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2006 FIFA World Cup - Germany
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Teams 32  (from 198 entrants)
Host Germany
Matches played   57
Goals scored 137  (2.4 per match)
Top scorer(s) 5 - Germany Miroslav Klose
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The 2006 FIFA World Cup is the current FIFA World Cup, the finals of which are being held in Germany. The FIFA World Cup is the football (soccer) world championship, contested by men's national football teams, and organised by FIFA, the international governing body for football. The championship cycle culminates every four years in a finals tournament to decide which country's men's football team will be awarded the FIFA World Cup title. The host country and football federation for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals tournament is Germany, who in June 2000, won the right to host the event, beating bids from South Africa (which will host the 2010 World Cup), Brazil, England and Morocco. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... See also: 2006 in sports 5 June 2006 (Monday) Cricket: Sri Lanka in England Third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham: Sri Lanka wins by 134 runs to tie three-Test series 1–1. ... 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 World_Cup_2006_logo. ... FIFA World Cup qualification is the process a team must go through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals, or, more commonly known as the FIFA World Cup or Football World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Miroslav “Miro” Klose (born Mirosław Kloze on June 9, 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a striker for the Germany national football team. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This is a list of the mens national football (soccer) teams in the world. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, known worldwide by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of football (soccer) and the largest sporting organization in the world. ... The 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place in South Africa. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004...


The 2006 FIFA World Cup, the eighteenth such championship, began in December 2003 with 198 countries entering the draw for a series of qualification tournaments and play-offs that resulted in 32 national teams qualifying for the finals tournament. In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 198 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 32 spots available on the basis of the strength of their teams. ...


The finals tournament of the 2006 World Cup began on 9 June 2006 and is scheduled to end on 9 July 2006. A total of 64 games will be played. The first stage was the group stage, where the 32 teams were divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each. The teams in these groups of four competed in three-round round-robin tournaments to find two teams from each group (a total of 16) to advance to the knock-out stage. The group stage was completed on 23 June 2006. The knockout stage started on 24 June 2006, and progressive elimination of teams through quarter-finals and semi-finals, will finish with the World Cup Final to be played on 9 July 2006. The World Cup Final played in Berlin will determine the World Cup champion. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a chronological list of fixtures for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... 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. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Match schedule

Further information: 2006 FIFA World Cup schedule

Matches are played from June 9th to July 9th with two off days between each knockout stage. This is a chronological list of fixtures for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ...


Teams

Qualifying countries
Qualifying countries
For details, see 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.
For details of the seeding system, see 2006 FIFA World Cup seeding

Thirty-two teams from six FIFA confederations play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Only the host nation is given an automatic berth; the 31 other teams (including the defending champion) had to qualify. 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. ... In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 198 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 32 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. ...


Venues

Twelve cities were selected to host World Cup finals matches.

City Original stadium names World Cup 2006 stadium names[1] Host club(s) Map[2] Capacity[3]
Berlin Olympiastadion Olympiastadion Hertha BSC Berlin [1] 74,176
Dortmund Signal Iduna Park FIFA World Cup Stadium, Dortmund Borussia Dortmund [2] 67,000
Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt [3] 48,132
Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Gelsenkirchen FC Schalke 04 [4] 53,804
Hamburg AOL Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg Hamburger SV [5] 51,055
Hanover (Hannover) AWD-Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover Hannover 96 [6] 44,652
Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion Fritz-Walter-Stadion 1. FC Kaiserslautern [7] 43,450
Cologne (Köln) RheinEnergieStadion FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne 1. FC Köln [8] 46,120
Leipzig Zentralstadion Zentralstadion FC Sachsen Leipzig [9] 44,199
Munich (München) Allianz Arena FIFA World Cup Stadium, Munich Bayern München, TSV 1860 München [10] 66,016
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) EasyCredit-Stadion FIFA World Cup Stadium, Nuremberg 1. FC Nürnberg [11] 41,926
Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion VfB Stuttgart [12] 54,267

Berlin is the capital city and a state 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. ... Borussia Dortmund is a German football first division club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Skyline of Frankfurt at night is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... 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 football club based in Frankfurt, Hesse. ... Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... The smaller Alster lake at dusk Hamburg (German pronounciation: []; Low German: Hamborg, [haË‘mbɔːχ]) is the second largest city in Germany and with Hamburg Harbour, its principal port, Hamburg is also the second largest port city in the European Union. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Hamburger SV is a German football club based in Hamburg. ... Hanover (German: Hannover []), 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. ... Kaiserslautern is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland of Rheinland-Pfalz at the edge of the Palatine Forest (Pfälzer Wald). ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... 1. ... Köln redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1. ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... The Zentralstadion, located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. ... FC Sachsen Leipzig is a German football club founded on August 1, 1990 as a merger between FC Grün-Weiß (BSG Chemie Leipzig) and FSV Olefine Böhlen. ... Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ... 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 1860 München, also known as Löwen (The Lions), is a German sports club in Munich with over 23,000 members, first created July 15, 1848. ... Nuremberg coat of arms Location of Nuremberg Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... 1. ... Stuttgart [], a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... The VfB Stuttgart (eingetragener Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 , registered Club for Athletic Games Stuttgart 1893) is a German sports club best known for its football team based in Stuttgart, and founded on September 9, 1893 as Stuttgart FV 93. ... Image File history File links Germany_WC.png Map for 2006 World cup, see en:2006 FIFA World Cup. ...

Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Skyline of Frankfurt at night is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The smaller Alster lake at dusk Hamburg (German pronounciation: []; Low German: Hamborg, [haˑmbɔːχ]) is the second largest city in Germany and with Hamburg Harbour, its principal port, Hamburg is also the second largest port city in the European Union. ... Hanover (German: Hannover []), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Kaiserslautern is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland of Rheinland-Pfalz at the edge of the Palatine Forest (Pfälzer Wald). ... Köln redirects here. ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ... Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Stuttgart [], a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ...

