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The 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
was the 18th FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany
Germany
staged the competition (the first was in 1974 as West Germany
Germany
and also a re-FIFA World Cup), and the tenth time that it was held in Europe. Italy
Italy
won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title. They defeated France
France
5–3 in a penalty shoot-out in the final, after extra time had finished in a 1–1 draw. Germany
Germany
defeated Portugal
Portugal
3–1 to finish in third place. Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Serbia and Montenegro, Trinidad and Tobago, and Togo
Togo
made their first appearances in the finals. The 2006 World Cup stands as one of the most watched events in television history, garnering an estimated 26.29 billion non-unique viewers, compiled over the course of the tournament. The final attracted an estimated audience of 715.1 million people.[1] The 2006 World Cup ranks fourth in non-unique viewers, behind the World Cup in 1994, 2002, and 1990.[2] As the winner, Italy
Italy
represented the World in the 2009 FIFA
FIFA
Confederations Cup.

Contents

1 Host selection

1.1 Bribery and corruption allegations

2 Qualification

2.1 List of qualified teams

3 Venues

3.1 Team base camps

4 Match officials 5 Squads 6 Groups

6.1 Seeds 6.2 Group system

6.2.1 Ranking criteria

7 Finals tournament

7.1 Hosting 7.2 Traditional powers dominate 7.3 Scoring 7.4 Unprecedented number of cards

8 Results

8.1 Group stage

8.1.1 Group A 8.1.2 Group B 8.1.3 Group C 8.1.4 Group D 8.1.5 Group E 8.1.6 Group F 8.1.7 Group G 8.1.8 Group H

8.2 Knockout stage

8.2.1 Round of 16 8.2.2 Quarter-finals 8.2.3 Semi-finals 8.2.4 Third place play-off 8.2.5 Final

9 Statistics

9.1 Goalscorers 9.2 Awards 9.3 All-star team 9.4 Prize money 9.5 Final standings

10 See also 11 References and footnotes 12 External links

Host selection Main article: FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
hosts The vote to choose the hosts of the 2006 tournament was held in July 2000 in Zürich, Switzerland. It involved four bidding nations after Brazil
Brazil
had withdrawn three days earlier: Germany, South Africa, England
England
and Morocco.[3] Three rounds of voting were required, each round eliminating the nation with the least votes. The first two rounds were held on 6 July 2000, and the final round was held on 7 July 2000, which Germany
Germany
won over South Africa.

Voting results[4]

Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3

Germany 10 11 12

South Africa 6 11 11

England 5 2 –

Morocco 3 – –

Bribery and corruption allegations Accusations of bribery and corruption have marred the success of Germany's bid from the very beginning. On the very day of the vote, a hoax bribery affair was made public, leading to calls for a re-vote.[5] On the night before the vote, German satirical magazine Titanic sent letters to FIFA
FIFA
representatives, offering joke gifts like cuckoo clocks and Black Forest ham
Black Forest ham
in exchange for their vote for Germany. Oceania delegate Charlie Dempsey, who had initially backed England, had then been instructed to support South Africa
South Africa
following England's elimination. He abstained, citing "intolerable pressure" on the eve of the vote.[6] Had Dempsey voted as originally instructed, the vote would have resulted with a 12–12 tie, and FIFA
FIFA
president Sepp Blatter, who favoured the South African bid,[7] would have had to cast the deciding vote.[8] More irregularities surfaced soon after, including, in the months leading up to the decision, the sudden interest of German politicians and major businesses in the four Asian countries whose delegates were decisive for the vote.[9] Just a week before the vote, the German government under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder
Gerhard Schröder
lifted their arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
and agreed to send grenade launchers to the country. DaimlerChrysler invested several hundred million Euro in Hyundai, while one of the sons of the company's founders was a member of FIFA's executive committee. Both Volkswagen
Volkswagen
and Bayer
Bayer
announced investments in Thailand
Thailand
and South Korea, whose respective delegates Worawi Makudi
Worawi Makudi
and Chung Jong-Moon were possible votes for Germany.[9][10] Makudi additionally received a payment by a company of German media mogul Leo Kirch, who also paid millions for usually worthless TV rights for friendly matches of the German team and FC Bayern Munich.[9][10] On 16 October 2015, the German news magazine Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
alleged that a slush fund with money from then- Adidas
Adidas
CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus was used to influence the vote of four Asian members of the FIFA
FIFA
executive committee.[11] The sum of 6.7 million Euro was later demanded back by Dreyfus. In order to retrieve the money, the Organizing Committee paid an aquivalent sum to the FIFA, allegedly as a German share for the cost of a closing ceremony, which never materialized.[9] Wolfgang Niersbach, president of the German Football Association
German Football Association
(DFB), denied the allegations on 17 October 2015, saying that "the World Cup was not bought" and that he could "absolutely and categorically rule out the existence of a slush fund". The DFB announced they would consider seeking legal action against Der Spiegel.[12] During a press conference on 22 October 2015, Nierbach repeated his stance, emphasizing that the 6,7 million were used in 2002 to secure a subsidy by FIFA.[13] According to Niersbach, the payment had been agreed upon during a meeting between Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
and FIFA
FIFA
president Blatter, with the money being provided by Dreyfus. On the same day, FIFA contradicted Niersbach's statement, saying: "By our current state of knowledge, no such payment of 10 million Franks was registered by FIFA in 2002."[14] The following day, former DFB president Theo Zwanziger publicly accused Niersbach of lying, saying: "It is evident that there was a slush fund for the German World Cup application". According to Zwanziger, the 6.7 million Euros went to Mohamed Bin Hammam, who at the time was supporting Blatter's campaign for president against Issa Hayatou.[15] On 22 March 2016 it was announced that the FIFA Ethics Committee
FIFA Ethics Committee
was opening proceedings into the bid.[16][17][18] Qualification Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
qualification 198 teams attempted to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.[19] Germany, the host nation, was granted automatic qualification, with the remaining 31 finals places divided among the continental confederations. Thirteen places were contested by UEFA
UEFA
teams (Europe), five by CAF teams (Africa), four by CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
teams (South America), four by AFC teams (Asia), and three by CONCACAF
CONCACAF
teams (North and Central America and Caribbean). The remaining two places were decided by playoffs between AFC and CONCACAF
CONCACAF
and between CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
and OFC (Oceania). Eight nations qualified for the finals for the first time: Angola, Czech Republic, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, and Serbia and Montenegro. Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and Ukraine
Ukraine
were making their first appearance as independent nations, but had previously been represented as part of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
and the Soviet Union respectively; Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
had competed as Yugoslavia in 1998, as well as making up part of Yugoslav teams from 1930 to 1990. As of 2018, this was the last time Togo, Angola, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Ukraine
and Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
qualified for a FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
finals. Australia
Australia
qualified for the first time since 1974. Among the teams who failed to qualify were 2002 third-placed team Turkey and Euro 2004 winners Greece. Additionally, Belgium failed to qualify for the first time since 1978, and Cameroon failed to qualify for the first time since 1986. France
France
had their first successful qualifying campaign since 1986, as they did not qualify for the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, in 1998 they were automatically qualified as hosts and in 2002 as defending champions. For the first time since the 1982 World Cup, all six confederations were represented at the finals tournament. List of qualified teams The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings,[20] qualified for the final tournament:

