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              Participating countries   116    Total matches             314
              Total goals               734    Goals per game average   2.34
    
    
    
    

    Europe

    (UEFA Group 1)
    19.Oct 88 Athens Greece 1-1 Denmark 19.Oct 88 Sofia Bulgaria 1-3 Romania 02.Nov 88 Bucharest Romania 3-0 Greece 02.Nov 88 Copenhagen Denmark 1-1 Bulgaria 26.Apr 89 Athens Greece 0-0 Romania 26.Apr 89 Sofia Bulgaria 0-2 Denmark 17.May 89 Bucharest Romania 1-0 Bulgaria 17.May 89 Copenhagen Denmark 7-1 Greece 11.Oct 89 Sofia Bulgaria 4-0 Greece 11.Oct 89 Copenhagen Denmark 3-0 Romania 15.Nov 89 Bucharest Romania 3-1 Denmark 15.Nov 89 Athens Greece 1-0 Bulgaria
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Romania 6 4 1 1 10- 5 9 2.Denmark 6 3 2 1 15- 6 8 3.Greece 6 1 2 3 3-15 4 4.Bulgaria 6 1 1 4 6- 8 3
    (UEFA Group 2)
    19.Oct 88 London England 0-0 Sweden 19.Oct 88 Chorzów Poland 1-0 Albania 05.Nov 88 Tiranë Albania 1-2 Sweden 08.Mar 89 Tiranë Albania 0-2 England 26.Apr 89 London England 5-0 Albania 07.May 89 Stockholm Sweden 2-1 Poland 03.Jun 89 London England 3-0 Poland 06.Sep 89 Stockholm Sweden 0-0 England 08.Oct 89 Stockholm Sweden 3-1 Albania 11.Oct 89 Chorzów Poland 0-0 England 25.Oct 89 Chorzów Poland 0-2 Sweden 15.Nov 89 Tiranë Albania 1-2 Poland The two best second placed teams in groups containing four teams (Gr 1,2 and 4) qualified. England was one of those.
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Sweden 6 4 2 0 9- 3 10 2.England 6 3 3 0 10- 0 9 3.Poland 6 2 1 3 4- 8 5 4.Albania 6 0 0 6 3-15 0
    (UEFA Group 3)
    31.Aug 88 Reykjavik Iceland 1-1 Soviet Union 12.Oct 88 Istanbul Turkey 1-1 Iceland 19.Oct 88 Kiev Soviet Union 2-0 Austria 19.Oct 88 Berlin East Germany 2-0 Iceland 02.Nov 88 Vienna Austria 3-2 Turkey 30.Nov 88 Istanbul Turkey 3-1 East Germany 12.Apr 89 Magdeburg East Germany 0-2 Turkey 26.Apr 89 Kiev Soviet Union 3-0 East Germany 10.May 89 Istanbul Turkey 0-1 Soviet Union 20.May 89 Leipzig East Germany 1-1 Austria 31.May 89 Moscow Soviet Union 1-1 Iceland 14.Jun 89 Reykjavik Iceland 0-0 Austria 23.Aug 89 Salzburg Austria 2-1 Iceland 06.Sep 89 Vienna Austria 0-0 Soviet Union 06.Sep 89 Reykjavik Iceland 0-3 East Germany 20.Sep 89 Reykjavik Iceland 2-1 Turkey 08.Oct 89 Karl-Marx-Stadt East Germany 2-1 Soviet Union 25.Oct 89 Istanbul Turkey 3-0 Austria 15.Nov 89 Simferopol Soviet Union 2-0 Turkey 15.Nov 89 Vienna Austria 3-0 East Germany
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Soviet Union 8 4 3 1 11- 4 11 2.Austria 8 3 3 2 9- 9 9 3.Turkey 8 3 1 4 12-10 7 4.East Germany 8 3 1 4 9-13 7 5.Iceland 8 1 4 3 6-11 6
    (UEFA Group 4)
    31.Aug 88 Helsinki Finland 0-4 West Germany 14.Sep 88 Amsterdam Netherlands 1-0 Wales 19.Oct 88 Swansea Wales 2-2 Finland 19.Oct 88 München West Germany 0-0 Netherlands 26.Apr 89 Rotterdam Netherlands 1-1 West Germany 31.May 89 Cardiff Wales 0-0 West Germany 31.May 89 Helsinki Finland 0-1 Netherlands 06.Sep 89 Helsinki Finland 1-0 Wales 04.Oct 89 Dortmund West Germany 6-1 Finland 11.Oct 89 Wrexham Wales 1-2 Netherlands 15.Nov 89 Rotterdam Netherlands 3-0 Finland 15.Nov 89 Cologne West Germany 2-1 Wales The two best second placed teams in groups containing four teams (Gr 1,2 and 4) qualified. West Germany was one of those.
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Netherlands 6 4 2 0 8- 2 10 2.West Germany 6 3 3 0 13- 3 9 3.Finland 6 1 1 4 4-16 3 4.Wales 6 0 2 4 4- 8 2
    (UEFA Group 5)
