World Cup VI
29 Oct. 2004 - 22 May 2005
|Goals scored||Sascha Sebastian Deilen|
|← WC V||WC VII →|
The Sixth World Cup tournament took place from 29 October 2004 to 22 May 2005.
88 national teams played a total of 400 matches in the 16 groups of qualification in order to define the 32 participants to the final stage held in Brazil. The host nation didn't manage to make it to the second round as Polska and Prathet Thai finished ahead in Group 7.
Group 13 was very even with top three teams: France, México, and Eesti, all finishing with 22 points, and Eesti was eliminated only by a difference of 1 goal after México, which they won 2-0 in the last game (3-0 victory would've secured Eesti a spot in the World Cup).
There was an interesting result, as the Canadian NT scored 3 goals in 1 minute in
Round II saw first big surprises as België and Misr qualified in front of Italia and USA in Group 3. In Group 4, Prathet Thai finished first, leaving France in the fourth place. Same faith awaited Nederland in Group 5. Also semi-finalists from the previous World Cup, Suomi, were eliminated.
Only one of the medalists from the previous World Cup managed to go through Round III. Reigning champions Sverige conceded only 1 goal and finished first in Group 2. England, silver medalists from the previous games, finished last in the same group. In Group 3 Danmark and Scotland edged Norge out.
In Group 1 of #Round IV, Danmark and surprise team Scotland finished the games of Prathet Thai and Canada. In Group 2, Polska was first with Sverige second, leaving Oceania and España without a medal.
In the #Semi-Finals was fought a classic scandinavian derby between Danmark and Sverige, with Sverige clearly beating Danes for a spot in the final. In the other Semi-Final Scotland managed to defeat Polska.
In the final there was only one team, as Sverige easily defeated Scotland.
Round I (Qualification)
This round started on 29/10/2004 at 20:00.
This round started on 25/03/2005 at 20:00 and was played in Brazil.
This round started on 29/04/2005 at 20:00 and was played in Brazil.
This round started on 09/05/2005 at 20:00 and was played in Brazil.
This round started on 20/05/2005 at 20:00 and was played in Brazil.
|Danmark||0 - 4||Sverige|
|Scotland||2 - 1||Polska|
This round started on 22/05/2005 at 20:00 and was played in Brazil.
|Scotland||0 - 8||Sverige|
|Friday 20.00 Hattrick Time the World Cup kicks off, this time in Brasil. It is the second stage of the tournament and 32 teams in 8 groups will battle for the 16 available spots in stage III. The last tournament saw Sweden back on the throne and there are lots of strong contenders who are all hungry for the Gold. Good luck to all competing nations!|
|World cup round III||28/04/2005|
|32 teams have become 16 as the World Cup now moves on to the third stage. Among the 16 teams fighting for the eight spots in the next round there are big elephants as Sverige, Norge and England as well as underdogs like Prathet Thai and Misr, making sure this stage will be even more tight and exciting than the last one.The third round kicks off Friday at 20:00 HT-time.|
|8 teams left||07/05/2005|
|World Cup semifinals||17/05/2005|
|On Friday, it is time for the World Cup semifinals. One of them will be a classic Scandinavian derby between Denmark and Sweden with centuries of rivalry and a place in the final at stake. Team spirit seems to be pointing to Sweden, but the Swedes may have their focus on the final while the Danish have nothing to lose. The other semifinal will see Poland take on one of this World Cup's surprise teams - Scotland. Can the Scots make it all the way to the final, or will the Polish make it to their third World Cup final?|
|Scotland is in the final||20/05/2005|
|Scotland defeated Poland in a tight semifinal with a very exciting 86th minute. First Poland scored the equalizer and right after that Jacob Sim became Scotland's hero when he scored 2-1. Scotland will now be facing Sweden in the final, Sweden who managed to find four holes in the Danish defense wall in the other semifinal. Will Sweden win again, or will the Scots make it all the way? We will know the answer on Sunday, the match starts 20:00.|
|Coach Boggler took Scotland on a fantastic journey but didn't manage to make it all the way. Sweden was way too strong in the final and the match was more or less over after 11 minutes. Congratulations to Sweden and coach Hacker for a fantastic performance.|
Events of Note
The "Scroll Wheel Incident"
Almost bigger news than the World Cup itself was the famed "Scroll Wheel Incident," which occured in Round II when Belgium and USA agreed to a mutual PiC, or so they thought. When the match had ended, it was clear that Belgium had not PiCed, and USA users were outraged. GM-Moons, manager of the Belgian National Team at the time, issued a statement saying that he was "very sorry" and that the failure to Play it Cool was "due to a Scroll Wheel incident." The majority of USA users didn't believe him at first, but after time went by, it became clear to everyone that whether or not he meant to do this, he was sorry it happened. The USA was eliminated from the World Cup due to this incident, and some USA users still hold a grudge against Belgium because of it. The decision by ArdentEnthusiast to PiC a match that was a "must win" for the USA was controversial in itself.
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 · Cameroon 75 ·
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