AFC (4)

  Iran
Iran
(23)   Japan
Japan
(18)   Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
(34)   South Korea
South Korea
(29)

CAF (5)

  Angola
Angola
(57)   Ghana
Ghana
(48)   Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
(32)   Togo
Togo
(61)   Tunisia
Tunisia
(21)

CONCACAF
CONCACAF
(4)

  Costa Rica
Costa Rica
(26)   Mexico
Mexico
(4)   Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
(47)   United States
United States
(5)

CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
(4)

  Argentina
Argentina
(9)   Brazil
Brazil
(1)   Ecuador
Ecuador
(39)   Paraguay
Paraguay
(33)

OFC (1)

  Australia
Australia
(42)

UEFA
UEFA
(14)

  Croatia
Croatia
(23)   Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(2)   England
England
(10)   France
France
(8)   Germany
Germany
(19) (hosts)   Italy
Italy
(13)   Netherlands
Netherlands
(3)   Poland
Poland
(29)   Portugal
Portugal
(7)   Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
(44)   Spain
Spain
(5)   Sweden
Sweden
(16)    Switzerland
Switzerland
(35)   Ukraine
Ukraine
(45)

  Countries qualified for World Cup   Country failed to qualify   Countries that did not enter World Cup   Country not a FIFA
FIFA
member

Venues In 2006, Germany
Germany
had a plethora of football stadia that satisfied FIFA's minimum capacity of 40,000 seats for World Cup matches. The still-standing Olympiastadion in Munich
Munich
(69,250) was not used even though FIFA's regulations allow one city to use two stadia; Düsseldorf's LTU Arena (51,500), Bremen's Weserstadion (43,000) and Mönchengladbach's Borussia-Park
Borussia-Park
(46,249) were also unemployed during the tournament. Twelve stadia were selected to host the World Cup matches. During the tournament, many of them were known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadia unless the stadium sponsors were also official FIFA
FIFA
sponsors.[21] For example, the Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena
in Munich was known during the competition as FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Munich
Munich
(or in German: FIFA
FIFA
WM-Stadion München), and even the letters of the company Allianz
Allianz
were removed or covered.[21] Some of the stadia also had a lower capacity for the World Cup, as FIFA
FIFA
regulations ban standing room; nonetheless, this was accommodated as several stadia had an UEFA
UEFA
5-star ranking. The stadiums in Berlin, Munich, Dortmund and Stuttgart
Stuttgart
hosted 6 matches each and the other 8 stadiums used hosted 5 matches each.

Berlin Dortmund Munich Stuttgart

Olympiastadion Westfalenstadion ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Dortmund) Allianz
Allianz
Arena ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Munich) Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

52°30′53″N 13°14′22″E / 52.51472°N 13.23944°E / 52.51472; 13.23944 (Olympiastadion (Berlin)) 51°29′33.25″N 7°27′6.63″E / 51.4925694°N 7.4518417°E / 51.4925694; 7.4518417 (Signal Iduna Park) 48°13′7.59″N 11°37′29.11″E / 48.2187750°N 11.6247528°E / 48.2187750; 11.6247528 ( Allianz
Allianz
Arena) 48°47′32.17″N 9°13′55.31″E / 48.7922694°N 9.2320306°E / 48.7922694; 9.2320306 (Mercedes-Benz Arena)

Capacity: 72,000[22] Capacity: 65,000[23] Capacity: 66,000[24] Capacity: 52,000[25]

Gelsenkirchen

Berlin

Dortmund

Munich

Stuttgart

Gelsenkirchen

Hamburg

Frankfurt

Cologne

Hanover

Leipzig

Kaiserslautern

Nuremberg

2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
(Germany)

Hamburg

Arena AufSchalke ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Gelsenkirchen) Volksparkstadion ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Hamburg)

51°33′16.21″N 7°4′3.32″E / 51.5545028°N 7.0675889°E / 51.5545028; 7.0675889 (Arena AufSchalke) 53°35′13.77″N 9°53′55.02″E / 53.5871583°N 9.8986167°E / 53.5871583; 9.8986167 (AOL Arena)

Capacity: 52,000[26] Capacity: 50,000[27]

Frankfurt Cologne

Commerzbank-Arena ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Frankfurt) RheinEnergieStadion ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Cologne)

50°4′6.86″N 8°38′43.65″E / 50.0685722°N 8.6454583°E / 50.0685722; 8.6454583 (Commerzbank Arena) 50°56′0.59″N 6°52′29.99″E / 50.9334972°N 6.8749972°E / 50.9334972; 6.8749972 (RheinEnergie Stadion)

