1995 King Fahd Cup

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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]
1992
1997

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

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 Goal 65'82'

Saudi Arabia 0–2 Denmark
Report B. Laudrup Goal 43'
Wieghorst Goal 90'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

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 Amunike Goal 4'
Adepoju Goal 55'
Amokachi Goal 65'

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

Nigeria 0–0 Argentina
Report

Final stages

Third place play-off

Final

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