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Encyclopedia > 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA Fussball Weltmeisterschaft
Deutschland 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host nation  Germany
Dates June 9July 9
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 12 host cities)
Champions  Italy (4 titles)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 147  (2.3 per match)
Attendance 3,353,655  (52,401 per match)
Top scorer(s) Miroslav Klose (5 goals)
Best player Zinedine Zidane

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the eighteenth instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. 2006 World Cup most often refers to the 2006 FIFA World Cup for football (soccer) in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ... Image File history File links FIFA_World_Cup_2006_Logo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Zidane redirects here. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. This is a list of the mens national football (soccer) teams in the world. ... In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 197 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 31 spots available on the basis of the strength of their teams. ...


The tournament was won by Italy, their fourth world championship, defeating France 5–3 in a penalty shootout after extra time finished in a 1–1 draw. Germany defeated Portugal 3–1 to finish third. Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ...


The 2006 World Cup stands as one of the most watched event in television history garnering an estimated 26.29 billion non-unique viewers, compiled over the course of the tournament. The final attracted an estimated audience of 715.1 million people.[1] The 2006 World Cup ranks fourth in non-unique viewers, behind the 1994, the 2002, and the 1990 FIFA World Cups.[2] Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ...

Contents

Host selection

Main article: FIFA World Cup hosts

The vote to choose the hosts of the 2006 tournament was held on 7 July 2000 in Zürich, Switzerland, and involved four bidding nations after Brazil had withdrawn three days earlier. The four remaining nations were Germany, South Africa, England and Morocco. Three rounds of voting were required, each round eliminating the nation with the least votes. Morocco was the first nation to be eliminated with only two of the 23 votes cast. The next nation to be eliminated was England, with two votes. Finally, Germany won the final round of voting 12-11 over South Africa, but the success of Germany's bid was marred by a hoax bribery affair which even led to calls for a re-vote.[3] On the night before the vote, German satirical magazine Titanic sent letters to FIFA representatives, offering gifts in exchange for their vote for Germany. Oceania delegate Charles Dempsey, who had been instructed to support South Africa, abstained citing "intolerable pressure" on the eve of the vote.[4] Had Dempsey voted as originally instructed, the vote would have resulted with a 12-12 tie, and FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who favoured the South African bid,[5] would have had to cast the deciding vote. Map of FIFA World Cup hosts Early World Cups were given to countries at meetings of FIFAs congress. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joseph Blatter (center), Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (right) and Ricardo Teixeira (seated) in Brasília, September 28, 2006. ...


Qualification

Qualifying countries
Qualifying countries

One-hundred and ninety-eight teams attempted to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. Hosts Germany were granted automatic qualification with the remaining thirty-one finals places divided among the continental confederations. This was the first World Cup for which the holders were not granted automatic qualification. Thirteen places were contested by UEFA teams (Europe), five by CAF teams (Africa), four by CONMEBOL teams (South America), four by AFC teams (Asia), and three by CONCACAF teams (North and Central America and Caribbean). The remaining two places were decided by playoffs between AFC and CONCACAF and between CONMEBOL and OFC (Oceania). In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 197 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 31 spots available on the basis of the strength of their teams. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 33 KB) 2006 FIFA World Cup made from Image:BlankMap-World-v5. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 33 KB) 2006 FIFA World Cup made from Image:BlankMap-World-v5. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... The 53 member CAF (Confederation of African Football) , (French : Confédération Africaine de Football) , (Arabic : الإتحاد الأفريقى لكرة القدم) represents international football in Africa, and organises the African Cup of Nations, CAF Confederation Cup and the African Champions League. ... CONMEBOL or CSF (CONfederación SudaMEricana de FútBOL, South American Football Confederation) is the governing body of football in most of South America. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ... CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ... Oceania Football Confederation logo since 1998 The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international football. ...


