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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)

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For the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, there were two scheduled inter-confederation play-offs to determine the final two qualification spots to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)
Tournament details
Dates10 October – 18 November 2009
Teams4 (from 4 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored4 (1 per match)
Attendance148,000 (37,000 per match)
Top scorer(s)Costa Rica Walter Centeno
New Zealand Rory Fallon
Uruguay Sebastián Abreu
Uruguay Diego Lugano
(1 goal each)
2006
2014

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The four teams participating were:

Confederation Placement Team
AFC Fifth Round (play-off) winner   Bahrain
CONCACAF Fourth Round 4th place   Costa Rica
CONMEBOL Round-robin 5th place   Uruguay
OFC Second Round winner   New Zealand

FormatEdit

The ties themselves were not drawn, but were allocated by FIFA as:

This allocation allowed better start times of the matches than the previous one, because teams were now in closer time zones. The draw for the order in which the two matches were played was held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, The Bahamas.[1]

MatchesEdit

AFC v OFCEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahrain   0–1   New Zealand 0–0 0–1
Bahrain  0–0  New Zealand
(Report)
New Zealand  1–0  Bahrain
Fallon   45' (Report)
Attendance: 36,500

New Zealand won 1–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

CONCACAF v CONMEBOLEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Costa Rica   1–2   Uruguay 0–1 1–1
Costa Rica  0–1  Uruguay
(Report) Lugano   21'
Uruguay  1–1  Costa Rica
Abreu   70' (Report) Centeno   74'

Uruguay won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 4 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 1 goal per match.

1 goal

ReferencesEdit