World Cup VIII

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World Cup VIII
Tournament details
Host Germany
Season(s) Seasons 28-29
20 Jan. 2006 - 13 Aug. 2006
Teams 106
Final positions
Champions Flag of Germany.png
Deutschland
Runner-up  România
Semi-finalists  España
 Oceania 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 687 
Goals scored Markus Saraba
8 goals
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The Eighth World Cup tournament took place from 20 January 2006 to 13 August 2006.

106 national teams played a total of 600 matches in the 16 groups of qualification in order to define the 32 participants to the final stage held in Germany. The host nation was one of them and went so far as to final.

In the final, Deutschland defeated România 3–1 to win the tournament and secure the country's first world title. German player Markus Saraba became top scorer of tournament with 8 goals.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

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

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


Round II

This round started on 16/06/2006 at 20:00 and was played in Germany

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 Hellas 6 +2
 USA 4 ±0
 México 4 ±0
 China 2 -2

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Scotland 9 +6
 Belgium 6 +3
 Bulgaria 3 -1
 Perú 0 -8

Group 3

Team Pts GD
 România 9 +8
 Slovenija 6 ±0
 Österreich 1 -4
 India 1 -4

Group 4

Team Pts GD
 Norge 5 +4
 Deutschland 4 +2
 Misr 4 -2
 Suomi 3 -4

Group 5

Team Pts GD
 Oceania 6 +2
 Sverige 6 ±0
 Nederland 4 +2
 Portugal 1 -4

Group 6

Team Pts GD
 England 9 +4
 Argentina 6 +1
 Italia 3 -1
 Hrvatska 0 -4

Group 7

Team Pts GD
 España 7 +8
 Schweiz 4 -3
 Malaysia 3 -4
 Polska 2 -1

Group 8

Team Pts GD
 Rossiya 6 +2
 France 6 +1
 Česká republika 6 +1
 Latvija 0 -4


Round III

This round started on 21/07/2006 at 20:00 and was played in Germany

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 România 9 +5
 Norge 4 +1
 Belgium 4 +1
 Schweiz 0 -7

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Rossiya 7 +3
 Scotland 5 +2
 Argentina 4 +2
 USA 0 -7

Group 3

Team Pts GD
 Deutschland 9 +7
 Oceania 2 -1
 England 2 -1
 France 2 -5

Group 4

Team Pts GD
 España 9 +8
 Sverige 6 ±0
 Hellas 3 ±0
 Slovenija 0 -8


Round IV

This round started on 31/07/2006 at 20:00 and was played in Germany

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 España 7 +2
 Oceania 4 ±0
 Sverige 3 -1
 Rossiya 2 -1

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Deutschland 7 +3
 România 6 +1
 Norge 4 +1
 Scotland 0 -5


Knockout Stage

Semi-Finals

This round started on 11/08/2006 at 20:00 and was played in Germany

ID Match Result
(84034803)  Oceania 1 - 5  Deutschland
(84034802)  España 0 - 2  România


Final

This round started on 13/08/2006 at 20:00 and was played in Germany

ID Match Result
(84529411)  Deutschland 3 - 1  România


Tactics and Ratings

Deutschland: 4-5-1
AOW (magnificent)
Midfield: divine (very high)
Right Defence: formidable (low)
Central Defence: outstanding (low)
Left Defence: formidable (very low)
Right Attack: poor (very low)
Central Attack: inadequate (high)
Left Attack: divine (very high)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: N/A
Defence: N/A
România: 3-5-2
Normal
Midfield: divine (very high)
Right Defence: utopian (very high)
Central Defence: magical (very high)
Left Defence: divine (low)
Right Attack: passable (high)
Central Attack: titanic (very high)
Left Attack: passable (high)

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

HT Announcements

Hattrick announces
Next World Cup in Germany 03/01/2006
Next summer, the FIFA World Cup 2006 will take place in Germany. Hattrick has decided to follow this example and the Hattrick World Cup VIII will be hosted by Germany. Willkommen in Deutschland!
Hattrick announces
World Cup weekend 09/08/2006
Oceania, Deutschland, España and România are the final four teams in the World Cup. The semifinals will be played Friday at 20.00 and the winners will then battle for the World Cup trophy on Sunday at 20:00.
Hattrick announces
Congratulations Deutschland 13/08/2006
For the first time ever, Deutschland is the new world champions after beating România in the final. Congratulations to Deutschland and especially to the manager LH-Rolli.

The next World Cup will be played in Russia, but it's already time to elect new national coaches. The election starts tomorrow 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.


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