World Cup 2006 – Germany Stadiums

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Last Updated: August 14, 2015

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Overview

  • Winner: Italy
  • Runner Up: France
  • Stadiums: 12
  • Teams: 32
  • Date: 9th June - 9th July 2006

The 2006 World Cup was the 18th edition of the tournament and was hosted by Germany between 9 June and 9th July. This World cup proved to be very popular across the world with an estimated 26.29 billion non-unique views over the course of the month including an estimated 715.1 million viewers for the final which makes it the 4th most watched World Cup of all time.

Hosts Germany made it to the Semi-final of the tournament before losing to eventual winners Italy in extra time of the semi final followed a quick fire double from Fabio Grosso and Alessandro Del Piero in the 119 and 121 minutes respectively. The Germans went on to finish third after defeating Portugal in the third place play off which cements their incredible record in Football tournaments.

The final was held in Berlin’s Olympiastadion and saw Italy defeat France on penalties 5-3 in a thrilling encounter. Zinedine Zidane player of the tournament opened scoring after 7 minutes from a penalty but was sent off in extra time after bizarrely head butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the 110 minutes which some suggest cost his team the 2006 World Cup.

Venues

Location Stadium Capacity
Berlin Olympiastadion 72,000
Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 65,000
Munich Allianz Arena 66,000
Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 52,000
Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 52,000
Hamburg AOL Arena 50,000
Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena 48,000
Cologne RheinEnergie Stadion 45,000
Hanover AWD-Arena 43,000
Leipzig Zentralstadion 43,000
Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 46,000
Nuremberg EasyCredit-Stadion 41,000

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 14, 2015

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