Capacity: 48,000[28] Capacity: 45,000[29]

Hanover Leipzig Kaiserslautern Nuremberg

Niedersachsenstadion ( FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Stadium, Hanover) Zentralstadion Fritz-Walter-Stadion Max-Morlock-Stadion (Frankenstadion)

52°21′36.24″N 9°43′52.31″E / 52.3600667°N 9.7311972°E / 52.3600667; 9.7311972 (AWD-Arena) 51°20′44.86″N 12°20′53.59″E / 51.3457944°N 12.3482194°E / 51.3457944; 12.3482194 (Zentralstadion) 49°26′4.96″N 7°46′35.24″E / 49.4347111°N 7.7764556°E / 49.4347111; 7.7764556 (Fritz-Walter-Stadion) 49°25′34″N 11°7′33″E / 49.42611°N 11.12583°E / 49.42611; 11.12583 (EasyCredit-Stadion)

Capacity: 43,000[30] Capacity: 43,000[31] Capacity: 46,000[32] Capacity: 41,000[33]

Team base camps Base camps were used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. FIFA
FIFA
announced the base camps for each participating team.[34]

National squads' base camps

Team City

Angola Celle

Argentina Herzogenaurach

Australia Friedrichsruhe

Brazil Bergisch Gladbach

Costa Rica Walldorf

Croatia Bad Brückenau

Czech Republic Westerburg

Ecuador Bad Kissingen

England Baden-Baden

France Aerzen

Germany Berlin

Ghana Würzburg

Iran Friedrichshafen

Italy Duisburg

Ivory Coast Niederkassel

Japan Bonn

Team City

Mexico Göttingen

Netherlands Hinterzarten

Paraguay Oberhaching

Poland Barsinghausen

Portugal Marienfeld

Saudi Arabia Bad Nauheim

Serbia and Montenegro Billerbeck

Spain Kamen

South Korea Bergisch Gladbach

Sweden Bremen

Switzerland Bad Bertrich

Togo Wangen im Allgäu

Trinidad and Tobago Rotenburg an der Wümme

Tunisia Schweinfurt

Ukraine Potsdam

United States Hamburg

Match officials

Confederation Referee Assistants

AFC Toru Kamikawa (Japan) Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan) Kim Dae-Young (South Korea)

Shamsul Maidin (Singapore) Prachya Permpanich (Thailand) Eisa Ghoulom (United Arab Emirates)

CAF Coffi Codjia (Benin) Aboudou Aderodjou (Benin) Célestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)

Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt) Dramane Dante (Mali) Mamadou N'Doye (Senegal)

CONCACAF Benito Archundia (Mexico) José Ramírez (Mexico) Héctor Vergara (Canada)

Marco Rodríguez (Mexico) José Luis Camargo (Mexico) Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

CONMEBOL Horacio Elizondo (Argentina) Darío García (Argentina) Rodolfo Otero (Argentina)

Carlos Simon (Brazil) Aristeu Tavares (Brazil) Ednílson Corona (Brazil)

Óscar Ruiz
Óscar Ruiz
(Colombia) José Navia (Colombia) Fernando Tamayo (Ecuador)

Carlos Amarilla
Carlos Amarilla
(Paraguay) Amelio Andino (Paraguay) Manuel Bernal (Paraguay)

Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay) Wálter Rial (Uruguay) Pablo Fandiño (Uruguay)

OFC Mark Shield (Australia) Nathan Gibson (Australia) Ben Wilson (Australia)

UEFA Frank De Bleeckere
Frank De Bleeckere
(Belgium) Peter Hermans (Belgium) Walter Vromans (Belgium)

Graham Poll
Graham Poll
(England) Philip Sharp (England) Glenn Turner (England)

Éric Poulat (France) Lionel Dagorne (France) Vincent Texier (France)

Markus Merk
Markus Merk
(Germany) Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany) Christian Schraer (Germany)

Roberto Rosetti
Roberto Rosetti
(Italy) Alessandro Stagnelli (Italy) Cristiano Copelli (Italy)

Valentin Ivanov (Russia) Nikolay Golubev (Russia) Evgueni Volnin (Russia)

Ľuboš Micheľ
Ľuboš Micheľ
(Slovakia) Roman Slyško (Slovakia) Martin Balko (Slovakia)

Luis Medina Cantalejo
Luis Medina Cantalejo
(Spain) Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (Spain) Pedro Medina Hernández (Spain)

Massimo Busacca
Massimo Busacca
(Switzerland) Francesco Buragina (Switzerland) Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)

Squads Further information: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squads Squads for the 2006 World Cup consisted of 23 players, as in the previous tournament in 2002. Each participating national association had to confirm its 23-player squad by 15 May 2006.[35] Groups Seeds Further information: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
seeding The eight seeded teams for the 2006 tournament were announced on 6 December 2005. The seeds comprised Pot A in the draw. Pot B contained the unseeded qualifiers from South America, Africa and Oceania; Pot C contained eight of the nine remaining European teams, excluding Serbia and Montenegro. Pot D contained unseeded teams 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.[36] In the special pot, Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
was drawn first, then their group was drawn from the three seeded non-European nations, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. It had been predetermined that, as the host, Germany
Germany
would be placed in Group A, thus being assured of the venues of their group matches in advance of the draw. FIFA
FIFA
had also announced in advance that Brazil (the defending champion) would be allocated to Group F.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Special
Special
Pot

 Argentina  Brazil  England  France  Germany  Italy  Mexico  Spain

 Angola  Australia  Ecuador  Ghana  Ivory Coast  Paraguay  Togo  Tunisia

 Croatia  Czech Republic  Netherlands  Poland  Portugal  Sweden   Switzerland  Ukraine

 Costa Rica  Iran  Japan  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Trinidad and Tobago  United States

