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In [[#Round II|Round II]] only thing separating #3 seed [[Scotland]] and #1 seed [[England]] in [[#Group 3|Group 3]] was their mutual match, where Scotland was better by 1-0. Winner of the group was #4 seed [[Danmark]] leaving #2 seed [[Nederland]] last.
 
In [[#Round II|Round II]] only thing separating #3 seed [[Scotland]] and #1 seed [[England]] in [[#Group 3|Group 3]] was their mutual match, where Scotland was better by 1-0. Winner of the group was #4 seed [[Danmark]] leaving #2 seed [[Nederland]] last.
  
Semi-finals saw a thriller when [[Norge]] beat [[România]] 2-1 with a 92nd minute goal. [[Sverige]] won their semi 2-0 as expected putting the nail into [[Danmark|Danmark's]] coffin just after halftime. This set up the grounds for one of the most exciting matches in World Cup history. In the final Norge used two [[Offensive]] [[Central Defender|Central Defenders]] to boost their midfield. They won the midfield and thus took the gold home. So far this is the only World Cup that Sverige didn't win.
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Semi-finals saw a thriller when [[Norge]] beat [[România]] 2-1 with a 92nd minute goal. [[Sverige]] won their semi 2-0 as expected putting the nail into [[Danmark|Danmark's]] coffin just after halftime. This set up the grounds for one of the most exciting matches in World Cup history. In the final Norge used two [[Offensive]] [[Central Defender|Central Defenders]] to boost their midfield. They won the midfield and thus took the gold home. This was the first World Cup in which Sverige did not earn a gold medal.
  
 
==Direct Qualification==
 
==Direct Qualification==

Revision as of 20:33, 29 November 2006

Template:WorldCupHeader

This was the fourth and final cup in which the qualification was not group-based. This system allowed the cup to be held over the span of one season, instead of two. 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.

In the pre-qualification round the biggest surprises were when #40 Malaysia flattened #9 España 6-1 and #36 South Africa held an early lead to beat #13 Oceania 1-0. Other memorable moments were #15 México's 2-1 win in a penalty shoot out that saw 10 missed penalties before the 6th shot taker for México finally put home the goal, and when #20 Magyarország scored two consecutive goals in the 81st and 87th minutes to win 4-3 over #29 Česká republika.

In the qualification round México won yet again in penalties. This time the 3rd shooter for México put home the 2-1 goal to win over #33 Indonesia. Also #23 France held off a 2nd half comeback by Magyarország to win 2-1.

In Round II only thing separating #3 seed Scotland and #1 seed England in Group 3 was their mutual match, where Scotland was better by 1-0. Winner of the group was #4 seed Danmark leaving #2 seed Nederland last.

Semi-finals saw a thriller when Norge beat România 2-1 with a 92nd minute goal. Sverige won their semi 2-0 as expected putting the nail into Danmark's coffin just after halftime. This set up the grounds for one of the most exciting matches in World Cup history. In the final Norge used two Offensive Central Defenders to boost their midfield. They won the midfield and thus took the gold home. This was the first World Cup in which Sverige did not earn a gold medal.

Direct Qualification

Pre-Qualification

This round started on 2004-01-16 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

ID Match Result
(13677190) Template:Flag/ESPn 1 - 6 Template:Flag/MASn
(13677191) Template:Flag/NORn 3 - 1 Template:Flag/SUIn
(13677192) Template:Flag/POLn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/ISRn
(13677193) Template:Flag/ITAn 0 - 1 Template:Flag/TURn
(13677194) Template:Flag/OCEn 0 - 1 Template:Flag/RSAn
(13677195) Template:Flag/DENn 3 - 1 Template:Flag/LVAn
(13677196) Template:Flag/MEXn 2 - 1 Template:Flag/CROn
(13677198) Template:Flag/BELn 0 - 1 Template:Flag/IDNn
(13677199) Template:Flag/AUTn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/VENn
(13677200) Template:Flag/SCOn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/GREn
(13677201) Template:Flag/PORn 0 - 2 Template:Flag/IRLn
(13677202) Template:Flag/HUNn 4 - 3 Template:Flag/CZEn
(13677203) Template:Flag/BRAn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/ARGn
(13677204) Template:Flag/RUSn 3 - 1 Template:Flag/SCGn
(13677205) Template:Flag/FRAn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/INDn
(13677206) Template:Flag/CHNn 3 - 2 Template:Flag/CHIn

Qualification

This round started on 2004-01-23 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

ID Match Result
(13743435) Template:Flag/NORn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/MASn
(13743436) Template:Flag/POLn 2 - 1 Template:Flag/TURn
(13743437) Template:Flag/DENn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/RSAn
(13743438) Template:Flag/MEXn 2 - 1 Template:Flag/IDNn
(13743439) Template:Flag/AUTn 4 - 0 Template:Flag/IRLn
(13743440) Template:Flag/SCOn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/CHNn
(13743441) Template:Flag/HUNn 1 - 2 Template:Flag/FRAn
(13743442) Template:Flag/BRAn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/RUSn