Squads

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

National associations had until 15 May 2006 to confirm their team of twenty-three players. Of these twenty-three, three players had to be goalkeepers. In the event of injury or other incapacitation, a player was allowed to be replaced up until twenty-four hours before the team's first game.[4] This article lists the confirmed squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A goalkeeper leaves his feet to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, or goalie in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ...


Groups

Seeds

The seeded teams for the 2006 cup were announced on December 5, 2005. The top eight seeds composed 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. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... 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) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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 Flag_of_France. ... 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
Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ...

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_(state). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States. ...

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

On December 9, 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 groups C and E appeared to be the groups of death in the cup.[5][6] December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Group of death is an informal sobriquet used in football (soccer) 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...


Point system

The first stage, or group stage, saw the 32 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. There were 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. ...


The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows, in order of priority:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in all three group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all three group matches;
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all three group matches.
    1. If any two teams cannot be separated by criteria 1–3;
      1. Team that won the match between the two teams in the tie;
    2. If three teams cannot be separated by criteria 1–3;
      1. Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the three teams in the tie;
      2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the three teams in the tie;
      3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the three teams in the tie;
  4. Drawing of lots by the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup.

These tie-breaking criteria were changed from an older version of the rules. As of 20 June 2006, with the group stage in progress, older versions of the rules were still available on FIFA and UEFA websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria.[7] In the event, only two ties actually occurred (in Groups C and H), both decided on criterion 2: goal difference in all three group matches. In addition, because the teams involved in the ties drew with each other, the older set of tie-breaking criteria would have produced the same tie-breaking results for these two ties.


Group stage results

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)

In the game results, goal scorers are listed below their country name with the time in minutes into the game that it was scored. A + sign indicates that the goal occurred during stoppage time. The teams placed first and second (shaded in green) qualified to the Round of 16.


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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group A. // Germany vs Costa Rica Friday, June 9, 2006 18:00 - FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich, Munich - Attendance: 64,950 Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina) Assistant referees Dario Garcia (Argentina) Rodolfo Otero (Argentina) Fourth official: Carlos Chandia (Chile) Fifth official: Cristian Julio... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state). ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 9, 2006
18:00
Germany 4–2 Costa Rica FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Lahm 6'
Klose 17', 61'
Frings 87'
(Report) Wanchope 12', 73'
June 9, 2006
21:00
Poland 0–2 Ecuador FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Kamikawa (Japan)
  (Report) C. Tenorio 24'
Delgado 80'
June 14, 2006
21:00
Germany 1–0 Poland FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Medina (Spain)
Neuville 91+'   (Report)  
June 15, 2006
15:00
Ecuador 3–0 Costa Rica FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Codjia (Benin)
C. Tenorio 8'
Delgado 54'
Kaviedes 92+'
(Report)  
June 20, 2006
16:00
Ecuador 0–3 Germany Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Ivanov (Russia)
(Report) Klose 4', 44'
Podolski 57'
June 20, 2006
16:00
Costa Rica 1–2 Poland FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Maidin (Singapore)
Gómez 25'
(Report) Bosacki 33', 65'

June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state). ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Horacio Marcelo Elizondo (born November 4, 1963, in Quilmes) is an Argentine international football referee. ... Philipp Lahm (born November 11, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who currently plays as a defender for Bayern Munich. ... Miroslav “Miro” Klose (born MirosÅ‚aw Kloze on June 9, 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a striker for the Germany national football team. ... Torsten Frings (born November 22, 1976 in Würselen) is a German football midfielder who currently plays for Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. ... Paulo César Wanchope Watson (born July 31, 1976) is a Costa Rican football player who currently plays for Club Sport Herediano in Costa Rica. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... Toru Kamikawa (Japanese: 上川徹 Kamikawa Tōru, born June 8, 1963) is a Japanese football referee. ... Carlos Tenorio (born May 14, 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Al Saad in Qatar. ... Agustín Delgado (nicknamed Tin), (born December 23, 1974, in a small village in the Chota River valley in Imbabura) is an Ecuadorian football player. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... Luis Medina Cantalejo (born March 1, 1964) is a Spanish football referee. ... Oliver Neuville (born May 1, 1973) is a striker of the National Football Team of Germany. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state). ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Coffi Codjia (c)FIFA Coffi Codjia (born December 9, 1967) is a Beninese football referee. ... Carlos Tenorio (born May 14, 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Al Saad in Qatar. ... Agustín Delgado (nicknamed Tin), (born December 23, 1974, in a small village in the Chota River valley in Imbabura) is an Ecuadorian football player. ... Jaime Iván Kaviedes (born October 24, 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward for Argentinos Juniors. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov (born July 4, 1961) is a Russian international football referee. ... Miroslav “Miro” Klose (born MirosÅ‚aw Kloze on June 9, 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a striker for the Germany national football team. ... Lukas Podolski (*June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Poland), nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rónald Gómez (born January 21, 1975 in Guanacaste) is a Costa Rican football (soccer) forward, who, as of 2005, plays for Deportivo Saprissa. ... Bartosz Bosacki (born December 20, 1975 in PoznaÅ„) is a Polish footballer who plays for Polands Lech PoznaÅ„. Bosacki made his debut as a Lech PoznaÅ„ player in April 1995, and has won the Polish Super Cup with both them and Amica Wronki (in 2004). ...