    14.Sep 88 Oslo Norway 1-2 Scotland 28.Sep 88 Paris France 1-0 Norway 19.Oct 88 Glasgow Scotland 1-1 Yugoslavia 22.Oct 88 Nicosia Cyprus 1-1 France 02.Nov 88 Limassol Cyprus 0-3 Norway 19.Nov 88 Belgrade Yugoslavia 3-2 France 11.Dec 88 Rijeka Yugoslavia 4-0 Cyprus 08.Feb 89 Limassol Cyprus 2-3 Scotland 08.Mar 89 Glasgow Scotland 2-0 France 26.Apr 89 Glasgow Scotland 2-1 Cyprus 29.Apr 89 Paris France 0-0 Yugoslavia 21.May 89 Oslo Norway 3-1 Cyprus 14.Jun 89 Oslo Norway 1-2 Yugoslavia 05.Sep 89 Oslo Norway 1-1 France 06.Sep 89 Zagreb Yugoslavia 3-1 Scotland 11.Oct 89 Sarajevo Yugoslavia 1-0 Norway 11.Oct 89 Paris France 3-0 Scotland 28.Oct 89 Athens Cyprus 1-2 Yugoslavia 15.Nov 89 Glasgow Scotland 1-1 Norway 18.Nov 89 Toulouse France 2-0 Cyprus
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Yugoslavia 8 6 2 0 16- 6 14 2.Scotland 8 4 2 2 12-12 10 3.France 8 3 3 2 10- 7 9 4.Norway 8 2 2 4 10- 9 6 5.Cyprus 8 0 1 7 6-20 1
    (UEFA Group 6)
    21.May 88 Belfast Northern Ireland 3-0 Malta 14.Sep 88 Belfast Northern Ireland 0-0 Rep. of Ireland 19.Oct 88 Budapest Hungary 1-0 Northern Ireland 16.Nov 88 Seville Spain 2-0 Rep. of Ireland 11.Dec 88 La Valletta Malta 2-2 Hungary 21.Dec 88 Seville Spain 4-0 Northern Ireland 22.Jan 89 La Valletta Malta 0-2 Spain 08.Feb 89 Belfast Northern Ireland 0-2 Spain 08.Mar 89 Budapest Hungary 0-0 Rep. of Ireland 23.Mar 89 Seville Spain 4-0 Malta 12.Apr 89 Budapest Hungary 1-1 Malta 26.Apr 89 La Valletta Malta 0-2 Northern Ireland 26.Apr 89 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 1-0 Spain 28.May 89 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 2-0 Malta 04.Jun 89 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 2-0 Hungary 06.Sep 89 Belfast Northern Ireland 1-2 Hungary 11.Oct 89 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 3-0 Northern Ireland 11.Oct 89 Budapest Hungary 2-2 Spain 15.Nov 89 Seville Spain 4-0 Hungary 15.Nov 89 La Valletta Malta 0-2 Rep. of Ireland
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Spain 8 6 1 1 20- 3 13 2.Rep. of Ireland 8 5 2 1 10- 2 12 3.Hungary 8 2 4 2 8-12 8 4.Northern Ireland 8 2 1 5 6-12 5 5.Malta 8 0 2 6 3-18 2
    (UEFA Group 7)
    21.Sep 88 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1-4 Switzerland 18.Oct 88 Esch-s-Alzette Luxembourg 0-2 Czechoslovakia 19.Oct 88 Brussels Belgium 1-0 Switzerland 16.Nov 88 Bratislava Czechoslovakia 0-0 Belgium 16.Nov 88 Porto Portugal 1-0 Luxembourg 15.Feb 89 Lisbon Portugal 1-1 Belgium 26.Apr 89 Lisbon Portugal 3-1 Switzerland 29.Apr 89 Brussels Belgium 2-1 Czechoslovakia 09.May 89 Prague Czechoslovakia 4-0 Luxembourg 01.Jun 89 Lille Luxembourg 0-5 Belgium 07.Jun 89 Berne Switzerland 0-1 Czechoslovakia 06.Sep 89 Brussels Belgium 3-0 Portugal 20.Sep 89 Neuchâtel Switzerland 1-2 Portugal 06.Oct 89 Prague Czechoslovakia 2-1 Portugal 11.Oct 89 Basel Switzerland 2-2 Belgium 11.Oct 89 Saarbrücken Luxembourg 0-3 Portugal 25.Oct 89 Prague Czechoslovakia 3-0 Switzerland 25.Oct 89 Brussels Belgium 1-1 Luxembourg 15.Nov 89 St Gallen Switzerland 2-1 Luxembourg 15.Nov 89 Lisbon Portugal 0-0 Czechoslovakia
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Belgium 8 4 4 0 15- 5 12 2.Czechoslovakia 8 5 2 1 13- 3 12 3.Portugal 8 4 2 2 11- 8 10 4.Switzerland 8 2 1 5 10-14 5 5.Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 3-22 1
    QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: Romania, Sweden, England, Soviet Union, Austria, Holland, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Scotland, Spain, Rep. of Ireland, Belgium and Czechoslovakia + Italy as host nation.

