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It involved four bidding nations after Brazil had withdrawn three days earlier: Germany , South Africa , England and Morocco.
The first two rounds were held on 6 July , and the final round was held on 7 July , which Germany won over South Africa. Accusations of bribery and corruption had marred the success of Germany's bid from the very beginning.
On the very day of the vote, a hoax bribery affair was made public, leading to calls for a re-vote. Oceania delegate Charlie Dempsey , who had initially backed England, had then been instructed to support South Africa following England's elimination.
He abstained, citing "intolerable pressure" on the eve of the vote. More irregularities surfaced soon after, including, in the months leading up to the decision, the sudden interest of German politicians and major businesses in the four Asian countries whose delegates were decisive for the vote.
DaimlerChrysler invested several hundred million Euro in Hyundai , while one of the sons of the company's founders was a member of FIFA's executive committee.
In order to retrieve the money, the Organizing Committee paid an equivalent sum to the FIFA, allegedly as a German share for the cost of a closing ceremony, which never materialized.
According to Zwanziger, the 6. Eight nations qualified for the finals for the first time: Czech Republic and Ukraine were making their first appearance as independent nations, but had previously been represented as part of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union respectively; Serbia and Montenegro had competed as Yugoslavia in , as well as making up part of Yugoslav teams from to Australia qualified for the first time since Among the teams who failed to qualify were third-placed team Turkey , quarter-finalists Senegal , Euro winners Greece and Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt.
Additionally, Belgium failed to qualify for the first time since and Cameroon failed to qualify for the first time since The other notable qualifying streaks broken were for Nigeria , who had made the previous three tournaments, and Denmark and South Africa , who had both qualified for the previous two.
France had their first successful qualifying campaign since , as they did not qualify for the and World Cups, in they were automatically qualified as hosts and in as defending champions.
For the first time since the World Cup, all six confederations were represented at the finals tournament. The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro dissolved prior to the start of the World Cup, on 3 June , with Serbia and Montenegro becoming independent countries; their team competed at the World Cup unaffected.
Their involvement in the competition became the first time since the Commonwealth of Independent States appeared at UEFA Euro , a team formed to take the Soviet Union 's place following dissolution, that multiple sovereign states had been represented in the finals of a major footballing tournament by a single team and the only occurrence in the World Cup finals to date.
The highest ranked team not to qualify was Denmark ranked 11th , while the lowest ranked team that did qualify was Togo ranked 61st.
The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings,  qualified for the final tournament:. The still-standing Olympiastadion in Munich 69, , the venue for the final match was not used for the tournament, even though FIFA's regulations allow one city to use two stadia.
Twelve stadia were selected to host the World Cup matches. During the tournament, many of them were known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadia unless the stadium sponsors are also official FIFA sponsors.
The stadia in Berlin, Munich, Dortmund and Stuttgart hosted six matches each, while the other eight stadia hosted five matches each.
Base camps were used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. FIFA announced the base camps for each participating team.
Each participating national association had to confirm its player squad by 15 May The eight seeded teams for the tournament were announced on 6 December The seeds comprised Pot A in the draw.
A special pot contained Serbia and Montenegro: It had been predetermined that, as the host, Germany would be placed in Group A, thus being assured of the venues of their group matches in advance of the draw.
On 9 December the draw was held, and the group assignments and order of matches were determined. After the draw was completed, commentators remarked that Group C appeared to be the group of death , while others suggested Group E.
The first round, or group stage, saw the thirty-two teams divided into eight groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of three games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group.
Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams coming first and second in each group qualified for the Round of In the original version of the rules for the final tournament, the ranking criteria were in a different order, with head-to-head results taking precedence over total goal difference.
The rules were changed to the above in advance of the tournament, but older versions were still available on the FIFA and UEFA websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria.
Both of these ties were resolved on total goal difference. Also, in both cases the teams had tied their match, so the order of ranking criteria made no difference.
The finals tournament of the World Cup began on 9 June. Although Germany failed to win the Cup, the tournament was considered a great success for Germany in general.
Germany also experienced a sudden increase in patriotic spirit with flag waving, traditionally frowned upon by German society since World War II, whenever the German team played.
Despite early success by Australia , Ecuador and Ghana , the tournament marked a return to dominance of the traditional football powers. Four years after a tournament in which teams from North America United States , Africa Senegal , and Asia South Korea made it deep into the knockout stages and Turkey finished third, all eight seeded teams progressed to the knockout stages, and none of the quarter-finalists were from outside Europe or South America.
Six former champions took part in the quarter-final round, with Ukraine and Euro runners-up Portugal as the only relative outsiders. Despite the early goals that flooded the group stages, the knock-out phase had a much lower goals per match ratio.
A prime example of the dearth of goals was Portugal, which only scored in the 23rd minute of the Round of 16, and did not score again until the 88th minute of the third place play-off.
No player managed to score a hat-trick in this tournament. Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and France were the only teams to score more than one goal in a knockout match.
Germany was one of the exceptions, tending to play an attacking style of football throughout the knock-out stage, which was reflected by the fact that they scored the most number of goals 14 , with players from all three outfield positions defence, midfield and forward making the scoresheet.
Germany's Miroslav Klose scored five goals to claim the Golden Boot, the lowest total to win the prize since No other player scored more than three goals.
