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Overview

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was held in Germany. The tournament was won by Italy in a penalty shootout against France. The silver medal was given to France, the runner-up, and the bronze medal, along with third place, was given to Germany. An estimated total of 26.29 billion viewers watched the World Cup and 715.1 million of those also watched the final match.

Qualifying Teams

As the hosts, Germany was granted automatic qualification for the World Cup. 31 other nations qualified for a total of 32 competing teams.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Korea Republic (South Korea)

Confederation of African Football (CAF)

  • Angola
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Ghana
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States

South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay

Oceania Football Confederation (OCF)

  • Australia

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine

Venues

Twelve stadiums in Germany were selected to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Advertising or sponsorship of a stadium was prohibited by FIFA unless they were also official FIFA sponsors. For example, the Allianz in Munich was known during the competition as "FIFA World Cup Stadium, Munich", and even the letters of the company Allianz were removed or covered.

Olympiastadion

  • City: Berlin
  • Capacity: 74,176

Signal Iduna Park

  • City: Dortmund
  • Capacity: 67,000

Allianz Arena

  • City: Munich
  • Capacity: 66,016

Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

  • City: Stuttgart
  • Capacity: 54,267

Veltins-Arena

  • City: Gelsenkirchen
  • Capacity: 53,804

AOL Arena

  • City: Hamburg
  • Capacity: 51,055

Commerzbank Arena

  • City: Frankfurt
  • Capacity: 48,132

RheinEnergie Stadion

  • City: Cologne
  • Capacity: 46,134

AWD-Arena

  • City: Hanover
  • Capacity: 44,652

Zentralstadion

  • City: Leipzig
  • Capacity: 44,199

Fritz Walter Stadion

  • City: Kaizerslautern
  • Capacity: 43,450

EasyCredit-Stadion

  • City: Nuremberg
  • Capacity: 41,926

Referees

Africa
  • Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
  • Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Asia

  • Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
  • Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)

Europe

  • Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
  • Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
  • Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
  • Frank de Bleeckere (Belgium)
  • Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
  • Markus Merk (Germany)
  • Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
  • Graham Poll (England)
  • Eric Poulat (France)

North, Central America and Caribbean

  • Marco Antonio Rodríguez (Mexico)
  • Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Oceania

  • Mark Shield (Australia)

South America

  • Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)
  • Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
  • Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
  • Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)
  • Carlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)

Group Stage

Group A - (Germany, Ecuador, Poland, Costa Rica)

June 9
  • Germany 4-2 Costa Rica
  • Poland 0-2 Ecuador

June 14

  • Germany 1-0 Poland

June 15

  • Ecuador 3-0 Costa Rica

June 20

  • Ecuador 0-3 Germany
  • Costa Rica 1-2 Poland

Results: Germany and Ecuador advance to the Round of 16. Poland and Costa Rica are eliminated from the competition.

Group B - (England, Sweden, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago)

June 10
  • England 1-0 Paraguay
  • Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 Sweden

June 15

  • England 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sweden 1-0 Paraguay

June 20

  • Sweden 2-2 England
  • Paraguay 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago

Results: England and Sweden advance to the Round of 16. Trindad and Tobago, along with Paraguay, are eliminated from the competition.

Group C - (Argentina, Netherlands, Côte d'Ivoire, Serbia and Montenegro)

June 10
  • Argentina 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire

June 11

  • Serbia and Montenegro 0-1 Netherlands

June 16

  • Argentina 6-0 Serbia and Montenegro
  • Netherlands 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire

June 21

  • Netherlands 0-0 Argentina
  • Côte d'Ivoire 3-2 Serbia and Montenegro

Results: Argentina and the Netherlands advance to the Round of 16. Serbia and Montenegro, along with Côte d'Ivoire, are eliminated from the competition.

Group D - (Portugal, Mexico, Angola, Iran)

June 11
  • Mexico 3-1 Iran
  • Angola 0-1 Portugal

June 16

  • Mexico 0-0 Angola

June 17

  • Portugal 2-0 Iran

June 21

  • Portugal 2-1 Mexico
  • Iran 1-1 Angola

Results: Portugal and Mexico advance to the Round of 16. Iran and Angola are eliminated from the competition.

Group E - (Italy, Ghana, Czech Republic, United States)

June 12
  • United States 0-3 Czech Republic
  • Italy 2-0 Ghana

June 17

  • Czech Republic 0-2 Ghana
  • Italy 1-1 United States

June 22

  • Czech Republic 0-2 Italy
  • Ghana 2-1 United States

Results: Italy and Ghana advance to the Round of 16. The United States and Czech Republic are eliminated from the competition.

