World Cup II

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The Qualification rounds were based on the top 40 teams in the rankings table. Of those teams, the top eight in rankings qualified directly. The remaining thirty-two teams played for the final eight spots in the cup. The Pre-Qualifications saw España, the second largest country in Hattrick at that time next to Sverige, suffer a shocking defeat from Venezuela, the smallest of all 52 Hattrick countries with only 16 active users.

In the Qualifications Denmark defeated România in a nail-biting penalty drama. Some credits must also go to Venezuela for their last 30 minutes - but Deutschland was too much for them. Prathet Thai shocked Polska but eventually fell, which meant that India was the only representative of Asia, while Europe had 10 teams, Oceania one (obviously), and the Americas 4 teams.

The semifinalists were already decided before the last games of Round III. Polska won Finland getting a place in the top-4, but lost the decisive math of Group 1 against Sverige. In Group 2 USA (following a firm win over Deutschland) and Norge (having thrashed Italia) played for the #1 spot. Norge came back twice in their game finally winning it, the group and the ticket to a Semi-Final against Polska, while USA had to face Sverige in the Semi-Finals.

Before the Semi-Finals USA had achieved the best ratings ever seen outside of Sverige in this World Cup, but it didn't help them against the Swedes. Sverige's complete domination of the midfield gave them a comfortable 5-0 victory and yet another ticket to the Final. In the other Semi-Final the two big positive surprises of this World Cup, Polska and Norge, got to measure each other out. Polska proved stronger sending Norge home. The Final was again a complete domination of Sverige. They defeated Polska 5-0, winning in almost every area of the field. In the end only Oceania managed to breach Sverige's defense and they got an impressive 42-1 goal difference in 8 matches.

Direct Qualification

Pre-Qualification

This round started on 2002-10-25 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

ID Match Result
(3524908) Template:ITAnf 4 - 0 Template:ESTnf
(3524909) Template:NORnf 4 - 1 Template:KORnf
(3524910) Template:GERnf 7 - 1 Template:EGYnf
(3524911) Template:INDnf 5 - 2 Template:PERnf
(3524912) Template:BELnf 0 - 1 Template:PORnf
(3524913) Template:POLnf 4 - 1 Template:AUTnf
(3524914) Template:BRAnf 0 - 1 Template:SINnf
(3524915) Template:ARGnf 4 - 0 Template:HUNnf
(3524916) Template:SCOnf 3 - 0 Template:IDNnf
(3524917) Template:ESPnf 1 - 2 Template:VENnf
(3524918) Template:DENnf 2 - 1 Template:RSAnf
(3524919) Template:ROUnf 2 - 0 Template:URUnf
(3524920) Template:FRAnf 4 - 2 Template:SUInf
(3524921) Template:RUSnf 1 - 0 Template:IRLnf
(3524922) Template:CHInf 1 - 2 Template:TURnf
(3524923) Template:JPNnf 4 - 5 Template:THAnf

Qualification

This round started on 2002-11-01 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

ID Match Result
(3538602) Template:ITAnf 2 - 1 Template:PORnf
(3538603) Template:NORnf 5 - 1 Template:SINnf
(3538604) Template:GERnf 5 - 3 Template:VENnf
(3538605) Template:INDnf 3 - 0 Template:TURnf
(3538606) Template:POLnf 3 - 2 Template:THAnf
(3538607) Template:ARGnf 3 - 0 Template:RUSnf
(3538608) Template:SCOnf 1 - 0 Template:FRAnf
(3538609) Template:DENnf 4 - 3 Template:ROUnf

