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Want to get into German soccer but don't know your Bayern from your Borussias? Our quiz has you covered! In late May , immediately prior to the tournament, Montenegro voted in a referendum to become an independent nation and dissolve the loose confederacy then existing between it and Serbia , with Serbia recognizing the results of the referendum in early June.
The World Cup stands as one of the most watched events in television history, garnering an estimated The final attracted an estimated audience of The vote to choose the hosts of the tournament was held in July in Zürich , Switzerland.
It involved four bidding nations after Brazil had withdrawn three days earlier: Germany , South Africa , England and Morocco.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. 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 similar to the Commonwealth of Independent States that 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 outdated and 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: this was done to ensure that no group contained three European teams.
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.
Serbia and Montenegro. 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 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.
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Al Khor Discover. Al Wakrah Discover. Doha Discover. Uruguay Hosts Uruguay beat arch-rivals to first world crown Uruguay Italy Delight for the Azzurri as home advantage tells Italy In , Brazil 's third victory in the tournament entitled them to keep the trophy permanently.
However, the trophy was stolen in and has never been recovered, apparently melted down by the thieves. The experts of FIFA, coming from seven countries, evaluated the 53 presented models, finally opting for the work of the Italian designer Silvio Gazzaniga.
From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory.
This new trophy is not awarded to the winning nation permanently. World Cup winners retain the trophy only until the post-match celebration is finished.
They are awarded a gold-plated replica rather than the solid gold original immediately afterwards. Currently, all members players, coaches, and managers of the top three teams receive medals with an insignia of the World Cup Trophy ; winners' gold , runners-up' silver , and third-place bronze.
In the edition , fourth-place medals were awarded to hosts South Korea. Before the tournament, medals were only awarded to the eleven players on the pitch at the end of the final and the third-place match.
In November , FIFA announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between and were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.
Since , winners of the competition are also awarded the right to wear the FIFA Champions Badge , up until the time at which the winner of the next competition is decided.
Since the second World Cup in , qualifying tournaments have been held to thin the field for the final tournament. For each tournament, FIFA decides the number of places awarded to each of the continental zones beforehand, generally based on the relative strength of the confederations' teams.
The qualification process can start as early as almost three years before the final tournament and last over a two-year period.
The formats of the qualification tournaments differ between confederations. Usually, one or two places are awarded to winners of intercontinental play-offs.
For example, the winner of the Oceanian zone and the fifth-placed team from the Asian zone entered a play-off for a spot in the World Cup.
This right was also granted to the defending champions between and , but was withdrawn from the FIFA World Cup onward, requiring the champions to qualify.
Brazil , winners in , were the first defending champions to play qualifying matches. The current final tournament has been used since and features 32 national teams competing over the course of a month in the host nation s.
There are two stages: the group stage followed by the knockout stage. In the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each.
Since , constraints have been applied to the draw to ensure that no group contains more than two European teams or more than one team from any other confederation.
Each group plays a round-robin tournament , in which each team is scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group.
This means that a total of six matches are played within a group. The last round of matches of each group is scheduled at the same time to preserve fairness among all four teams.
Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Since , three points have been awarded for a win , one for a draw and none for a loss before, winners received two points.
However, of these combinations lead to ties between the second and third places. In such case, the ranking among these teams is determined as follows: .
The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with extra time and penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if necessary.
It begins with the round of 16 or the second round in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of another group. This is followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place match contested by the losing semi-finalists , and the final.
On 10 January , FIFA approved a new format, the team World Cup to accommodate more teams , which consists of 16 groups of three teams each, with two teams qualifying from each group, to form a round of 32 knockout stage, to be implemented by The locations were controversial because South America and Europe were by far the two centres of strength in football and travel between them required three weeks by boat.
The decision to hold the first World Cup in Uruguay, for example, led to only four European nations competing. The decision to hold the second of these in France was disputed, as the South American countries understood that the location would alternate between the two continents.
This is done under an exhaustive ballot system. The national football association of a country desiring to host the event receives a "Hosting Agreement" from FIFA, which explains the steps and requirements that are expected from a strong bid.
The bidding association also receives a form, the submission of which represents the official confirmation of the candidacy. After this, a FIFA designated group of inspectors visit the country to identify that the country meets the requirements needed to host the event and a report on the country is produced.
The decision on who will host the World Cup is usually made six or seven years in advance of the tournament.
However, there have been occasions where the hosts of multiple future tournaments were announced at the same time, as was the case for the and World Cups , which were awarded to Russia and Qatar , with Qatar becoming the first Middle Eastern country to host the tournament.
For the and World Cups, the final tournament is rotated between confederations, allowing only countries from the chosen confederation Africa in , South America in to bid to host the tournament.
The rotation policy was introduced after the controversy surrounding Germany's victory over South Africa in the vote to host the tournament.
However, the policy of continental rotation will not continue beyond , so any country, except those belonging to confederations that hosted the two preceding tournaments, can apply as hosts for World Cups starting from Sixty matches will take place in the US, including all matches from the quarter-finals onward, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each.
Six of the eight champions have won one of their titles while playing in their own homeland, the exceptions being Brazil , who finished as runners-up after losing the deciding match on home soil in and lost their semi-final against Germany in , and Spain , which reached the second round on home soil in England won its only title while playing as a host nation.
Uruguay , Italy , Argentina , and France won their first titles as host nations but have gone on to win again, while Germany won their second title on home soil.
Other nations have also been successful when hosting the tournament. Switzerland quarter-finals , Sweden runners-up in , Chile third place in , South Korea fourth place in , and Mexico quarter-finals in and all have their best results when serving as hosts.
So far, South Africa has been the only host nation to fail to advance beyond the first round. The best-attended single match, shown in the last three columns, has been the final in 11 of the 21 World Cups as of [update].
Another match or matches drew more attendance than the final in , , , , —, , and The World Cup was first televised in and is now the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world.
The cumulative viewership of all matches of the World Cup is estimated to be For these companies and many more, being a sponsor strongly impacts their global brands.
Host countries typically experience a multimillion-dollar revenue increase from the month-long event.
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