1992 King Fahd Cup

1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Dates15 October – 20 October
Teams4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place United States
Fourth place Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
United States Bruce Murray
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Fernando Redondo[1]
1995

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in October 1992, and was won by Argentina, who beat Saudi Arabia 3–1 in the final. The 1992 tournament was the only one not to feature a group stage and only featured four nations.

Qualified teams

1992 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1988 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1991 Copa América winners 1st
 Ivory Coast CAF 1992 African Cup of Nations winners 1st

Squads

Venue

All matches were played at the 67,000-capacity King Fahd II Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Match referees

Africa
Asia
North, Central America and Caribbean
South America
  • Brazil Ulisses Tavares da Silva

Final tournament

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 October – Riyadh
 
 
 Argentina4
 
20 October – Riyadh
 
 Ivory Coast0
 
 Argentina3
 
15 October – Riyadh
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 United States0
 
 
 Saudi Arabia3
 
Third place
 
 
19 October – Riyadh
 
 
 United States5
 
 
 Ivory Coast2

Semi-finals

United States 0–3 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi 48' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan 74'
Al-Muwallid 84'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Ulisses Tavares da Silva (Brazil)

Argentina 4–0 Ivory Coast
Batistuta 2', 10'
Altamirano 67'
Acosta 81'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Third place match

United States 5–2 Ivory Coast
Balboa 12'
Jones 31'
Wynalda 56'
Murray 67', 83'
Report Traoré 16'
Sié 76'

Final

Argentina 3–1 Saudi Arabia
Rodríguez 18'
Caniggia 24'
Simeone 64'
Report Al-Owairan 65'
Attendance: 75,000

Statistics

Goalscorers

With two goals, Gabriel Batistuta and Bruce Murray were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 18 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

2 goals
1 goal

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Argentina 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4 Champions
2  Saudi Arabia (H) 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2 Runners-up
3  United States 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2 Third place
4  Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0 Fourth place
Source: FIFA[2]
(H) Host

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
  2. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) – Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 July 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

External links

  • Intercontinental Champions Cup Saudi Arabia 1992 – FIFA.com
  • Intercontinental Cup for Nations 1992 – RSSSF
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