The FIFA world cup 2006 was the 18th of its kind that took place from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany won the chance to host the event in July 2000 teams representing 198 national football association participated in the qualification from all six populated continents that began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified in this process, along with the host nation, Germany for the final tournament, claiming their fourth world cup. Italy defeated France (5-3) in final with a penalty shootout after extra time had finished in a (1-1) draw. Germany defeated Portugal (3-1) to finish in 3rd place. This world cup stands as one of the most watched events in television history.
The total number of teams that qualified for FIFA 2006 Germany were 32. A total of 64 matches were played between these teams in which 143 goals were scored. The matches took place at the following venues-
1- Olympiastadion stadium 2- Allianz Arena stadium 3- Signal Iduna Park 4- Veltins Arina 5- Gottlieb Daimler Stadion 6- AOL Arena 7- Commerzbank Arena 8- Fritz Walter Stadion 9- Rhein Energy Stadion 10- AWD Arena 11- Zentralstadion 12- Easy Credit Stadion
WINNER OF 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP
The winner of 2006 FIFA world cup was Italy for a record Fourth time winning the final against France (5-3) in a penalty shootout. Italy beat France on penalties after the match finished (1-1) after extra time.
FIFA 2006 FINAL
The FIFA 2006 Final was a football match that took place at Olympia station on nine July 2006, Berlin Germany to determine the winner of the FIFA 2006 Final.
There were some great matches played during FIFA world cup 2006. Italy vs. France (1-1) Germany vs. Portugal (3-1) Portugal vs. France (0-1).
1- Croatia vs. Australia saw English referee Graham Poll mistakenly issues three yellow cards to Croatia Josip Simunic before sending him off. Simunic was shown a yellow card by Australian Harry Kewell. In the 90th minute, Poll held up a yellow card in front of Simunic for a foul but did not follow it with a red card as is required for a second yellow card.
LEADING GOAL SCORER IN THE WORLD CUP 2006
The leading goal scorer in the world cup 2006 was KLOSE Miroslav of Germany hitting five goals in the tournament.