Europe – Final Tables World Cup Qualification

20th October 2009 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Now that the qualification campaign for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa is virtually over, please find here the official final tables of the 9 world cup qualifying groups in Europe (UEFA):

 

Denmark asserted themselves against Portugal and Sweden. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal had to shiver until the last match to reach the play-off place. Hungary played well for a long time, in the end they lacked some class however.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 1

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Denmark 10 6 3 1 11 21
2 Portugal 10 5 4 1 12 19
3 Sweden 10 5 3 2 8 18
4 Hungary 10 5 1 4 2 16
5 Albania 10 1 4 5 -7 7
6 Malta 10 0 1 9 -26 1
               
  Last update: 15/10/2009          

 

A bit surprisingly Switzerland dominated Group 2 (even more surprisingly after they had lost at home against Luxemburg in their 2nd match). Greece won the fight for the 2nd place against Letonia and Israel.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 2

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Switzerland 10 6 3 1 10 21
2 Greece 10 6 2 2 10 20
3 Latvia 10 5 2 3 3 17
4 Israel 10 4 4 2 10 16
5 Luxembourg 10 1 2 7 -21 5
6 Moldova 10 0 3 7 -12 3
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

Group 3 was probably the most sensational one. Favourites Poland (5th) and Czech Republic (3rd) showed very poor football and left the top spots to underdogs Slovakia and Slovenia. Northern Ireland played a good campaign and had their chances to qualify as well.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 3

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Slovakia 10 7 1 2 12 22
2 Slovenia 10 6 2 2 14 20
3 Cvech Republic 10 4 4 2 11 16
4 Northern Ireland 10 4 3 3 4 15
5 Poland 10 3 2 5 5 11
6 San Marino 10 0 0 10 -46 0
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

Germany won their group with ease. Russia were supposed to challenge the Germans but lost both duels. Guus Hiddink’s 2nd place was never endangered though.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 4

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Germany 10 8 2 0 21 22
2 Russia 10 7 1 2 13 21
3 Finland 10 5 3 2 0 14
4 Wales 10 4 0 6 -3 9
5 Azerbaijan 10 1 2 7 -10 2
6 Liechtenstein 10 0 2 8 -21 1
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

In Group 5 a little surprise. Certainly not at the top of the table that was secured by Spain (10 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses), but the 2nd place was intended for Turkey. But the Turks shot themselves in the foot, thus Bosnia could move forward and win the play-off spot. Alarmingly poor were Belgium with only 10 points.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 5

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Spain 10 10 0 0 23 30
2 Bosnia 10 6 1 3 12 19
3 Turkey 10 4 3 3 3 15
4 Belgium 10 3 1 6 -7 10
5 Estonia 10 2 2 6 -15 8
6 Armenia 10 1 1 8 -18 4
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

England secured their place in South Africa very convincingly (9 wins, 1 loss) and the English fans were even happier to see that Croatia failed to get the play-off place for the benefit of Ukraine.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 6

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 England 10 9 0 1 28 27
2 Ukraine 10 6 3 1 15 21
3 Croatia 10 6 2 2 6 20
4 Belarus 10 4 1 5 5 13
5 Kazakhstan 10 2 0 8 -18 6
6 Andorra 10 0 0 10 -36 0
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          
               

 

In Group 7 Serbia surprised with strong performances and clearly won the group ahead of France. Romania disappointed heavily.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 7

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Serbia 10 7 1 2 14 22
2 France 10 6 3 1 9 21
3 Austria 10 4 2 4 -1 14
4 Lithuania 10 4 0 6 -1 12
5 Rumania 10 3 3 4 -6 12
6 Faroe Islands 10 1 1 8 -15 4
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

Reigning World Champion Italy did not play well in their campaign but still won the group. Ireland could qualify for the play-off.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 8

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Italy 10 7 3 0 11 24
2 Ireland 10 4 6 0 4 18
3 Bulgaria 10 3 5 2 4 14
4 Cyprus 10 2 3 5 -2 9
5 Montenegro 10 1 6 3 -5 9
6 Georgia 10 0 3 7 -12 3
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

After the Euro 2008 Holland continued to impress also in the world cup qualifiers and won with 8 wins the group 9. Norway finished 2nd, but 10 points were too less for the play-off.

World Cup Qualification Europe Group 9

  Country P W D L Diff. Points
1 Netherlands 8 8 0 0 15 24
2 Norway 8 2 4 2 2 10
3 Scotland 8 3 1 4 -5 10
4 Macedonia 8 2 1 5 -6 7
5 Iceland 8 1 2 5 -6 5
               
  Last Update: 15/10/2009          

 

The last 4 European spots for the World Cup in South Africa will be played out in the play-offs on 14 and 18 November between

Ireland vs France
Portugal vs  Bosnia
Greece vs Ukraine
Russia vs Slovenia

 

That was the world cup qualification in Europe – we’ll see 17 european teams again next year at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa!

 

 




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