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2006 FIFA World Cup final

The 2006 FIFA World Cup final was the final match of the 2006 World Cup, the 18th edition of FIFA's competition for national football teams. The Match was played on July 9 2006 at Olympiastadion Berlin Germany and was contested between Italy and France. The event comprised hosts Germany and 31 other teams who emerged from the qualification phase, organised by the six FIFA confederations. From the 32 Teams competing in a Group Stage 16 Teams qualified for the Knockout Stage. En Route to the final, Italy finished first in Group E, with two Wins and a Draw, after which they defeated Australia in the Round of 16, Ukraine in the quarter-final and Germany 2–0, in the semi-final. France finished Runner-Up of the Group G with one Win and two Draws before defeating Spain in the Quarter-Finals Brazil in the Round of 16 and portugal in the Semifinals. The final was witnessed by 69000 Spectators in the Stadium with the Referee for the Match being argentina's horacio Elizondo.

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