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WORLD CUP 2006
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FIFA WORLD CUP
The 18th Edition
Germany, 9 June - 9 July 2006
Official Logo World Cup 2006
Official Poster World Cup 2006
Goleo VI and Pille - The official Mascots World Cup 2006
FIFA is again organizing the 18th edition of the World Cup, a competition which joins all the national teams in the world in trying to qualify for the final stages of the tournament, which then crowns one nation as the World Champion. The first edition was held in 1930 in Uruguay but a lot of European nations boycotted the competition on the grounds that it was not being held in Europe (football's birth place) and due to the long distance to travel by sea to arrive at the hosting venues (at least a month travel).

Since that edition the competition was held every four years with the exception of the 12 year period (1938-1950) of the Second World War. For the first nine editions (1930-1970) the price was the Rimet Cup, named after the father of the competition - Jules Rimet. In the 1970 the cup was won by Brazil for the third time and therefore they won the cup for ever. Since then a new cup was made - the FIFA cup.

For the second time, the World Cup is being hosted in Germany, the first time as Germany since in 1974 the country was still West Germany. Germany won the World Cup three times in 1954, 1974 and 1990, all of them as West Germany.
The mascot of this edition is the lion GOLEO VI, dressed in the traditional white shirt of the German National team. He is accompanied by PILLE the talking ball. Controversy has been brewing around Goleo since the lion has no connection whatsoever with Germany whilst the eagle is the national symbol.
Qualification, European Group 5 - Results and Final Standings
04-09-2004          Slovenia vs Moldova
04-09-2004          Italy vs Norway
08-09-2004         Moldova vs Italy
08-09-2004          Norway vs Belarus
08-09-2004          Scotland vs Slovenia
09-10-2004          Scotland vs Norway
09-10-2004         Belarus vs Moldova
09-10-2004          Slovenia vs Italy
13-10-2004          Italy vs Belarus
13-10-2004          Norway vs Slovenia
13-10-2004          Moldova vs Scotland
26-03-2005          Italy vs Scotland
30-03-2005          Moldova vs Norway
30-03-2005          Slovenia vs Belarus
04-06-2005          Norway vs Italy
3-0
2-1
0-1
1-1
0-0
0-1
4-0
1-0
4-3
3-0
1-1
2-0
0-0
1-1
0-0
04-06-2005          Belarus vs Slovenia
04-06-2005          Scotland vs Moldova
08-06-2005         Belarus vs Scotland
03-09-2005          Scotland vs Italy
03-09-2005          Slovenia vs Norway
03-09-2005          Moldova vs Belarus
07-09-2005         Moldova vs Slovenia
07-09-2005         Belarus vs Italy
07-09-2005          Norway vs Scotland
08-10-2005          Norway vs Moldova
08-10-2005          Scotland vs Belarus
08-10-2005          Italy vs Slovenia
12-10-2005          Belarus vs Norway
12-10-2005          Italy vs Moldova
12-10-2005          Slovenia vs Scotland
1-1
2-0
0-0
1-1
2-3
2-0
1-2
1-4
1-2
1-0
0-1
1-0
0-1
2-1
0-3
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
ITALY
NORWAY
SCOTLAND
SLOVENIA
BELARUS
MOLDOVA

10
10
10
10
10
10
23
18
13
12
10
5
7
5
3
3
2
1
2
3
4
3
4
2
1
2
3
4
4
7
17
12
9
10
12
5
8
7
7
13
14
16
The Azzurri who contributed for the Qualification
GAMES

8 DE ROSSI Daniele (Roma)
8 GATTUSO Gennaro I. (Milan)
8 GILARDINO Alberto (6 Parma, 2 Milan)
8 TONI Luca (6 Palermo, 2 Fiorentina)
8 ZAMBROTTA Gianluca (Juventus)

7 CANNAVARO Fabio (Juventus)
7 NESTA Alessandro (MIlan)

6 BONERA Daniele (Parma)
6 BUFFON Gianluigi (Juventus)
6 CAMORANESI Mauro G. (Juventus)
6 MATERAZZI Marco (Inter)
6 PIRLO Andrea (MIlan)
6 TOTTI Francesco (Roma)

5 DIANA Aimo S. (Sampdoria)
5 GROSSO Fabio (Palermo)

4 IAQUINTA Vincenzo (Udinese)
4 VIERI Christian (6 Inter, 2 Milan)
4 ZACCARDO Cristian (Palermo)

3 BLASI Manuele (Juventus)
3 PERUZZI Angelo (Lazio)

2 BARONE Simone (Palermo)
2 CASSANO Antonio (Roma)
2 DEL PIERO Alessandro (Juventus)
2 FIORE Stefano (Valencia)
2 ODDO Massimo (Lazio)

1 AMBROSINI Massimo (Milan)
1 BARZAGLI Andrea (Palermo)
1 CHIELLINI Giorgio (Fiorentina)
1 CORRADI Bernardo (Valencia)
1 DE SANCTIS Morgan (Udinese)
1 DI VAIO Marco (Valencia)
1 ESPOSITO Mauro (Cagliari)
1 FAVALLI Giuseppe (Inter)
1 MICCOLI Fabrizio (Juventus)
1 PANCARO Giuseppe (Milan)
1 PERROTTA Simone (Roma)


