Women's World Cup '99: European Qualifying Update (Aug. 31)

Here is a look at the final standings in European qualifying for the 1999 Women's World Cup:

Final Group 1 Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P
*Sweden 6 6 0 0 18 5 18
**Ukraine 6 3 0 3 9 13 9
Iceland 6 1 2 3 5 9 5
Spain 6 0 2 4 5 10 2
*-advances to USA '99. **-advances to playoff with Germany. RESULTS Aug. 30, 1997 -- Iceland 1 Sweden 3. Sept. 7 -- Iceland 3 Ukraine 2. Sept. 28 -- Sweden 3 Ukraine 2. Nov. 2 -- Spain 1 Ukraine 2. May 3, 1998 -- Spain 1 Sweden 2. May 24 -- Sweden 3 Spain 1. June 7 -- Ukraine 2 Spain 1. June 14 -- Iceland 1 Spain 1. Aug. 8 -- Ukraine 0 Sweden 5. Aug. 26 -- Sweden 2 Iceland 0. Aug. 30 -- Ukraine 1 Iceland 0.

Final Group 2 Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P
*Italy 6 5 1 0 11 4 16
**Finland 6 3 1 2 6 5 10
France 6 2 2 2 9 7 8
Switzerland 6 0 0 6 2 12 0
*-advances to USA '99 **-advances to playoff vs. Russia. RESULTS Sept. 6, 1997 -- Finland 1 Switzerland 0. Oct. 4 -- Switzerland 1 France 2. Oct. 18 -- France 2 Finland 2. Nov. 1 -- Switzerland 1 Italy 3. Nov. 22 -- Italy 0 France 0. April 11, 1998 -- France 2 Italy 3. May 2 -- France 3 Switzerland 0. May 5 -- Italy 1 Finland 0. May 16 -- Italy 2 Switzerland 0. May 23 -- Finland 1 France 0. June 6 - - Switzerland 0 Finland 1. June 27 -- Finland 1 Italy 2.

Final Group 3 Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P
*Norway 6 4 1 1 13 5 13
**Germany 6 4 0 2 9 5 12
Netherlands 6 2 1 3 5 10 7
England 6 1 0 5 3 10 3
*-advances to USA '99 **-advances to playoff with Ukraine. RESULTS Sept. 25, 1997 -- Germany 3 England 0. Oct. 1 -- Norway 6 Netherlands 1. Oct. 30 -- England 1 Netherlands 0. Nov. 6 -- Germany 1 Norway 0. Dec. 13 -- Netherlands 1 Germany 0. March 8, 1998 -- England 0 Germany 1. April 2 -- Germany 2 Netherlands 1. April 18 -- Netherlands 0 Norway 0. May 14 -- England 1 Norway 2. May 23 -- Netherlands 2 England 1. June 17 -- Norway 3 Germany 2. Aug. 15 -- Norway 2 England 0.

Final Group 4 Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P
*Denmark 6 6 0 0 22 3 18
**Russia 6 4 0 2 15 9 12
Portugal 6 2 0 4 4 15 6
Belgium 6 0 0 6 5 19 0
*-advances to USA '99. **-advances to playoff vs. Finland. RESULTS Aug. 21, 1997 -- Denmark 3 Russia 1. Sept. 27 -- Belgium 1 Denmark 2. Oct. 11 -- Belgium 3 Russia 4. Oct. 29 -- Denmark 4 Portugal 0. Nov. 8 -- Portugal 0 Russia 2. Feb. 28, 1998 -- Portugal 2 Belgium 0. April 4 -- Belgium 0 Portugal 2. April 25 -- Russia 2 Portugal 0. May 16 -- Portugal 0 Denmark 7. May 23 -- Russia 5 Belgium 1. Aug. 22 -- Russia 1 Denmark 2. Aug. 28 -- Denmark 4 Belgium 0.

Playoffs

Sept. 12 -- Russia vs. Finland. Sept. 17 -- Germany vs. Ukraine. Oct. 11 -- Finland vs. Russia, Ukraine vs. Germany. (The two winners advance to USA '99.) As group winners, Sweden, Italy, Norway and Denmark are automatic qualifiers. They join Brazil, China, Japan, North Korea and the United States in the 16-team field.
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