    South America

    (CONMEBOL Group 1)
    20.Aug 89 La Paz Bolivia 2-1 Peru 27.Aug 89 Lima Peru 0-2 Uruguay 03.Sep 89 La Paz Bolivia 2-1 Uruguay 10.Sep 89 Lima Peru 1-2 Bolivia 17.Sep 89 Montevideo Uruguay 2-0 Bolivia 24.Sep 89 Montevideo Uruguay 2-0 Peru
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Uruguay 4 3 0 1 7- 2 6 2.Bolivia 4 3 0 1 6- 5 6 3.Peru 4 0 0 4 2- 8 0
    (CONMEBOL Group 2)
    20.Aug 89 Barranquilla Colombia 2-0 Ecuador 27.Aug 89 Asunción Paraguay 2-1 Colombia 03.Sep 89 Guayaquil Ecuador 0-0 Colombia 10.Sep 89 Asunción Paraguay 2-1 Ecuador 17.Sep 89 Barranquilla Colombia 2-1 Paraguay 24.Sep 89 Guayaquil Ecuador 3-1 Paraguay
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Colombia 4 2 1 1 5- 3 5 2.Paraguay 4 2 0 2 6- 7 4 3.Ecuador 4 1 1 2 4- 5 3
    Colombia required to play off with the winner of the Oceania/Israel pool for one spot in the World Cup. 15.Oct 89 Bogotá Colombia 1-0 Israel 30.Oct 89 Ramat Gan Israel 0-0 Colombia
    (CONMEBOL Group 3)
    30.Jul 89 Caracas Venezuela 0-4 Brazil 06.Aug 89 Caracas Venezuela 1-3 Chile 13.Aug 89 Santiago Chile 1-1 Brazil 20.Aug 89 São Paulo Brazil 6-0 Venezuela 27.Aug 89 Mendoza Chile 5-0 Venezuela 03.Sep 89 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2-0 Chile (Abandoned at 1-0 when Chilean goalkeeper Robert Rojas faked an injury pretending being hit by a flare thrown from the crowd. Chilean officials and medical staff joined in the acting and escorted the team off the field hoping to fix a rematch, but TV pictures showed that the flare didn't make contact with Rojas. Chile was banned not only from the 1990 World Cup, but also from qualifying for 1994. FIFA awarded Brazil a 2-0 win.)
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Brazil 4 3 1 0 13- 1 7 2.Chile 4 2 1 1 9- 4 5 3.Venezuela 4 0 0 4 1-18 0
    QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Uruguay, Colombia and Brazil + Argentina as defending champions.