Round II

This round started on 2002-11-08 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:SWEnf 9 3 3 0 0 18 1 +17
Template:ITAnf 6 3 2 0 1 5 7 -2
Template:OCEnf 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4
Template:DENnf 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3552579) Template:SWEnf 5 - 0 Template:ITAnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552580) Template:OCEnf 2 - 0 Template:DENnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552581) Template:SWEnf 8 - 0 Template:DENnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552582) Template:OCEnf 1 - 3 Template:ITAnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552583) Template:SWEnf 5 - 1 Template:OCEnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552584) Template:ITAnf 2 - 1 Template:DENnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:NORnf 9 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8
Template:NEDnf 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1
Template:SCOnf 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3
Template:ENGnf 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3552585) Template:ENGnf 1 - 5 Template:NORnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552586) Template:NEDnf 2 - 1 Template:SCOnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552587) Template:ENGnf 1 - 2 Template:SCOnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552588) Template:NEDnf 2 - 3 Template:NORnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552589) Template:ENGnf 1 - 0 Template:NEDnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552590) Template:NORnf 3 - 0 Template:SCOnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00

Group 3

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:USAnf 6 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6
Template:GERnf 6 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2
Template:CANnf 4 3 1 1 1 7 8 -1
Template:ARGnf 1 3 0 1 2 4 11 -7


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3552591) Template:USAnf 1 - 3 Template:GERnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552592) Template:CANnf 3 - 3 Template:ARGnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552593) Template:USAnf 5 - 0 Template:ARGnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552594) Template:CANnf 4 - 2 Template:GERnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552595) Template:USAnf 3 - 0 Template:CANnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552596) Template:GERnf 3 - 1 Template:ARGnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00

Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:POLnf 6 3 2 0 1 11 6 +5
Template:FINnf 6 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3
Template:MEXnf 6 3 2 0 1 7 7 ±0
Template:INDnf 0 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3552597) Template:FINnf 4 - 2 Template:INDnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552598) Template:MEXnf 4 - 3 Template:POLnf 08-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552599) Template:FINnf 2 - 3 Template:POLnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552601) Template:MEXnf 3 - 2 Template:INDnf 15-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552602) Template:FINnf 2 - 0 Template:MEXnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00
(3552603) Template:INDnf 0 - 5 Template:POLnf 22-11-2002 at 20.00

Round III

This round started on 2002-11-26 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:SWEnf 9 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14
Template:POLnf 6 3 2 0 1 5 7 -2
Template:NEDnf 3 3 1 0 2 6 6 ±0
Template:FINnf 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 -12


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3597644) Template:SWEnf 6 - 0 Template:FINnf 26-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597645) Template:POLnf 3 - 2 Template:NEDnf 26-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597646) Template:SWEnf 3 - 0 Template:NEDnf 29-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597647) Template:POLnf 2 - 0 Template:FINnf 29-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597648) Template:SWEnf 5 - 0 Template:POLnf 03-12-2002 at 20.00
(3597649) Template:FINnf 0 - 4 Template:NEDnf 03-12-2002 at 20.00

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:NORnf 9 3 3 0 0 11 5 +6
Template:USAnf 6 3 2 0 1 12 3 +9
Template:ITAnf 3 3 1 0 2 3 10 -7
Template:GERnf 0 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8


ID Match Result Date and Time
(3597650) Template:NORnf 5 - 3 Template:GERnf 26-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597651) Template:USAnf 6 - 0 Template:ITAnf 26-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597652) Template:NORnf 3 - 0 Template:ITAnf 29-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597653) Template:USAnf 4 - 0 Template:GERnf 29-11-2002 at 20.00
(3597654) Template:NORnf 3 - 2 Template:USAnf 03-12-2002 at 20.00
(3597655) Template:GERnf 1 - 3 Template:ITAnf 03-12-2002 at 20.00

Semi-Finals

This round started on 2002-12-06 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

ID Match Result
(4611226) Template:NORnf 1 - 3 Template:POLnf
(4611227) Template:USAnf 0 - 5 Template:SWEnf

Final

This round started on 2002-12-08 20:00:00 and was played in Argentina.