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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group B. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) England are assured of qualification for the second round and will win the group if they win or draw their match against Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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 Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 10, 2006
15:00
England 1–0 Paraguay FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Rodríguez (Mexico)
Gamarra 3' (OG) (Report)  
June 10, 2006
18:00
Trinidad and Tobago 0–0 Sweden FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 62,959
Referee: Maidin (Singapore)
  (Report)  
June 15, 2006
18:00
England 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago FIFA WM Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Kamikawa (Japan)
Crouch 83'
Gerrard 91+'
(Report)
June 15, 2006
21:00
Sweden 1–0 Paraguay Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Ljungberg 89' (Report)
June 20, 2006
21:00
Sweden 2–2 England FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Allbäck 51'
Larsson 90'
(Report) J. Cole 34'
Gerrard 85'
June 20, 2006
21:00
Paraguay 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
Sancho 25' (OG)
Cuevas 86'
(Report)

June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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 Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Waldstadion The CommerzBank Arena(in the past known as Waldstadion but is still called Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for soccer and American football. ... Marco Rodríguez (born November 10, 1973) is a Mexican football referee. ... Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavon (born February 17, 1971 in Ypacarai, Paraguay) is a football player. ... An own goal occurs in football when a player kicks or otherwise causes the ball to go into his own sides goal, thus resulting in a goal being scored for the opposition. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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 Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Toru Kamikawa (Japanese: 上川徹 Kamikawa Tōru, born June 8, 1963) is a Japanese football referee. ... Peter James Crouch (born January 30, 1981 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is an English international football player, known simply as Crouchy to many fans. ... Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English football player with Liverpool F.C. He is widely regarded as one of the best and the most complete midfield players in the world,[1] and became the second youngest captain (after Didier Deschamps) ever to lift the European Cup... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Ľuboš Micheľ (born May 16, 1968 in Stropkov, Slovakia) is a Slovak football referee. ... Karl Fredrik Ljungberg (IPA: ) (born 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Hässleholm) is a Swedish footballer who currently plays for Arsenal in the English Premiership. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Massimo Busacca (born February 6, 1969 in Bellinzona) is a Swiss football (soccer) referee. ... Marcus Allbäck [mɑrkʊs ɑlbɛk] (born July 5, 1973 in Göteborg) is Swedish football (soccer) striker, who currently plays for FC Copenhagen in Denmark. ... Henrik Larsson MBE (born September 20, 1971 in Helsingborg, Skåne) is a Swedish international football player. ... Joseph John Cole (born November 8, 1981 in Archway, London) is a professional footballer who plays for Chelsea of the Premiership and the England national team. ... Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English football player with Liverpool F.C. He is widely regarded as one of the best and the most complete midfield players in the world,[1] and became the second youngest captain (after Didier Deschamps) ever to lift the European Cup... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... Roberto Rosetti (born September 18, 1967 in Pecetto Torinese) is an Italian football referee. ... Brent Sancho (born 13 March 1977 in Port of Spain) is a Trinidad and Tobago international footballer currently playing for Gillingham. ... An own goal occurs in football when a player kicks or otherwise causes the ball to go into his own sides goal, thus resulting in a goal being scored for the opposition. ... Nelson Cuevas is a Paraguayan footballer, who plays as a centre forward. ...

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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group C. (Key) // Qualification for the second stage The two teams that will qualify for the knock-out stage were known after four of the six matches had been played. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 10, 2006
21:00
Argentina 2–1 Côte d'Ivoire FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 49,480
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Crespo 24'
Saviola 38'
(Report) Drogba 82'
June 11, 2006
15:00
Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Netherlands Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 37,216
Referee: Merk (Germany)
  (Report) Robben 18'
June 16, 2006
15:00
Argentina 6–0  Serbia and Montenegro FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
Rodríguez 6', 41'
Cambiasso 31'
Crespo 78'
Tévez 84'
Messi 88'
(Report)  
June 16, 2006
18:00
Netherlands 2–1 Côte d'Ivoire Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Ruíz (Colombia)
van Persie 23'
van Nistelrooy 27'
(Report) B. Koné 39'
June 21, 2006
21:00
Netherlands 0–0 Argentina FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Cantalejo (Spain)
(Report)
June 21, 2006
21:00
Côte d'Ivoire 3–2  Serbia and Montenegro FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Rodríguez (Mexico)
Dindane 37' (pen), 67'
Kalou 86' (pen)
(Report) Žigić 10'
Ilić 20'

June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Frank de Bleeckere (born July 1, 1966) is a Belgian football referee. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Argentina) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the English Premiership for Chelsea. ... Javier Pedro Saviola (born December 11, 1981 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football player. ... Didier Drogba Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born March 11, 1978 in Abidjan, Côte dIvoire) is a footballer from Côte dIvoire (Ivory Coast) who currently plays for Chelsea F.C. of the English Premier League. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Zentralstadion, located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. ... Dr. Markus Merk (born March 15, 1962 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is considered by many to be one of the top football referees in the world. ... Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984 in Bedum, Netherlands) is a footballer for the Dutch National Team and Chelsea F.C.. Robben is known for his excellent ball technique, his game-breaking speed and his precise dribbling skills. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... Roberto Rosetti (born September 18, 1967 in Pecetto Torinese) is an Italian football referee. ... Maximiliano Rubén Rodríguez (Born 2 January 1981 in Rosario, Santa Fe) is an Argentine footballer. ... Esteban Matías Cambiasso (born 18 August 1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional football midfielder player. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Argentina) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the English Premiership for Chelsea. ... Carlos Alberto Tévez (born February 5, 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine football striker who made his name with Argentine giant Boca Juniors and currently plays for Brazils Corinthians. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) player, who currently plays as a second striker for FC Barcelona. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Oscar Ruiz is a Colombian football referee. ... Robin van Persie (born August 6, 1983 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballer currently playing at English FA Premier League team Arsenal as a striker. ... Ruud van Nistelrooy (full name Rutgerus Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooij, see letter IJ; born July 1, 1976 in Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player currently playing for Manchester United. ... Bakari Koné (born September 17, 1981 in Abidjan) is a football striker who plays for the Côte dIvoire national team. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Waldstadion The CommerzBank Arena(in the past known as Waldstadion but is still called Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for soccer and American football. ... Luis Medina Cantalejo (born March 1, 1964) is a Spanish football referee. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Marco Rodríguez (born November 10, 1973) is a Mexican football referee. ... Aruna Dindane (born November 26, 1980 in Costa Marfil) is an Ivorian football (soccer) forward, who plays for Racing Club de Lens (in France). ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Bonaventure Kalou (born January 12, 1976 in Oume) is an Ivorian footballer. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Nikola Žigić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Жигић), (born September 25, 1980, in Bačka Topola, Vojvodina) is a Serbian football player who currently plays for Red Star Belgrade. ... SaÅ¡a Ilić SaÅ¡a Ilić (pronounced Sasha Ilich, Serbian Cyrillic: Саша Илић) is a Serbian football midfielder who currently plays for Galatasaray of Istanbul, Turkey. ...

