FIFA World Cup 2006

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On the 9th July 2006, Italy won their 4th World Cup, beating France on penalties in Berlin. This site is an un-official site for the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. You will find statistics and information about the tournament for players, referees, matches, stadia and much more.

When the tournament began, Italy weren't one of the favorites. The likes of Germany, Argentina and Brazil were more fancied. After topping a difficult group containing Ghana, USA and the Czech Republic, Italy were able to negotiate a difficult match against Australia. A win over Ukraine put them in a semi-final against Germany and suddenly there was a rush in World Cup betting on the boys in blue. It was a titanic tussle which the Azzuri finally overcame with two late goals in extra-time. The final against France was the first all European final since Italy had defeated West Germany in 1982. The game went to penalties and Italy picked a great time to win it's first penalty shootout at the World Cup. Worthy winners, they lifted the trophy for the fourth time.

This site is dedicated to the magnificent event which was the 2006 World Cup. It was the second World Cup to take place in Germany after happening for the first time in 1974. It was a record World Cup in every way. The rating were higher then ever before, online sports betting sites recorded greatest activity than ever before and attendances were massive. Part of this extra interest was due to the large number of teams making their World Cup debut. Angola, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Ghana, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and Serbia & Montenegro were all recording their maiden appearance. Also you had the likes of Australia returning after a long absence. 

A significant amount of gambling occurs around the tournament . There is lots of speculation about the perspective winners of the World Cup. The coveted golden boot award is another popular reason for discussion. The German striker Miroslav Klose
who was top goal scorer of the tournament netting an impressive 5 goals.

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The world cup 2006 was Australias first appearance in the finals since 1974. The self styled 'Sooceroos' did themselves proud, and those who placed a football bet on them qualifying for the second round are cashing in. A win against Japan in the opening game and a draw in theory next was enough to see them qualify. And in truth they were unlucky not to beat Italy in the first knockout game. Australians were previously more into their rugby, AFL and Ashes betting than soccer, but this tournament changed all that, as the whole nation got behind the team.


World Cup 2010

After the World Cup 2006 in Germany, the next FIFA World Cup finals will be hosted in South Africa. This is the first time the tournament will have been held in Africa and FIFA have chosen a fantastic country for supporters to visit. To look ahead to the World Cup in 2010, check the links listed here:

Tournament Information: World Cup 2010 Information 

 

Travel Information: South Africa Holidays

 

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