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1992 King Fahd Cup

1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 15 October – 20 October
Teams (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) (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 played 4
Goals scored 18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance 196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s) Gabriel Batistuta
Bruce Murray
(2 goals)

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎) was the first 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 Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1988 AFC Asian Cup winner 18 December 1988 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 7 July 1991 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1991 Copa América winner 21 July 1991 1st
 Ivory Coast CAF 1992 African Cup of Nations winner 26 July 1992 1st


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

Match officials

North, Central America and Caribbean
South America


Semi-finals Final
15 October – Riyadh
  Saudi Arabia  3  
  United States  0  
20 October – Riyadh
      Saudi Arabia  1
    Argentina  3
Third place
16 October – Riyadh 19 October – Riyadh
  Argentina  4   United States  5
  Ivory Coast  0     Ivory Coast  2


15 October 1992
Saudi Arabia  3–0  United States
Al Bishi Goal 48'
Al-Thunayan Goal 74'
Al Muwallid Goal 84'

16 October 1992
Argentina  4–0  Ivory Coast
Batistuta Goal 2'10'
Altamirano Goal 67'
Acosta Goal 81'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Third place play-off

19 October 1992
United States  5–2  Ivory Coast
Balboa Goal 12'
Jones Goal 31'
Wynalda Goal 56'
Murray Goal 67'83'
Report Traoré Goal 16'
Sie Goal 76'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla (Costa Rica)


20 October 1992
Saudi Arabia  1–3  Argentina
Al-Owairan Goal 65' Report Rodríguez Goal 18'
Caniggia Goal 24'
Simeone Goal 64'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)



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

External links

  • Intercontinental Champions Cup Saudi Arabia 1992,
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