    North/Central America

    (CONCACAF First round)
    17.Apr 88 Georgetown Guyana 0-4 Trinidad/Tobago 08.May 88 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 1-0 Guyana 30.Apr 88 La Habana Cuba 0-1 Guatemala 15.May 88 San Marcos Guatemala 1-1 Cuba 12.May 88 Kingston Jamaica 1-0 Puerto Rico 29.May 88 San Juan Puerto Rico 1-2 Jamaica 19.Jun 88 St. John's Antigua 0-1 Dutch Antilles 29.Jul 88 Willemstad Dutch Antilles 3-1 Antigua [aet] 17.Jul 88 San José Costa Rica 1-1 Panama 31.Jul 88 Panama Panama 0-2 Costa Rica Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, USA and Mexico all received a bye.
    (CONCACAF Second round)
    24.Jul 88 Kingston Jamaica 0-0 USA 13.Aug 88 St. Louis USA 5-1 Jamaica 09.Oct 88 Cd. Guatemala Guatemala 1-0 Canada 15.Oct 88 Vancouver Canada 3-2 Guatemala (Guatemala progressed on away goals rule.) 30.Oct 88 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 0-0 Honduras 13.Nov 88 Tegucigalpa Honduras 1-1 Trinidad/Tobago (Trinidad/Tobago progressed on away goals rule.) 01.Oct 88 Willemstad Dutch Antilles 0-1 El Salvador 16.Oct 88 San Salvador El Salvador 5-0 Dutch Antilles Mexico disqualified for fielding overaged players in a youth tournament. Costa Rica had a walkover.
    (CONCACAF Final round)
    19.Mar 89 Cd. Guatemala Guatemala 1-0 Costa Rica 02.Apr 89 San José Costa Rica 2-1 Guatemala 16.Apr 89 San José Costa Rica 1-0 USA 30.Apr 89 Torrance USA 1-0 Costa Rica 13.May 89 Torrance USA 1-1 Trinidad/Tobago 28.May 89 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 1-1 Costa Rica 11.Jun 89 San José Costa Rica 1-0 Trinidad/Tobago 17.Jun 89 New Britain USA 2-1 Guatemala 25.Jun 89 San Salvador El Salvador 2-4 Costa Rica (Game stopped at 2-4, awarded 2-4 by FIFA.) 16.Jul 89 San José Costa Rica 1-0 El Salvador 30.Jul 89 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 2-0 El Salvador 13.Aug 89 Tegucigalpa El Salvador 0-0 Trinidad/Tobago 20.Aug 89 Cd. Guatemala Guatemala 0-1 Trinidad/Tobago 03.Sep 89 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 2-1 Guatemala 17.Sep 89 Tegucigalpa El Salvador 0-1 USA 08.Oct 89 Guatemala Guatemala 0-0 USA 05.Nov 89 Fenton USA 0-0 El Salvador 19.Nov 89 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 0-1 USA 19.Nov 89 Cd. Guatemala Guatemala x-x El Salvador 21.Nov 89 Cd. Guatemala El Salvador x-x Guatemala (The last two matches were cancelled by FIFA because of the political situation in El Salvador.)
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Costa Rica 8 5 1 2 10- 6 11 2.USA 8 4 3 1 6- 3 11 3.Trinidad/Tobago 8 3 3 2 7- 5 9 4.Guatemala 6 1 1 4 4- 7 3 5.El Salvador 6 0 2 4 2- 8 2
    QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica and USA.