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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group D. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) Portugal are assured of qualification for the second round and will win the group if they win or draw their match against Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 11, 2006
18:00
Mexico 3–1 Iran FIFA WM Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
Bravo 28', 76'
Zinha 79'
(Report) Golmohammadi 36'
June 11, 2006
21:00
Angola 0–1 Portugal FIFA WM Stadion Cologne, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Larrionda (Uruguay)
(Report) Pauleta 4'
June 16, 2006
21:00
Mexico 0–0 Angola FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Maidin (Singapore)
(Report)
June 17, 2006
15:00
Portugal 2–0 Iran FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Poulat (France)
Deco 63'
Ronaldo 80' (pen)
(Report)
June 21, 2006
16:00

Portugal 2–1 Mexico FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Maniche 6'
Simão 24' (pen)
(Report) Fonseca 29'
June 21, 2006
16:00

Iran 1–1 Angola Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Shield (Australia)
Bakhtiarizadeh 75' (Report) Flávio 60'

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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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group E. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) Italy Italy will win the group if they defeat the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(Bordered). ... Image File history File links 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 12, 2006
18:00
USA 0–3 Czech Republic FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Amarilla (Paraguay)
(Report) Koller 5'
Rosický 36', 76'
June 12, 2006
21:00
Italy 2–0 Ghana FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Simon (Brazil)
Pirlo 40'
Iaquinta 83'
(Report)
June 17, 2006
18:00
Czech Republic 0–2 Ghana FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
(Report) Gyan 2'
Muntari 82'
June 17, 2006
21:00
Italy 1–1 USA Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Larrionda (Uruguay)
Gilardino 22' (Report) Zaccardo 27' (OG)
June 22, 2006
16:00
Czech Republic 0–2 Italy FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report) Materazzi 26'
Inzaghi 87'
June 22, 2006
16:00
Ghana 2–1 USA FIFA WM Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Merk (Germany)
Draman 22'
Appiah 45+' (pen)
(Report) Dempsey 43'

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(Bordered). ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... Carlos Amarilla (born October 26, 1970) is a football referee from Paraguay. ... Jan Koller (born March 30, 1973 in Smetanova Lhota, Czech Republic) is a Czech football player, who currently stars as a striker for the Czech Republic national team and the French club AS Monaco. ... Tomáš Rosický (pronounced ; born October 4, 1980 in Prague) is a Czech international football player, who currently plays his club football for English Premiership side Arsenal. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... Carlos Eugênio Simon (born 3 September 1965) is a football referee from Brazil. ... Andrea Pirlo (born May 19, 1979) is an Italian footballer. ... Vincenzo Iaquinta (born November 29, 1979 in Cutro, Crotone) is an Italian football (soccer) striker, who currently plays for Udinese of Serie A. As many Calabrians in the 1980s Vincenzos parents emigrated to Emilia-Romagna, in Northern Italy, because of better job opportunities. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(Bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Horacio Marcelo Elizondo (born November 4, 1963, in Quilmes) is an Argentine international football referee. ... Asamoah Gyan (born November 22, 1985 in Accra) is a Ghanaian football player who, as of 2005 was playing for Modena. ... Sulley Muntari Sulley Ali Muntari (born August 27, 1984) is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays for Udinese in Italy. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... Jorge Larrionda (born March 9, 1968) is a football referee from Uruguay who has officiated at international matches since 2000, though he was suspended for 6 months in 2002. ... Alberto Gilardino (born July 5, 1982 in Biella, Italy) is an Italian football (soccer) player, who is a striker for A.C. Milan, and the Italian national team. ... Cristian Zaccardo (born December 21, 1981 in Formigine, Modena) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A team US Palermo and the Italy national football team. ... An own goal occurs in football when a player kicks or otherwise causes the ball to go into his own sides goal, thus resulting in a goal being scored for the opposition. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(Bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Benito Archundia (born March 21, 1966) is a Mexican football referee. ... Marco Materazzi (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce) is an Italian football (soccer) defender, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale. ... Filippo Pippo Inzaghi (born August 9, 1973, in Piacenza, Italy) is a professional footballer who plays as a centre forward. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Dr. Markus Merk (born March 15, 1962 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is considered by many to be one of the top football referees in the world. ... Haminu Draman (born 1 April 1986 in Ghana) is an Ghanaian football midfielder who in the 2006/2007 season will play for Gençlerbirliği in the Turkish premier division. ... Image © soccer-europe. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Clint Drew Dempsey (March 9, 1983 in Nacogdoches, Texas) is an American soccer player, who plays midfield for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. ...

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

All times local (UTC+2) // Australia vs Japan Monday, June 12, 2006 15:00 - Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern - Attendance: 46,000 Yellow cards: Grella 33 - Moore 58 - Cahill 69 - Aloisi 78 Miyamoto 31 - Takahara 40 - Moniwa 68 Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt) Assistant referees: Dramane Dante (Mali) Mamadou Ndoye (Senegal) Fourth official: Eric Poulat... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Civil_Ensign_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 12, 2006
15:00
Australia 3–1 Japan Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
Cahill 84', 89'
Aloisi 92+'
(Report) Nakamura 26'
June 13, 2006
21:00
Brazil 1–0 Croatia Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
Kaká 44' (Report)
June 18, 2006
15:00
Croatia 0–0 Japan FIFA WM Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
(Report)
June 18, 2006
18:00
Brazil 2–0 Australia FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Merk (Germany)
Adriano 49'
Fred 90'
(Report)
June 22, 2006
21:00
Japan 1–4 Brazil FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Poulat (France)
Tamada 34' (Report) Ronaldo 46+', 81'
Juninho 53'
Gilberto 59'
June 22, 2006
21:00
Croatia 2–2 Australia Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Poll (England)
Srna 2'
N. Kovač 56'
(Report) Moore 38' (pen)
Kewell 79'