GOALS

4 TONI Luca (1 Palermo, 3 Fiorentina)

2 DE ROSSI Daniele (Roma)
2 GILARDINO Alberto (1 Parma, 1 Milan)
2 PIRLO Andrea (Milan)
2 TOTTI Francesco (Roma)

1 CAMORANESI Mauro G. (Juventus)
1 DEL PIERO Alessandro (Juventus)
1 GROSSO Fabio (Palermo)
1 VIERI Christian (0 Inter, 1 Milan)
1 ZACCARDO Cristian (Palermo)


CAPTAINS

6 CANNAVARO Fabio (Juventus)

2 DEL PIERO Alessandro (Juventus)
2 NESTA Alessandro (Milan)


COACH

LIPPI Marcello - 10 games
The 23-man Squad for the 2006 WORLD CUP
ZACCARDO Cristian
Palermo
Age: 24 years
Debut: 17-11-2004
Games: 15
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 3

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 3Goals: 0
Defender
BUFFON Gianluigi
Juventus
Age: 28 years
Debut: 29-10-1997
Games: 67 (20 Parma, 47 Juventus)
Captain: 1 (0 Parma, 1 Juventus)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 1998, 2002
Games: 11
Goalkeeper
GROSSO Fabio
Palermo
Age: 29 years
Debut: 30-4-2003
Games: 23 (3 Perugia, 20 Palermo)
Goals: 2 (0 Perugia, 2 Palermo)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 6Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 6Goals: 1
Defender
DE ROSSI Daniele
Roma
Age: 22 years
Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 20
Goals: 3
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 3

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 3Goals: 0
Midfielder
CANNAVARO Fabio
Juventus
Age: 32 years
Debut: 22-1-1997
Games: 100 (61 Parma, 19 Inter, 20)
Goals: 1 (0 Parma, 1 Inter, 0)
Captain: 43 (5 Parma, 19 Inter, 19)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 1998, 2002
Games: 15Goals: 0
Defender
DEL PIERO Alessandro
Juventus
Age: 31 years
Debut: 25-3-1995
Games: 79
Goals: 27
Captain: 5

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 5Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 1998, 2002
Games: 12Goals: 2
Attacker
BARZAGLI Andrea
Palermo
Age: 25 years
Debut: 17-11-2004
Games: 10
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 2

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 2Goals: 0
Defender
GATTUSO Gennaro I.
Milan
Age: 28 years
Debut: 23-2-2000
Games: 47
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 6

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 2002
Games: 8Goals: 0
Midfielder
TONI Luca
Fiorentina
Age: 29 years
Debut: 18-8-2004
Games: 24 (10 Palermo, 14 Fiorentina)
Goals: 9 (2 Palermo, 7 Fiorentina)
Captain: 1 (1 Palermo, 0 Fiorentina)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 6Goals: 2

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 6Goals: 2
Attacker
TOTTI Francesco
Roma
Age: 29 years
Debut: 10-10-1998
Games: 58
Goals: 9
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 2002
Games: 11Goals: 1
Attacker
GILARDINO Alberto
Milan
Age: 24 years
Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 20 (6 Parma, 14 Milan)
Goals: 8 (2 Parma, 6 Milan)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 5Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 5Goals: 1
Attacker
PERUZZI Angelo
Lazio
Age: 36 years
Debut: 25-3-1995
Games: 31 (26 Juventus, 5 Lazio)
Captain: 1 (0 Juventus, 1 Lazio)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: ---

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: ---
Goalkeeper
NESTA Alessandro
Milan
Age: 30 years
Debut: 5-10-1996
Games: 77 (47 Lazio, 30 Milan)
Goals: 0
Captain: 3 (0 Lazio, 3 Milan)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 3

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 1998, 2002
Games: 9Goals: 0
Defender
AMELIA Marco
Livorno
Age: 24 years
Debut: 16-11-2005
Games: 1
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: ---

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: ---
Goalkeeper
IAQUINTA Vincenzo
Udinese
Age: 26 years
Debut: 30-3-2005
Games: 17
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 5Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 5Goals: 1
Attacker
CAMORANESI Mauro G.
Juventus
Age: 29 years
Debut: 12-2-2003
Games: 26
Goals: 2
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 5

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 5Goals: 0
Midfielder
BARONE Simone
Palermo
Age: 28 years
Debut: 18-2-2004
Games: 15 (1 Parma, 14 Palermo)
Goals: 1 (0 Parma, 1 Palermo)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 2

