2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 8

The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 8 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Malta and Sweden.

The group was won by Croatia, who qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Sweden also qualified as one of two best runners-up.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Croatia 10 7 3 0 21 5 +16 24 Qualification to 2006 FIFA World Cup 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–0
2   Sweden 10 8 0 2 30 4 +26 24 0–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 6–0
3   Bulgaria 10 4 3 3 17 17 0 15 1–3 0–3 2–0 3–2 4–1
4   Hungary 10 4 2 4 13 14 −1 14 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 4–0
5   Iceland 10 1 1 8 14 27 −13 4 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–3 4–1
6   Malta 10 0 3 7 4 32 −28 3 1–1 0–7 1–1 0–2 0–0

MatchesEdit

Iceland  1–3  Bulgaria
Guðjohnsen   51' (pen.) (Report) Berbatov   35', 49'
Yanev   62'
Croatia  3–0  Hungary
Pršo   31'
Klasnić   54'
Gyepes   80' (o.g.)
(Report)
Attendance: 20,853
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Malta  0–7  Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović   4', 11', 14', 71'
Ljungberg   46', 74'
Larsson   76'
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Haim Jakov (Israel)

Sweden  0–1  Croatia
(Report) Srna   64'
Attendance: 40,023
Hungary  3–2  Iceland
Gera   62'
Torghelle   75'
Szabics   79'
(Report) Guðjohnsen   39'
I. Sigurðsson   78'

Sweden  3–0  Hungary
Ljungberg   26'
Larsson   50'
Svensson   67'
(Report)
Malta  0–0  Iceland
(Report)
Attendance: 1,130
Croatia  2–2  Bulgaria
Srna   15', 31' (pen.) (Report) M. Petrov   77'
Berbatov   86'
Attendance: 31,565

Bulgaria  4–1  Malta
Berbatov   43', 55'
Yanev   47'
Yankov   88'
(Report) Mifsud   11'
Iceland  1–4  Sweden
Guðjohnsen   66' (Report) Larsson   24', 39'
Allbäck   27'
Wilhelmsson   45'

Malta  0–2  Hungary
(Report) Gera   39'
Kovács   93'
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)

Bulgaria  0–3  Sweden
(Report) Ljungberg   17', 90+2' (pen.)
Edman   74'
Croatia  4–0  Iceland
N. Kovač   38', 75'
Šimunić   70'
Pršo   90+1'
(Report)
Attendance: 17,912

Croatia  3–0  Malta
Pršo   22', 35'
Tudor   79'
(Report)
Attendance: 15,510
Hungary  1–1  Bulgaria
Rajczi   90' (Report) S. Petrov   51'

Sweden  6–0  Malta
Jonson   6'
Svensson   18'
Wilhelmsson   29'
Ibrahimović   40'
Ljungberg   57'
Elmander   81'
(Report)
Attendance: 35,593
Bulgaria  1–3  Croatia
M. Petrov   72' (Report) Babić   19'
Tudor   57'
Kranjčar   80'
Iceland  2–3  Hungary
Guðjohnsen   17'
K. Sigurðsson   68'
(Report) Gera   45', 56'
Huszti   73'

Iceland  4–1  Malta
Þorvaldsson   27'
Guðjohnsen   33'
Guðmundsson   74'
V. Gunnarsson   84'
(Report) Said   58'

Sweden  3–0  Bulgaria
Ljungberg   60'
Mellberg   75'
Ibrahimović   90'
(Report)
Iceland  1–3  Croatia
Guðjohnsen   24' (Report) Balaban   56', 61'
Srna   82'
Hungary  4–0  Malta
Torghelle   34'
Said   55' (o.g.)
Takács   64'
Rajczi   85'
(Report)

Malta  1–1  Croatia
Wellman   74' (Report) Kranjčar   19'
Bulgaria  3–2  Iceland
Berbatov   21'
Iliev   69'
M. Petrov   86'
(Report) Steinsson   9'
Hreiðarsson   16'
Hungary  0–1  Sweden
(Report) Ibrahimović   90+1'

Bulgaria  2–0  Hungary
Berbatov   29'
Lazarov   55'
(Report)
Croatia  1–0  Sweden
Srna   55' (Report)
Attendance: 34,015

Malta  1–1  Bulgaria
Barbara   79' (Report) Yankov   67'
Sweden  3–1  Iceland
Ibrahimović   29'
Larsson   42'
Källström   90+1'
(Report) Árnason   11'
Hungary  0–0  Croatia
(Report)

GoalscorersEdit

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

See alsoEdit