    Africa

    (CAF First round)
    07.Aug 88 Luanda Angola 0-0 Sudan 11.Nov 88 Durhan Sudan 1-2 Angola Lesotho withdrew so Zimbabwe had a walkover. Rwanda withdrew so Zambia had a walkover. 16.Jul 88 Kampala Uganda 1-0 Malawi 30.Jul 88 Lilongwe Malawi 3-1 Uganda 03.Jun 88 Tripoli Libya 3-0 Burkina Faso 03.Jul 88 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 2-0 Libya 07.Aug 88 Accra Ghana 0-0 Liberia 21.Aug 88 Monrovia Liberia 2-0 Ghana 05.Aug 88 Tunis Tunisia 5-0 Guinea 21.Aug 88 Conakry Guinea 3-0 Tunisia Togo withdrew so Gabon had a walkover. Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Zaire all received byes.
    (CAF Second round)
    Group A 06.Jan 89 Annaba Algeria 3-0 Zimbabwe 08.Jan 89 Abidjan Ivory Coast 1-0 Libya 20.Jan 89 Tripoli Libya 0-2 Algeria (Game awarded 0-2 by FIFA. Libya withdrew and all games involving them cancelled.) 22.Jan 89 Harare Zimbabwe 0-0 Ivory Coast 11.Jun 89 Abidjan Ivory Coast 0-0 Algeria 25.Jun 89 Harare Zimbabwe 1-2 Algeria 13.Aug 89 Abidjan Ivory Coast 5-0 Zimbabwe 25.Aug 89 Annaba Algeria 1-0 Ivory Coast
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Algeria 4 3 1 0 6- 1 7 2.Ivory Coast 4 1 2 1 5- 1 4 3.Zimbabwe 4 0 1 3 1-10 1
    Group B 06.Jan 89 Cairo Egypt 2-0 Liberia 07.Jan 89 Nairobi Kenya 1-1 Malawi 21.Jan 89 Lilongwe Malawi 1-1 Egypt 22.Jan 89 Monrovia Liberia 0-0 Kenya 10.Jun 89 Nairobi Kenya 0-0 Egypt 11.Jun 89 Monrovia Liberia 1-0 Malawi 24.Jun 89 Lilongwe Malawi 1-0 Kenya 25.Jun 89 Monrovia Liberia 1-0 Egypt 11.Aug 89 Cairo Egypt 1-0 Malawi 12.Aug 89 Nairobi Kenya 1-0 Liberia 26.Aug 89 Cairo Egypt 2-0 Kenya 26.Aug 89 Lilongwe Malawi 0-0 Liberia
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Egypt 6 3 2 1 6- 2 8 2.Liberia 6 2 2 2 2- 3 6 3.Malawi 6 1 3 2 3- 4 5 4.Kenya 6 1 3 2 2- 4 5
    Group C 07.Jan 89 Enugu Nigeria 1-0 Gabon 08.Jan 89 Yaoundé Cameroon 1-1 Angola 22.Jan 89 Libreville Gabon 1-3 Cameroon 22.Jan 89 Luanda Angola 2-2 Nigeria 10.Jun 89 Enugu Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon 11.Jun 89 Luanda Angola 2-0 Gabon 25.Jun 89 Luanda Angola 1-2 Cameroon 25.Jun 89 Libreville Gabon 2-1 Nigeria 12.Aug 89 Lagos Nigeria 1-0 Angola 13.Aug 89 Yaoundé Cameroon 2-1 Gabon 27.Aug 88 Yaoundé Cameroon 1-0 Nigeria 27.Aug 89 Libreville Gabon 1-0 Angola
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Cameroon 6 4 1 1 9- 6 9 2.Nigeria 6 3 1 2 7- 5 7 3.Angola 6 1 2 3 6- 7 4 4.Gabon 6 2 0 4 5- 9 4
    Group D 08.Jan 89 Rabat Morocco 1-0 Zambia 08.Jan 89 Kinshasa Zaire 3-1 Tunisia 22.Jan 89 Tunis Tunisia 2-1 Morocco 22.Jan 89 Lusaka Zambia 4-2 Zaire 11.Jun 89 Kinshasa Zaire 0-0 Morocco 11.Jun 89 Lusaka Zambia 1-0 Tunisia 25.Jun 89 Lusaka Zambia 2-1 Morocco 25.Jun 89 Tunis Tunisia 1-0 Zaire 13.Aug 89 Casablanca Morocco 0-0 Tunisia 13.Aug 89 Kinshasa Zaire 1-0 Zambia 27.Aug 89 Kenitra Morocco 1-1 Zaire 27.Aug 89 Tunis Tunisia 1-0 Zambia
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Tunisia 6 3 1 2 5- 5 7 2.Zambia 6 3 0 3 7- 6 6 3.Zaire 6 2 2 2 7- 7 6 4.Morocco 6 1 3 2 4- 5 5
    (CAF Final round)
    08.Oct 89 Constantine Algeria 0-0 Egypt 17.Nov 89 Cairo Egypt 1-0 Algeria 08.Oct 89 Yaoundé Cameroon 2-0 Tunisia 19.Nov 89 Tunis Tunisia 0-1 Cameroon QUALIFIED FROM AFRICA: Egypt and Cameroon.

