Football's best tournament, the World cup is held 4 years after the previous, the 1st World cup was in 1930 in Uruguay, which Uruguay won against Argentina 4-2 at Centenario, Montevideo on July 30th.
The Teams that qualified and put into groups are:
Germany Hosts (Pressure is on)
Poland (The Exile Eleven)
Costa Rica (Bouncebackability)
Ecuador (On a high)
England (Sven's Moment of Truth
Paraguay (Hard to Beat)
Trinidad & Tobago (A touch of sunshine)
Sweden (Hail the new breed)
Argentina (A question of confidence)
Ivory Coast (Great expectations)
Serbia & Montenegro (Kings of the clean sheet)
Holland (Brilliant orange)
Mexico (Going up in the world)
Iran (3rd Time lucky)
Angola (Out of the shadows)
Portugal (Hungry for success)
Italy (Rebirth of the blues)
Ghana (Rising stars)
USA (Quest for world domination)
Czech Republic (Europe's Dark Horses)
Brazil (Team of all talent) Previous Winners
Croatia (Warriors with a chequered past)
Australia (Hiddink's magic touch)
Japan (Hard work begins) Previous Hosts
France (Search for lost glory)
Switzerland (Back in the frame)
South Korea (Onwards and upwards) Previous Hosts
Togo (West Africa's high flyers)
Spain (Must do better)
Ukraine (Yellow revolution)
Tunisia (Men with a mission)
Saudi Arabia (The blip factor)
The Final was between Italy and France, Italy have done well in their groups, France just managed to escape a 2002 repeat, this was at the Olympic Stadium. The match kicked of and the score was 1-1 with Zidane scoring a penalty and Materazzi scoring the next, then extra time came and Zidane headbutts Materazzi and gets a red, dosen't matter really since Zidane retired, then had to work 3 days at FIFA, unlucky Zidane.
Back to the game and it came down to Penalties, Italy lost 3 penalty shootouts and France have won 2 and lost 1, the score was 5-3 to Italy. so now Italy have won 1 penalty shootouts and France have lost 2 penalty shootouts.
FIFA World Cup 2006 is also a game where you can play as a national team and take them to glory, even some teams that don't get very far like Russia or USA and feel to actually winning the real World Cup for your country.
You can also play previous World Cups like England vs Germany or France vs Brazil. View the Stadiums, listen to the songs in the game and lots more.
"What you doing when you get back?"
"Watch the game between England vs Sweden on TV."
"Then what you going to do?"
"Play on FIFA World Cup 2006 on PS2."
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