World Cup XVIII

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World Cup XVIII
Tournament details
Host Israel
Season(s) Seasons 48-49
9 March 2012 - 30 Sept. 2012
Teams 128
Final positions
Champions Flag of Polska.PNG
Polska
Runner-up Slovenia
Semi-finalists Austria
Italy 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 983 
Goals scored Uladzimir Mihalovich
5 goals
WC XVII WC XIX

The Eighteenth World Cup tournament took place in Israel from 03 August to 30 September 2012.

Group Stage

Round I (Qualification)

All teams round-robin tournament
Group#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8
Group 1UkraineNorthern IrelandChileCape VerdeUgandaPhilippinesYemenMontenegro
Group 2MoldovaCroatiaSwitzerlandGreeceNorwaySyriaVietnamIvory Coast
Group 3ArgentinaBelgiumJapanThailandIcelandHondurasBahrainCameroon
Group 4PortugalSwedenEstoniaAlbaniaBruneiHong KongTaiwanCuba
Group 5FinlandAustriaSlovakiaDenmarkKyrgyzstanTanzaniaSurinamePalestine
Group 6LithuaniaBoliviaQatarBosnia & HerzegovinaChinaNigeriaPanamaUzbekistan
Group 7SloveniaColombiaIsraelCzech RepublicFaroe IslandsIraqTunisiaBenin
Group 8TurkeyNetherlandsSerbiaUnited Arab EmiratesRomaniaEl SalvadorMalaysiaDominican Republic
Group 9GermanyPeruScotlandHungaryCanadaEcuadorGuatemalaTrinidad & Tobago
Group 10CyprusJamaicaLiechtensteinParaguayMexicoBrazilVenezuelaGhana
Group 11NicaraguaFranceEnglandRepublic of IrelandKuwaitIndiaKenyaAlgeria
Group 12SpainUruguayAzerbaijanMaldivesPakistanSouth KoreaOmanKampuchea
Group 13RussiaBulgariaNorth MacedoniaJordanEgyptBangladeshSouth AfricaMozambique
Group 14ItalyCosta RicaMaltaSingaporeSaudi ArabiaBarbadosUSASenegal
Group 15BelarusGeorgiaOceaniaMongoliaIranLuxembourgIndonesiaArmenia
Group 16PolandWalesKazakhstanAngolaLatviaAndorraLebanonMorocco
Teams are placed in groups based on their rank. Teams play each other once at home and once away.
This round started on 09/03/2012 at 20:00 (last leg started on 27/04/2012).


Round II

(32 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Argentina 7 +2
 Perú 6 +1
 Belgium 4 +1
 Lietuva 0 -4
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 España 7 +4
 Polska 5 +1
 Jamaica 4 0
 France 0 -5
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Deutschland 5 +2
 Slovenija 5 +2
 Sverige 2 -2
 Costa Rica 2 -2
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Moldova 7 +3
 Bolivia 4 -1
 Ukraina 2 -1
 Hrvatska 2 -1
Group 5
Team Pts GD
 Belarus 9 +4
 Rossiya 2 -1
 Northern Ireland 2 -1
 Sakartvelo 2 -2
Group 6
Team Pts GD
 Türkiye 7 +2
 Nederland 4 0
 Suomi 2 -1
 Bulgaria 2 -1
Group 7
Team Pts GD
 Italia 7 +3
 Österreich 6 0
 Nicaragua 4 0
 Colombia 0 -3
Group 8
Team Pts GD
 Cyprus 5 +2
 Portugal 5 +2
 Cymru 4 0
 Uruguay 1 -4
This round started on 03/08/2012 at 20:00 (2nd leg: 06/08, 3rd leg: 10/08) and was played in Israel


Round III

(16 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Belarus 7 +2
 Cyprus 6 +1
 Rossiya 4 0
 Perú 0 -3
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Österreich 7 +2
 España 4 +1
 Deutschland 4 -1
 Bolivia 1 -2
Group 3
Team Pts GD
 Argentina 7 +5
 Slovenija 7 +4
 Nederland 3 -1
 Moldova 0 -8
Group 4
Team Pts GD
 Polska 7 +4
 Italia 5 +1
 Türkiye 3 -1
 Portugal 1 -4
This round started on 07/09/2012 at 20:00 (2nd leg: 10-09, 3rd leg: 14-09) and was played in Israel.


Round IV

(8 teams)
Group 1
Team Pts GD
 Österreich 5 +1
 Slovenija 5 +1
 Argentina 3 0
 España 1 -2
Group 2
Team Pts GD
 Italia 7 +4
 Polska 6 +2
 Belarus 2 -4
 Cyprus 1 -2
This round started on 17/09/2012 at 20:00 (2nd leg: 21/09, 3rd leg: 24/09) and was played in Israel.


Knockout Stage

Semi-finals   Final
           
Givat Ada Arena      
  Polska  3
30 Sep. 2012
Givat Ada Arena
  Österreich  1  
  Polska  2
red hot united Arena
      Slovenija  1
  Italia  2
 
  Slovenija  3  


Semi-Finals

This round started on 28/09/2012 at 20:00 and was played in Israel.

ID Match Result
(395251173)  Österreich 1 - 3  Polska
(395251174)  Slovenija 3 (2) - (2) 2  Italia


(After extra time)


Final

This round started on 30/09/2012 at 20:00 and was played in Israel.

ID Match Result
(395716143)  Slovenija 1 - 2  Polska


HT Announcements

Hattrick announces
Our World Cup XVIII host is... 23/02/2012
Israel will host the XVIII World Cup, and the honour to host U20 XVIII World Cup goes to Finland! Congratulations to the winners!

The quality of the bids this time was simply amazing, so no wonder it was a really tight race. Here's the final score:

  • Israel 16p
  • Finland 14p
  • Bulgaria 13p
  • Uruguay 9.5p
  • Switzerland 7.5p

A big thanks to all 12 communities who have put forward fantastic bids. You've spoiled us with great work in earlier contests; but this time you really blew our mind.

On the World Cup topic we also would like to announce that we have improved the match fixtures for Round I of the World Cup. Thanks to all users in the NT community who have been part of the discussions around this, and a special thanks to Jestar (the manager who suggested the revised schedule).


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 · Cameroon 75 ·

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 · Argentina 76 ·