Group F - (Brazil, Australia, Croatia, Japan)

June 12
  • Australia 3-1 Japan

June 13

  • Brazil 1-0 Croatia

June 18

  • Croatia 0-0 Japan
  • Brazil 2-0 Australia

June 22

  • Japan 1-4 Brazil
  • Croatia 2-2 Australia

Results: Brazil and Australia advance to the Round of 16. Croatia and Japan are eliminated from the competition.

Group G - (Switzerland, France, Korea Republic, Togo)

June 13
  • Korea Republic 2-1 Togo
  • France 0-0 Switzerland

June 18

  • France 1-1 Korea Republic

June 19

  • Togo 0-2 Switzerland

June 23

  • Togo 0-2 France
  • Switzerland 2-0 Korea Republic

Results: Switzerland and France advance to the Round of 16. Korea Republic and Togo are eliminated from the competition.

Group H - (Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia)

June 14
  • Spain 4-0 Ukraine
  • Tunisia 2-2 Saudi Arabia

June 19

  • Saudi Arabia 0-4 Ukraine
  • Spain 3-1 Tunisia

June 23

  • Saudi Arabia 0-1 Spain
  • Ukraine 1-0 Tunisia

Results: Spain and Ukraine advance to the Round of 16. Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are eliminated from the competition.

Knockout Stage

Round of 16

June 24
  • Germany 2-0 Sweden
  • Argentina 2-1 Mexico (a.e.t.)

Results: Germany and Argentina advance to the Quarter-finals. Sweden and Mexico are eliminated from the competition.

June 25

  • England 1-0 Ecuador
  • Portugal 1-0 Netherlands

Results: England and Portugal advance to the Quarter-finals. Ecuador and the Netherlands are eliminated from the competition.

June 26

  • Italy 1-0 Australia
  • Switzerland 0-0 (0-3 pen.) Ukraine

Results: Italy and Ukraine advance to the Quarter-finals. Switzerland and Australia are eliminated from the competition.

June 27

  • Brazil 3-0 Ghana
  • Spain 1-3 France

Results: Brazil and France advance to the Quarter-finals. Spain and Ghana are eliminated from the competition.

Quarter-finals

June 30
  • Germany 1-1 (4-2 pen.) Argentina
  • Italy 3-0 Ukraine

Results: Germany and Italy advance to the Semi-finals. Argentina and Ukraine are eliminated from the competition.

July 1

  • England 0-0 (1-3 pen.) Portugal
  • Brazil 0-1 France

Results: Portugal and France advance to the Semi-finals. Brazil and England are eliminated from the competition.

Semi-finals

July 4
  • Germany 0-2 Italy (a.e.t.)

July 5

  • Portugal 0-1 France

Results: France and Italy advance to the Finals. Germany and Portugal are eliminated from the competition for the FIFA World Cup. However, they still compete for third place.

Third Place Match

July 8 (21:00)

Germany 3-1 Portugal

Location: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

Attendance: 52,000

Head Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Germany Scorers: Bastian Schweinsteiger (scored twice), Armando Teixeira (also known as Petit)

Portugal Scorers: Nuno Gomes

Results: Germany is awarded the bronze medal. Portugal is left in fourth place.

Final Match

July 9 (20:00)

Italy 1-1 France (a.e.t)

Location: Olympiastadion, Berlin

Attendance: 69,000

Head Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

Italy Scorers: Marco Materazzi

France Scorers: Zinedine Zidane

Penalty Shootout

5-3

Italy Penalty Scorers: Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi, Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Grosso

France Penalty Scorer: Sylvain Wiltord, Éric Abidal, Willy Sagnol

Results: Italy is crowned the 2006 FIFA World Cup champion. France is declared runner-up and receives the silver medal.

Awards

Golden Boot Award

  • Miroslav Klose (Germany)

Golden Ball Award

  • Zinedine Zidane (France)

Yashin Award

  • Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

Best Young Player Award

  • Lukas Podolski (Germany)

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

  • Brazil
  • Spain

Most Entertaining Team Award

  • Portugal

Team Rankings

Finalists

1st - Italy

2nd - France

Semi-finalists

3rd - Germany

4th - Portugal

Quarter-finalists

5th - Brazil

6th - Argentina

7th - England

8th - Ukraine

Eliminated in the Round of 16

9th - Spain

10th - Switzerland

11th - Netherlands

12th - Ecuador

13th - Ghana

14th - Sweden

15th - Mexico

16th - Australia

Eliminated in the Group Stage

17th - Korea Republic

18th - Paraguay

19th - Côte d'Ivoire

20th - Czech Republic

21st - Poland

22nd - Croatia

23rd - Angola

24th - Tunisia

25th - United States

25th - Iran (tied with the United States)

27th - Trinidad and Tobago

28th - Japan

28th - Saudi Arabia (tied with Japan)

30th - Togo

31st - Costa Rica

32nd - Serbia and Montenegro

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