Eight nations qualified for the finals for the first time: Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ghana, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and Serbia & Montenegro. Czech Republic and Ukraine were making their first appearance as independent nations, but had previously been represented as part of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union respectively; Serbia & Montenegro had competed as Yugoslavia in 1998, as well as making up part of Yugoslav teams from 1930 to 1990. For the first time since the 1982 World Cup, all six confederations were represented at the finals tournament. Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbian Government Republic President  - 1992 - 1993 Dobrica Ćosić  - 1993 - 1997 Zoran Lilić  - 1997 – 2000 Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević  - 2000 - 2003 Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Prime Minister  - 1992 - 1993 Milan Panić  - 1993 - 1998 Radoje Kontić  - 1998 - 2000 Momir Bulatović  - 2000 - 2001 Zoran Žižić  - 2001 - 2003 DragiÅ¡a Pe... First international  Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International  Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India  (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire  (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June 1974) Biggest defeat  Czechoslovakia...


Venues

Twelve cities were selected to host World Cup finals matches:

City Original stadium names World Cup 2006 stadium names[6] Host club(s) Map[7] Capacity[8]
Berlin Olympiastadion Olympiastadion Hertha BSC Berlin Map 74,176
Dortmund Signal Iduna Park FIFA World Cup Stadium, Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 67,000
Munich (München) Allianz Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Munich Bayern München, TSV 1860 München Map 66,016
Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion VfB Stuttgart Map 54,267
Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Gelsenkirchen FC Schalke 04 Map 53,804
Hamburg AOL Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg Hamburger SV Map 51,055
Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt 48,132
Cologne (Köln) RheinEnergieStadion FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne 1. FC Köln Map 46,134
Hanover (Hannover) AWD-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover Hannover 96 Map 44,652
Leipzig Zentralstadion Zentralstadion FC Sachsen Leipzig Map 44,199
Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion Fritz-Walter-Stadion 1. FC Kaiserslautern Map 43,450
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) EasyCredit-Stadion Frankenstadion 1. FC Nürnberg Map 41,926
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate during the tournament.
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate during the tournament.

This article is about the capital of Germany. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs in German football. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club. ... TSV München von 1860, commonly known as 1860 Munich is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. ... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. ... , Gelsenkirchen-Buer looking south towards downtown Gelsenkirchen, 1955. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Cheeseburger SV is a new burger being sold for a limited time only by Burger King. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Waldstadion The Commerzbank-Arena (also historically known as Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for football and American football. ... Eintracht Frankfurt is a German sports club, based in Frankfurt, Hesse that is best known for its football team. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... The RheinEnergieStadion is the major stadium in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, that is primarily used for football. ... 1. ... , Hanover(i) (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hannover, Lower Saxony. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... The Zentralstadion, located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... 1. ... Nürnberg redirects here. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 551 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 705 pixel, file size: 409 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 551 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 705 pixel, file size: 409 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. ... Image File history File links Germany_WC.png Map for 2006 World cup, see en:2006 FIFA World Cup. ...

This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... , Gelsenkirchen-Buer looking south towards downtown Gelsenkirchen, 1955. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... , Hanover(i) (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... This article is about the city. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Nürnberg redirects here. ... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ...

Squads

For more details on this topic, see 2006 FIFA World Cup squads.

Squads for the 2006 World Cup consisted of 23 players, same as the previous edition in 2002. Each national association had to confirm its 23-player squad in May 2006. This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ... Below are the rosters for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan. ... This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ...


Groups

Seeds

Further information: 2006 FIFA World Cup seeding

The eight seeded teams for the 2006 tournament were announced on 5 December 2005. The seeds comprised Pot A in the draw. Pot B contained the unseeded qualifiers from South America, Africa and Oceania; Pot C contained eight of the nine remaining European sides, excluding Serbia and Montenegro. Pot D contained unseeded sides from the CONCACAF region and Asia. A special pot contained Serbia and Montenegro: this was done to ensure that no group contained three European teams. In the special pot, Serbia and Montenegro (white ball) was drawn first, then their group was drawn (black ball) from the three seeded non-European nations, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. To calculate the seeding for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, FIFA used the FIFA World Rankings in combination with performances of national teams in the two previous World Cups. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ...