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Shunsuke Nakamura (中村 ä¿Šè¼” Nakamura Shunsuke, born June 24, 1978) is a Japanese football (soccer) player who currently plays for Celtic of the Scottish Premier League. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Civil_Ensign_of_Croatia. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Benito Archundia (born March 21, 1966) is a Mexican football referee. ... Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (born April 22, 1982), better known as Kaká, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brazil and the Serie A club A.C. Milan. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Civil_Ensign_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Frank de Bleeckere (born July 1, 1966) is a Belgian football referee. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Dr. Markus Merk (born March 15, 1962 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is considered by many to be one of the top football referees in the world. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a popular Brazilian footballer. ... Frederico Chaves Guedes, nicknamed Fred (born October 3, 1983 in Teofilo Otoni), is a football player from Brazil. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... Eric Poulat is a French football referee. ... Keiji Tamada (born April 11, 1980) is a Japanese football player, who currently plays for the J-league team Nagoya Grampus Eight. ... Ronaldo Luíz Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), simply known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. ... Juninho, real name Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, also known as Juninho Pernambucano (born January 30, 1975 in Recife) is a football (soccer) player from Brazil. ... Gilberto , real name Gilberto da Silva Melo , (born April 25, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro) is a football (soccer) player from Brazil. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Civil_Ensign_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Graham Poll (born July 29, 1963 in Tring, England) is one of many referees in the FA Premier League. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... Darijo Srna [] (born May 1, 1982) is a Croatian football player who, as of 2004, plays for Shakhtar Donetsk. ... Niko Kovač (born October 15, 1971 in Berlin) is a Croatian football player. ... Craig Moore (born December 12, 1975 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is a defender from Australia, who playes for the Australia national football team and Newcastle United. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Harry Kewell (born September 22, 1978 in Smithfield, Sydney), is an Australian football (soccer) player who currently plays for Liverpool F.C. in the English Premier League. ...

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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group G. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) France will qualify if they defeat Togo by a margin of two goals in their last match, or if they win and the Switzerland-Korea game is decisive. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 13, 2006
15:00

Korea Republic 2–1 Togo FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Poll (England)
Lee Chun-Soo 54'
Ahn Jung-Hwan 72'
(Report) Kader 31'
June 13, 2006
18:00
France 0–0   Switzerland Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Ivanov (Russia)
(Report)
June 18, 2006
21:00
France 1–1 Korea Republic Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
Henry 9' (Report) Park Ji-Sung 81'
June 19, 2006
15:00
Togo 0–2   Switzerland FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Amarilla (Paraguay)
(Report) Frei 16'
Barnetta 88'
June 23, 2006
21:00
Togo 0–2 France FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Larrionda (Uruguay)
(Report) Vieira 55'
Henry 61'
June 23, 2006
21:00
Switzerland   2–0 Korea Republic FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
Senderos 23'
Frei 77'
(Report)

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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

All times local (UTC+2) Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group H. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after three of six matches) Spain will qualify with a win over Tunisia or Saudi Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ...

June 14, 2006
15:00
Spain 4–0 Ukraine Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Alonso 13'
Villa 17', 48' (pen)
Torres 81'
(Report)  
June 14, 2006
18:00
Tunisia 2–2 Saudi Arabia FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Shield (Australia)
Jaziri 23'
Jaïdi 92+'
(Report) Al Qahtani 57'
Al Jaber 84'
June 19, 2006
18:00
Saudi Arabia 0–4 Ukraine FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Poll (England)
(Report) Rusol 4'
Rebrov 36'
Shevchenko 46'
Kalynychenko 84'
June 19, 2006
21:00
Spain 3–1 Tunisia Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Simon (Brazil)
Raúl 71'
Torres 76', 90' (pen)
(Report) Mnari 8'
June 23, 2006
16:00
Saudi Arabia 0–1 Spain Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Codjia (Benin)
(Report) Juanito 36'
June 23, 2006
16:00
Ukraine 1–0 Tunisia Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Amarilla (Paraguay)
Shevchenko 70' (pen) (Report)

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Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a football player who grew up in the Fuenlabrada neighbourhood, traditional Real Madrid territory, but he wore the red and white stripes of Atletico Madrid, of which his father and grandfather are rabid fans, proudly on the streets... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Mark Shield (born September 2, 1973) is an Australian football referee. ... Ziad Jaziri (born 12 July 1978 in Tunis) is a Tunisian football striker who currently, as of May 2006, plays for Troyes AC. He has 55 caps and 14 goals for the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. ... Jaïdi on the pitch for Bolton Image © soccer-europe. ... Yasser Al Qahtani (born October 10, 1982) is a Saudi Arabian football (soccer) player. ... Sami Al-Jaber (born December 11, 1972) is a football striker from Saudi Arabia. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Graham Poll (born July 29, 1963 in Tring, England) is one of many referees in the FA Premier League. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... Andriy Rusol was born on January 16 1983 in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. ... Serhiy Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Ребров, born on March 6, 1974 in Horlivka, Donetsk region) is a Ukrainian footballer best known for partnering Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national team throughout the 1990s. ... Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , nicknamed Sheva, born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian footballer who is contracted to Chelsea of the English Premier League, and plays for his national team of Ukraine. ... Maksym Kalynychenko (born on January 26, 1979 in ?, Ukraine ) is a professional Ukrainian football player for Spartak Moscow. ... 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Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Jawhar Mnari (born November 8, 1976 is a Tunisian football player. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... Coffi Codjia (c)FIFA Coffi Codjia (born December 9, 1967) is a Beninese football referee. ... Juan Gutiérrez Moreno aka Juanito (born July 23, 1976 in Cádiz, Spain) is an Spanish football player, who currently plays for Real Betis of the Spanish La Liga. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Carlos Amarilla (born October 26, 1970) is a football referee from Paraguay. ... Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , nicknamed Sheva, born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian footballer who is contracted to Chelsea of the English Premier League, and plays for his national team of Ukraine. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the...

