2010 World Cup qualifying
28.10.2007. Singapore. Singapore vs. Palestine +:- (3:0 awarded). Palestine did not show up for match
On FIFA website I don’t see any consistency about awarding matches when matches have not been played. For this occasion I mention only matches European countries have been involved.
-> Poland withdrew for the World Cup qualifying match scheduled for 15-04-1934 and no result is awarded.
-> Poland was drawn in the same Group with Hungary for the 1954 World Cup qualifying tournament. Nothing mentioned at all.
-> Spain did not show up for the 22-05-1960 Spain – USSR match. FIFA awarded USSR a 0-3 forfeit win.
-> The Netherlands – East-Germany World Cup qualifying match scheduled for 01-10-1961 was not played due to visum problems. Nothing mentioned at all.
-> Greece did not played a European Championships qaulifying match against Albania. FIFA webstite mentions Tirana, 31-03-1963 Albania 0-0 (aet; 0-0 penalties) Greece.
-> USSR did not show up for the return against Chile in a World Cup qualifying play off match at 21-11-1973. Chile is awarded a 2-0 win.
-> Albania did not show up for the last 1994 World Cup qualifying match against Spain. Nothing mentioned about.
but in 1978 it was the Argentine military junta that took control over the world cup
and there are indications they robbed Brazil from a place in the World Cup final. As according to FIFA regulations matches cannot be deleted how the Argentina - Peru match should be awarded if
it is proved this match is fixed?