World Cup X

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World Cup X
Tournament details
Host Portugal
Season(s) Seasons 32-33
13 April 2007 - 4 Nov. 2007
Teams 114
Final positions
Champions Flag of Portugal.PNG
Portugal
Runner-up  Türkiye
Semi-finalists  Eesti
 Polska 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 787 
Goals scored Koit Kurve
9 goals
WC IX WC XI

The Tenth World Cup tournament took place from 13 April 2007 to 4 November 2007.

114 national teams (2 new) played a total of 700 matches in the 16 groups of qualification in order to define the 32 participants to the final stage held in Portugal. The host nation was one of them and went so far as to final.

In the final, Portugal defeated Türkiye 4–1 to win the tournament and secure the Lusitanian country's first world title. Estonian player Koit Kurve became top scorer of tournament with 9 goals, even if his team was eliminated in semi-finals, the same fate to which Polska was subjected.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

This round started on 13/04/2007 at 20:00.

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


Round II

This round started on 07/09/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Portugal.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 Portugal 9 +10
 Colombia 4 ±0
 Nippon 3 -3
 Venezuela 1 -7

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Magyarország 6 +1
 Nederland 6 ±0
 Hellas 3 ±0
 Israel 3 -1

Group 3

Team Pts GD
 Slovenija 6 +3
 Česká republika 6 +3
 México 6 +1
 Srbija 0 -7

Group 4

Team Pts GD
 Italia 7 +5
 Eesti 6 +2
 Misr 4 +1
 Prathet Thai 0 -8

Group 5

Team Pts GD
 Lietuva 7 +5
 España 6 ±0
 Deutschland 4 +2
 Chinese Taipei 0 -7

Group 6

Team Pts GD
 Türkiye 9 +7
 Polska 6 +2
 Ireland 3 -3
 Österreich 0 -6

Group 7

Team Pts GD
 Norge 7 +4
 Bulgaria 6 +4
 England 4 +1
 Oceania 0 -9

Group 8

Team Pts GD
 Latvija 9 +7
 Chile 6 +1
 România 3 -4
 Brasil 0 -4


Round III

This round started on 12/10/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Portugal.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 Portugal 9 +6
 Magyarország 3 ±0
 Bulgaria 3 -2
 Colombia 3 -4

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Česká republika 7 +8
 Nederland 5 +2
 Latvija 4 +1
 Slovenija 0 -11

Group 3

Team Pts GD
 Eesti 9 +9
 Türkiye 4 -1
 Norge 4 -1
 España 0 -7

Group 4

Team Pts GD
 Lietuva 9 +5
 Polska 6 +1
 Italia 3 -2
 Chile 0 -4


Round IV

This round started on 22/10/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Portugal.

Group 1

Team Pts GD
 Polska 7 +4
 Eesti 6 +1
 Magyarország 4 ±0
 Česká republika 0 -5

Group 2

Team Pts GD
 Portugal 7 +3
 Türkiye 5 +1
 Nederland 2 -1
 Lietuva 1 -3


Knockout Stage

Semi-Finals

This round started on 02/11/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Portugal.

ID Match Result
(143542990)  Polska 0 - 1  Türkiye
(143542991)  Eesti 1 - 2  Portugal


Final

This round started on 04/11/2007 at 20:00 and was played in Portugal.

ID Match Result
(144073537)  Portugal 4 - 1  Türkiye


Tactics and Ratings

Portugal: 3-4-3
Normal
Midfield: magical (high)
Right Defence: magnificent (very high)
Central Defence: mythical (low)
Left Defence: divine (very high)
Right Attack: divine (very high)
Central Attack: divine (very high)
Left Attack: excellent (low)

Indirect Set Pieces:
Attack: N/A
Defence: N/A
Türkiye: 5-2-3
CA (utopian)
Midfield: disastrous (low)
Right Defence: divine (very high)
Central Defence: divine (very high)
Left Defence: divine (very high)
Right Attack: titanic (very high)
Central Attack: solid (very high)
Left Attack: supernatural (very high)

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


HT Announcements

2/4/2007 Portugal to host World Cup X
The honour of hosting the 10th Hattrick World Cup - in this 10th anniversary year of the game - goes to Portugal. This was decided recently at the annual meeting of the Hattrick Football Association. The portuguese league is one of the largest to never have organized a Hattrick national team event, and also have the benefit of having an official venue for the World Cup final party! Qualification games are scheduled to start on April 13.
4/11/2007 World Cup Final tonight!
Tonight, 20.00 HT-time, it is time for the final of the 10th World Cup in Hattrick. The home team Portugal has made it all the way through the tournament and will be taking on Turkey. You are all very welcome to follow the game and may the best team win!
4/11/2007 The host took it all!
There is nothing like inviting the whole world to a party and then eat all the cake yourself! Portugal did not leave a counter-attacking Türkiye much of a chance in tonight's final, it was 3-0 already after half an hour and after 90 minutes the scoreboard showed that the host had won with 4-1.

Congratulations Portugal and especially to national coach npires!

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 ·