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Sport DictionaryWorld Cup 2006 Teams and Players

The first stage, or group stage, saw the thirty-two teams divided into eight groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of six games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. There were 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 second round.

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows, in order of priority:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in all three group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all three group matches;
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all three group matches.
    1. If any two teams cannot be separated by criteria 1–3;
      1. Team that won the match between the two teams in the tie;
    2. If three teams cannot be separated by criteria 1–3;
      1. Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the three teams in the tie;
      2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the three teams in the tie;
      3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the three teams in the tie;
  4. Drawing of lots by the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup.

These tie-breaking criteria were changed from an older version of the rules. As of 20 June 2006, with the group stage in progress, older versions of the rules were still available on FIFA and UEFA websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria. In the event, only two ties actually occurred (in Groups C and H), both decided on criterion 2: goal difference in all three group matches. In addition, because the teams involved in the ties drew with each other, the older set of tie-breaking criteria would have produced the same tie-breaking results for these two ties.


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