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The qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 1992 was a series of parallel association football competitions to be held over 1990 and 1991 to decide the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 1992, to be held in Sweden. The draw for the qualifying rounds was held on 2 February 1990.

UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates30 May 1990 – 22 December 1991
Teams33[note 1]
Tournament statistics
Matches played123
Goals scored333 (2.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev (10 goals)
1988
1996

There were a total of seven groups. At the conclusion of qualifying, the team at the top of each group qualified for the final tournament, to join the hosts in completing the eight participants. This was the last European Championship to only featured eight teams, as the competition was expanded to 16 teams since the 1996 edition.[1]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
  Qualified for the tournament
  Expelled after qualification
  Did not qualify
  Withdrew before playing any matches
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  Sweden Host 16 December 1988 0 (debut)
  France Group 1 winner 12 October 1991 2 (1960, 1984)
  England Group 7 winner 13 November 1991 3 (1968, 1980, 1988)
  CIS[B] Group 3 winner[C] 13 November 1991 5 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988)
  Scotland Group 2 winner 13 November 1991 0 (debut)
  Germany[D] Group 5 winner 20 November 1991 5 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988)
  Netherlands Group 6 winner 4 December 1991 3 (1976, 1980, 1988)
  Denmark Group 4 runner-up[E] 31 May 1992 3 (1964, 1984, 1988)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union.
  3. ^ Replacing the Soviet Union.
  4. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.
  5. ^ Replacing Yugoslavia, who were subject to sanctions under UN Security Council Resolution 757 and thus banned from appearing.[2]

SeedingsEdit

The draw took place on 2 February 1990. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts of the competition. 34 teams entered the draw, but East Germany were withdrawn as the country ceased to exist as a result of German reunification on 3 October 1990. The new unified German team took over the fixtures of West Germany, while those of East Germany were scratched.

Faroe Islands and San Marino that have been admitted to UEFA in 1990 and 1988, respectively, participated in a European qualifying tournament for the first time.

The qualifiers, consisting of 33 teams divided into seven groups (two of four teams and five of five teams) were played in 1990 and 1991. Each group winner progressed to the finals. This was the last European Championship qualifying phase which awarded two points for a win; from 1996 onward, teams earned 3 points for a win.

Pool One Pool Two Pool Three Pool Four Pool Five

  Netherlands
  England
  Spain
  Italy
  Yugoslavia
  West Germany
  Romania

  Soviet Union
  Republic of Ireland
  Czechoslovakia
  Denmark
  Belgium
  Scotland
  Portugal

  East Germany
  Hungary
  Austria
  France
  Bulgaria
  Poland
  Greece

   Switzerland
  Iceland
  Wales
  Turkey
  Norway
  Northern Ireland
  Finland

  Malta
  Cyprus
  Luxembourg
  Albania
  San Marino
  Faroe Islands

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   France 8 8 0 0 20 6 +14 16 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 3–1 3–1 5–0
2   Czechoslovakia 8 5 0 3 12 9 +3 10 1–2 3–2 1–0 2–1
3   Spain 7 3 0 4 17 12 +5 6 1–2 2–1 2–1 9–0
4   Iceland 8 2 0 6 7 10 −3 4 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–0
5   Albania 7 1 0 6 2 21 −19 2 0–1 0–2 Canc.[a] 1–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was cancelled due to the prevailing political situation in Albania, and both countries were already eliminated.[3]

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Scotland 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 11 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0
2    Switzerland 8 4 2 2 19 7 +12 10 2–2 0–0 2–0 7–0
3   Romania 8 4 2 2 13 7 +6 10 1–0 1–0 0–3 6–0
4   Bulgaria 8 3 3 2 15 8 +7 9 1–1 2–3 1–1 4–0
5   San Marino 8 0 0 8 1 33 −32 0 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–3
Source: UEFA

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Soviet Union[a] 8 5 3 0 13 2 +11 13 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 2–0 2–2 4–0
2   Italy 8 3 4 1 12 5 +7 10 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–0
3   Norway 8 3 3 2 9 5 +4 9 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–0
4   Hungary 8 2 4 2 10 9 +1 8 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–2
5   Cyprus 8 0 0 8 2 25 −23 0 0–3 0–4 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The Soviet Union team was replaced by CIS in the final tournament due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union just after the end of the qualifying stages.

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Yugoslavia 8 7 0 1 24 4 +20 14 Banned from final tournament[a] 1–2 4–1 4–1 7–0
2   Denmark 8 6 1 1 18 7 +11 13 Qualify for final tournament[a] 0–2 2–1 2–1 4–1
3   Northern Ireland 8 2 3 3 11 11 0 7 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
4   Austria 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 3 0–2 0–3 0–0 3–0
5   Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 3 26 −23 3 0–2 0–4 0–5 1–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Yugoslavia were placed under sanctions on 30 May 1992 by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 after the outbreak of civil war.[2] FIFA and UEFA therefore suspended Yugoslavia from competitive football on 31 May 1992, meaning they could not participate in the final tournament. Group runners-up Denmark instead took the spot at the final tournament.

Group 5Edit

East Germany were originally drawn into this group alongside West Germany, but after reunification, a single German team participated in the qualification process, taking over the fixtures of West Germany. East Germany's game on 12 September 1990 in Belgium was re-classed as a friendly, which was East Germany's last ever international match, which it won 2–0.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Germany 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 10 Qualify for final tournament 4–1 1–0 4–0
2   Wales 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 9 1–0 3–1 1–0
3   Belgium 6 2 1 3 7 6 +1 5 0–1 1–1 3–0
4   Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 2–3 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Netherlands 8 6 1 1 17 2 +15 13 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
2   Portugal 8 5 1 2 11 4 +7 11 1–0 1–0 1–0 5–0
3   Greece 8 3 2 3 11 9 +2 8 0–2 3–2 2–0 4–0
4   Finland 8 1 4 3 5 8 −3 6 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0
5   Malta 8 0 2 6 2 23 −21 2 0–8 0–1 1–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   England 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 9 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–0 1–0
2   Republic of Ireland 6 2 4 0 13 6 +7 8 1–1 0–0 5–0
3   Poland 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 7 1–1 3–3 3–0
4   Turkey 6 0 0 6 1 14 −13 0 0–1 1–3 0–1
Source: UEFA

GoalscorersEdit

There were 333 goals scored in 123 matches, for an average of 2.71 goals per match.

10 goals

9 goals

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A total of 34 teams initially entered the competition, but East Germany later reunified with West Germany, therefore being replaced by the reunited nation of Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (22 October 2001). "European Championship 1992". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 (Implementing Trade Embargo on Yugoslavia)". UMN.edu. United Nations. 30 May 1992. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  3. ^ "La UEFA suspende el Albania-España por el clima de inestabilidad que padece el país" [UEFA suspends Albania-Spain match due to climate of instability in the country]. elpais.com (in Spanish). El País. 17 December 1991. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

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