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 2Goals: 0
Midfielder
INZAGHI Filippo
Milan
Age: 32 years
Debut: 8-6-1997
Games: 50 (1 Atalanta, 31 Juventus, 18)
Goals: 22 (0 Atalanta, 15 Juventus, 7)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 1Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 1998, 2002
Games: 5Goals: 1
Attacker
ZAMBROTTA Gianluca
Juventus
Age: 29 years
Debut: 10-2-1999
Games: 58 (2 Bari, 56 Juventus)
Goals: 2 (0 Bari, 2 Juventus)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 6Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 2002
Games: 10Goals: 1
Defender
PERROTTA Simone
Roma
Age: 28 years
Debut: 20-11-2002
Games: 31 (19 Chievo Verona, 12 Roma)
Goals: 1 (1 Chievo Verona, 0 Roma)
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 7Goals: 0
Midfielder
20
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
PIRLO Andrea
Milan
Age: 27 years
Debut: 7-9-2002
Games: 31
Goals: 5
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7Goals: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 7Goals: 1
Midfielder
ODDO Massimo
Lazio
Age: 30 years
Debut: 21-8-2002
Games: 21
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 1

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 1Goals: 0
Defender
22
21
MATERAZZI Marco
Inter
Age: 32 years
Debut: 25-4-2001
Games: 32 (2 Perugia, 30 Inter)
Goals: 2
Captain: 2 (0 Perugia, 2 Inter)

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 4Goals: 2

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: 2002
Games: 5Goals: 2
Defender
National Coach
23
LIPPI Marcello
Age: 58 years
Debut:16-7-2004
Games: 29
Wins: 17
Draws: 10
Lost: 2

WORLD CUP 2006
Games: 7

TOTAL WORLD CUPS
Previous Editions: ---
Games: 7
The Azzurri Clubs for the 2006 WORLD CUP
JUVENTUS
5 players
MILAN
5 players
PALERMO
4 players
ROMA
3 players
LAZIO
2 players
UDINESE
1 player
LIVORNO
1 player
INTER
1 player
FIORENTINA
1 player
The Azzurri Reserves for the 2006 WORLD CUP
Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Midfielder
DE SANCTIS Morgan
Udinese
BONERA Daniele
Parma
MARCHIONNI Marco
Parma
SEMIOLI Franco
Chievo Verona
Other Azzurri at the 2006 Pre-Mondial Training Camp
GAMBERINI Alessandro
Fiorentina
PASQUAL Manuel
Fiorentina
ESPOSITO Mauro
Cagliari
LIVERANI
Fabio
Lazio
Defender
Defender
Midfielder
Midfielder
LUCARELLI Cristiano
Livorno
TAVANO
Francesco
Empoli
Attacker
Attacker
Other Azzurri who missed the 2006 World Cup Call-Up
ABBIATI
Christian
Juventus
AMBROSINI Massimo
Milan
BLASI
Manuele
Juventus
BRIENZA
Franco
Palermo
CHIELLINI
Giorgio
Juventus
COPPOLA
Carmine
Messina
Under 21 Euro
CASSANO
Antonio
Real Madrid (Spa)
CORRADI
Bernardo
Parma
DIANA
Aimo Stefano
Sampdoria
DI MICHELE
David
Palermo
DI VAIO
Marco
Monaco (Fra)
FAVALLI
Giuseppe
Inter
Injured
FIORE
Stefano
Fiorentina
MESTO
Giandomenico
Reggina
MICCOLI
Fabrizio
Benfica (Por)
PANCARO
Giuseppe
Milan
VIERI
Christian
Monaco (Fra)
Injured
World Cup 2006
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
ITALY
GHANA
CZECH REPUBLIC
USA


3
3
3
3
7
6
3
1

2
2
1
0
1
0
0
1

0
1
2
2
5
4
3
2
1
3
4
6
12 JuneGelsenkirchen

12 JuneHanover

17 JuneCologne

17 JuneKaiserslautern

22 JuneNuremberg

22 JuneHamburg
USA vs CZECH REPUBLIC

ITALY vs GHANA

CZECH REPUBLIC vs GHANA

ITALY vs USA

GHANA vs USA

CZECH REPUBLIC vs ITALY
0-3

2-0

0-2

1-1

2-1

0-2
ROUND 1 - Group E
26 JuneKaiserslautern
ROUND 2
ITALY vs AUSTRALIA
1-0
30 JuneHamburg
QUARTER FINAL
ITALY vs UKRAINE
3-0
4 JulyDortmund
SEMI FINAL
ITALY vs GERMANY
2-0 (Extra Time)
9 JulyBerlin
FINAL
ITALY vs FRANCE
1-1
(5-3 Penalty
Shoot-Out)
ITALY WORLD CHAMPIONS  -  AZZURRI CAMPIONI DEL MONDO
ITALY

World Champions
FIFA World Cup

Runner-up Most Entertaining World Cup Team
FIFA / Yahoo! Most Entertaining Team Runner-up Award
Fabio CANNAVARO
World Cup Runner-up Best Player
FIFA / Addidas Silver Ball Award
Andrea PIRLO
World Cup 3rd Best Player
FIFA / Addidas Bronze Ball Award
Gianluigi BUFFON
World Cup Best Goalkeeper
FIFA Lev Yashin Award
FIFA / MASTERCARD ALL STAR TEAM
World Cup Best 23 Players Squad
With seven players, Italy was the country most represented
Gianluigi
BUFFON
Fabio
CANNAVARO
Gianluca
ZAMBROTTA
Andrea
PIRLO
Gennaro Ivan
GATTUSO
Francesco
TOTTI
Luca
TONI
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