World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for UEFA teams. A total of 51 teams took part, divided in 8 Groups - five groups of 6 teams each and three groups of 7 teams each - competing for 13 places in the World Cup. Germany, the hosts, were already qualified, for a total of 14 European places in the tournament. The qualifying process started on 18 August 2004, over a month after the end of UEFA Euro 2004, and ended on 16 November 2005.

The teams in each group would play against each other in a home-and-away basis. The team with most points in each group would qualify to the World Cup. The runners-up would be ranked. For the sake of fairness, in groups with 7 teams, results against the 7th placed team were ignored. The two best ranked runners-up would also qualify to the World Cup. The other six runners-up were drawn into three home-and-away knock-out matches, winners of those matches also qualifying.

The race to join hosts Germany at the 2006 FIFA World Cup featured an unlikely winner in Europe where Ukraine became the first team to qualify, having finished above Turkey, Denmark and Greece in arguably the continent's toughest qualifying group.

Serbia and Montenegro and Croatia also advanced to Germany at the head of their sections, the former forcing Spain into the play-offs in the process. Besides the eight group winners, two teams progressed automatically as best runners-up, namely Poland and Sweden while the play-offs offered a second chance to six others.

Contents

  • Qualification seeding (UEFA) 1
  • Tiebreakers 2
    • Summary 2.1
  • Group 1 3
  • Group 2 4
  • Group 3 5
  • Group 4 6
  • Group 5 7
  • Group 6 8
  • Group 7 9
  • Group 8 10
  • Play-offs 11
    • First leg 11.1
    • Second leg 11.2
  • External links 12

Qualification seeding (UEFA)

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6 Pot 7

 France
 Portugal
 Sweden
 Czech Republic
 Spain
 Italy
 England
 Turkey

 Netherlands
 Croatia
 Belgium
 Denmark
 Russia
 Republic of Ireland
 Slovenia
 Poland

 Bulgaria
 Romania
 Scotland
 Serbia and Montenegro
  Switzerland
 Greece
 Slovakia
 Austria

 Ukraine
 Iceland
 Finland
 Norway
 Israel
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Latvia
 Wales

 Hungary
 Georgia
 Belarus
















Tiebreakers

Summary

  Winner of each group and the two best runners-up qualified directly for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
  The Runners-up advanced to the second round (play-offs)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8

Netherlands

Ukraine

Portugal

France

Italy

England

Serbia and Montenegro

Croatia

Czech Republic

Turkey

Slovakia

Switzerland

Norway

Poland

Spain

Sweden

Romania

Finland

Macedonia
























Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 10 2 0 27 3 +24 32
12 9 0 3 35 12 +23 27
12 8 1 3 20 10 +10 25
12 5 1 6 21 19 +2 16
12 2 3 7 11 24 −13 9
12 2 1 9 9 25 −16 7
12 1 2 9 4 34 −30 5
 
Andorra  0–3 0–4 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–5
Armenia  2–1 0–3 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1
Czech Republic  8–1 4–1 4–3 6–1 0–2 1–0
Finland  3–0 3–1 0–3 5–1 0–4 0–1
Macedonia  0–0 3–0 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–2
Netherlands  4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–0
Romania  2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–2

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 7 4 1 18 7 +11 25
12 6 5 1 23 9 +14 23
12 6 4 2 24 12 +12 22
12 6 3 3 15 9 +6 21
12 4 1 7 11 20 −9 13
12 2 4 6 14 25 −11 10
12 0 1 11 6 29 −23 1
 
Albania  0–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2
Denmark  3–1 6–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1
2–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–5 1–1
Greece  2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1
Kazakhstan  0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–6 1–2
Turkey  2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–3
Ukraine  2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 9 3 0 35 5 +30 30
12 6 5 1 24 8 +16 23
12 6 5 1 23 12 +11 23
12 5 2 5 16 17 −1 17
12 4 3 5 18 21 −3 15
12 2 2 8 13 23 −10 8
12 0 0 12 5 48 −43 0
 