No player from the winning Italian squad scored more than two goals, though ten players had scored for the team, tying France's record in for the most goalscorers from any one team.
The tournament had a record number of yellow and red cards , breaking the previous record set by the World Cup. Portugal had two players suspended for each of the quarter-final and semi-final matches, respectively.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter hinted that he may allow some rule changes for future tournaments so that earlier accumulated bookings will not force players to miss the final, should their teams make it that far.
The high number of yellow and red cards shown also prompted discussion about the referees. FIFA Officials and President Sepp Blatter received criticism for allegedly making rules too rigid and taking discretion away from referees.
In the opening match of the tournament, Germany and Costa Rica played a game which ended 4—2 for the host in the highest scoring opening match in the tournament's history.
Germany went on to win the Group A after edging Poland and breezing past Ecuador 3—0. Despite the defeat, Ecuador had already joined the host in the Round of 16 having beaten Poland and Costa Rica 2—0 and 3—0, respectively.
Sweden qualified for the knockout rounds after drawing 2—2 with England to maintain their year unbeaten record against them. Both Argentina and Netherlands qualified from Group C with a game remaining, Argentina topping the group on goal difference having hammered Serbia and Montenegro 6—0 and beating Ivory Coast 2—1.
Ivory Coast defeated Serbia and Montenegro 3—2 in their final game, in Serbia and Montenegro's last ever international as the country had dissolved 18 days earlier.
Portugal coasted through in Group D, picking up the maximum number of points, with Mexico qualifying in second. Iran missed chances against Mexico in their opening 1—3 defeat and were eliminated in their match against Portugal.
They fought hard against the Portuguese, but went down 2—0. Their last game against Angola ended in 1—1 draw.
The Africans had a respectable first World Cup tournament after earning draws with Mexico 0—0 and Iran. In Group E, Italy went through to the Round of 16 conceding just one goal an own goal in the group phase against the United States.
The US bowed out of the tournament after disappointing results against the Czech Republic and Ghana , 0—3 and 1—2, respectively, despite a 1—1 draw finishing with 9 vs 10 men against Italy.
Tournament debutant Ghana joined Italy in the round of 16, following victories over the Czech Republic and the United States. Daniele De Rossi was suspended for 4 games following his sending-off against the United States.
Playing in their first World Cup for 32 years, Australia came from behind to defeat Japan 3—1, and, despite losing 0—2 to Brazil, a 2—2 draw with Croatia was enough to give the Australians a place in the Round of 16 in a game where two players were sent-off for second bookings and one, erroneously, for a third booking by English referee Graham Poll.
The Brazilians won all three games to qualify first in the group. Croatia and Japan went out of the tournament without a single win. France only managed a scoreless draw against Switzerland and a 1—1 draw against South Korea.
With captain Zinedine Zidane suspended, their 2—0 win against Togo was enough for them to advance to the knockout round. They were joined by the group winners, Switzerland, who defeated South Korea 2—0, and did not concede a goal in the tournament.
South Korea won their first World Cup finals match outside their own country in defeating Togo, but four points were not enough to see them through to the round of 16 the only team for which this was the case , while Togo exited without a point.
Spain dominated Group H, picking up the maximum number of points, scoring 8 goals, and conceding only 1. Ukraine , despite being beaten 4—0 by Spain in their first World Cup game, took advantage of the weaker opponents to beat Saudi Arabia 4—0 and scrape past Tunisia 1—0 thanks to a 70th-minute penalty by Andriy Shevchenko , to reach the Round of The knockout stage involved the sixteen teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament.
There were four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were: For each game in the knockout stage, a draw was followed by thirty minutes of extra time two minute halves ; if scores were still level there would be a penalty shoot-out at least five penalties each, and more if necessary to determine who progressed to the next round.
Scores after extra time are indicated by aet , and penalty shoot-outs are indicated by pen. In the second round, conceding two early goals in the first twelve minutes to Germany effectively ended the Swedes' hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals.
Australia's journey ended when Italians were awarded a controversial penalty, scored by Francesco Totti , deep into the remaining seconds of the match.
The Italians had spent much of the game with only ten men on the field, following an equally controversial red card shown to centre back Marco Materazzi.
In a 0—0 match, Switzerland failed to convert any of their three penalties in the penalty shoot-out against Ukraine to see them exit the competition with an unwanted new record in becoming the first team in a World Cup to fail to convert any penalties in a shootout.
Their elimination also meant that they became the first nation to be eliminated from the World Cup without conceding any goals and indeed the only nation ever to participate in a World Cup finals tournament without conceding a goal.
England struggled against Ecuador but won 1—0 thanks to a David Beckham free kick. Brazil won 3—0 against Ghana, in a game which included Ronaldo 's record 15th World Cup goal.
Der Spiegel reported that the match may have been influenced by an Asian betting syndicate. Germany and Argentina ended 1—1 after extra time; the hosts edged out the Argentinians 4—2 on penalties to go through to the semifinals this was the first time Argentina had lost a World Cup penalty shootout: Italy defeated quarter-final debutants Ukraine 3—0.
France eliminated Brazil 1—0 to advance into the semi-finals. Brazil only managed one shot on goal, while Zinedine Zidane 's dribbling earned him Man of the Match and his free-kick to Thierry Henry resulted in the winning goal.
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