The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship competition. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which had actually won the right to hold the occasion in July 2000. Teams standing for 198 national football associations from all 6 populated continents took part in the credentials procedure which started in September 2003. Thirty-one groups certified from this process, together with the host nation, Germany, for the finals competition. It was the 2nd time that Germany presented the competitors, the very first as a unified country (the various other was in 1974 in West Germany), and the tenth time that it was held in Europe.
Italy won the event, declaring their 4th World Cup title. They beat France 5– 3 in a penalty shoot-out in the last, after additional time had actually completed in a 1– 1 draw. Germany beat Portugal 3– 1 to finish in 3rd area. Angola, Ghana, Cream Color Shore, Trinidad as well as Tobago, and Togo made their opening nights in the finals. It was likewise the only look of Serbia and also Montenegro under that name; they had actually previously appeared in 1998 as Yugoslavia. In late May 2006, promptly prior to the tournament, Montenegro voted in a referendum to become an independent nation and liquify the loosened confederacy then existing in between it as well as Serbia, with Serbia identifying the results of the referendum in early June. Due to time restrictions, FIFA had Serbia as well as Montenegro play on the planet Cup competition as one team, noting the very first circumstances of numerous sovereign countries completing as one group in a major football event because UEFA Euro 1992.
The 2006 World Cup stands as one of the most watched occasions in TV history, gathering an estimated 26.29 billion times checked out, put together throughout the tournament. The final attracted an approximated target market of 715.1 million individuals.
The German national team is in the world ranking before returning to the top 10. After the wins in the World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein (9: 0) and in Armenia (4: 1), the DFB team improved in the FIFA ranking under the New national coach Hans Flick by another position on eleven place.
Immediately before the selection of the German Football Federation (DFB), which has 1648 points on the account, the Netherlands (1654). In front, Belgium remains from Brazil and world champion France.
The fourth-placed European champion Italy had to happen England and Argentina.
The world ranking is intended to serve for the set list at the World Cup group draw on April 1st. In addition to hosts Qatar, the first seven teams are set. The DFB selection threatens at least a hammer opponent in the preliminary round.
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The FIFA world rankings
1. (1.) Belgium 1828 points
2 . (2.) Brazil 1826
3 . (3.) France 1786
4 . (5.) England (1756)
5 . (6.) Argentina (1751)
6 . (4.) Italy (1741)
… 11. (12th) Germany 1648.