Round II

This round started on 2004-01-30 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/SWEn 7 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7
Template:Flag/NORn 5 3 1 2 0 11 4 +7
Template:Flag/FINn 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 ±0
Template:Flag/FRAn 0 3 0 0 3 0 14 -14


ID Match Result Date and Time
(13812846) Template:Flag/SWEn 2 - 2 Template:Flag/NORn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812847) Template:Flag/FINn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/FRAn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812848) Template:Flag/SWEn 5 - 0 Template:Flag/FRAn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812849) Template:Flag/FINn 2 - 2 Template:Flag/NORn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812850) Template:Flag/SWEn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/FINn 13-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812851) Template:Flag/NORn 7 - 0 Template:Flag/FRAn 13-02-2004 at 20.00

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/CANn 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
Template:Flag/GERn 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
Template:Flag/POLn 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
Template:Flag/BRAn 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2


ID Match Result Date and Time
(13812852) Template:Flag/CANn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/POLn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812853) Template:Flag/GERn 3 - 2 Template:Flag/BRAn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812854) Template:Flag/CANn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/BRAn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812855) Template:Flag/GERn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/POLn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812856) Template:Flag/CANn 2 - 1 Template:Flag/GERn 13-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812857) Template:Flag/POLn 1 - 1 Template:Flag/BRAn 13-02-2004 at 20.00

Group 3

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/DENn 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
Template:Flag/SCOn 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 ±0
Template:Flag/ENGn 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 ±0
Template:Flag/NEDn 2 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3


ID Match Result Date and Time
(13812858) Template:Flag/ENGn 2 - 1 Template:Flag/DENn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812859) Template:Flag/NEDn 2 - 2 Template:Flag/SCOn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812860) Template:Flag/ENGn 0 - 1 Template:Flag/SCOn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812861) Template:Flag/NEDn 0 - 3 Template:Flag/DENn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812862) Template:Flag/ENGn 1 - 1 Template:Flag/NEDn 13-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812863) Template:Flag/DENn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/SCOn 13-02-2004 at 20.00

Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/ROUn 9 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
Template:Flag/USAn 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1
Template:Flag/AUTn 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3
Template:Flag/MEXn 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2


ID Match Result Date and Time
(13812864) Template:Flag/ROUn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/MEXn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812865) Template:Flag/USAn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/AUTn 30-01-2004 at 20.00
(13812866) Template:Flag/ROUn 3 - 2 Template:Flag/AUTn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812867) Template:Flag/USAn 0 - 0 Template:Flag/MEXn 06-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812868) Template:Flag/ROUn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/USAn 13-02-2004 at 20.00
(13812869) Template:Flag/MEXn 0 - 1 Template:Flag/AUTn 13-02-2004 at 20.00

Round III

This round started on 2004-02-16 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/ROUn 9 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8
Template:Flag/DENn 3 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3
Template:Flag/GERn 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4
Template:Flag/SCOn 3 3 1 0 2 3 10 -7


ID Match Result Date and Time
(14022721) Template:Flag/ROUn 4 - 0 Template:Flag/GERn 16-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022723) Template:Flag/DENn 6 - 1 Template:Flag/SCOn 16-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022724) Template:Flag/ROUn 3 - 0 Template:Flag/SCOn 20-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022725) Template:Flag/DENn 1 - 2 Template:Flag/GERn 20-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022726) Template:Flag/ROUn 6 - 2 Template:Flag/DENn 23-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022727) Template:Flag/GERn 1 - 2 Template:Flag/SCOn 23-02-2004 at 20.00

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Template:Flag/SWEn 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
Template:Flag/NORn 5 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3
Template:Flag/CANn 4 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2
Template:Flag/USAn 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6


ID Match Result Date and Time
(14022728) Template:Flag/CANn 2 - 2 Template:Flag/NORn 16-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022729) Template:Flag/SWEn 2 - 0 Template:Flag/USAn 16-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022730) Template:Flag/CANn 1 - 0 Template:Flag/USAn 20-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022731) Template:Flag/SWEn 0 - 0 Template:Flag/NORn 20-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022732) Template:Flag/CANn 1 - 4 Template:Flag/SWEn 23-02-2004 at 20.00
(14022733) Template:Flag/NORn 4 - 1 Template:Flag/USAn 23-02-2004 at 20.00

Semi-Finals

This round started on 2004-02-27 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

ID Match Result
(14140868) Template:Flag/ROUn 1 - 2 Template:Flag/NORn
(14140869) Template:Flag/DENn 0 - 2 Template:Flag/SWEn

Final

This round started on 2004-02-29 20:00:00 and was played in USA.

ID Match Result
(14287675) Template:Flag/SWEn 2 - 4 Template:Flag/NORn

Tactics and Ratings

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

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: {{{isp_attack}}}
Defence: {{{isp_defence}}}
Norge: 3-5-2
Normal
Midfield: divine (very high)
Right Defence: passable (very low)
Central Defence: inadequate (very high)
Left Defence: inadequate (very high)
Right Attack: supernatural (very low)
Central Attack: outstanding (very high)
Left Attack: passable (very high)

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