ID Match Result
(4629248) Template:SWEnf 5 - 0 Template:POLnf

Tactics and Ratings

Sverige: 3-5-2
Normal
Midfield: extra-terrestrial (low)
Right Defence: outstanding (high)
Central Defence: outstanding (very high)
Left Defence: magnificent (very high)
Right Attack: solid (very low)
Central Attack: brilliant (very low)
Left Attack: formidable (very high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: {{{isp_attack}}}
Defence: {{{isp_defence}}}
Polska: 6-1-3
Normal
Midfield: wretched (very low)
Right Defence: excellent (low)
Central Defence: outstanding (very low)
Left Defence: excellent (low)
Right Attack: weak (very high)
Central Attack: excellent (low)
Left Attack: weak (low)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: {{{isp_attack}}}
Defence: {{{isp_defence}}}

HT Annoucements

HT Announcement (26.10.2002):
The first round of qualifications to the Group play of World Cup II was yesterday. Spain, currently the second largest country in Hattrick (next to Sweden) suffered a shocking defeat from Venezuela, the smallest of all 52 Hattrick countries with only 16 active users. Quite an upset! Next up for the Venezuelans is Germany. Surely they can't do it again, can they?

HT Announcement (02.11.2002):
After the 8 World Cup Qualification matches tonight, the fixtures for the next three weeks Group games are now up. The Danish defeated Romania in a nail-biting penalty drama. Some credits most once again be given to Venezuela for their excellent last 30 minutes - but the Germans were too much. Thailand shocked Poland but eventually fell, which means that India will be only representative of Asia, while Europe has 10 teams, Oceania ... er... one obviously, and the Americas 4 teams.

HT Annoucement (29.11.2002):
With one match left of the group play in the World Cup, the 4 teams that are going to the semifinals are already fixed. That is the remarkable outcome of today's matches. Poland, having beaten Finland, will play for group victory against Sweden in group B. In group A, USA (following a firm win over Germany) and Norge (having thrashed Italy) will play a match for 1st place in the group. Congrats to Poland, Sweden, USA and Norge for making it to the semifinals! Next round is on Tuesday.

HT Annoucement (03.12.2002):
Norway came back twice in their game against the US, winnig match, group and the ticket to a semifinal against Poland. USA, on the other hand, now have to face Sweden in the other semifinal. The US have, on the whole, achieved the best ratings ever seen outside of Sweden in this World Cup. Are they ready to challenge "unbeatable" Sweden? And which one of the two big positive surprises of this World Cup, Poland and Norge, will get to the final? The answer is given this Friday, 8 PM, HT Time.

HT Annoucement (06.12.2002):
Only the semifinals and the final left of Hattrick World Cup II! The semifinals are today Friday at 20.00 HT-Time. One battle of the ratings giants, Sweden vs USA. Could be the best match ever to have been played in Hattrick! Sweden obvious favourites, as always. The other semifinal is between Poland and Norge. Can the tall viking and head specialist Nils Frigaard win the game for Norge again? Or can Poland once more shock the HT world and make it all the way to the Sunday grande finale?

HT Annoucement (06.12.2002):
Poland did it again - they beat Norway in the semifinal and are playing World Cup final against Sweden. Sweden had a comfortable journey against the US, completely dominating the midfield. The Poland vs Sweden game is on Sunday, at 20.00 HT-Time as usual. The Norway and US players will return from World Cup II in Argentina with bronze medals and a memorable moment in the spotlights of the Hattrick World.

World Cup

Nippon/Hanguk 15 · Argentina 17 · Nederland 19 · USA 21 · España 23 · Brasil 25 · China 27 · Deutschland 29 · Rossiya 31 · Portugal 33 · België 35 · Colombia 37 · Hellas 39 · Prathet Thai 41 · South Africa 43 · India 45 · Trinidad and Tobago 47 · Israel 49 · Crna Gora 51 · Tounes 53 · Brasil 55 · Andorra 57 · Indonesia 59 · Eesti 61 · France 63 · Guatemala 65 · Oceania 67 ·