World Cup qualifying - undefeated teams (2002 & 2006)

Discussion in 'Statistics and Analysis' started by scaryice, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    In 2002, there were nine teams that went undefeated in qualifying:

    Tunisia-26 pts (10 games)
    Sweden-26 (10)
    Portugal-24 (10)
    Slovenia-24 (12)
    Denmark-22 (10)
    South Africa-22 (8)
    Spain-20 (8)
    Italy-20 (8)
    China-18 (8)

    I'm only counting teams who actually qualified, and not those who drew twice in a playoff, like Cuba this year. The following 26 teams are still undefeated for 2006:

    Mexico-24 (8)
    Japan-18 (6)
    United States-18 (8)
    Saudi Arabia-18 (6)
    Uzbekistan-16 (6)
    Bahrain-14 (6)
    South Korea-14 (6)
    Australia-13 (5)
    Portugal-13 (5)
    Ukraine-11 (5)
    Angola-11 (5)
    Slovakia-10 (4)
    Serbia-10 (4)
    Netherlands-10 (4)
    England-10 (4)
    Ireland-8 (4)
    Lithuania-8 (4)
    France-8 (4)
    Israel-8 (4)
    Bulgaria-7 (3)
    Croatia-7 (3)
    Denmark-6 (4)
    Morocco-6 (4)
    Switzerland-5 (3)
    Spain-5 (3)
    Bosnia-2 (2)
     
  2. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Mexico-27 (9)
    Japan-21 (7)
    United States-21 (9)
    Saudi Arabia-19 (7)
    Uzbekistan-17 (7)
    South Korea-17 (7)
    Bahrain-15 (7)
    Ukraine-14 (6)
    Australia-13 (5)
    Portugal-13 (5)
    Angola-11 (5)
    Slovakia-10 (4)
    Serbia-10 (4)
    Netherlands-10 (4)
    England-10 (4)
    Morocco-9 (5)
    Ireland-8 (4)
    Lithuania-8 (4)
    France-8 (4)
    Israel-8 (4)
    Spain-8 (4)
    Bulgaria-7 (3)
    Croatia-7 (3)
    Switzerland-5 (3)
    Bosnia-2 (2)

    Denmark off the list.
     
  3. Serie Zed

    Serie Zed Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    Arlington
    And this list is why the ONLY thing that matters during qualifying is that you qualify. A great run in WCQs means zippy when you get to the real deal.
     
  4. killedelvis

    killedelvis New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    State of Denial
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the US gets a point in Mexico City, they have a great shot at going undefeated.
     
  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Warning: Results below.










    The United States, Angola, Japan, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Bulgaria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina are no longer undefeated in qualifying. That leaves 18 undefeated teams, of which Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran, Mexico, Switzerland, Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Israel, France, Croatia, Slovakia, Portugal, Ukraine, Lithuania, and England play on Wednesday March 30. Australia and Ireland are the only undefeateds who don't play March 30. Serbia and Montenegro vs. Spain, Israel vs. France, and Slovakia vs. Portugal are the three games between two undefeated teams on March 30.
     
  6. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Leaders:

    Mexico-30 (10)
    Saudi Arabia-22 (8)
    Bahrain-18 (8)
    Ukraine-14 (6)
    Australia-13 (5)
    Portugal-13 (5)
    Slovakia-13 (5)
    Netherlands-13 (5)
    England-13 (5)
    Morocco-12 (6)
    Serbia-10 (4)
    Croatia-10 (4)
    Ireland-9 (5)
    France-9 (5)
    Israel-9 (5)
    Spain-8 (4)
    Lithuania-8 (4)
    Switzerland-6 (4)
     
  7. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Results below.










    All three of today's UEFA games between two undefeated teams were draws. Israel's 1:1 draw hosting France kept both teams undefeated and leaves Serbia and Montenegro as the only nation to have not allowed any goals. No teams got their first qualifying loss so far today.
     
  8. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Actually Bahrain lost. Down to 17.
     
  9. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Results below:













    Spain beat Lithuania and Portugal beat Slovakia. That leaves 15 undefeated teams.
     
  10. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Saudi Arabia has the chance to be the first team to finish qualifying undefeated on 8/17. They play @ South Korea in a meaningless match.
     
  11. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Saudi Arabia won 1-0 at South Korea, and they are the first team to finish qualifying undefeated.

    Code:
    	        	W	L	D	Pts	GF	GA	GD
    12	Saudi Arabia	10	0	2	32	24	2	22
     
  12. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Mexico off the list. :)
     
  13. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    England lost.
     
  14. numerista

    numerista New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    One team done, ten still in the running

    Netherlands-28 (10) - @Czech, home to Maced.
    Australia-19 (7) - playoff w/ S. America
    Saudi Arabia-32 (12) DONE
    Croatia-20 (8) - Swed., @Hun.
    Portugal-24 (10) - home to Liech, Latvia
    Morocco-19 (9) - @Tunisia, must win to qualify
    Serbia-16 (8) - @ Lith. home to B-H
    France-16 (8) - @Switz, home to Cyprus
    Switzerland-16 (8) - France, IRELAND
    Spain-14 (8) - @Belg., @San Marino
    Israel-15 (9) - home to Faroes

    Mexico OUT - loss to US
    Bahrain OUT - loss to N. Korea
    Ukraine OUT - loss to Turkey
    Slovakia OUT - loss to Portugal
    England OUT - loss to N.Ireland
    Ireland OUT - loss to France
    Lithuania OUT - loss to Spain
     
  15. Zviggy

    Zviggy New Member

    Nov 15, 2001
    Brisbane, Australia
    Interesting fact, that after the completion of the world cup 98 finals and qualifiers, there where only two undefeated teams. France and Australia.
     
  16. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Italy was undefeated in qualifying and the finals, eliminated on penalties. I'm sure there were other teams who drew twice in a playoff or something.
     
  17. Zviggy

    Zviggy New Member

    Nov 15, 2001
    Brisbane, Australia
    Well Iran drew twice in the playoff (against Australia) but they had 4 or 5 previous losses and 2 other chances of making it to the world cup.

    Sorry, didnt know Italy stayed undefeated. Yeah i agree penalties dont count as losses. I wonder if there are anymore. Espeically from early rounds of the african and north american confederations.
     
  18. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Results below:





















    In Africa, Morocco was the only nation to complete qualifying undefeated but they didn't qualify.
    In Europe, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Serbia and Montenegro, and Croatia went undefeated and won their groups. Switzerland and Spain went undefeated and finished second. Israel went undefeated and finished third and did not qualify (joining CONCACAF first round loser Cuba as undefeated teams that didn't qualify).
     
  19. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    End of World Cup Qualifying Results below:











    Australia and Switzerland qualified but got their first WCQ losses in the playoffs. Spain qualified in the UEFA playoffs and finished undefeated.
     

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