Knockout stage

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup - Knockout stage

The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament involving the 16 teams that qualified from the Group stage of the tournament. There are four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds are: Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Final. There is also a play-off to decide 3rd/4th place. For each game in the knockout stage, a draw is followed by 30 minutes of extra time (two 15 minute halves); if scores are still level there is a penalty shootout (five penalties each - if still even, "sudden death") to determine who progresses to the next round. Scores after extra time are indicated by (AET), and penalty shoot outs are indicated by (PEN). In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage is where the top two teams from each group advance to the first part of this stage, or Round of 16. ... 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 referred to as kicks from the penalty mark) are sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied result in a game of association football (soccer). ...


The Round of Sixteen started on June 24, 2006 and was completed on June 27, 2006. The quarter finals started on June 30, 2006. June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Second Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
24 June (17:00) - Munich            
  Germany  2
30 June (17:00) - Berlin
  Sweden  0  
  Germany (PEN)  1 (4)
24 June (21:00) - Leipzig
    Argentina  1 (2)  
  Argentina (AET)  2
4 July (21:00) - Dortmund
  Mexico  1  
  Germany  
26 June (17:00) - Kaiserslautern
    Italy    
  Italy  1
30 June (21:00) - Hamburg
  Australia  0  
  Italy   3
26 June (21:00) - Cologne
    Ukraine   0  
    Switzerland  0 (0)
9 July (20:00) - Berlin
  Ukraine (PEN)  0 (3)  
   
25 June (17:00) - Stuttgart
     
  England  1
1 July (17:00) - Gelsenkirchen
  Ecuador  0  
  England  
25 June (21:00) - Nuremberg
    Portugal    
  Portugal  1
5 July (21:00) - Munich
  Netherlands  0  
   
27 June (17:00) - Dortmund
        Third place
  Brazil  3
1 July (21:00) - Frankfurt 8 July (21:00) - Stuttgart
  Ghana  0  
  Brazil      
27 June (21:00) - Hanover
    France        
  Spain  1
  France  3  

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The Zentralstadion, located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... 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. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... The AOL Arena is a football stadium and stages the home matches of German team Hamburger SV. The capacity is 50,750. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Penalty shootouts (officially referred to as kicks from the penalty mark) are sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied result in a game of association football (soccer). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 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. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ...

Round of 16

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24 June 2006
17:00
Germany 2–0 Sweden FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Simon (Brazil)
Podolski 4', 12' (Report)
24 June 2006
21:00
Argentina 2–1
(AET)
Mexico Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Busacca (Switzerland)
Crespo 10'
Rodríguez 98'
(Report) Márquez 6'
25 June 2006
17:00
England 1–0 Ecuador Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Beckham 60' (Report)
25 June 2006
21:00
Portugal 1–0 Netherlands FIFA WM Stadion Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Ivanov (Russia)
Maniche 23' (Report)
26 June 2006
17:00
Italy 1–0 Australia Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Medina (Spain)
Totti 95+' (pen) (Report)
26 June 2006
21:00
Switzerland   0–0
(0–3)
(PEN)
Ukraine FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Archundia (Mexico)
(Report)
    Penalties  
Streller: saved
Barnetta: missed
Cabañas: saved
0–3 Shevchenko: saved
Milevskiy: scored
Rebrov: scored
Gusev: scored
 
27 June 2006
17:00
Brazil 3–0 Ghana FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Ronaldo 5'
Adriano 46+'
Zé Roberto 84'
(Report)
27 June 2006
21:00
Spain 1–3
France FIFA WM Stadion Hannover, Hanover
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Rosetti (Italy)
Villa 28' (pen) (Report) Ribéry 41'
Vieira 83'
Zidane 92+'

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June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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 Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Frank de Bleeckere (born July 1, 1966) is a Belgian football referee. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Frankenstadion Nuremberg The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. ... Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov (born July 4, 1961) is a Russian international football referee. ... Maniche (pron. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... Luis Medina Cantalejo (born March 1, 1964) is a Spanish football referee. ... Francesco Totti (born 27 September 1976 in Rome) is an Italian football player, who currently plays for AS Roma in Serie A and the Italian national team. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Penalty shootouts (officially referred to as kicks from the penalty mark) are sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied result in a game of association football (soccer). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Benito Archundia (born March 21, 1966) is a Mexican football referee. ... Marco Streller (born 18 June 1981) is a Swiss football striker who currently, as of May 2006, plays for 1. ... Tranquillo Barnetta (born 22 May 1985 in St. ... Ricardo Cabañas (born 17 January 1979 in Zürich) is a Spanish/Italian-Swiss football (soccer) player who currently plays as a midfielder for FC Koln in Germany. ... Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , nicknamed Sheva, born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian footballer who is contracted to Chelsea of the English Premier League, and plays for his national team of Ukraine. ... Artem Milevsky was born on January 12, 1985 in Minsk, Belarus. ... Serhiy Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Ребров, born on March 6, 1974 in Horlivka, Donetsk region) is a Ukrainian footballer best known for partnering Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national team throughout the 1990s. ... Oleh Husev, midfielder for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian National football team. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... ĽuboÅ¡ Micheľ (born May 16, 1968 in Stropkov, Slovakia) is a Slovak football referee. ... Ronaldo Luíz Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), simply known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a popular Brazilian footballer. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... AWD Arena is located in Hannover, Germany. ... Roberto Rosetti (born September 18, 1967 in Pecetto Torinese) is an Italian football referee. ... Image © soccer-europe. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the... Franck Ribéry (born April 1, 1983, in Boulogne-sur-Mer) is a French football player who currently plays for Olympique Marseille either as an attacking midfielder or a lethal left or right-sided winger, and recently has been touted by the media as the successor to the French national... Patrick Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French football midfielder, who currently plays for Juventus F.C.. He captained Arsenal and won the World Cup with France in 1998. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Quarter-finals