    Asia

    (AFC First round)
    Sub-group A 06.Jan 89 Doha Qatar 1-0 Jordan 06.Jan 89 Muscat Oman 1-1 Iraq 13.Jan 89 Muscat Oman 0-0 Qatar 13.Jan 89 Amman Jordan 0-1 Iraq 20.Jan 89 Doha Qatar 1-0 Iraq 20.Jan 89 Amman Jordan 2-0 Oman 27.Jan 89 Amman Jordan 1-1 Qatar 27.Jan 89 Bagdad Iraq 3-1 Oman 03.Feb 89 Doha Qatar 3-0 Oman 03.Feb 89 Bagdad Iraq 4-0 Jordan 10.Feb 89 Muscat Oman 0-2 Jordan 10.Feb 89 Bagdad Iraq 2-2 Qatar
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Qatar 6 3 3 0 8- 3 9 2.Iraq 6 3 2 1 11- 5 8 3.Jordan 6 2 1 3 5- 7 5 4.Oman 6 0 2 4 2-11 2
    Sub-group B Bahrain withdrew. 10.Mar 89 Sanaa North Yemen 0-1 Syria 15.Mar 89 Jiddah Saudi Arabia 5-4 Syria 20.Mar 89 Sanaa North Yemen 0-1 Saudi Arabia 25.Mar 89 Latakia Syria 2-0 North Yemen 30.Mar 89 Latakia Syria 0-0 Saudi Arabia 05.Apr 89 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1-0 North Yemen
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 7- 4 7 2.Syria 4 2 1 1 7- 5 5 3.North Yemen 4 0 0 4 0- 5 0
    Sub-group C South Yemen withdrew. 06.Jan 89 Islamabad Pakistan 0-1 Kuwait 13.Jan 89 Kuwait Kuwait 3-2 UAE 20.Jan 89 Sharjah UAE 5-0 Pakistan 27.Jan 89 Kuwait Kuwait 2-0 Pakistan 03.Feb 89 Sharjah UAE 1-0 Kuwait 10.Feb 89 Islamabad Pakistan 1-4 UAE
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.UAE 4 3 0 1 12- 4 6 2.Kuwait 4 3 0 1 6- 3 6 3.Pakistan 4 0 0 4 1-12 0
    Sub-group D India withdrew. 23.May 89 Seoul Nepal 0-2 Malaysia 23.May 89 Seoul South Korea 3-0 Singapore 25.May 89 Seoul South Korea 9-0 Nepal 25.May 89 Seoul Malaysia 1-0 Singapore 27.May 89 Seoul Nepal 0-3 Singapore 27.May 89 Seoul South Korea 3-0 Malaysia 03.Jun 89 Singapore Singapore 2-2 Malaysia 03.Jun 89 Singapore Nepal 0-4 South Korea 05.Jun 89 Singapore Malaysia 0-3 South Korea 05.Jun 89 Singapore Singapore 7-0 Nepal 07.Jun 89 Singapore Singapore 0-3 South Korea 07.Jun 89 Singapore Malaysia 3-0 Nepal
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.South Korea 6 6 0 0 25- 0 12 2.Malaysia 6 3 1 2 8- 8 7 3.Singapore 6 2 1 3 12- 9 5 4.Nepal 6 0 0 6 0-28 0
    Sub-group E 19.Feb 89 Bangkok Thailand 1-0 Bangladesh 23.Feb 89 Beijing China 2-0 Bangladesh 23.Feb 89 Bangkok Thailand 0-3 Iran 27.Feb 89 Dhaka Bangladesh 1-2 Iran 28.Feb 89 Bangkok Thailand 0-3 China 04.Mar 89 Dhaka Bangladesh 0-2 China 08.Mar 89 Dhaka Bangladesh 3-1 Thailand 17.Mar 89 Tehran Iran 1-0 Bangladesh 30.May 89 Tehran Iran 3-0 Thailand 15.Jul 89 Shenyang China 2-0 Iran 22.Jul 89 Tehran Iran 3-2 China 29.Jul 89 Beijing China 2-0 Thailand
