2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group I was one of the ten UEFA groups in the World Cup qualification tournament to decide which teams would qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.[1] Group I consisted of six teams: Albania, Andorra, England, Hungary, Poland and San Marino.[2] The teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The group winners, England, qualified directly for the World Cup finals, while the runners-up, Poland, advanced to the second round (play-offs).

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   England 10 8 2 0 39 3 +36 26 Qualification for 2022 FIFA World Cup 2–1 5–0 1–1 4–0 5–0
2   Poland 10 6 2 2 30 11 +19 20 Advance to play-offs 1–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 5–0
3   Albania 10 6 0 4 12 12 0 18 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 5–0
4   Hungary 10 5 2 3 19 13 +6 17 0–4 3–3 0–1 2–1 4–0
5   Andorra 10 2 0 8 8 24 −16 6 0–5 1–4 0–1 1–4 2–0
6   San Marino 10 0 0 10 1 46 −45 0 0–10 1–7 0–2 0–3 0–3
Source: FIFA, UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 8 December 2020, the day following the draw.[4][5][6] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Andorra  0–1  Albania
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  • Lenjani   41'
England  5–0  San Marino
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Hungary  3–3  Poland
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Albania  0–2  England
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Poland  3–0  Andorra
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San Marino  0–3  Hungary
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Andorra  1–4  Hungary
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England  2–1  Poland
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San Marino  0–2  Albania
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Andorra  2–0  San Marino
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Hungary  0–4  England
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Attendance: 58,260[17]
Poland  4–1  Albania
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Attendance: 38,254[18]

Albania  1–0  Hungary
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England  4–0  Andorra
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San Marino  1–7  Poland
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Albania  5–0  San Marino
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Hungary  2–1  Andorra
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Poland  1–1  England
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Attendance: 56,212[24]

Andorra  0–5  England
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Hungary  0–1  Albania
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Poland  5–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 56,128[27]
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Albania  0–1  Poland
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Attendance: 21,000[28]
England  1–1  Hungary
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San Marino  0–3  Andorra
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Andorra  1–4  Poland
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England  5–0  Albania
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Attendance: 80,366[32]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Hungary  4–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 12,800[33]

Albania  1–0  Andorra
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Poland  1–2  Hungary
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Attendance: 56,197[35]
San Marino  0–10  England
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GoalscorersEdit

There were 109 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 3.63 goals per match.

12 goals

8 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

DisciplineEdit

A player was automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[37]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions could be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches (yellow card suspensions were carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
  Albania Keidi Bare   vs England (28 March 2021)
  vs Poland (2 September 2021)
vs Hungary (5 September 2021)
Endri Çekiçi   vs Hungary (5 September 2021)
  vs Hungary (9 October 2021)
vs Poland (12 October 2021)
Sokol Cikalleshi   vs Andorra (25 March 2021)
  vs England (12 November 2021)
vs Andorra (15 November 2021)
Klaus Gjasula   vs Andorra (25 March 2021)
  vs England (28 March 2021)
vs San Marino (31 March 2021)
  vs Poland (2 September 2021)
  vs Hungary (5 September 2021)
vs San Marino (8 September 2021)
  vs Hungary (9 October 2021)
  vs England (12 November 2021)
vs Andorra (15 November 2021)
Elseid Hysaj   vs England (28 March 2021)
  vs Poland (2 September 2021)
vs Hungary (5 September 2021)
Ardian Ismajli   vs Poland (12 October 2021)
  vs England (12 November 2021)
vs Andorra (15 November 2021)
Rey Manaj   vs Andorra (25 March 2021)
  vs Poland (2 September 2021)
vs Hungary (5 September 2021)
  Andorra Jordi Aláez   vs Poland (28 March 2021)
  vs San Marino (2 September 2021)
vs England (5 September 2021)
Albert Alavedra   vs Hungary (31 March 2021)
  vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
vs England (9 October 2021)
Ricard Fernández   vs Poland (12 November 2021) vs Albania (15 November 2021)
Christian García     vs Latvia in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League (17 November 2020) vs Albania (25 March 2021)[38]
  vs Poland (28 March 2021)
  vs England (5 September 2021)
vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
Marc Pujol   vs Hungary (31 March 2021)
  vs San Marino (2 September 2021)
vs England (5 September 2021)
Marc Rebés   vs Albania (25 March 2021)
  vs England (5 September 2021)
vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
Chus Rubio
Moisés San Nicolás   vs Hungary (31 March 2021)
  vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
vs England (9 October 2021)
Marc Vales   vs Hungary (31 March 2021)
  vs England (5 September 2021)
vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
Márcio Vieira   vs Albania (25 March 2021)
  vs Hungary (8 September 2021)
vs England (9 October 2021)
  England Tyrone Mings   vs San Marino (25 March 2021)
  vs Andorra (5 September 2021)
vs Poland (8 September 2021)
  Hungary Endre Botka   vs San Marino (28 March 2021)
  vs Albania (9 October 2021)
vs England (12 October 2021)
Attila Fiola     vs Poland (25 March 2021) vs San Marino (28 March 2021)
Ádám Nagy   vs Poland (25 March 2021)
  vs Andorra (31 March 2021)
vs England (2 September 2021)
Willi Orbán   vs England (2 September 2021)
  vs Albania (5 September 2021)
vs Andorra (8 September 2021)
  Poland Jan Bednarek   vs Albania (2 September 2021)
  vs Albania (12 October 2021)
vs Andorra (12 November 2021)
Grzegorz Krychowiak   vs England (8 September 2021)
  vs Andorra (12 November 2021)
vs Hungary (15 November 2021)
Karol Linetty   vs England (8 September 2021)
  vs San Marino (9 October 2021)
vs Albania (12 October 2021)
Tymoteusz Puchacz   vs England (8 September 2021)
  vs Albania (12 October 2021)
vs Andorra (12 November 2021)
  San Marino Manuel Battistini   vs Hungary (28 March 2021)
  vs Andorra (2 September 2021)
vs Poland (5 September 2021)
Lorenzo Lunadei   vs Hungary (28 March 2021)
  vs Poland (5 September 2021)
vs Albania (8 September 2021)
Marcello Mularoni   vs Albania (31 March 2021)
  vs Poland (5 September 2021)
Davide Simoncini   vs Gibraltar in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League (14 November 2020) vs England (25 March 2021)
vs Hungary (28 March 2021)[38]
  vs Albania (31 March 2021)
  vs Andorra (12 October 2021)
vs Hungary (12 November 2021)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches until 27 March and from 31 October (matchday 1 and 9–10), and CEST (UTC+2) for matches from 28 March to 30 October 2021 (matchday 2–8).
  2. ^ a b c d e f Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.

ReferencesEdit

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