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30 June 2006
17:00

Germany 1–1
(4–2)
(PEN)
Argentina Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Micheľ (Slovakia)
Klose 80' (Report) Ayala 49'
    Penalties  
Neuville: scored
Ballack: scored
Podolski: scored
Borowski: scored
4–2 Cruz: scored
Ayala: saved
Rodriguez: scored
Cambiasso: saved
 
30 June 2006
21:00
Italy 3–0 Ukraine FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Zambrotta 6'
Toni 59', 69'
1 July 2006
17:00
England Portugal FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: ???
Referee: Elizondo (Argentina)
1 July 2006
21:00
Brazil France FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Attendance: ???
Referee: Medina (Spain)

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Semi-finals

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4 July 2006
21:00
Germany Italy FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund
Attendance: ???
Referee: ???
5 July 2006
21:00
England or Portugal Brazil or France FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich
Attendance: ???
Referee: ???

July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Westfalenstadion is the name the Westfalenstadion carries from December 2005 until June 2011. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ...

Third place

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8 July 2006
21:00
Loser S1 Loser S2 Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: ???
Referee: ???

July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ...

Final

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9 July 2006
20:00
Winner S1 Winner S2 Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: ???
Referee: ???

July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. ...

Individual scorers

The top scorer at the conclusion of the tournament will receive the Adidas Golden Shoe Award.[8] Brazil's Ronaldo won the award at the 2002 World Cup, with eight goals, and is the only former winner still active. In the second-round match between Brazil and Ghana, Ronaldo took his total tally of World Cup goals, from the three tournaments in which he has participated, to 15, breaking a record previously held by Gerd Müller of Germany. Just Fontaine holds the all-time single-tournament scoring record with 13 goals in the 1958 FIFA World Cup while playing for France. For more information about the FIFA World Cup, go to FIFA World Cup At the end of each World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... Ronaldo Luíz Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), simply known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. ... (Redirected from 2002 World Cup) The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Gerhard Gerd Müller (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Just Fontaine (born August 18, 1933 in Marrakech, Morocco) was a French football player. ... This article lists records of the FIFA World Cup and its qualification matches. ... Qualifying countries In June 1954, the FIFA congress in Bern, Switzerland decided to award the 1958 Football World Cup to Sweden. ...


The players in bold typeface are still active in the tournament.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals







Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Miroslav “Miro” Klose (born Mirosław Kloze on June 9, 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a striker for the Germany national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Argentina) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the English Premiership for Chelsea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Maximiliano Rubén Rodríguez (Born 2 January 1981 in Rosario, Santa Fe) is an Argentine footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Ronaldo Luíz Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), simply known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Lukas Podolski (*June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Poland), nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a football player who grew up in the Fuenlabrada neighbourhood, traditional Real Madrid territory, but he wore the red and white stripes of Atletico Madrid, of which his father and grandfather are rabid fans, proudly on the streets... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image © soccer-europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Timothy Joel Cahill (born December 6, 1979 in Sydney) is an Australian midfield football player and plays for the Australia national team and Everton. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a popular Brazilian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state). ... Paulo César Wanchope Watson (born July 31, 1976) is a Costa Rican football player who currently plays for Club Sport Herediano in Costa Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Aruna Dindane (born November 26, 1980 in Costa Marfil) is an Ivorian football (soccer) forward, who plays for Racing Club de Lens (in France). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(Bordered). ... Tomáš Rosický (pronounced ; born October 4, 1980 in Prague) is a Czech international football player, who currently plays his club football for English Premiership side Arsenal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Agustín Delgado (nicknamed Tin), (born December 23, 1974, in a small village in the Chota River valley in Imbabura) is an Ecuadorian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Carlos Tenorio (born May 14, 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Al Saad in Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English football player with Liverpool F.C. He is widely regarded as one of the best and the most complete midfield players in the world,[1] and became the second youngest captain (after Didier Deschamps) ever to lift the European Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (born August 17, 1977 in Les Ulis, Essonne, Paris) (IPA: ) is a French football player and regarded as one of the top players in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Patrick Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French football midfielder, who currently plays for Juventus F.C.. He captained Arsenal and won the World Cup with France in 1998. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Luca Toni (born May 26, 1977 in Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena) is an Italian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born March 4, 1980 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa) is a Mexican football midfielder and forward, who currently plays for Chivas de Guadalajara of the Primera División de México. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Bartosz Bosacki (born December 20, 1975 in Poznań) is a Polish footballer who plays for Polands Lech Poznań. Bosacki made his debut as a Lech Poznań player in April 1995, and has won the Polish Super Cup with both them and Amica Wronki (in 2004). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Maniche (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Alexander Frei (born July 15, 1979 in Basel) is a Swiss footballer, currently playing for Stade Rennais FC in the Ligue 1, as an striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , nicknamed Sheva, born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian footballer who is contracted to Chelsea of the English Premier League, and plays for his national team of Ukraine. ...

Own goals
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Trivia/miscellany

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup miscellany

Poster by Norbert Bisky. ...

See also

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Image File history File links Portal. ... This is a list of broadcasters of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... FIFA, German officials, and international observers had several crime concerns in the run-up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... 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. ... 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. ... This article lists records of the FIFA World Cup and its qualification matches. ... This is a chronological list of fixtures for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup has numerous official global sponsors. ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ During the World Cup, many of the stadia will be officially known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadium names unless the stadium sponsors are also official FIFA sponsors. For example, Allianz Arena will be 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 have to be removed or covered.These new names are reflected in the table. Some of the stadia also have a lower capacity for the World Cup, as FIFA regulations ban standing room. Of the twelve hosting stadia, only Zentralstadion in Leipzig is in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
  2. ^ Please note that the links to location maps are linked to an external site.
  3. ^ Seated capacity. Some stadia have greater capacity for German league games due to standing room.
  4. ^ Regulations: 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany. (PDF) FIFA. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
  5. ^ Wilson, Paul (2005-12-11). An easy group? Draw your own conclusions. The Observer. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
  6. ^ Palmer, Kevin (2006-05-24). Group C Tactics Board. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.
  7. ^ O'Dea, Joseph (2006-05-18). FIFA changes World Cup tie-breaking rules. Retrieved on 2006-06-29.
  8. ^ The adidas Golden Shoe Award. FIFA. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.