It had been predetermined that, as hosts, Germany would be placed in Group A, thus being assured of the venues of their group matches in advance of the draw. FIFA had also announced in advance that Brazil (the defending champions) would be allocated to Group F.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Special Pot

 Argentina
 Brazil
 England
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Mexico
 Spain
Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ...

 Angola
 Australia
 Côte d'Ivoire
 Ecuador
 Ghana
 Paraguay
 Togo
 Tunisia
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 Croatia
 Czech Republic
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Portugal
 Switzerland
 Sweden
 Ukraine
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 Costa Rica
 Iran
 Japan
 Korea Republic
 Saudi Arabia
 Trinidad and Tobago
 USA
Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

 Serbia and Montenegro Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ...

On 9 December 2005 the draw was held and the group assignments and order of fixtures were determined. After the draw was completed, many football commentators remarked that Group C appeared to be the group of death. In actuality, however, the group was among the first to be settled; Argentina and the Netherlands both qualified with a game to spare with comfortable wins over Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Serbia and Montenegro respectively.[9][10] is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Group of death is an informal sobriquet used in football to describe a situation that often occurs during the group stage of a tournament (such as the first round of the World Cup), where: all the teams present in one group are considered to be roughly equal in skill or...


Group system

The first round, or group stage, saw the thirty-two teams divided into eight groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of six games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams coming first and second in each group qualified for the second round. A round-robin tournament or all-play-all tournament is a type of group tournament in which each participant plays every other participant an equal number of times. ...


Ranking criteria

If teams were level on points, they were ranked on the following criteria in order:

  1. Greatest total goal difference in the three group matches
  2. Greatest number of goals scored in the three group matches
  3. If teams remained level after those criteria, a mini-group would be formed from those teams, who would be ranked on:
    1. Most points earned in matches against other teams in the tie
    2. Greatest goal difference in matches against other teams in the tie
    3. Greatest number of goals scored in matches against other teams in the tie
  4. If teams remained level after all these criteria, FIFA would hold a drawing of lots

In the original version of the rules for the final tournament, the ranking criteria were in a different order, with head-to-head results taking precedence over total goal difference. The rules were changed to the above in advance of the tournament, but older versions were still available on the FIFA and UEFA websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria.[11]


In any event, the final tournament saw only two pairs of teams level on points: Argentina and the Netherlands at 7 points in Group C; Tunisia and Saudi Arabia at 1 point in Group H. Both of these ties were resolved on total goal difference. Also, in both cases the teams had tied their match, so the order of ranking criteria made no difference.


Finals tournament

2006 FIFA World Cup Wall Chart
2006 FIFA World Cup Wall Chart

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Overview

The finals tournament of the 2006 World Cup began on 9 June. The 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four teams each, within which the teams competed in a round-robin tournament to determine which two of those four teams would advance to the sixteen-team knock-out stage, which started on 24 June. In total, 64 games were played. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hosting

Although Germany failed to win the Cup, the tournament was considered a great success for Germany in general.[12] The stadia and transportation systems were state-of-the-art, and the German people were lauded for their hospitality and enthusiasm and gained new friends world-wide. One big innovation was the Fan Fests, where millions of people watched the World Cup matches in public viewing areas. South Africa has already declared it will emulate this idea for the 2010 tournament. Germany also experienced a sudden increase in patriotic spirit with unprecedented flag waving, traditionally frowned upon by German society since World War II, whenever the German team played.[13] The UEFA Stadia List is a ranking of football stadia compiled by UEFAs Stadia and Security Committee. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Traditional powers dominate

Despite early success by Australia, Ecuador and Ghana, the tournament marked a return to dominance of the traditional football powers. Four years after a 2002 tournament in which teams from North America (United States), Africa (Senegal), and Asia (South Korea) made it deep into the knockout stages and Turkey finished third, all eight seeded teams progressed to the knockout stages, and none of the quarter-finalists were from outside Europe or South America. Six former champions took part in the quarter-final round, with Ukraine and Euro 2004 runners-up Portugal as the only relative outsiders. 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ...


Argentina and Brazil were eliminated in the quarter-finals, leaving an all-European final four for only the fourth time (after the 1934, 1966 and 1982 tournaments). Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ...