 Serbia and Montenegro

On 9 December 2005 the draw was held, and the group assignments and order of matches were determined. After the draw was completed, commentators remarked that Group C appeared to be the group of death, while others suggested Group E.[37][38] Argentina
Argentina
and the Netherlands both qualified with a game to spare with wins over Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
and Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
respectively. Group system The first round, or group stage, saw the thirty-two teams divided into eight groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of three games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams coming first and second in each group qualified for the Round of 16. Ranking criteria If teams were level on points, they were ranked on the following criteria in order:

Greatest total goal difference in the three group matches Greatest number of goals scored in the three group matches If teams remained level after those criteria, a mini-group would be formed from those teams, who would be ranked on:

Most points earned in matches against other teams in the tie Greatest goal difference in matches against other teams in the tie Greatest number of goals scored in matches against other teams in the tie

If teams remained level after all these criteria, FIFA
FIFA
would hold a drawing of lots

In the original version of the rules for the final tournament, the ranking criteria were in a different order, with head-to-head results taking precedence over total goal difference. The rules were changed to the above in advance of the tournament, but older versions were still available on the FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria.[39] In any event, the final tournament saw only two pairs of teams level on points: Argentina
Argentina
and the Netherlands
Netherlands
at 7 points in Group C; Tunisia
Tunisia
and Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
at 1 point in Group H. Both of these ties were resolved on total goal difference. Also, in both cases the teams had tied their match, so the order of ranking criteria made no difference. Finals tournament

2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
opening ceremony in Munich

The finals tournament of the 2006 World Cup began on 9 June. The 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four teams each, within which the teams competed in a round-robin tournament to determine which two of those four teams would advance to the sixteen-team knock-out stage, which started on 24 June. In total, 64 games were played. Hosting Although Germany
Germany
failed to win the Cup, the tournament was considered a great success for Germany
Germany
in general. Germany
Germany
also experienced a sudden increase in patriotic spirit with flag waving, traditionally frowned upon by German society since World War II, whenever the German team played.[40] For the closing ceremonies, Matthias Keller composed a work performed simultaneously by the Munich
Munich
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra
Bavarian State Orchestra
and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra with conductors Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, and Mariss Jansons, and soloists Diana Damrau, Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domingo
and Lang Lang. Traditional powers dominate Despite early success by Australia, Ecuador
Ecuador
and Ghana, the tournament marked a return to dominance of the traditional football powers. Four years after a 2002 tournament in which teams from North America (United States), Africa (Senegal), and Asia (South Korea) made it deep into the knockout stages and Turkey finished third, all eight seeded teams progressed to the knockout stages, and none of the quarter-finalists were from outside Europe or South America. Six former champions took part in the quarter-final round, with Ukraine and Euro 2004
Euro 2004
runners-up Portugal
Portugal
as the only relative outsiders.[41] Argentina
Argentina
and Brazil
Brazil
were eliminated in the quarter-finals, leaving an all-European final four for only the fourth time (after the 1934, 1966 and 1982 tournaments). Scoring Despite the early goals that flooded the group stages, the knock-out phase had a much lower goals per match ratio. A prime example of the dearth of goals was Portugal, which only scored in the 23rd minute of the Round of 16, and did not score again until the 88th minute of the third place play-off. No player managed to score a hat-trick in this tournament. Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil
Brazil
and France
France
were the only teams to score more than one goal in a knockout match. Germany
Germany
was one of the exceptions, tending to play an attacking style of football throughout the knock-out stage, which was reflected by the fact that they scored the most number of goals (14), with players from all three outfield positions (defence, midfield and forward) making the scoresheet. Germany's Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
scored five goals to claim the Golden Boot, the lowest total to win the prize since 1962. No other player scored more than three goals. No player from the winning Italian squad scored more than two goals, though ten different players had scored for the team, tying France's record in 1982 for the most goalscorers from any one team. For the first time ever in the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, the first and last goals of the tournament were scored by defenders. Philipp Lahm, the German left wingback, scored the opener against Costa Rica
Costa Rica
after only 5 minutes of the opening match. In the final, Marco Materazzi, the Italian centre back, out-jumped Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira
and headed in the last goal of the 2006 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup. Unprecedented number of cards Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
disciplinary record The tournament had a record number of yellow and red cards, breaking the previous record set by the 1998 World Cup. Players received a record-breaking 345 yellow cards and 28 red cards, with Russian referee Valentin Ivanov handing out 16 yellow and 4 red cards in the round of 16 match between Portugal
Portugal
and the Netherlands, in a match known as the Battle of Nuremberg. Portugal
Portugal
had two players suspended for each of the quarter-final and semi-final matches, respectively. FIFA
FIFA
President Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
hinted that he may allow some rule changes for future tournaments so that earlier accumulated bookings will not force players to miss the final, should their teams make it that far. The tournament also saw English referee Graham Poll
Graham Poll
mistakenly hand out three yellow cards to Croatia's Josip Šimunić in their match against Australia. The high number of yellow and red cards shown also prompted discussion about the referees. FIFA
FIFA
Officials and President Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
received criticism for allegedly making rules too rigid and taking discretion away from referees.[42] Results Group stage

  Champion   Runner-up

  Third place   Fourth place

  Quarter-finals   Round of 16

  Group stage

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2). In the following tables:

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) Pts = total points accumulated

Group A Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group A In the opening match of the tournament, Germany
Germany
and Costa Rica
Costa Rica
played a game which ended 4–2 for the host in the highest scoring opening match in the tournament's history. Germany
Germany
went on to win the Group A after edging Poland
Poland
and breezing past Ecuador
Ecuador
3–0. Despite the defeat, Ecuador
Ecuador
had already joined the host in the Round of 16 having beaten Poland
Poland
and Costa Rica
Costa Rica
2–0 and 3–0, respectively.

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1   Germany
Germany
(H) 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage

2  Ecuador 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6

3  Poland 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

4  Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria (H) Host.

