1992 King Fahd Cup
كَأْسُ الْمَلِك فَهْد 1992
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates15–20 October
Teams4 (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 played4
Goals scored18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
United States Bruce Murray
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Fernando Redondo[1]

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كَأْسُ الْمَلِك فَهْد), 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

1992 King Fahd Cup participating 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


Main article: 1992 King Fahd Cup squads


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

Final tournament

Main article: 1992 King Fahd Cup 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'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Ulisses Tavares da Silva (Brazil)

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

Third place match

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


Main article: 1992 King Fahd Cup Final

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



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

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Argentina 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 4 Champions
2  Saudi Arabia (H) 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2 Runners-up
3  United States 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2 Third place
4  Ivory Coast 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0 Fourth place
Source: FIFA[2]
(H) Hosts


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
  2. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) – Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. July 10, 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 28, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019.