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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

  1. CZE Czech Republic
  2. NED Netherlands
  3. ESP Spain
  4. POR Portugal
  5. FRA France
  6. ENG England
  7. ITA Italy
  8. SWE Sweden
  9. GER Germany (HOST)
  10. CRO Croatia
  11. POL Poland
  12. SUI Switzerland
  13. SMN Serbia and Montenegro
  14. UKR Ukraine


Group StageEdit

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.

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
1   GER GER   ENG ENG     POR POR   ITA ITA     SUI SUI   ESP ESP
2     SWE SWE   NED NED         FRA FRA   UKR UKR
3   POL POL         CZE CZE   CRO CRO    
4       SMN SMN          


Knockout StageEdit

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.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
Winner A v Runner-up B            
    GER  Germany
    SWE  Sweden  
    GER  Germany
Winner C v Runner-up D
       
   
     
    GER  Germany
Winner E v Runner-up F
      ITA  Italy  
    ITA  Italy
     
    ITA  Italy
Winner G v Runner-up H
      UKR  Ukraine  
    SUI  Switzerland
FINAL
    UKR  Ukraine  
    ITA  Italy 1st
Winner B v Runner-up A
      FRA  France 2nd
    ENG  England
     
    ENG  England
Winner D v Runner-up C
      POR  Portugal  
    POR  Portugal
    NED  Netherlands  
    POR  Portugal
Winner F v Runner-up E
      FRA  France  
   
3RD PLACE
     
        GER  Germany 3rd
Winner H v Runner-up G
      FRA  France       POR  Portugal 4th
    ESP  Spain
    FRA  France  


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