9 June 2006

Germany  4–2  Costa Rica Allianz
Allianz
Arena, Munich

Poland  0–2  Ecuador Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

14 June 2006

Germany  1–0  Poland Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

15 June 2006

Ecuador  3–0  Costa Rica AOL Arena, Hamburg

20 June 2006

Ecuador  0–3  Germany Olympiastadion, Berlin

Costa Rica  1–2  Poland AWD-Arena, Hanover

Group B Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group B In Group B, England
England
and Sweden
Sweden
pushed Paraguay
Paraguay
into third place after narrow victories over the South Americans. Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
earned some international respect after a draw with Sweden
Sweden
in their opening game and managing to hold England
England
scoreless for 83 minutes, until goals from Peter Crouch
Peter Crouch
and Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard
sealed a 2–0 win for the Three Lions. Sweden
Sweden
qualified for the knockout rounds after drawing 2–2 with England
England
to maintain their 38-year unbeaten record against them.

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  England 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5

3  Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3

4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

10 June 2006

England  1–0  Paraguay Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

Trinidad and Tobago  0–0  Sweden Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

15 June 2006

England  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago EasyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg

Sweden  1–0  Paraguay Olympiastadion, Berlin

20 June 2006

Sweden  2–2  England RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

Paraguay  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern

Group C Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group C Both Argentina
Argentina
and Netherlands
Netherlands
qualified from Group C with a game remaining, Argentina
Argentina
topping the group on goal difference having hammered Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
6–0 and beating Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
2–1. The Dutch picked up 1–0 and 2–1 victories over Serbia and Montenegro and Ivory Coast, respectively. Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
defeated Serbia and Montenegro 3–2 in their final game, in Serbia & Montenegro's last ever international before the break-up of the country.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7

3  Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3

4  Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

10 June 2006

Argentina  2–1  Ivory Coast AOL Arena, Hamburg

11 June 2006

Serbia and Montenegro  0–1  Netherlands Zentralstadion, Leipzig

16 June 2006

Argentina  6–0  Serbia and Montenegro Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

Netherlands  2–1  Ivory Coast Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

21 June 2006

Netherlands  0–0  Argentina Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

Ivory Coast  3–2  Serbia and Montenegro Allianz
Allianz
Arena, Munich

Group D Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group D Portugal
Portugal
coasted through in Group D, picking up the maximum number of points, with Mexico
Mexico
qualifying in second. Iran
Iran
missed chances against Mexico
Mexico
in their opening 1–3 defeat and were eliminated in their match against Portugal. They fought hard against the Portuguese, but went down 2–0. Their last game against Angola
Angola
ended in 1–1 draw. The Africans had a respectable first World Cup tournament after earning draws with Mexico
Mexico
(0–0) and Iran.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Portugal 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9 Advance to knockout stage

2  Mexico 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4

3  Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

4  Iran 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

11 June 2006

Mexico  3–1  Iran EasyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg

Angola  0–1  Portugal RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

16 June 2006

Mexico  0–0  Angola AWD-Arena, Hanover

17 June 2006

Portugal  2–0  Iran Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

21 June 2006

Portugal  2–1  Mexico Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

Iran  1–1  Angola Zentralstadion, Leipzig

Group E Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group E In Group E, Italy
Italy
went through to the Round of 16 conceding just one goal (an own goal) in the group phase against the United States. The US bowed out of the tournament after disappointing results against the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and Ghana, 0–3 and 1–2, respectively, despite a 1–1 draw (finishing with 9 vs 10 men) against Italy. Tournament debutant Ghana
Ghana
joined Italy
Italy
in the round of 16, following victories over the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and the United States. Daniele De Rossi
Daniele De Rossi
was suspended for 4 games following his sending-off against the United States.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Italy 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Ghana 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6

3  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3

4  United States 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

12 June 2006

United States  0–3  Czech Republic Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen

Italy  2–0  Ghana AWD-Arena, Hanover

17 June 2006

Czech Republic  0–2  Ghana RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

Italy  1–1  United States Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern

22 June 2006

Czech Republic  0–2  Italy AOL Arena, Hamburg

Ghana  2–1  United States EasyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg

Group F Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group F Group F included the reigning World Champions Brazil, Croatia, Japan, and Australia. Playing in their first World Cup for 32 years, Australia
Australia
came from behind to defeat Japan
Japan
3–1, and, despite losing 0–2 to Brazil, a 2–2 draw with Croatia
Croatia
was enough to give the Australians a place in the Round of 16 in a game where two players were sent-off for second bookings and one, erroneously, for a third booking by English referee Graham Poll. The Brazilians won all three games to qualify first in the group. Their 1–0 win against Croatia was through a goal late in the first-half by Kaká. Croatia
Croatia
and Japan went out of the tournament without a single win.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage

2  Australia 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4

3  Croatia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

4  Japan 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

12 June 2006

Australia  3–1  Japan Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern

13 June 2006

Brazil  1–0  Croatia Olympiastadion, Berlin

18 June 2006

Japan  0–0  Croatia EasyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg

Brazil  2–0  Australia Allianz
Allianz
Arena, Munich

22 June 2006

Japan  1–4  Brazil Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

Croatia  2–2  Australia Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

Group G Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group G France
France
only managed a scoreless draw against Switzerland
Switzerland
and a 1–1 draw against South Korea. With captain Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane
suspended, their 2–0 win against Togo
Togo
was enough for them to advance to the knockout round. They were joined by the group winners, Switzerland, who defeated South Korea
South Korea
2–0, and did not concede a goal in the tournament. South Korea
South Korea
won their first World Cup finals match outside their own country in defeating Togo, but four points were not enough to see them through to the round of 16 (the only team for which this was the case), while Togo
Togo
exited without a point.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1   Switzerland 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  France 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5

3  South Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4

4  Togo 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

13 June 2006

South Korea  2–1  Togo Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt

France  0–0   Switzerland Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

18 June 2006

France  1–1  South Korea Zentralstadion, Leipzig

19 June 2006

Togo  0–2   Switzerland Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

23 June 2006

Togo  0–2  France RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

Switzerland   2–0  South Korea AWD-Arena, Hanover

Group H Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group H Spain
Spain
dominated Group H, picking up the maximum number of points, scoring 8 goals, and conceding only 1. Ukraine, despite being beaten 4–0 by Spain
Spain
in their first World Cup game, took advantage of the weaker opponents to beat Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
4–0 and scrape past Tunisia 1–0 thanks to a 70th-minute penalty by Andriy Shevchenko, to reach the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
and Tunisia
Tunisia
went out of the tournament having 1 point each, thanks to a 2–2 draw against each other.

