World Cup IX

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World Cup IX
Tournament details
Host Russia
Season(s) Seasons 30-31
1 Sept. 2006 - 25 March 2007
Teams 112
Final positions
Champions Flag of Eesti.PNG
Eesti
Runner-up  Česká republika
Semi-finalists  Magyarország
 Rossiya 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 759 
Goals scored Andro Sale
9 goals
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The Ninth World Cup tournament took place from 1 September 2006 to 25 March 2007.

112 national teams played a total of 672 matches in the 16 groups of qualification in order to define the 32 participants to the final stage held in Russia. The host nation was one of them and went so far as to semi-finals.

In the final, Eesti defeated Česká republika 4–0 to win the tournament and secure the baltic country's first world title. Estonian player Andro Sale became top scorer of tournament with 9 goals.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

This round started on 01/09/2006 at 20:00.

Group #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
Group 1 Germany Israel Iceland Lithuania Philippines Dominican Republic Montenegro
Group 2 Romania Latvia Bulgaria Venezuela Nigeria Northern Ireland Bangladesh
Group 3 Spain Colombia Denmark China Morocco Suriname Angola
Group 4 Peru Russia Serbia Vietnam Jamaica Armenia Kuwait
Group 5 Turkey Sweden Slovakia Canada Wales Luxembourg Trinidad & Tobago
Group 6 Estonia Norway Republic of Ireland Austria Tunisia Kyrgyzstan Azerbaijan
Group 7 Oceania Brazil Indonesia Egypt Moldova Malta Bahrain
Group 8 Portugal Scotland Thailand Singapore Iran Nicaragua Iraq
Group 9 Netherlands Hungary Belgium Croatia Saudi Arabia Liechtenstein Cape Verde
Group 10 India England Uruguay Hong Kong United Arab Emirates Bolivia El Salvador
Group 11 Greece Mexico Ecuador Honduras Jordan Kenya Barbados
Group 12 Argentina South Korea Malaysia Costa Rica Guatemala North Macedonia Ivory Coast
Group 13 France Chile Italy Faroe Islands Cyprus Kazakhstan Lebanon
Group 14 Finland Slovenia Paraguay Bosnia & Herzegovina Pakistan Panama Mongolia
Group 15 Poland Switzerland South Africa Andorra Taiwan Georgia Senegal
Group 16 USA Czech Republic Japan Belarus Ukraine Albania Algeria


Round II

This round started on 26/01/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Russia.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Norge 7 +2
 Hellas 6 +1
 England 4 ±0
 India 0 -3
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Česká republika 6 -1
 Magyarország 4 +2
 Suomi 4 ±0
 Türkiye 2 -1
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Polska 7 +4
 Argentina 4 +2
 México 3 -2
 Brasil 3 -4
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Rossiya 9 +7
 Portugal 6 +3
 Oceania 3 -1
 Hanguk 0 -9
Group 5
Team Pts GD
 Eesti 7 +5
 Latvija 6 +3
 Sverige 4 +2
 Perú 0 -10
Group 6
Team Pts GD
 Israel 6 +2
 Schweiz 4 ±0
 France 4 ±0
 USA 3 -2
Group 7
Team Pts GD
 España 7 +2
 România 5 +1
 Slovenija 4 +3
 Scotland 0 -6
Group 8
Team Pts GD
 Deutschland 7 +5
 Nederland 4 +3
 Colombia 3 -3
 Chile 3 -5


Round III

This round started on 02/03/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Russia.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Rossiya 9 +6
 Česká republika 6 +4
 Schweiz 3 -1
 Portugal 0 -9
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Eesti 7 +6
 Magyarország 7 +3
 Latvija 1 -4
 Israel 1 -5
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 España 7 +5
 Argentina 5 +1
 Deutschland 3 +2
 Hellas 1 -8
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Polska 6 +4
 Norge 6 +3
 România 4 -2
 Nederland 1 -6


Round IV

This round started on 12/03/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Russia.

Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Magyarország 9 +3
 Rossiya 4 +3
 Polska 4 +2
 Argentina 0 -8
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Eesti 9 +4
 Česká republika 4 ±0
 España 2 -1
 Norge 1 -3


Knockout Stage

Semi-Finals

This round started on 23/03/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Russia.

ID Match Result
(113305354)  Rossiya 0 - 4  Eesti
(113305353)  Magyarország 2 - 3  Česká republika


Final

This round starts on 25/03/2007 at 20:00 and is played in Russia.

ID Match Result
(113818373)  Eesti 4 - 0  Česká republika


Tactics and Ratings

Eesti: 3-4-3
Normal
Midfield: titanic (very low)
Right Defence: utopian (very low)
Central Defence: supernatural (very low)
Left Defence: utopian (high)
Right Attack: formidable (very low)
Central Attack: divine (very high)
Left Attack: divine (very high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: N/A
Defence: N/A
Česká republika: 5-2-3
CA (utopian)
Midfield: disastrous (very low)
Right Defence: divine (very high)
Central Defence: divine (very high)
Left Defence: divine (very high)
Right Attack: titanic (low)
Central Attack: world class (very high)
Left Attack: passable (high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: N/A
Defence: N/A


HT Announcements

24/03/2007 World cup final and election
The world cup final is coming up on Sunday at 20:00, where Eesti will face Ceska republika. These two countries have met seven times before, and Ceska has won four times compared to Eesti's two victories (one draw). They also met earlier in the tournament, a very tight game which Eesti won after two very late goals. So stock up on drinks and popcorn and prepare yourself for a very exciting match.

After the final it is time to elect a new National coach again. The election starts on Monday and can be found here. Be sure to stop by the conference to check out the candidates' speeches and participate in the debate, but remember to follow the conduct rules.

25/03/2007 Congratulations Eesti!
Five seasons ago Eesti won the U20 world championship, now they can also call themselves world champions after beating Ceska republika in the world cup final with 4-0. Congratulations to Eesti and coach kyps_ee!


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 ·