Scoring

Despite the early goals that flooded the group stages, the knock-out phase had a much lower goals per match ratio. A prime example of the dearth of goals was Portugal, who only scored in the 23rd minute of the Round of 16, and did not score again until the 88th minute of the third place play-off. Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and France were the only teams to score more than one goal in a knockout match. Germany was one of the exceptions to the rule, tending to play an attacking style of football throughout the knockout stage, which was reflected by their being the team that scored the most goals (14).


Germany's Miroslav Klose scored 5 goals to claim the Golden Boot, the lowest total to win the prize since 1962. No other player scored more than three goals. No player from the winning Italian squad scored more than two goals, though ten different players had scored for them, tying the record for the most goalscorers from any one team. Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ...


For the first time ever in the FIFA World Cup, the first and last goals of the tournament were scored by defenders. Philipp Lahm the German wing-back scored the opener against Costa Rica after only 5 minutes of the first match. In the final, Marco Materazzi, the Italian centre back, out-jumped Patrick Vieira and headed in the last goal of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Philipp Lahm (born November 11, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who currently plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and Germany at Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... Wikinews has related news: Materazzi reveals slur he uttered at 2006 FIFA World Cup Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[2][3] (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale, sometimes known as Inter Milan. ... Patrick Donalé Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French football midfielder, who currently plays for Internazionale Milano. ...


Unprecedented number of cards

In comparison to earlier World Cups, the tournament was notable for the number of yellow and red cards given out, breaking the record set by the 1998 World Cup. Players received a record-breaking 345 yellow cards and 28 red cards, with Valentin Ivanov handing out 16 yellow and 4 red cards in the round of 16 match between Portugal and the Netherlands. Portugal had two players suspended for each of the quarter-final and semi-final matches, respectively. FIFA President Sepp Blatter hinted that he may allow some rule changes for future tournaments so that earlier accumulated bookings will not force players to miss the final, should their teams make it that far. The tournament also saw English referee Graham Poll mistakenly hand out three yellow cards to Croatia's Josip Šimunić in their match against Australia. 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov (born July 4, 1961) is a Russian international football referee. ... Joseph Blatter (center), Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (right) and Ricardo Teixeira (seated) in Brasília, September 28, 2006. ... Graham Poll on the streets of England. ... Josip Joe Å imunić [] (born February 18, 1978 in Canberra) is a Croatian football player central defender whose ability to read a game compensates for his lack of pace. ...


The high number of yellow and red cards shown also prompted discussion about the referees. FIFA Officials and President Sepp Blatter received criticism for allegedly making rules too rigid and taking discretion away from referees.[14] Match officials for the 2006 FIFA World Cup were nominated by the six confederations to FIFA, who, after a series of tests in Frankfurt/Neu-Isenburg in March 2006, selected 23 referees and a support and development group of a further 5,[1] from a shortlist of 44. ... Joseph Blatter (center), Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (right) and Ricardo Teixeira (seated) in Brasília, September 28, 2006. ...


Final

The final started with each side scoring within the first 20 minutes. Zinedine Zidane opened the scoring by converting a controversial seventh-minute penalty kick,[15] which glanced off the underside of the crossbar and into the goal. Marco Materazzi then levelled the scores in the 19th minute following an Andrea Pirlo corner. Both teams had chances to score the winning goal in normal time - Luca Toni hit the crossbar for Italy, later having a header disallowed for offside, while France were not granted a second penalty in the 53rd minute when Florent Malouda was felled in the box. France appeared to be the better side with twice as many shots than the Italian team. They were unable to capitalise, however, and the score remained at one goal each. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Wikinews has related news: Materazzi reveals slur he uttered at 2006 FIFA World Cup Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[2][3] (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale, sometimes known as Inter Milan. ... Andrea Pirlo, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2], (born May 19, 1979), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Luca Toni, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[1][2] (born May 26, 1977 in Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who plays for FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. ... Florent Malouda (born June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French professional football player. ...


