit

The runners-up advanced to play-off where they either met each other or, by draw, a team from the AFC confederation. The team to meet an AFC team became the Republic of Ireland.[2]

UEFAEdit

Belgium qualified by the aggregate score of 2–0.

Germany qualified by the aggregate score of 5–2.

Slovenia qualified by the aggregate score of 3–2.

Turkey qualified by the aggregate score of 6–0.

UEFA–AFCEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Republic of Ireland   2–1   Iran 2–0 0–1

Qualified teamsEdit

The following 15 teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  France Defending champions 12 July 1998 10 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998)
  Russia Group 1 winners 6 October 2001 8 (19582, 19622, 19662, 19702, 19822, 19862, 19902, 1994)
  Portugal Group 2 winners 6 October 2001 2 (1966, 1986)
  Denmark Group 3 winners 6 October 2001 2 (1986, 1998)
  Sweden Group 4 winners 5 September 2001 9 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994)
  Poland Group 5 winners 1 September 2001 5 (1938, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986)
  Croatia Group 6 winners 6 October 2001 1 (1998)
  Spain Group 7 winners 5 September 2001 10 (1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Italy Group 8 winners 6 October 2001 14 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  England Group 9 winners 6 October 2001 10 (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998)
  Germany Play-off winners 14 November 2001 14 (1934, 1938, 19543, 19583, 19623, 19663, 19703, 19743, 19783, 19823, 19863, 19903, 1994, 1998)
  Belgium Play-off winners 14 November 2001 10 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Slovenia Play-off winners 14 November 2001 0 (debut)
  Turkey Play-off winners 14 November 2001 1 (1954)
  Republic of Ireland UEFA-AFC Play-off winners 15 November 2001 2 (1990, 1994)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 Competed as Soviet Union.
3 Competed as West Germany. A separate team for East Germany also participated in qualifications during this time, having only competed in 1974.

GoalscorersEdit

10 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Broadcasting rightsEdit

EuropeEdit

AmericasEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fifa announces play-off draw". BBC. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Ireland / Iran Play Off Matches for 2002 World Cup Finals".

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