Previous FIFA World Cups
This was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world cup. This soccer world party was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006. Italy won this world cup they defeated France by 5 - 3 in a penalty shootout at the final.
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. Although Germany failed to win the Cup, the tournament was considered a great success for Germany in general.
Official FIFA World Cup™ Awards
|adidas Golden Shoe winner||Miroslav Klose (GER)|
|adidas Golden Ball winner||Zinedine Zidane (FRAC)|
|FIFA Fair play award||Brazil - Spain|
|FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team||Portugal|
|Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper||Gianluigi Buffon (ITAL)|