At the end of the regulation 90 minutes, the score was still level at 1–1, and the match was forced into extra time. Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon made a potentially game-saving save in extra time when he tipped a Zidane header over the crossbar. Further controversy ensued near the end of extra time, when Zidane headbutted Materazzi in the chest in an off-the-ball incident and was sent off. Extra time produced no further goals and a penalty shootout followed, which Italy won 5–3. France's David Trezeguet, the man who scored the Golden Goal against Italy in Euro 2000, was the only player not to score his penalty; his spot kick hit the crossbar. It was the first all-European final since Italy won the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and the second final (1994 was first, although Italy lost that time) to be decided on penalties. It was also Italy's first world title in 24 years, and their fourth overall, putting them one ahead of Germany/West Germany and only one behind Brazil. The victory also led to Italy topping the FIFA Coca Cola Rankings in February 2007 for the first time since November 1993. Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... This article is about the Italian goalkeeper. ... Zidane redirects here. ... A penalty shootout is a method of determining a winner in sports matches which would have otherwise been drawn or tied. ... David Sergio Trezeguet (IPA: []) (born 15 October 1977 in Rouen, France) is a French-Argentine football striker who plays for Juventus and France. ... The golden goal was a method used in football to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... This article is about the mens rankings. ...


First round

In the following tables:

  • Pts = total points accumulated
  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)

The teams placed first and second (shaded in green) qualified to the round of 16. Full results and goalscorers are available in the article for each group.


Group A

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group A
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Germany 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6
 Ecuador 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2
 Poland 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Costa Rica 0 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6

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Group B

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group B
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Sweden 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
 Paraguay 3 3 1 0 2 2 2 0
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4

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Group C

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group C
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Argentina 7 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7
 Netherlands 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
 Serbia and Montenegro 0 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8

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Group D

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group D
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Portugal 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
 Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Angola 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
 Iran 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4

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Group E

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group E
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Italy 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Ghana 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
 Czech Republic 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 USA 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4

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Group F

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group F
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6
 Australia 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Croatia 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
 Japan 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5

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Group G

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group G
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Switzerland 7 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
 France 5 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2
 Korea Republic 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Togo 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5

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Group H

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Group H
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Spain 9 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Ukraine 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Tunisia 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5

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Knockout stage

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament involving the sixteen teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were: Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Final. There was also a play-off to decide third/fourth place. For each game in the knockout stage, a draw was followed by thirty minutes of extra time (two fifteen minute halves); if scores were still level there would be a penalty shootout (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round. Scores after extra time are indicated by (a.e.t.), and penalty shoot outs are indicated by (pen.). A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ...


Bracket

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
24 June - Munich            
   Germany  2
30 June - Berlin
   Sweden  0  
   Germany (pen.)  1 (4)
24 June - Leipzig
     Argentina  1 (2)  
   Argentina (a.e.t.)  2
4 July - Dortmund
   Mexico  1  
   Germany  0
26 June - Kaiserslautern
     Italy (a.e.t)  2  
   Italy  1
30 June - Hamburg
   Australia  0  
   Italy  3
26 June - Cologne
     Ukraine  0  
   Switzerland  0 (0)
9 July - Berlin
   Ukraine (pen.)  0 (3)  
   Italy (pen.)  1 (5)
25 June - Stuttgart
     France  1 (3)
   England  1
1 July - Gelsenkirchen
   Ecuador  0  
   England  0 (1)
25 June - Nuremberg
     Portugal (pen.)  0 (3)  
   Portugal  1
5 July - Munich
   Netherlands  0  
   Portugal  0
27 June - Dortmund
     France  1   Third place
   Brazil  3
1 July - Frankfurt 8 July - Stuttgart
   Ghana  0  
   Brazil  0    Germany  3
27 June - Hanover
     France  1      Portugal  1
   Spain  1
   France  3  

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Round of 16

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) . Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

2006-06-24
17:00
Germany  2 – 0  Sweden FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Simon (Brazil)
Podolski  4'  12' (Report) Lučić  28', 35'

2006-06-24
21:00
Argentina  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Crespo  10'
Rodríguez  98'
(Report) Márquez  6'