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Active: Brazil | England | France | Germany | Italy | Portugal  Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group A. // Germany vs Costa Rica Friday, June 9, 2006 18:00 - FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich, Munich - Attendance: 64,950 Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina) Assistant referees Dario Garcia (Argentina) Rodolfo Otero (Argentina) Fourth official: Carlos Chandia (Chile) Fifth official: Cristian Julio... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group B. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) England are assured of qualification for the second round and will win the group if they win or draw their match against Sweden. ... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group C. (Key) // Qualification for the second stage The two teams that will qualify for the knock-out stage were known after four of the six matches had been played. ... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group D. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) Portugal are assured of qualification for the second round and will win the group if they win or draw their match against Mexico. ... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group E. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) Italy Italy will win the group if they defeat the Czech Republic. ... // Australia vs Japan Monday, June 12, 2006 15:00 - Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern - Attendance: 46,000 Yellow cards: Grella 33 - Moore 58 - Cahill 69 - Aloisi 78 Miyamoto 31 - Takahara 40 - Moniwa 68 Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt) Assistant referees: Dramane Dante (Mali) Mamadou Ndoye (Senegal) Fourth official: Eric Poulat... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group G. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) France will qualify if they defeat Togo by a margin of two goals in their last match, or if they win and the Switzerland-Korea game is decisive. ... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group H. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after three of six matches) Spain will qualify with a win over Tunisia or Saudi Arabia. ... In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage is where the top two teams from each group advance to the first part of this stage, or Round of 16. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... In the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 198 teams from the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 32 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. ... This article lists the confirmed squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ... This is a chronological list of fixtures for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... 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. ... 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. ... This is a list of broadcasters of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup has numerous official global sponsors. ... Poster by Norbert Bisky. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst 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...



Eliminated: Angola | Argentina | Australia | Costa Rica | Côte d'Ivoire | Croatia | Czech Republic | Ecuador | Ghana | Iran | Japan | Korea Republic | Mexico | Netherlands | Paraguay | Poland | Saudi Arabia | Serbia and Montenegro | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Togo | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Ukraine | USA First international Costa Rica 7 - 0 El Salvador (Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sept 14, 1921) Largest win Costa Rica 12 - 0 Puerto Rico (Barranquilla, Colombia; December 10, 1946) Worst defeat Mexico 7 - 0 Costa Rica (Mexico City, Mexico; August 17, 1975) Mexico 7 - 0 Costa Rica (Mexico City, Mexico; October 23... First international Côte dIvoire 3 - 2 Benin (Madagascar; 13 April 1960) Largest win Côte dIvoire 6 - 0 Mali (Abidjan, Côte dIvoire; 13 March 1985) Côte dIvoire 6 - 0 Botswana (Abidjan, Côte dIvoire; 11 October 1992) Côte dIvoire 6... First international Hungary 2 - 1 Bohemia (Budapest, Hungary; 5 April 1903) Turkey 1 - 4 Czech Republic (Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994) Largest win Czech Republic 8 - 1 Andorra (Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005) Worst defeat Switzerland 3 - 0 Czech Republic (Zürich, Switzerland; 20 April 1994) World Cup Appearances... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... First international Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 Syria (Lebanon; October 20, 1957) Largest win Saudi Arabia 8 - 0 Macao (Taif, Saudi Arabia; May 14, 1993) Worst defeat Germany 8 - 0 Saudi Arabia (Sapporo, Japan; June 1, 2002) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1994) Best result Round 2 1994 AFC Asian... First international Brazil 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Porto Alegre, Brazil; 23 December 1994) Serbia and Montenegro 2 - 2 Azerbaijan (Podgorica, SCG; 12 February 2003) Largest win Faroe Islands 1 - 8 Yugoslavia (Toftir, Faroe Islands; 6 October 1996) Worst defeat Argentina 6 - 0 Serbia & Montenegro (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 16 June 2006) World Cup... First international Trinidad and Tobago 3 - 3 Dutch Guiana (Trinidad and Tobago; August 6, 1934) Largest win Trinidad and Tobago 11 - 0 Aruba (Grenada; June 4, 1989) Worst defeat Mexico 7 - 0 Trinidad and Tobago (Mexico City, Mexico; October 8, 2000) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 2006) Best result...


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World Cup 2006 News (1677 words)
The 2006 World Cup saw a host of great goals, including a couple on the second last day of the tournament as Schweinsteiger and Germany provided two more crackers to go with the Lahm and Frings efforts from their first game against Costa Rica.
Last night, Zidane and the World Cup final epitomised that feeling, with the master dazzling but ultimately unsuccessful and the match, which had threatened to be played fast and furious, ending into yet another cagey battle between two excellent teams.
Manchester United hasn’t had a great World Cup - One of our strikers was dropped when he could have helped his team win, another hasn’t been used in the tournament but managed to pick up two bookings in 10 minutes, and the third got a red card for a stomp that condemned Ronaldo to infamy.
2006 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1082 words)
The FIFA World Cup is the football (soccer) world championship, contested by men's national football teams, and organised by FIFA, the international governing body for football.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup, the eighteenth such championship, began in December 2003 with 198 countries entering the draw for a series of qualification tournaments and play-offs that resulted in 32 national teams qualifying for the finals tournament.
The finals tournament of the 2006 World Cup began on 9 June 2006 and is scheduled to end on 9 July 2006.
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