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.China 6 5 0 1 13- 3 10 2.Iran 6 5 0 1 12- 5 10 3.Bangladesh 6 1 0 5 4- 9 2 4.Thailand 6 1 0 5 2-14 2
    Sub-group F 21.May 89 Jakarta Indonesia 0-0 North Korea 22.May 89 Hongkong Hongkong 0-0 Japan 27.May 89 Hongkong Hongkong 1-2 North Korea 28.May 89 Jakarta Indonesia 0-0 Japan 04.Jun 89 Hongkong Hongkong 1-1 Indonesia 04.Jun 89 Tokyo Japan 2-1 North Korea 11.Jun 89 Hiroshima Japan 5-0 Indonesia 18.Jun 89 Kobe Japan 0-0 Hongkong 25.Jun 89 Pyongyang North Korea 2-0 Japan 25.Jun 89 Jakarta Indonesia 3-2 Hongkong 02.Jul 89 Pyongyang North Korea 4-1 Hongkong 09.Jul 89 Pyongyang North Korea 2-1 Indonesia
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.North Korea 6 4 1 1 11- 5 9 2.Japan 6 2 3 1 7- 3 7 3.Indonesia 6 1 3 2 5-10 5 4.Hongkong 6 0 3 3 5-10 3
    (AFC Final round)
    12.Oct 89 Singapore UAE 0-0 North Korea 12.Oct 89 Singapore China 2-1 Saudi Arabia 13.Oct 89 Singapore South Korea 0-0 Qatar 16.Oct 89 Singapore Qatar 1-1 Saudi Arabia 16.Oct 89 Singapore South Korea 1-0 North Korea 17.Oct 89 Singapore UAE 2-1 China 20.Oct 89 Singapore South Korea 1-0 China 20.Oct 89 Singapore North Korea 2-0 Qatar 21.Oct 89 Singapore Saudi Arabia 0-0 UAE 24.Oct 89 Singapore UAE 1-1 Qatar 24.Oct 89 Singapore China 1-0 North Korea 25.Oct 89 Singapore South Korea 2-0 Saudi Arabia 28.Oct 89 Kuala Lumpur UAE 1-1 South Korea 28.Oct 89 Kuantan Saudi Arabia 2-0 North Korea 28.Oct 89 Singapore Qatar 2-1 China
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.South Korea 5 3 2 0 5- 1 8 2.UAE 5 1 4 0 4- 3 6 3.Qatar 5 1 3 1 4- 5 5 4.China 5 2 0 3 5- 6 4 5.Saudi Arabia 5 1 2 2 4- 5 4 6.North Korea 5 1 1 3 2- 4 3
    QUALIFIED FROM ASIA: South Korea and UAE.

    Oceania/Israel

    (First round)
    11.Dec 88 Wellington Taiwan 0-4 New Zealand 15.Dec 88 Wellington New Zealand 4-1 Taiwan 26.Nov 88 Nadi Fiji 1-0 Australia 03.Dec 88 Newcastle Australia 5-1 Fiji Israel received a bye.
    (Final round)
    05.Mar 89 Ramat Gan Israel 1-0 New Zealand 12.Mar 89 Sydney Australia 4-1 New Zealand 19.Mar 89 Ramat Gan Israel 1-1 Australia 02.Apr 89 Auckland New Zealand 2-0 Australia 09.Apr 89 Auckland New Zealand 2-2 Israel 16.Apr 89 Sydney Australia 1-1 Israel
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Israel 4 1 3 0 5- 4 5 2.Australia 4 1 2 1 6- 5 4 3.New Zealand 4 1 1 2 5- 7 3
    Israel required to play off with winner of South American Group 2 for one spot in the World Cup. 15.Oct 89 Bogotá Colombia 1-0 Israel 30.Oct 89 Ramat Gan Israel 0-0 Colombia QUALIFIED FROM OCEANIA/ISRAEL: None

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