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Rugby World Cup - European qualifiers 1999

Overview
Wales qualified as host nation.
France qualified directly from 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Round 1
Group A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Ukraine12440017721156Qualified to Round 2
2Yugoslavia842021870-52
3Switzerland741124050-10
4Israel741124673-27
5Austria641031582-67

Matches
Round 1
05/10/1996Ukraine - Yugoslavia60-0
26/10/1996Austria - YugoslaviaHome team
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02/11/1996Switzerland - Ukraine0-30
23/11/1996Israel - Austria15-3
30/11/1996Israel - Switzerland9-9
01/03/1997Yugoslavia - Switzerland8-0
26/04/1997Austria - Ukraine6-36
10/05/1997Yugoslavia - Israel10-7
17/05/1997Ukraine - Israel51-15
24/05/1997Switzerland - Austria31-3

Group B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Croatia12440019267125Qualified to Round 2
2Latvia10430116552113
3Moldova842025381-28
4Norway6410342125-83
5Bulgaria4400444171-127

Matches
Round 1
28/09/1996Latvia - Norway44-6
12/10/1996Bulgaria - Moldova6-14
12/10/1996Norway - Croatia7-43
19/10/1996Moldova - Latvia3-8
26/10/1996Bulgaria - Croatia31-46
03/05/1997Moldova - Norway31-7
10/05/1997Croatia - Moldova60-5
10/05/1997Latvia - Bulgaria89-0
17/05/1997Croatia - Latvia43-24
24/05/1997Norway - Bulgaria22-7

Group C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Andorra1244001396574Qualified to Round 2
2Sweden10430119160131
3Hungary842025079-29
4Lithuania6410370157-87
5Luxembourg4400427116-89

Matches
Round 1
05/10/1996Lithuania - Luxembourg26-3
19/10/1996Andorra - Lithuania54-24
19/10/1996Sweden - Hungary39-17
02/11/1996Andorra - Sweden21-20
02/11/1996Luxembourg - Hungary3-12
15/03/1997Luxembourg - Andorra16-30
19/04/1997Sweden - Luxembourg48-5
03/05/1997Lithuania - Sweden17-84
31/05/1997Hungary - Lithuania16-3
14/06/1997Hungary - Andorra5-34

Round 2
Group A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Italy12440022062158Qualified to Round 3
2Georgia104301746014
3Croatia842021059015
4Russia641038592-7
5Denmark4400426206-180

Matches
Round 2
12/10/1997Georgia - Croatia29-15
18/10/1997Denmark - Georgia8-19
19/10/1997Croatia - Russia23-16
01/11/1997Emerging Italy - Denmark102-3
11/04/1998Emerging Italy - Georgia31-14
18/04/1998Russia - Italy18-48
03/05/1998Russia - Denmark45-9
16/05/1998Denmark - Croatia6-40
20/05/1998Georgia - Russia12-6
06/06/1998Croatia - Emerging Italy27-39

Group B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Romania12440023851187Qualified to Round 3
2Netherlands1043011067828
3Ukraine84202978710
4Poland6410358152-94
5Belgium4400449180-131

Matches
Round 2
04/10/1997Belgium - Romania18-83
18/10/1997Ukraine - Belgium48-5
26/10/1997Netherlands - Poland49-7
01/11/1997Netherlands - Ukraine35-13
28/03/1998Poland - Belgium30-10
18/04/1998Belgium - Netherlands16-19
25/04/1998Romania - Netherlands42-3
02/05/1998Romania - Poland74-13
16/05/1998Poland - Ukraine8-19
30/05/1998Ukraine - Romania17-39

Group C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Spain12440015842116Qualified to Round 3
2Portugal1043011206060
3Germany842021028220
4Czech Republic6410380105-25
5Andorra4400445216-171

Matches
Round 2
13/09/1997Czech Republic - Andorra45-20
04/10/1997Andorra - Germany11-56
18/10/1997Germany - Czech Republic31-17
08/11/1997Andorra - Spain3-62
30/11/1997Spain - Czech Republic39-8
04/04/1998Portugal - Germany30-6
18/04/1998Czech Republic - Portugal10-15
26/04/1998Germany - Spain9-24
09/05/1998Spain - Portugal33-22
30/05/1998Portugal - Andorra53-11

Round 3
Group A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Ireland622001233588Qualified to Rugby World Cup
2Romania421016276-14
3Georgia220022397-74Qualified to repechage
The pool was held at Lansdowne Road in Dublin, Ireland.

Matches
Round 3
14/11/1998Ireland - Georgia70-0
18/11/1998Romania - Georgia27-23
21/11/1998Ireland - Romania53-35

Group B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1England6220013315118Qualified to Rugby World Cup
2Italy42101823052
3Netherlands220027177-170Qualified to repechage
The pool was held at Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield, England.

Matches
Round 3
14/11/1998England - Netherlands110-0
18/11/1998Italy - Netherlands67-7
22/11/1998England - Italy23-15

Group C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Scotland6220017014156Qualified to Rugby World Cup
2Spain4210124102-78
3Portugal2200228106-78Qualified to repechage
The pool was held at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Matches
Round 3
28/11/1998Scotland XV - Portugal85-11
02/12/1998Spain - Portugal21-17
05/12/1998Scotland XV - Spain85-3