2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)


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

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)
1998
2006

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.

Qualification seeding (UEFA)


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.

Teams in bold eventually qualified for the final tournament, teams in bold italic qualified for the final tournament through the play-offs, and teams in italic participated in the play-offs but did not qualify for the final tournament.

Pot 1
TeamCoeffRank
 Spain2,611
 Romania2,602
 Norway2,503
 Sweden2,394
 Netherlands2,385
 Czech Republic2,306
 Germany2,287
 Belgium2,258
 FR Yugoslavia2,229
Pot 2
TeamCoeffRank
 Austria2,1110
 Portugal2,1011
 Italy2,0612
 Scotland2,0513
 England2,0014
 Russia2,0015
 Ukraine2,0016
 Denmark1,9417
 Turkey1,9418
Pot 3
TeamCoeffRank
 Republic of Ireland1,8919
 Croatia1,8820
 Slovakia1,6521
 Bulgaria1,6322
 Israel1,6323
 Greece1,6124
  Switzerland1,5025
 Poland1,4426
 Lithuania1,4027
Pot 4
TeamCoeffRank
 Cyprus1,3828
 Hungary1,3329
 Finland1,3130
 Iceland1,2031
 Macedonia1,1732
 Latvia1,1533
 Bosnia and Herzegovina1,1134
 Slovenia1,0035
 Wales1,0036
Pot 5
TeamCoeffRank
 Georgia0,8337
 Armenia0,8038
 Estonia0,7539
 Northern Ireland0,6740
 Albania0,5541
 Faroe Islands0,4542
 Azerbaijan0,3943
 Belarus0,3944
 Moldova0,2545
 Liechtenstein0,2046
 Andorra0,0047
 Luxembourg0,0048
 Malta0,0049
 San Marino0,0050

Summary


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, Republic of 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); Group 2 runner-up advanced to the (UEFA–AFC play-off)
  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

FR Yugoslavia

Switzerland

Faroe Islands

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Estonia

Cyprus

Andorra

Bulgaria

Iceland

Northern Ireland

Malta

Slovakia

Macedonia

Moldova

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Norway

Wales

Armenia

Scotland

Latvia

San Marino

Israel

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Liechtenstein

Georgia

Hungary

Lithuania

Finland

Greece

Albania

First round


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

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification  
1  Russia 10 7 2 1 18 5 +13 23 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0
2  Slovenia 10 5 5 0 17 9 +8 20 Advance to UEFA play-offs 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0
3  FR Yugoslavia 10 5 4 1 22 8 +14 19 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 6–2
4   Switzerland 10 4 2 4 18 12 +6 14 0–1 0–1 1–2 5–1 5–0
5  Faroe Islands 10 2 1 7 6 23 17 7 0–3 2–2 0–6 0–1 1–0
6  Luxembourg 10 0 0 10 4 28 24 0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–3 0–2
Source: [citation needed]

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 10 7 3 0 33 7 +26 24 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 1–1 2–2 5–0 6–0 3–0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 7 3 0 23 5 +18 24 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–1
3  Netherlands 10 6 2 2 30 9 +21 20 0–2 2–2 5–0 4–0 4–0
4  Estonia 10 2 2 6 10 26 16 8 1–3 0–2 2–4 2–2 1–0
5  Cyprus 10 2 2 6 13 31 18 8 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 5–0
6  Andorra 10 0 0 10 5 36 31 0 1–7 0–3 0–5 1–2 2–3
Source: [citation needed]

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 6 4 0 22 6 +16 22 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 2–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–1
2  Czech Republic 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20 Advance to UEFA play-offs 0–0 6–0 4–0 3–1 3–2
3  Bulgaria 10 5 2 3 14 15 1 17 0–2 0–1 2–1 4–3 3–0
4  Iceland 10 4 1 5 14 20 6 13 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0
5  Northern Ireland 10 3 2 5 11 12 1 11 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0
6  Malta 10 0 1 9 4 24 20 1 0–5 0–0 0–2 1–4 0–1
Source: [citation needed]

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 10 8 2 0 20 3 +17 26 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 1–1 2–0 1–0 6–0 3–0
2  Turkey 10 6 3 1 18 8 +10 21 Advance to UEFA play-offs 1–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 3–0
3  Slovakia 10 5 2 3 16 9 +7 17 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 3–1
4  Macedonia 10 1 4 5 11 18 7 7 1–2 1–2 0–5 2–2 3–0
5  Moldova 10 1 3 6 6 20 14 6 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 2–0
6  Azerbaijan 10 1 2 7 4 17 13 5 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0
Source: [citation needed]

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 10 6 3 1 21 11 +10 21 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 4–0
2  Ukraine 10 4 5 1 13 8 +5 17 Advance to UEFA play-offs 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
3  Belarus 10 4 3 3 12 11 +1 15 4–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1
4  Norway 10 2 4 4 12 14 2 10 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0
5  Wales 10 1 6 3 10 12 2 9 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
6  Armenia 10 0 5 5 7 19 12 5 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–4 2–2
Source: [citation needed]

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 8 5 3 0 15 2 +13 18 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 1–0 1–1 4–1 4–0
2  Belgium 8 5 2 1 25 6 +19 17 Advance to UEFA play-offs 0–0 2–0 3–1 10–1
3  Scotland 8 4 3 1 12 6 +6 15 0–0 2–2 2–1 4–0
4  Latvia 8 1 1 6 5 16 11 4 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–1
5  San Marino 8 0 1 7 3 30 27 1 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–1
Source: [citation needed]

