FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany

The Fußball-WeltmeisterschaftFIFA World Cup takes place every four years, two years after and before the Fußball-EuropameisterschaftUEFA European Championship.

The World Cup competition is a vierjährlichquadrennial event that first took place in Uruguay in 1930. It is sponsored by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – the world’s football association. The last World Cup was held in Japan and Korea in 2002, where Brazil became the world cup holder. Germany is the host of this year’s World Cup.

The 32 countries qualified for the World Cup first play in groups (A-H). The teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and no point for a loss. The best two teams of each group advance to the Round of 16. The best eight of them move on to the quarter final, of which the top four teams get a place in the semi final. The winner of the World Cup 2006 is the team that wins the World Cup final on Sunday, July 9 in Berlin.

Winners of the FIFA World Cup

  • 1930 Uruguay
  • 1934 Italy
  • 1938 Italy
  • 1950 Uruguay
  • 1954 West Germany
  • 1958 Brazil
  • 1962 Brazil
  • 1966 England
  • 1970 Brazil
  • 1974 West Germany
  • 1978 Argentina
  • 1982 Italy
  • 1986 Argentina
  • 1990 West Germany
  • 1994 Brazil
  • 1998 France
  • 2002 Brazil

Teams / Nations

The countries playing in the FIFA World Cup 2006 are:
Group A:

Germany

Costa Rica

Poland

Ecuador

Group B:

England

Paraguay

Trinidad and Tobago

Sweden

Group C:

Argentina

ElfenbeinküsteCôte d’Ivoire

Serbia and Montenegro

Netherlands

Group D:

Mexico

Iran

Angola

Portugal

Group E:

Italy

Ghana

United States

Czech Republic

Group F:

Brazil

Croatia

Australia

Japan

Group G:

France

Switzerland

South Korea

Togo

Group H:

Spain

Ukraine

Tunisia

Saudi Arabia

Matches

Times given in German local time. In Germany it’s 02:44 (Friday, 20th January) now.

Semi-finals

DateMatchStadium
4 July Germany 21:00 Italy Dortmund
5 July Portugal 21:00 France Munich

Quarter-finals

DateMatchStadium
30 June Germany 5 : 3 Argentina Berlin
" Italy 3 : 0 Ukraine Hamburg
1 July England 1 : 3 Portugal Gelsenkirchen
" Brasil 0 : 1 France Frankfurt

Round of 16

DateMatchStadium
24 June Germany 2 : 0 Sweden Munich
" Argentina 2 : 1 Mexico Leipzig
25 June England 1 : 0 Ecuador Stuttgart
" Portugal 1 : 0 Netherlands Nuremberg
26 June Italy 1 : 0 Australia Kaiserslautern
" Switzerland 0 : 3 Ukraine Cologne
27 June Brasil 3 : 0 Ghana Dortmund
" Spain 1 : 3 France Hanover

Qualifying Rounds

DateGroup AStadium
9 June Germany 4 : 2 Costa Rica Munich
" Poland 0 : 2 Ecuador Gelsenkirchen
14 June Germany 1 : 0 Poland Dortmund
15 June Ecuador 3 : 0 Costa Rica Hamburg
20 June Ecuador 0 : 3 Germany Berlin
" Costa Rica 1 : 2 Poland Hanover
DateGroup BStadium
10 June England 1 : 0 Paraguay Frankfurt
" Trinidad and Tobago 0 : 0 Sweden Dortmund
15 June England 2 : 0 Trinidad and Tobago Nuremberg
" Sweden 1 : 0 Paraguay Hamburg
20 June Sweden 2 : 2 England Cologne
" Paraguay 2 : 0 Trinidad and Tobago Kaiserslautern
DateGroup CStadium
10 June Argentina 2 : 1 Côte d’Ivoire Hamburg
11 June Serbia-Montenegro 0 : 1 Netherlands Leipzig
16 June Argentina 6 : 0 Serbia and Montenegro Gelsenkirchen
" Netherlands 2 : 1 Côte d'Ivoire Stuttgart
21 June Netherlands 0 : 0 Argentina Frankfurt
" Côte d'Ivoire 3 : 2 Serbia and Montenegro Munich
DateGroup DStadium
11 June Mexico 3 : 1 Iran Nuremberg
" Angola 0 : 1 Portugal Cologne
16 June Mexico 0 : 0 Angola Hanover
17 June Portugal 2 : 0 Iran Frankfurt
21 June Portugal 2 : 1 Mexico Gelsenkirchen
" Iran 1 : 1 Angola Leipzig
DateGroup EStadium
12 June Italy 2 : 0 Ghana Hanover
" United States 0 : 3 Czech Republic Gelsenkirchen
17 June Italy 1 : 1 United States Kaiserslautern
" Czech Republic 0 : 2 Ghana Cologne
22 June Czech Republic 0 : 2 Italy Hamburg
" Ghana 2 : 1 United States Nuremberg
DateGroup FStadium
12 June Australia 3 : 1 Japan Kaiserslautern
13 June Brazil 1 : 0 Croatia Berlin
18 June Brazil 2: : 0 Australia Munich
" Japan 0 : 0 Croatia Nuremberg
22 June Japan 1 : 4 Brazil Dortmund
" Croatia 2 : 2 Australia Stuttgart
DateGroup GStadium
13 June South Korea 2 : 1 Togo Frankfurt
" France 0 : 0 Switzerland Stuttgart
18 June France 1 : 1 South Korea Leipzig
19 June Togo 0 : 2 Switzerland Dortmund
23 June Togo 0 : 2 France Cologne
" Switzerland 2 : 0 South Korea Hanover
DateGroup HStadium
14 June Spain 4 : 0 Ukraine Leipzig
" Tunisia 2 : 2 Saudi Arabia Munich
19 June Spain 3 : 1 Tunisia Stuttgart
" Saudi Arabia 0 : 4 Ukraine Hamburg
23 June Saudi Arabia 0 1 Spain Kaiserslautern
" Ukraine 1 : 0 Tunisia Berlin