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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Spain 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage

2  Ukraine 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6

3  Tunisia 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1

4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

Source: FIFA Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

14 June 2006

Spain  4–0  Ukraine Zentralstadion, Leipzig

Tunisia  2–2  Saudi Arabia Allianz
Allianz
Arena, Munich

19 June 2006

Saudi Arabia  0–4  Ukraine AOL Arena, Hamburg

Spain  3–1  Tunisia Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

23 June 2006

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Spain Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern

Ukraine  1–0  Tunisia Olympiastadion, Berlin

Knockout stage Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
knockout stage The knockout stage involved the sixteen teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were: round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. There was also a play-off to decide third/fourth place. For each game in the knockout stage, a draw was followed by thirty minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves); if scores were still level there would be a penalty shoot-out (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round. Scores after extra time are indicated by (aet), and penalty shoot-outs are indicated by (pen.).

Round of 16

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

                           

24 June – Munich    

   

   

  Germany  2

30 June – Berlin

  Sweden  0  

   Germany
Germany
(pen.)  1 (4)

24 June – Leipzig

    Argentina  1 (2)  

   Argentina
Argentina
(a.e.t.)  2

4 July – Dortmund

  Mexico  1  

  Germany  0

26 June – Kaiserslautern

     Italy
Italy
(a.e.t.)  2  

  Italy  1

30 June – Hamburg

  Australia  0  

  Italy  3

26 June – Cologne

    Ukraine  0  

   Switzerland  0 (0)

9 July – Berlin

   Ukraine
Ukraine
(pen.)  0 (3)  

   Italy
Italy
(pen.)  1 (5)

25 June – Stuttgart

    France  1 (3)

  England  1

1 July – Gelsenkirchen

  Ecuador  0  

  England  0 (1)

25 June – Nuremberg

     Portugal
Portugal
(pen.)  0 (3)  

  Portugal  1

5 July – Munich

  Netherlands  0  

  Portugal  0

27 June – Dortmund

    France  1   Third place

  Brazil  3

1 July – Frankfurt

8 July – Stuttgart

  Ghana  0  

  Brazil  0   Germany  3

27 June – Hanover

    France  1     Portugal  1

  Spain  1

  France  3  

Round of 16 In the second round, conceding two early goals in the first twelve minutes to Germany
Germany
effectively ended the Swedes' hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals. Argentina
Argentina
struggled to get past Mexico
Mexico
until a Maxi Rodríguez
Maxi Rodríguez
goal in extra time put the Albiceleste in the quarter-finals. Australia's journey ended when Italians were awarded a controversial penalty, scored by Francesco Totti, deep into the remaining seconds of the match. The Italians had spent much of the game with only ten men on the field, following an equally controversial red card shown to centre back Marco Materazzi. In a 0–0 match, Switzerland
Switzerland
failed to convert any of their three penalties in the penalty shoot-out against Ukraine
Ukraine
to see them exit the competition with an unwanted new record in becoming the first team in a World Cup to fail to convert any penalties in a shootout. Their elimination also meant that they became the first nation to be eliminated from the World Cup without conceding any goals (and indeed the only nation ever to participate in a World Cup finals tournament without conceding a goal). England
England
struggled against Ecuador
Ecuador
but won 1–0 thanks to a David Beckham free kick. Brazil
Brazil
won 3–0 against Ghana, in a game which included Ronaldo's record 15th World Cup goal. Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
reported that the match may have been influenced by an Asian betting syndicate.[43] Portugal
Portugal
defeated the Netherlands
Netherlands
1–0. The only goal came courtesy of a Maniche
Maniche
strike in an acrimonious match, which marked a new World Cup record with 16 yellow cards (Portugal: 9, the Netherlands: 7) and 4 players being sent off for a second bookable offence. France
France
came from behind to defeat Spain
Spain
3–1 thanks to goals from Franck Ribéry, Patrick Vieira, and Zinedine Zidane.

24 June 200617:00

Germany  2–0  Sweden

Podolski  4', 12'

Report

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion München, Munich Attendance: 66,000 Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

24 June 200621:00

Argentina  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico

Crespo  10' Rodríguez  98'

Report

Márquez  6'

Zentralstadion, Leipzig Attendance: 43,000 Referee: Massimo Busacca
Massimo Busacca
(Switzerland)

25 June 200617:00

England  1–0  Ecuador

Beckham  60'

Report

Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart Attendance: 52,000 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere
Frank De Bleeckere
(Belgium)

25 June 200621:00

Portugal  1–0  Netherlands

Maniche
Maniche
 23'

Report

Frankenstadion, Nuremberg Attendance: 41,000 Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

26 June 200617:00

Italy  1–0  Australia

Totti  90+5' (pen.)

Report

Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern Attendance: 46,000 Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo
Luis Medina Cantalejo
(Spain)

26 June 200621:00

Switzerland   0–0 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine

Report

Penalties

Streller Barnetta Cabanas

0–3

Shevchenko Milevskiy Rebrov Husyev

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion Köln, Cologne Attendance: 45,000 Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

27 June 200617:00

Brazil  3–0  Ghana

Ronaldo  5' Adriano  45+1' Zé Roberto
Zé Roberto
 84'

Report

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund Attendance: 65,000 Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ
Ľuboš Micheľ
(Slovakia)

27 June 200621:00

Spain  1–3  France

Villa  28' (pen.)