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 8 6 2 0 21 4 +17 20 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 4–0 2–0 4–1 5–0
2  Austria 8 4 3 1 10 8 +2 15 Advance to UEFA play-offs 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0
3  Israel 8 3 3 2 11 7 +4 12 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 2 4 12 12 0 8 1–2 1–1 0–0 5–0
5  Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 0 23 23 0 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–3
Source: [citation needed]

Group 8

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13 20 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–0
2  Romania 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 16 Advance to UEFA play-offs 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0
3  Georgia 8 3 1 4 12 12 0 10 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–0
4  Hungary 8 2 2 4 14 13 +1 8 2–2 0–2 4–1 1–1
5  Lithuania 8 0 2 6 3 20 17 2 0–0 1–2 0–4 1–6
Source: [citation needed]

Group 9

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 8 5 2 1 16 6 +10 17 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0
2  Germany 8 5 2 1 14 10 +4 17 Advance to UEFA play-offs 1–5 0–0 2–0 2–1
3  Finland 8 3 3 2 12 7 +5 12 0–0 2–2 5–1 2–1
4  Greece 8 2 1 5 7 17 10 7 0–2 2–4 1–0 1–0
5  Albania 8 1 0 7 5 14 9 3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–0
Source: [citation needed]

Play-offs


The draw for the play-offs was held on 31 August 2001 at FIFA's headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland.[1] The nine group runners-up were placed into one pot, with eight teams drawn into four pairings (with the first team drawn hosting the first leg). The remaining team would then face an AFC team in the inter-confederation play-offs.[2] UEFA were paired to face the AFC team by decision of the FIFA Executive Committee in October 1999.[3]

UEFA

10 November 2001 Belgium  1–0  Czech Republic Brussels, Belgium
9:15 pm G. Verheyen  28' Report Stadium: Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
14 November 2001 Czech Republic  0–1  Belgium Prague, Czech Republic
8:45 pm Report Wilmots  85' (pen.) Stadium: Letná Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 18,996
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Belgium qualified by the aggregate score of 2–0.

10 November 2001 Ukraine  1–1  Germany Kiev, Ukraine
9:45 pm Zubov  18' Report Ballack  31' Stadium: Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev
Attendance: 83,000
Referee: Stefano Braschi (Italy)
14 November 2001 Germany  4–1  Ukraine Dortmund, Germany
8:45 pm Ballack  4', 51'
Neuville  11'
Rehmer  15'
Report Shevchenko  90' Stadium: Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance: 52,400
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Germany qualified by the aggregate score of 5–2.

10 November 2001 Slovenia  2–1  Romania Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ačimovič  41'
Osterc  70'
Report M. Niculae  26' Stadium: Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
14 November 2001 Romania  1–1  Slovenia Bucharest, Romania
Contra  65' Report Rudonja  55' Stadium: Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest
Attendance: 24,500
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)

Slovenia qualified by the aggregate score of 3–2.

10 November 2001 Austria  0–1  Turkey Vienna, Austria
Report Buruk  60' Stadium: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
14 November 2001 Turkey  5–0  Austria Istanbul, Turkey
Baştürk  21'
Şükür  31'
Buruk  45'
Erdem  69', 85'
Report Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Turkey qualified by the aggregate score of 6–0.

Inter-confederation play-offs

As the Group 2 runner-up was the last team to be selected in the play-off draw on 31 August 2001, that team would then face an AFC team in the inter-confederation play-offs.[2] UEFA were paired to face the AFC team by decision of the FIFA Executive Committee in October 1999,[3] though the order of legs was decided by the draw on 31 August 2001. The team to meet an AFC team became the Republic of Ireland.[4]

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

Qualified teams


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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 FranceDefending champions12 July 199810 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998)
 RussiaGroup 1 winners6 October 20018 (19582, 19622, 19662, 19702, 19822, 19862, 19902, 1994)
 PortugalGroup 2 winners6 October 20012 (1966, 1986)
 DenmarkGroup 3 winners6 October 20012 (1986, 1998)
 SwedenGroup 4 winners5 September 20019 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994)
 PolandGroup 5 winners1 September 20015 (1938, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986)
 CroatiaGroup 6 winners6 October 20011 (1998)
 SpainGroup 7 winners5 September 200110 (1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 ItalyGroup 8 winners6 October 200114 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 EnglandGroup 9 winners6 October 200110 (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998)
 GermanyPlay-off winners14 November 200114 (1934, 1938, 19543, 19583, 19623, 19663, 19703, 19743, 19783, 19823, 19863, 19903, 1994, 1998)
 BelgiumPlay-off winners14 November 200110 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 SloveniaPlay-off winners14 November 20010 (debut)
 TurkeyPlay-off winners14 November 20011 (1954)
 Republic of IrelandUEFA-AFC Play-off winners15 November 20012 (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.

Goalscorers


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

Broadcasting rights


Europe

Americas

References


  1. "Fifa announces play-off draw". BBC. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. "Play-offs UEFA/AFC". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 3 January 2002. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  3. "Play-off draw to take place". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. August 2001. Archived from the original on 2 September 2001. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. "Ireland / Iran Play Off Matches for 2002 World Cup Finals".