2006-06-25
17:00
England  1 – 0  Ecuador Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: de Bleeckere (Belgium)
Beckham  60' (Report)

2006-06-25
21:00
Portugal  1 – 0  Netherlands Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Ivanov (Russia)
Maniche  23'
Costinha  31', 45+1'
Deco  73', 78'
(Report) Boulahrouz  8', 63'
van Bronckhorst  59', 90+5'

2006-06-26
17:00
Italy  1 – 0  Australia Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
Totti  90+5' (pen.)
Materazzi  51'
(Report)

2006-06-26
21:00
Switzerland  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report)
    Penalties  
Streller
Barnetta
Cabanas
0 – 3 Shevchenko
Milevskiy
Rebrov
Gusev
 

2006-06-27
17:00
Brazil  3 – 0  Ghana FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Ronaldo  5'
Adriano  45+1'
Zé Roberto  84'
(Report) Gyan  48', 81'

2006-06-27
21:00
Spain  1 – 3  France FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
David Villa  28' (pen.) (Report) Ribéry  41'
Vieira  83'
Zidane  90+2'

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Quarter-finals

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2006-06-30
17:00
Germany  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Argentina Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Klose  80' (Report) Ayala  49'
Cufré (as unused substitute after full time)
    Penalties  
Neuville
Ballack
Podolski
Borowski
4 – 2 Cruz
Ayala
Rodríguez
Cambiasso
 

2006-06-30
21:00
Italy  3 – 0  Ukraine FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: de Bleeckere (Belgium)
Zambrotta  6'
Toni  59'  69'
(Report)

2006-07-01
17:00
England  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Portugal FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Rooney  62' (Report)
    Penalties  
Lampard
Hargreaves
Gerrard
Carragher
1 – 3 Simão
Viana
Petit
Postiga
Ronaldo
 

2006-07-01
21:00
Brazil  0 – 1  France FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
(Report) Henry  57'

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Semi-finals

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2006-07-04
21:00
Germany  0 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Italy FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report) Grosso  119'
Del Piero  120+1'

2006-07-05
21:00
Portugal  0 – 1  France FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Larrionda (Uruguay)
(Report) Zidane  33' (pen.)

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Third place play-off

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2006-07-08
21:00
Germany  3 – 1  Portugal Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Kamikawa (Japan)
Schweinsteiger  56'  78'
Petit  60' (o.g.)
(Report) Nuno Gomes  88'

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Final

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2006-07-09
20:00
Italy  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  France Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 69,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Materazzi  19' (Report) Zidane  7' (pen.)
Zidane  110'
    Penalties  
Pirlo
Materazzi
De Rossi
Del Piero
Grosso
5 – 3 Wiltord
Trezeguet
Abidal
Sagnol
 
 2006 World Cup Winners 

Italy
Fourth title

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Awards

Golden Shoe Winner Golden Ball Winner Yashin Award Best Young Player FIFA Fair Play Trophy Most Entertaining Team
Miroslav Klose Zinedine Zidane Gianluigi Buffon Lukas Podolski  Brazil &  Spain  Portugal

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All star team

The "all star team" is a squad consisting of the 23 most impressive players at the 2006 World Cup, as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group. The team was chosen from a shortlist of over 50 players, and was selected based on performances from the second round onwards.[16]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Gianluigi Buffon
Jens Lehmann
Ricardo
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Roberto Ayala
John Terry
Lilian Thuram
Philipp Lahm
Fabio Cannavaro
Gianluca Zambrotta
Ricardo Carvalho
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Zé Roberto
Patrick Vieira
Zinedine Zidane
Michael Ballack
Andrea Pirlo
Gennaro Gattuso
Francesco Totti
Luís Figo
Maniche
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Hernán Crespo
Thierry Henry
Miroslav Klose
Luca Toni
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Scorers

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See also

  • 2006 FIFA World Cup:

Slogan into German on a sign at the motorway A time to make friends (german official slogan: Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden) was the official slogan of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was delivered from June 9 to July 9, 2006 in Germany. ... This is a list of broadcasters of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup generated various controversies, including onfield disputes, critiques of official decisions, and team salary issues. ... Sanctions against foul play at the 2006 FIFA World Cup are in the first instance the responsibility of the referee, but when he deems it necessary to give a caution, or dismiss a player, FIFA keeps a record and may enforce a suspension. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Poster by Norbert Bisky. ... Match officials for the 2006 FIFA World Cup were nominated by the six confederations to FIFA, who, after a series of tests in Frankfurt/Neu-Isenburg in March 2006, selected 23 referees and a support and development group of a further 5,[1] from a shortlist of 44. ... In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 197 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 31 spots available on the basis of the strength of their teams. ... To calculate the seeding for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, FIFA used the FIFA World Rankings in combination with performances of national teams in the two previous World Cups. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup has numerous official global sponsors. ... This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ... This article lists records of the FIFA World Cup and its qualification matches. ... Orange overalls distributed by the Bavaria Brewery, a popular Dutch beer brewery, during the 2006 FIFA World Cup are known as Leeuwenhosen. ... Teamgeist Australia vs. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Voices from the FIFA World Cup is a collection of songs released at the time of the FIFA World Cup 2006. ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ World Cup and Television (PDF). FIFA (2006). Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
  2. ^ The FIFA World Cup TV viewing figures (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved on 2007-10-31.
  3. ^ "Call for World Cup re-vote", BBC Sport, 2000-07-07. Retrieved on 2007-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Legal threat over World Cup prank", BBC News, 2000-07-08. Retrieved on 2007-06-25. 
  5. ^ "S. Africa Confident of Blatter's Support to Host 2006 World Cup", People's Daily Online, 2000-01-19. Retrieved on [[2007-06-25]]. 
  6. ^ During the World Cup, many of the stadia were known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadia unless the stadium sponsors were also official FIFA sponsors. For example, Allianz Arena was known during the competition as "FIFA World Cup Stadium, Munich" (or in German: "FIFA WM-Stadion München"). On the Allianz Arena in Munich even the letters of the company Allianz were removed or covered. These new names are reflected in the table. Some of the stadia also had a lower capacity for the World Cup, as FIFA regulations ban standing room, nonetheless this was accommodated as several stadiums had an UEFA 5-star ranking. Of the twelve hosting stadia, only Zentralstadion in Leipzig is within the boundaries of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
  7. ^ Please note that the links to location maps are linked to an external site.
  8. ^ Seated capacity. Some stadiums have greater capacity for German league games due to standing room.
  9. ^ Wilson, Paul. "An easy group? Draw your own conclusions", The Observer, 2005-12-11. Retrieved on 2006-06-26. 
  10. ^ Palmer, Kevin (2006-05-24). Group C Tactics Board. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
  11. ^ O'Dea, Joseph (2006-05-18). FIFA changes World Cup tie-breaking rules. Retrieved on 2006-06-29.
  12. ^ "Even in losing, Germany a winner", The Miami Herald, 2006-07-10. Retrieved on 2006-07-27. 
  13. ^ "South African to learn lessons from Germany", The 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, 2006-07-09. Retrieved on 2006-07-27. 
  14. ^ "Who's to blame for Cup card frenzy?", BBC Sport, 2006-06-26. Retrieved on 2006-07-23. 
  15. ^ "Italy wins World Cup", CBC Sports, 2006-07-09. Retrieved on 2006-10-05. 
  16. ^ Associated Press. "France, Italy dominate World Cup all-star squad", CBC, 2006-07-07. Retrieved on 2006-08-11. 

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FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3643 words)
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the football World Cup or the soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (the sport's global governing body).
FIFA president Jules Rimet thus planned the inaugural World Cup tournament to be held in Uruguay in 1930.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup (hosted jointly by Japan and Korea) was the first one held in Asia, and in 2010, South Africa will become the first African nation to host the World Cup.
2006 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2368 words)
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament.
The finals tournament of the 2006 World Cup began on June 9 with a group stage for which the 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four teams each.
In the final, played in Berlin on July 9, 2006, Italy, led by coach Marcello Lippi, beat France on penalties after extra time, winning the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 24 years, and collecting their fourth title.
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