Report

Ribéry  41' Vieira  83' Zidane  90+2'

AWD-Arena, Hanover Attendance: 43,000 Referee: Roberto Rosetti
Roberto Rosetti
(Italy)

Quarter-finals Germany
Germany
and Argentina
Argentina
ended 1–1 after extra time; the hosts edged out the Argentinians 4–2 on penalties to go through to the semifinals (this was the first time Argentina
Argentina
had lost a World Cup penalty shootout: up until this match, both Argentina
Argentina
and Germany
Germany
had participated in three penalty shootouts, winning all of them). In Gelsenkirchen, when England
England
faced Portugal, Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney
was sent off, and Portugal
Portugal
won the penalty shoot-out 3–1 after a 0–0 draw to reach their first World Cup semi-final since the days of Eusébio
Eusébio
40 years earlier, and ensure manager Luiz Felipe Scolari's third consecutive tournament quarter-final win over Sven-Göran Eriksson's England. Italy
Italy
defeated quarter-final debutants Ukraine
Ukraine
3–0. France eliminated Brazil
Brazil
1–0 to advance into the semi-finals. Brazil
Brazil
only managed one shot on goal, while Zinedine Zidane's dribbling earned him Man of the Match and his free-kick to Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry
resulted in the winning goal.

30 June 200617:00

Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Argentina

Klose  80'

Report

Ayala  49'

Penalties

Neuville Ballack Podolski Borowski

4–2

Cruz Ayala Rodríguez Cambiasso

Olympiastadion, Berlin Attendance: 72,000 Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ
Ľuboš Micheľ
(Slovakia)

30 June 200621:00

Italy  3–0  Ukraine

Zambrotta  6' Toni  59', 69'

Report

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Frank De Bleeckere
Frank De Bleeckere
(Belgium)

1 July 200617:00

England  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Portugal

Report

Penalties

Lampard Hargreaves Gerrard Carragher

1–3

Simão Viana Petit Postiga Ronaldo

Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen Attendance: 52,000 Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

1 July 200621:00

Brazil  0–1  France

Report

Henry  57'

Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt Attendance: 48,000 Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo
Luis Medina Cantalejo
(Spain)

Semi-finals With Argentina
Argentina
and Brazil
Brazil
eliminated in the quarter-finals, an all-European semi-final line up was completed for only the fourth time (after the 1934, 1966 and 1982 tournaments). The semi-final between Germany
Germany
and Italy
Italy
produced an extra time period that went scoreless until the 118th minute, when Italy
Italy
scored twice through Fabio Grosso
Fabio Grosso
and Alessandro Del Piero, putting an end to Germany's undefeated record in Dortmund. With this win, Italy continued their dominance over Germany. In the second semi-final, Portugal
Portugal
lost to France
France
1–0 in Munich. In a repeat of the Euro 1984 and Euro 2000 semi-finals, Portugal
Portugal
were defeated by France, with the decisive goal being a penalty scored by France
France
captain Zinedine Zidane.

4 July 200621:00

Germany  0–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy

Report

Grosso  119' Del Piero  120+1'

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund Attendance: 65,000 Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

5 July 200621:00

Portugal  0–1  France

Report

Zidane  33' (pen.)

FIFA
FIFA
WM Stadion München, Munich Attendance: 66,000 Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Third place play-off The hosts got three goals in 20 minutes in the second half with the help of 21-year-old left midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. His first goal beat the Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo with pace over his head. Only 4 minutes later, Schweinsteiger's free kick 30 metres from the left of the penalty box, driven low across goal, was connected with Petit's knee to become an own goal for Portugal. The German did not stop, and netted his second goal, which swerved away to the keeper's left, in the 78th minute. Portugal
Portugal
were strong in possession but lacked punch in attack; unable to convert 57% possession into goals. Pauleta
Pauleta
had two clear chances from 15 metres, but both times hit tame shots that did not trouble keeper Oliver Kahn, who was playing in his last match for the German national team. Portugal
Portugal
got a consolation goal with the help of substitute Luís Figo
Luís Figo
(also playing the final international game of his career), who almost immediately provided the precise distribution needed to unlock the German defence. A cross from the right wing on 88 minutes found fellow substitute Nuno Gomes
Nuno Gomes
at the far post, who dived in for the goal. The game ended 3–1, a result which gave the tournament hosts the bronze medals and left Portugal
Portugal
in fourth place.

8 July 200621:00

Germany  3–1  Portugal

Schweinsteiger  56', 78' Petit  60' (o.g.)

Report

Nuno Gomes
Nuno Gomes
 88'

Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart Attendance: 52,000 Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Final Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Final The final started with each side scoring within the first 20 minutes. Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane
opened the scoring by converting a controversial seventh-minute penalty kick,[44] which glanced off the underside of the crossbar and into the goal... before bouncing back up, hitting the crossbar again and bounced out of the goal.[45] Marco Materazzi then levelled the scores in the 19th minute following an Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo
corner. Both teams had chances to score the winning goal in normal time: Luca Toni
Luca Toni
hit the crossbar in the 35th minute for Italy
Italy
(he later had a header disallowed for offside), while France were not awarded a possible second penalty in the 53rd minute when Florent Malouda
Florent Malouda
went down in the box after a tackle from Gianluca Zambrotta. At the end of the regulation 90 minutes, the score was still level at 1–1, and the match was forced into extra time. Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon
made a potentially game-saving save in extra time when he tipped a Zidane header over the crossbar. Further controversy ensued near the end of extra time, when Zidane head-butted Materazzi in the chest in an off-the-ball incident and was sent off. Extra time produced no further goals and a penalty shootout followed, which Italy
Italy
won 5–3. France's David Trezeguet, the man who scored the golden goal against Italy
Italy
in Euro 2000, was the only player not to score his penalty; his spot kick hit the crossbar, landed on the goal line and went out. It was the first all-European final since Italy's triumph over West Germany
Germany
in the 1982 World Cup, and the second final, after 1994, to be decided on penalties. It was also Italy's first world title in 24 years, and their fourth overall, making them the second most successful World Cup team ever. The victory also helped Italy
Italy
top the FIFA
FIFA
World Rankings in February 2007 for the first time since November 1993.

