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1994 FIFA World Cup qualification

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Start date  1994
Goals scored  1,446
Teams  147
Matches played  497
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A total of 147 teams entered the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for 22 of the total 24 spots in the final tournament. The United States, as the hosts, and Germany, as the defending champions, qualified automatically. The draw was made in New York on 8 December 1991.

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For the first time, 3 teams would qualify from the African zone, due to the performance of African teams in the previous tournament. The 24 spots available in the 1994 World Cup would be distributed among the continental zones as follows:

  • Europe (UEFA): 13 places, 1 of them went to automatic qualifier Germany, while the other 12 places were contested by 38 teams (including Israel).
  • South America (CONMEBOL): 3.5 places, contested by 9 teams. The winner of the 0.5 place would advance to the intercontinental play-offs (against a team from CONCACAF or OFC).
  • North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 2.25 places, 1 of them went to automatic qualifier United States, while the other 1.25 places were contested by 22 teams. The winner of the 0.25 place would advance to the intercontinental play-offs (against a team from OFC).
  • Africa (CAF): 3 places, contested by 40 teams.
  • Asia (AFC): 2 places, contested by 30 teams.
  • Oceania (OFC): 0.25 place, contested by 7 teams. The winner of the 0.25 place would advance to the intercontinental play-offs (against a team from CONCACAF).
  • A total of 130 teams played at least one qualifying match. A total of 497 qualifying matches were played, and 1446 goals were scored (an average of 2.91 per match).

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    Continental zones

    To see the dates and results of the qualification rounds for each continental zone, click on the following articles:

  • Europe (UEFA)
  • Group 1 – Italy and Switzerland qualified. Group 2 – Norway and Netherlands qualified. Group 3 – Spain and Republic of Ireland qualified. Group 4 – Romania and Belgium qualified. Group 5 – Greece and Russia qualified. Group 6 – Sweden and Bulgaria qualified.
  • South America (CONMEBOL)
  • Group A – Colombia qualified. Argentina advanced to the CONMEBOL–CONCACAF/OFC intercontinental play-off. Group B – Brazil and Bolivia qualified.
  • North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF)
  • Mexico qualified. Canada advanced to the CONCACAF–OFC intercontinental play-off.
  • Africa (CAF)
  • Group 1 – Nigeria qualified. Group 2 – Morocco qualified. Group 3 – Cameroon qualified.
  • Asia (AFC)
  • Saudi Arabia and South Korea qualified.
  • Oceania (OFC)
  • Australia advanced to the CONCACAF–OFC intercontinental play-off.

    Intercontinental play-offs

    For the first time, there would be two rounds of play in the intercontinental play-offs. The teams from CONCACAF and OFC would first play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner would then play against the team from CONMEBOL on a home-and-away basis. The winner would qualify.

    CONCACAF–OFC intercontinental play-off

    The aggregate score was tied at 3–3, however, Australia advanced 4–1 on penalties to the CONMEBOL–CONCACAF/OFC intercontinental play-off.

    CONMEBOL–OFC intercontinental play-off

    Argentina qualified by the aggregate score of 2–1.

    Qualified teams

    The following 24 teams qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup:

    (h) – qualified automatically as hosts

    (c) – qualified automatically as defending champions

    References

    1994 FIFA World Cup qualification Wikipedia


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