World Cup 2006

Format: 32 teams in eight groups of four with two from each qualifying to the round of 16 before the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final.

Friday 9th June 2006

Group A: Germany 4-2 Costa Rica (Munich)

Group A: Poland 0-2 Ecuador (Gelsenkirchen)

Saturday 10th June 2006

Group B: England 1-0 Paraguay (Frankfurt)

Group B: Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 Sweden (Dortmund)

Group C: Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast (Hamburg)

Sunday 11th June 2006

Group C: Serbia & Montenegro 0-1 Netherlands (Leipzig)

Group D: Mexico 3-1 Iran (Nuremberg)

Group D: Angola 0-1 Portugal (Cologne)

Monday 12th June 2006

Group E: USA 0-3 Czech Republic (Gelsenkirchen)

Group E: Italy 2-0 Ghana (Hannover)

Group F: Australia 3-1 Japan (Kaiserslautern)

Tuesday 13th June 2006

Group F: Brazil 1-0 Croatia (Berlin)

Group G: South Korea 2-1 Togo (Frankfurt)

Group G: France 0-0 Switzerland (Stuttgart)

Wednesday 14th June 2006

Group H: Spain 4-0 Ukraine (Leipzig)

Group H: Tunisia 2-2 Saudi Arabia (Munich)

Group A: Germany 1-0 Poland (Dortmund)

Thursday 15th June 2006

Group A: Ecuador 3-0 Costa Rica (Hamburg)

Group B: England 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago (Nuremberg)

Group B: Sweden 1-0 Paraguay (Berlin)

Friday 16th June 2006

Group C: Argentina 6-0 Serbia & Montenegro (Hamburg)

Group C: Netherlands 2-1 Ivory Coast (Stuttgart)

Group D: Mexico 0-0 Angola (Hannover)

Saturday 17th June 2006

Group D: Portugal 2-0 Iran (Frankfurt)

Group E: Czech Republic 0-2 Ghana (Cologne)

Group E: Italy 1-1 USA (Kaiserslautern)

Sunday 18th June 2006

Group F: Japan 0-0 Croatia (Nuremberg)

Group F: Brazil 2-0 Australia (Munich)

Group G: France 1-1 South Korea (Leipzig)

Monday 19th June 2006

Group G: Togo 0-2 Switzerland (Dortmund)

Group H: Saudi Arabia 0-4 Ukraine (Hamburg)

Group H: Spain 3-1 Tunisia (Stuttgart)

Tuesday 20th June 2006

Group A: Ecuador 0-3 Germany (Berlin)

Group A: Costa Rica 1-2 Poland (Hannover)

Group B: Sweden 2-2 England (Cologne)

Group B: Paraguay 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago (Kaiserslautern)

Wednesday 21st June 2006

Group C: Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (Frankfurt)

Group C: Ivory Coast 3-2 Serbia & Montenegro (Munich)

Group D: Portugal 2-1 Mexico (Gelsenkirchen)

Group D: Iran 1-1 Angola (Leipzig)

Thursday 22nd June 2006

Group E: Czech Republic 0-2 Italy (Hamburg)

Group E: Ghana 2-1 USA (Nuremberg)

Group F: Japan 1-4 Brazil (Dortmund)

Group F: Croatia 2-2 Australia (Stuttgart)

Friday 23rd June 2006

Group G: Togo 0-2 France (Cologne)

Group G: Switzerland 2-0 South Korea (Hannover)

Group H: Saudi Arabia 0-1 Spain (Kaiserslautern)

Group H: Ukraine 1-0 Tunisia (Berlin)

Final Standings: Group A: 1 Germany (Q), 2 Ecuador (Q), 3 Poland, 4 Costa Rica. Group B: 1 England (Q), 2 Sweden (Q), 3 Paraguay, 4 Trinidad & Tobago. Group C: 1 Argentina (Q), 2 Netherlands (Q), 3 Ivory Coast, 4 Serbia & Montenegro. Group D: 1 Portugal (Q), 2 Mexico (Q), 3 Angola, 4 Iran. Group E: 1 Italy (Q), 2 Ghana (Q), 3 Czech Republic, 4 USA. Group F: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 Australia (Q), 3 Croatia, 4 Japan. Group G: 1 Switzerland (Q), 2 France (Q), 3 South Korea, 4 Togo. Group H: 1 Spain (Q), 2 Ukraine (Q), 3 Tunisia, 4 Saudi Arabia.

Saturday 24th June 2006

Round of 16: Germany 2-0 Sweden (Munich)

Round of 16: Argentina 2-1 Mexico (Leipzig) aet

Sunday 25th June 2006

Round of 16: England 1-0 Ecuador (Stuttgart)

Round of 16: Portugal 1-0 Netherlands (Nuremberg)

Monday 26th June 2006

Round of 16: Italy 1-0 Australia (Kaiserslautern)

Round of 16: Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine (Cologne) Ukraine won 3-0 on pens aet

Tuesday 27th June 2006

Round of 16: Brazil 3-0 Ghana (Dortmund)

Round of 16: Spain 1-3 France (Hannover)

Friday 30th June 2006

Quarter Finals: Germany 1-1 Argentina (Berlin) Germany won 4-2 on pens aet

Quarter Finals: Italy 3-0 Ukraine (Hamburg)

Saturday 1st July 2006

Quarter Finals: England 0-0 Portugal (Gelsenkirchen) Portugal won 3-1 on pens aet

Quarter Finals: Brazil 0-1 France (Frankfurt)

Tuesday 4th July 2006

Semi Finals: Germany 0-2 Italy (Dortmund) aet

Wednesday 5th July 2006

Semi Finals: Portugal 0-1 France (Munich)

Saturday 8th July 2006

Third/Fourth Playoff: Germany 3-1 Portugal (Stuttgart)

Sunday 9th July 2006

Final: Italy 1-1 France (Berlin) Italy won 5-3 on pens aet

Italy: 4-4-1-1 Gianluigi Buffon – Gianluca Zambrotta, Fabio Cannavaro (c), Marco Materazzi, Fabio Grosso – Mauro Camoranese (Alessandro Del Piero 86), Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Simone Perrotta (Daniele De Rossi 61) – Francesco Totti – Luca Toni (Vincenzo Iaquinta 61). Coach: Marcelo Lippi.

France: 4-2-3-1 Fabien Barthez – Willy Sagnol, Lilian Thuram, William Gallas, Eric Abidal – Patrick Vieira (Alou Diarra 56), Claude Makelele – Franck Ribery (David Trezeguet 100), Zinedine Zidane (c), Florent Malouda – Thierry Henry (Sylvain Wiltord 107). Coach: Raymond Domenech.

Goals: 1-0 Zidane (France) 7 (pen), 1-1 Materazzi (Italy) 19

Sent Off: Zidane (France) 110

Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

Attendance: 69,000

Venue: Olympiastadion (Berlin)

Host Country: Germany

Stadiums Used: Allianz Arena (Munich), Arena AufSchalke (Gelsenkirchen), Fritz-Walter Stadion (Kaiserslautern), Gottleib-Daimler Stadion (Stuttgart), Max-Morlock Stadion (Nuremberg), Niedersachsenstadion (Hanover), Olympiastadion (Berlin), RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne), Volksparkstadion (Hamburg), Waldstadion (Frankfurt), Westfalenstadion (Dortmund), Zentralstadion (Leipzig)

Top Goalscorer: Miroslav Klose (Germany) 5

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