9 July 200620:00

Italy  1–1 (a.e.t.)  France

Materazzi  19'

Report

Zidane  7' (pen.)

Penalties

Pirlo Materazzi De Rossi Del Piero Grosso

5–3

Wiltord Trezeguet Abidal Sagnol

Olympiastadion, Berlin Attendance: 69,000 Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

Statistics Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
statistics Goalscorers Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
received the Golden Boot for scoring five goals in the World Cup. In total, 147 goals were scored by 110 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

5 goals

Miroslav Klose

3 goals

Hernán Crespo Maxi Rodríguez Ronaldo Thierry Henry Zinedine Zidane Lukas Podolski Fernando Torres David Villa

2 goals

Tim Cahill Adriano Paulo Wanchope Tomáš Rosický Agustín Delgado Carlos Tenorio Steven Gerrard Patrick Vieira Bastian Schweinsteiger Marco Materazzi Luca Toni Aruna Dindane Omar Bravo Bartosz Bosacki Maniche Alexander Frei Andriy Shevchenko

1 goal

Flávio Roberto Ayala Esteban Cambiasso Lionel Messi Javier Saviola Carlos Tevez John Aloisi Harry Kewell Craig Moore Fred Gilberto Juninho Kaká Zé Roberto Rónald Gómez Niko Kovač Darijo Srna Jan Koller Iván Kaviedes David Beckham Joe Cole Peter Crouch Franck Ribéry Torsten Frings Philipp Lahm Oliver Neuville Stephen Appiah Haminu Draman Asamoah Gyan Sulley Muntari Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh Yahya Golmohammadi Alessandro Del Piero Alberto Gilardino Fabio Grosso Vincenzo Iaquinta Filippo Inzaghi Andrea Pirlo Francesco Totti Gianluca Zambrotta Didier Drogba Bonaventure Kalou Bakari Koné Shunsuke Nakamura Keiji Tamada Francisco Fonseca Rafael Márquez Sinha Ruud van Nistelrooy Robin van Persie Arjen Robben Nelson Cuevas Cristiano Ronaldo Deco Nuno Gomes Pauleta Simão Sami Al-Jaber Yasser Al-Qahtani Saša Ilić Nikola Žigić Ahn Jung-hwan Lee Chun-soo Park Ji-sung Xabi Alonso Juanito Raúl Marcus Allbäck Henrik Larsson Fredrik Ljungberg Tranquillo Barnetta Philippe Senderos Mohamed Kader Radhi Jaïdi Ziad Jaziri Jawhar Mnari Maksym Kalynychenko Serhiy Rebrov Andriy Rusol Clint Dempsey

Own goals

Cristian Zaccardo (against the United States) Carlos Gamarra (against England) Petit (against Germany) Brent Sancho
Brent Sancho
(against Paraguay)

Awards

Golden Boot Winner Golden Ball Winner Yashin Award Best Young Player FIFA
FIFA
Fair Play Trophy Most Entertaining Team

Miroslav Klose Zinedine Zidane Gianluigi Buffon Lukas Podolski  Brazil  Spain  Portugal

FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) also granted a Man of the Match award to one player in each match. Italy's Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo
won the most Man of the Match awards, with three in total. Miroslav Klose, Agustin Delgado, Arjen Robben, Zé Roberto, Alexander Frei, Michael Ballack, and Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira
each received two awards. All-star team The All-star team is a squad consisting of the 23 most impressive players at the 2006 World Cup, as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group. The team was chosen from a shortlist of over 50 players, and was selected based on performances from the second round onwards.[46][47]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Gianluigi Buffon Jens Lehmann Ricardo

Roberto Ayala John Terry Lilian Thuram Philipp Lahm Fabio Cannavaro Gianluca Zambrotta Ricardo Carvalho

Zé Roberto Patrick Vieira Zinedine Zidane Michael Ballack Andrea Pirlo Gennaro Gattuso Francesco Totti Luís Figo Maniche

Hernán Crespo Thierry Henry Miroslav Klose Luca Toni

Prize money A total of CHF332 million was awarded to the 32 teams participating in the tournament. Each team who entered the competition received CHF2 million, with the biggest prize being CHF24.5 million, awarded to the winner of the tournament.[48] Below is a complete list of the prize money allocated:[48][49]

CHF7 million – To each team eliminated in the group stage (16 teams) CHF8.5 million – To each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams) CHF11.5 million – To each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams) CHF21.5 million – Fourth placed team and Third placed team CHF22.5 million – Runners-up CHF24.5 million – Winner

Final standings All 32 teams are ranked based on criteria which have been used by FIFA.[50] Please note that a penalty shoot-out counts as a draw for both teams.

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts.

1  Italy E 7 5 2 0 12 2 +10 17

2  France G 7 4 3 0 9 3 +6 15

3  Germany A 7 5 1 1 14 6 +8 16

4  Portugal D 7 4 1 2 7 5 +2 13

Eliminated in the quarter-finals

5  Brazil F 5 4 0 1 10 2 +8 12

6  Argentina C 5 3 2 0 11 3 +8 11

7  England B 5 3 2 0 6 2 +4 11

8  Ukraine H 5 2 1 2 5 7 −2 7

Eliminated in the round of 16

9  Spain H 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9

10   Switzerland G 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 8

11  Netherlands C 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7

12  Ecuador A 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6

13  Ghana E 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6

14  Sweden B 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5

15  Mexico D 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4

16  Australia F 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4

Eliminated in the group stage

17  South Korea G 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4

18  Paraguay B 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3

19  Ivory Coast C 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3

20  Czech Republic E 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3

21  Poland A 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

22  Croatia F 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

23  Angola D 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

24  Tunisia H 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1

25  Iran D 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

 United States E 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

27  Trinidad and Tobago B 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1

28  Japan F 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

 Saudi Arabia H 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

30  Togo G 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

31  Costa Rica A 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

32  Serbia and Montenegro C 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0

See also

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