Estonia  2–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–2
2–2 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1
1–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–0
0–2 3–4 0–4 0–5 0–4 0–4
4–0 3–0 2–1 6–0 7–1 2–0
4–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
1–0 4–1 7–0 3–1 1–1 0–0

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 5 5 0 14 2 +12 20
10 4 6 0 18 7 +11 18
10 4 6 0 15 10 +5 18
10 4 5 1 12 5 +7 17
10 1 1 8 8 20 −12 4
10 0 1 9 4 27 −23 1
 
2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–3
0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
4–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
3–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–0
1–0 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 7 2 1 17 8 +9 23
10 5 3 2 12 7 +5 18
10 3 4 3 9 7 +2 13
10 3 3 4 10 13 −3 12
10 2 4 4 12 14 −2 10
10 1 2 7 5 16 −11 5
 
1–4 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–1
4–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0
2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2
1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–0
0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
1–1 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–3

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 8 1 1 17 5 +12 25
10 8 0 2 27 9 +18 24
10 4 3 3 15 12 +3 15
10 2 3 5 10 18 −8 9
10 2 2 6 10 15 −5 8
10 0 3 7 1 21 −20 3
 
2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–0
0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1
1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0
3–3 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–3
3–2 8–0 1–2 1–0 1–0
0–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–3

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 6 4 0 16 1 +15 22
10 5 5 0 19 3 +16 20
10 4 4 2 12 9 +3 16
10 3 3 4 16 11 +5 12
10 2 4 4 8 9 −1 10
10 0 0 10 2 40 −38 0
 
4–1 1–1 8–0 0–2 0–2
1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1
1–1 0–1 4–0 0–2 0–0
1–2 1–3 0–1 0–3 0–6
0–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 0–0
2–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 1–1

Group 8

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 7 3 0 21 5 +16 24
10 8 0 2 30 4 +26 24
10 4 3 3 17 17 0 15
10 4 2 4 13 14 −1 14
10 1 1 8 14 27 −13 4
10 0 3 7 4 32 −28 3
 
1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 0–3
2–2 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–0
1–1 0–0 3–2 4–0 0–1
1–3 1–3 2–3 4–1 1–4
1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–7
3–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 6–0

Play-offs

Sweden and Poland qualified directly to the World Cup. The other teams had to play-off.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 8 0 2 30 4 26 24
10 8 0 2 27 9 18 24
10 7 0 3 23 11 12 21
10 5 5 0 19 3 16 20
10 4 6 0 18 7 11 18
10 5 3 2 12 7 5 18
10 4 5 1 17 7 10 17
10 4 5 1 13 9 4 17

First leg

12 November 2005
22:00 CET
5–1
Luis García Goal 10'18'74'
Torres Goal 65' (pen.)
Morientes Goal 79'
Report Németh Goal 49'
Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 47,210
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Italy)

12 November 2005
20:45 CET
2–0
Senderos Goal 41'
Behrami Goal 86'
Report
Stade de Suisse, Bern
Attendance: 31,130
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

12 November 2005
19:30 CET
0–1
Report Šmicer Goal 31'
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 24,264
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Second leg

16 November 2005
20:15 CET
1–1
Hološko Goal 50' Report Villa Goal 71'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 23,587
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Spain won 6–2 on aggregate.


16 November 2005
20:15 EET
4–2
Tuncay Goal 22'36'89'
Necati Goal 52' (pen.)
Report Frei Goal 2' (pen.)
Streller Goal 84'

Switzerland 4–4 Turkey. Switzerland won on away goals.


16 November 2005
20:15 CET
1–0
Rosický Goal 35' Report
Toyota Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,464
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Czech Republic won 2–0 on aggregate.


External links

  • UEFA Qualifier results with full game box scores at Scoreshelf.com
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.