2006 FIFA World Cup

Last Modified Oct 28, 2022 07:01 GMT

The vote to decide the hosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was held in Zurich, Switzerland in July 2000. During this vote, Germany would be the host of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Germany received 10 votes in the first round of voting, 11 votes in the second, and finally won 12-11 over South Africa in the third round of voting. Many accusations of corruption and bribery marred Germany’s bid to become the hosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup but the competition still went ahead with Germany as the host nation for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The matches were played in 12 different stadiums across Germany. The stadiums in Berlin, Munich, Dortmund, and Stuttgart hosted 6 matches, more than any other stadium in the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament.

BerlinMunich, BavariaDortmund, North Rhine-WestphaliaStuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
OlympiastadionAllianz Arena(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Munich)Signal Iduna Park(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Dortmund)Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion
52°30′53″N 13°14′22″E48°13′7.59″N 11°37′29.11″E51°29′33.25″N 7°27′6.63″E48°47′32.17″N 9°13′55.31″E
Capacity: 72,000Capacity: 66,000Capacity: 65,000Capacity: 52,000
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Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia2006 FIFA World Cup is located in GermanyBerlinBerlinDortmundDortmundMunichMunichStuttgartStuttgartGelsenkirchenGelsenkirchenHamburgHamburgFrankfurtFrankfurtCologneCologneHanoverHanoverLeipzigLeipzigKaiserslauternKaiserslauternNurembergNuremberg2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)Hamburg
Arena AufSchalkedagger(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Gelsenkirchen)AOL Arena(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg)
51°33′16.21″N 7°4′3.32″E53°35′13.77″N 9°53′55.02″E
Capacity: 52,000Capacity: 50,000
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Frankfurt, HesseKaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate
Commerzbank-Arenadagger(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Frankfurt)Fritz-Walter-Stadion
50°4′6.86″N 8°38′43.65″E49°26′4.96″N 7°46′35.24″E
Capacity: 48,000Capacity: 46,000
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Cologne, North Rhine-WestphaliaHanover, Lower SaxonyLeipzig, SaxonyNuremberg, Bavaria
RheinEnergieStadion(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne)AWD-Arena(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover)ZentralstadioneasyCredit-Stadion(Frankenstadion)
50°56′0.59″N 6°52′29.99″E52°21′36.24″N 9°43′52.31″E51°20′44.86″N 12°20′53.59″E49°25′34″N 11°7′33″E
Capacity: 45,000Capacity: 43,000Capacity: 43,000Capacity: 41,000]
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Who Was The 2006 World Cup Winner?

Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. They were drawn into Group E with Ghana, the Czech Republic, and the United States. Italy won their games against Ghana and the Czech Republic with ease but struggled to a 1-1 draw against the United States. Ironically this was the only Point the United States was able to take in the entirety of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and it was against Italy, who would go on to win the World Cup. 2 wins and a draw were enough to help Italy finish at the top of Group E. Italy then played Australia in the Round of 16 stage.

Australia put up a very tough fight but Italy managed to find a winner in the 90+5’ of normal time thanks to a penalty by Totti. This helped Italy advance to the Quarter-finals. In the Quarter-final, Italy came up against Ukraine but this was a fairly easy match for Italy. They sailed to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Ukraine to book their spot in the Semi-finals of the tournament. Italy then faced the host country, Germany, in the Semi-final. The scoreline stood at 0-0 after normal time, sending the match into extra time.

Two late goals by Italy saw them beat Germany in the Semi-finals. The goals came as late as 119’ and 120+1’, but in the end, Italy beat Germany to move on to the finals. The 2006 FIFA World Cup final is famous for the clip of Zidane headbutting Materazzi. Zidane scored early in the final but Materazzi retaliated with a goal himself, making the score 1-1. The game then went into extra time. In extra time, Italian player Materazzi provoked Zidane by saying something to him. This provoked Zidane to such an extent that he headbutted Materazzi.

Doing this, however, proved costly as this incident would result in a red card for Zidane, and Italy would then go on to win 5-3 on penalties and win the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Which Teams Were In The 2006 World Cup?

AFC (4)
  • Iran (23)
  • Japan (18)
  • Saudi Arabia (34)
  • South Korea (29)
CAF (5)
  • Angola (57)
  • Ghana (48)
  • Ivory Coast (32)
  • Togo (61)
  • Tunisia (21)
  • Costa Rica (26)
  • Mexico (4)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (47)
  • United States (5)
  • Argentina (9)
  • Brazil (1)
  • Ecuador (39)
  • Paraguay (33)
OFC (1)
  • Australia (42)
UEFA (14)
  • Croatia (23)
  • Czech Republic (2)
  • England (10)
  • France (8)
  • Germany (19) (hosts)
  • Italy (13)
  • Netherlands (3)
  • Poland (29)
  • Portugal (7)
  • Serbia and Montenegro (44)
  • Spain (5)
  • Sweden (16)
  • Switzerland (35)
  • Ukraine (45)

Who Was The Top Scorer In The 2006 World Cup?

Miroslav Klose was the 2006 FIFA World Cup’s top scorer with 5 goals to his name. Miroslav Klose scored 4 goals in the group stages and 1 in the knockout stages. He scored 2 goals each against Ecuador and Costa Rica in the group stages and followed this up with a goal against Argentina in the Quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. This goal helped Germany win the Quarter-final tie over Argentina.

What Was The 2006 World Cup Trophy?

The FIFA World Cup Trophy was presented to Italy for winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup. As before, the same trophy was used to honor the winners of the FIFA World Cup. They were given the trophy to use in their post-match celebrations and then the trophy was taken back and stored for the next winner of the FIFA World Cup.

What Was The Official 2006 World Cup Ball?

The official ball of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was Teamgeist. A special edition of the ball called the Teamgeist Berlin was used for the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The Teamgeist was a 14-panel ball made by Adidas for the FIFA World Cup.


Teamgeist Berlin

What Was The 2006 World Cup Song?

There were 2 songs for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The first was Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day) by Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam. The second song was The Time of Our Lives by Il Divo, featuring Toni Braxton. The links for both the songs are provided below.

CELEBRATE THE DAY - 2006 FIFA World Cup Official Song [English]

The Time of Our Lives (The Official Song of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany) (Global / ...