1995 King Fahd Cup

1995 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1995
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Dates6 January – 13 January
Teams6 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored19 (2.38 per match)
Attendance165,000 (20,625 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Luis García (3 goals)
Best player(s)Denmark Brian Laudrup[1]
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The 1995 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد) was the second and last tournament held under the King Fahd Cup name before the competition was retroactively sanctioned by FIFA and recognized as FIFA Confederations Cup. Disputed as the King Fahd Cup, in honor of the then Saudi ruler who organized the tournament with his country's federation (thus in the form of an unofficial tournament),[2] it was hosted by Saudi Arabia in January 1995. It was won by Denmark, who beat defending champions Argentina 2–0 in the final.[3]

Qualified teams

1995 King Fahd Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts n/a 2nd
 Denmark UEFA UEFA Euro 1992 winners 26 June 1992 1st
 Japan AFC 1992 AFC Asian Cup winners 8 November 1992 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1993 Copa América winners 4 July 1993 2nd
 Mexico CONCACAF 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 25 July 1993 1st
 Nigeria CAF 1994 African Cup of Nations winners 10 April 1994 1st

Venue

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

Match referees

Africa
Asia
Europe
North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Saudi Arabia 0–2 Mexico
Report L. García 65', 82'

Saudi Arabia 0–2 Denmark
Report B. Laudrup 43'
Wieghorst 90'
Attendance: 10,000

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
 Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4
 Japan 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Japan 0–3 Nigeria
Report Siasia 4'
Adepoju 55'
Amokachi 65'

Japan 1–5 Argentina
Miura 57' Report Rambert 31'
Ortega 45'
Batistuta 47', 86' (pen.)
Chamot 54'

Nigeria 0–0 Argentina
Report

Third place play-off

Mexico
Nigeria
GK 1 Jorge Campos Yellow card 79'
DF 2 Claudio Suárez
DF 4 Ignacio Ambríz downward-facing red arrow 89'
DF 21 Raúl Gutiérrez
MF 5 Ramón Ramírez
MF 6 Marcelino Bernal Yellow card 83'
MF 8 Alberto García Aspe Yellow card 15'
MF 9 Jorge Rodríguez
MF 14 Joaquín del Olmo Yellow card 23'
FW 7 Carlos Hermosillo
FW 10 Luis García Yellow card 1'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Benjamín Galindo upward-facing green arrow 89'
Manager:
Miguel Mejía Barón
GK 1 Peter Rufai
DF 2 Augustine Eguavoen Yellow card 22'
DF 3 Benedict Iroha Yellow card 47'
DF 5 Uche Okechukwu
DF 20 Uche Okafor
MF 8 Mutiu Adepoju
MF 10 Jay-Jay Okocha
MF 11 Emmanuel Amunike
FW 9 Dominic Iorfa downward-facing red arrow 73'
FW 12 Samson Siasia
FW 14 Daniel Amokachi
Substitutions:
MF 7 Barnabas Imenger Yellow card 80' upward-facing green arrow 73'
Manager:
Shuaibu Amodu

Final

The 1995 King Fahd Cup Final was held at King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 13 January 1995. The match was contested by Denmark and the title holders, Argentina. Denmark won their first King Fahd Cup/Confederations Cup title.

Denmark 2–0 Argentina
M. Laudrup 8' (pen.)
Rasmussen 75'
Report

Statistics

Goalscorers

With three goals, Luis García was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 19 goals were scored by 14 different players, with none of them credited as an own goal.

3 goals
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 Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Champions
2 B  Argentina 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4 Runners-up
3 A  Mexico 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Third place
4 B  Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5 Fourth place
5 A  Saudi Arabia (H) 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0 Eliminated in
group stage
6 B  Japan 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA[4]
(H) Host

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
  2. ^ For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. Representative teams are usually national teams but also club teams that represent a confederation in the interconfederal competitions or a member association in a continental competition cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). p. 5. cfr. "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: Statistical-kit" (PDF). 10 December 2018. p. 13. cfr. "2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations" (PDF). p. 10.
  3. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup-Part 1995 King Fahd Cup". Soccer Nostalgia. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  4. ^ "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.
  • RSSSF

External links

  • Intercontinental Championship Saudi Arabia 1995, FIFA.com
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