World Cup VII

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Qualification

This round started on 2005-06-10 20:00:00.

Round II

This round started on 2005-11-04 20:00:00 and was played in China.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/SINn 7 +2
Template:Flag/AUTn 4 ±0
Template:Flag/IDNn 3 -1
Template:Flag/CHNn 2 -1

Group 2

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/ESPn 9 +10
Template:Flag/MEXn 6 +3
Template:Flag/ITAn 3 -2
Template:Flag/THAn 0 -11

Group 3

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/TURn 7 +7
Template:Flag/FINn 7 +5
Template:Flag/HUNn 3 -1
Template:Flag/CHIn 0 -11

Group 4

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/SWEn 9 +3
Template:Flag/NORn 3 +1
Template:Flag/ESTn 3 -1
Template:Flag/IRLn 3 -3

Group 5

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/POLn 9 +5
Template:Flag/OCEn 4 +2
Template:Flag/SUIn 2 -1
Template:Flag/GERn 1 -6

Group 6

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/USAn 6 +1
Template:Flag/ARGn 4 +1
Template:Flag/SVNn 4 -1
Template:Flag/MASn 3 -1

Group 7

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/BELn 6 +4
Template:Flag/FRAn 6 +4
Template:Flag/CANn 6 ±0
Template:Flag/GREn 0 -8

Group 8

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/ENGn 9 +5
Template:Flag/LVAn 4 +1
Template:Flag/NEDn 4 -1
Template:Flag/DENn 0 -5

Round III

This round starts on 2005-12-09 20:00:00 and is played in China.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/ESPn 9 +5
Template:Flag/USAn 3 ±0
Template:Flag/NORn 3 -2
Template:Flag/FINn 3 -3

Group 2

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/ENGn 7 +5
Template:Flag/BELn 6 +2
Template:Flag/FRAn 3 -5
Template:Flag/AUTn 1 -2

Group 3

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/POLn 9 +6
Template:Flag/LVAn 6 +2
Template:Flag/MEXn 3 -1
Template:Flag/SINn 0 -7

Group 4

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/SWEn 7 +3
Template:Flag/TURn 4 ±0
Template:Flag/ARGn 4 ±0
Template:Flag/OCEn 1 -3

Round IV

This round started on 2005-12-19 20:00:00 and was played in China.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/SWEn 6 +3
Template:Flag/POLn 6 +2
Template:Flag/BELn 6 ±0
Template:Flag/USAn 0 -5

Group 2

Team Pts GD
Template:Flag/ESPn 6 +3
Template:Flag/LVAn 6 ±0
Template:Flag/ENGn 4 ±0
Template:Flag/TURn 1 -3

Semi-Finals

This round started on 2005-12-30 20:00:00 and was played in China.

ID Match Result
(59054029) Template:Flag/SWEn 3 - 2 Template:Flag/LVAn
(59054030) Template:Flag/POLn 4 - 5 Template:Flag/ESPn

Final

This round started on 2006-01-01 20:00:00 and was played in China.

ID Match Result
(59461686) Template:Flag/SWEn 3 - 1 Template:Flag/ESPn

Tactics and Ratings

Sverige: 3-4-3
AIM (outstanding)
Midfield: utopian (low)
Right Defence: mythical (very low)
Central Defence: divine (low)
Left Defence: brilliant (low)
Right Attack: solid (very high)
Central Attack: divine (very high)
Left Attack: excellent (very high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: {{{isp_attack}}}
Defence: {{{isp_defence}}}
España: 3-5-2
Play creatively
Midfield: divine (very high)
Right Defence: extra-terrestrial (very high)
Central Defence: outstanding (very high)
Left Defence: excellent (low)
Right Attack: passable (low)
Central Attack: supernatural (low)
Left Attack: passable (low)

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

HT Announcements

25.11.2005 World Cup match bug
Thanks to observant users, we have found a bug regarding the hosting nations in the World Cup. When a hosting nation was drawn as a "away team", the hosting nation got the home-advantage. However, the bug also gave home-advantage to the formal home-team, meaning that both teams got the boost from having a fanatic home crowd. We have now spoken to the future home crowds and made sure that they will only cheer for the hosting nation.

This bug has unfortunately affected both the regular World cup and the U20 World Cup since the dawn of time.

07.12.2005 Hattrick World Cup VII
Friday 20.00 the third stage of Hattrick World Cup VII kicks off in China. Only 16 of our strongest sides remain in the competition for the Gold.

Speculations are intense in the conferences and among favourites mentioned are for instance Spain, Sweden and Poland. The days when Sweden dominated the game are however long gone and many teams want a piece of the action.

28.12.2005 World Cup semifinals
The Hattrick World Cup has now reached the semifinals. In the first match Sweden takes on the sensation of the tournament - Latvia, who thanks to some really shrewd coaching has managed to overthrow several teams which were considered big favourites.

In the other match the giants España and Polska will face eachother in an extremely hard battle.

Make sure to follow the battle for the final from 20.00 HT time on the 30th!

31.12.2005 When exactly does a match end?
The recent World Cup semi-final between Sweden and Latvia has given rise to questions about when exactly a match ends. The answer is that it ends within one minute after 90 minutes have been played. The exact second depends on what happens on the field. Usually, if the last minute is uneventful, the referee stops the match around 5 seconds after 90 minutes mark. However, if there are a lot of things happening, it is in fact quite common that there are events as late as 30 or even 40 seconds later. In the semifinal between Sweden and Latvia, the Swedish equalizer happened after 90:39. This is unusually late, but not exceptionally - it happens many times every week, just not normally in such important matches followed by thousands of users.

Also: Whilst we fully understand the disappointment with the result among Latvian fans (and others rooting for Latvia), please remember to keep your head cool and to always treat your fellow Hattrick players with respect, even after a defeat.

02.01.2006 Sweden World Champions
Congratulations to Sweden for winning World Cup VII. Runners-up Spain, and several other countries however showed that they have now closed the gap and it will be very difficult for the champions to defend their title once again in two seasons' time.

Today also marks the start of the elections in each league. We must also remind users that it is not allowed to spam people's mailboxes in order to gain votes.

World Cup

Japan & Korea 15 · Argentina 17 · Netherlands 19 · USA 21 · Spain 23 · Brazil 25 · China 27 · Germany 29 · Russia 31 · Portugal 33 · Belgium 35 · Colombia 37 · Greece 39 · Thailand 41 · South Africa 43 · India 45 · Trinidad and Tobago 47 · Israel 49 · Montenegro 51 · Tunisia 53 · Brazil 55 · Andorra 57 · Indonesia 59 · Estonia 61 · France 63 · Guatemala 65 · Oceania 67 · Latvia 69 · Croatia 71 · Benin 73 ·

U-20 World Cup

Germany 16 · Oceania 18 · Romania 20 · Egypt 22 · Chile 24 · Italy 26 · Mexico 28 · Israel 30 · Malaysia 32 · Peru 34 · Finland 36 · Kenya 38 · Canada 40 · Iran 42 · Bosnia Herzegovina 44 · Poland 46 · Panama 48 · Finland 50 · Norway 52 · Italy 54 · Belgium 56 · Romania 58 · Faroe Islands 60 · Ivory Coast 62 · Pakistan 64 · USA 66 · El Salvador 68 · Sweden 70 · Kazakhstan 72 · Bulgaria 74 ·