2006 FIFA World Cup was hosted by Germany. UEFA is allocated 13 places and Germany as hosts in the FIFA World Cup Finals. They were filled with
- Czech Republic
- Germany (HOST)
- Serbia and Montenegro
The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage. UEFA countries were group winners in 6 of the 8 groups. Only 4 UEFA countries - Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia - failed to reach the knockout stage.
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Ten UEFA countries advanced to the knockout stage with all semi finalists UEFA countries. Italy defeated France in the final to become the 2006 champions beating Ukraine and Germany on route. Whilst Germany won the third place play-off against Portugal.