1992 King Fahd Cup

1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 15 October – 20 October
Teams 4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (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 each)
Best player Fernando Redondo[1]

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football 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

Team Confederation Qualification method Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1988 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1991 Copa América winners 1st
 Ivory Coast CAF 1992 African Cup of Nations winners 1st



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

Match referees

North, Central America and Caribbean
South America
  • Ulisses Tavares da Silva

Final tournament


16 October – Riyadh
20 October – Riyadh
 Ivory Coast0
15 October – Riyadh
 Saudi Arabia1
 United States0
 Saudi Arabia3
Third place
19 October – Riyadh
 United States5
 Ivory Coast2


United States  0–3  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi  48' (pen.)
Al-Thunayan  74'
Al-Muwallid  84'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Ulisses Tavares da Silva (Brazil)

Argentina  4–0  Ivory Coast
Batistuta  2', 10'
Altamirano  67'
Acosta  81'
Attendance: 15,000

Third place match

United States  5–2  Ivory Coast
Balboa  12'
Jones  31'
Wynalda  56'
Murray  67', 83'
Report Traoré  16'
Sié  76'


Argentina  3–1  Saudi Arabia
Rodríguez  18'
Caniggia  24'
Simeone  64'
Report Al-Owairan  65'
Attendance: 75,000



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

2 goals
1 goal

Final standings

R Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Argentina220071+64
2 Saudi Arabia210143+12
3 United States21015502
4 Ivory Coast200229–70


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