Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Germany
Dates: 09 June 2006 - 09 July 2006
Teams: 32

Stages:
Round 1: 32 teams split in 8 groups of 4.
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H
Round 2: 16 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • This was the first World Cup for which the previous winner had to qualify; the host nation(s) continue to receive an automatic berth.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1242 Italy Marcello Lippi UEFA
    2 1121 France Raymond Domenech UEFA
    3 1187 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann UEFA
    4 1086 Portugal Luiz Felipe Scolari UEFA
    5 1066 Argentina José Pekerman CONMEBOL
    5 1118 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira CONMEBOL
    5 1052 England Sven-Göran Eriksson UEFA
    5 1043 Ukraine Oleg Blokhin UEFA
    9 973 Australia Guus Hiddink OFC
    9 1002 Ecuador Luis Fernando Suárez CONMEBOL
    9 996 Ghana Ratomir Dujkovic CAF
    9 987 Mexico Ricardo Lavolpe CONCACAF
    9 1030 Netherlands Marco van Basten UEFA
    9 1057 Spain Luis Aragonés UEFA
    9 998 Sweden Lars Lagerbäck UEFA
    9 1024 Switzerland Köbi Kuhn UEFA
    17 971 Angola Luís Oliveira Gonçalves CAF
    17 887 Costa Rica Alexandre Guimarães CONCACAF
    17 973 Côte d'Ivoire Henri Michel CAF
    17 971 Croatia Zlatko Kranjcar UEFA
    17 955 Czech Republic Karel Brückner UEFA
    17 925 Iran Branko Ivankovic AFC
    17 921 Japan Zico AFC
    17 984 Korea Republic Dick Advocaat AFC
    17 990 Paraguay Aníbal Ruiz CONMEBOL
    17 962 Poland Pawel Janas UEFA
    17 918 Saudi Arabia Marcos Paquetá AFC
    17 889 Serbia and Montenegro Ilija Petkovic UEFA
    17 893 Togo Otto Pfister CAF
    17 912 Trinidad and Tobago Leo Beenhakker CONCACAF
    17 936 Tunisia Roger Lemerre CAF
    17 931 USA Bruce Arena CONCACAF