FIFA World Cup 2006 - Photo Gallery

The World Cup always produce unforgettable images. The passion for soccer, the emotion of scoring a goal, the crowd screaming... From the qualifications to the final stage, see all the images here.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

July 9: Italy World Champion

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After 24 years, Italy won the World Cup again. Captain Fabio Cannavaro lifts the trophy for the joy of millions of Italians.

July 9: Italy vs. France

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That brilliant head. The final game between Italy and France was really exciting. The 1-1 result lead to the penalty shootout. Italy won the World Cup and the world will always remember Zidane's headbutt to Materazzi

July 5: Portugal vs. France

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Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid teammates, exchange flags. The semifinal game between Portugal and France gave the Blues the pass to the great Final.

July 4: Germany vs. Italy

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Two of the most powerful teams played in the semifinals. Michael Ballack from Germany and Francesco Totti from Italy show a brave football style.

July 01: Brazil vs. France

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Zidane from France and Gilberto Silva from Brazil fight for the ball. The Brazilian team were the greatest favorite of the competition, but France eliminated them with one goal scored by Thierry Henry.

June 30: Germany vs. Argentina

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Miroslav Klose from Germany scored the equilizer and the host team finally reached the semifinals. Argentina went back home with a huge sadness.

June 27: Spain vs. France

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Zidane controls the ball against the Spanish players. France was better than Spain, despite the red team was favorite to get the ticket for the next stage.

Friday, June 23, 2006

June 23: France vs. Togo

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Trezeguet suffers a lost chance against Togo. France is having a hard time in this World Cup.

June 22: Brazil vs. Japan

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Robinho helped Brazil recover the "Jogo bonito". The South American team demolished the Japanese defensive system.

June 22: Italy vs. Czech Republic

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Milan's striker Filippo Inzaghi scores the second goal for Italy. The Czech Republic was eliminated despite the large number of top players they have.

June 21: Argentina vs. the Netherlands

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Lionel Messi runs with the ball in the match against the Netherlands. The 0-0 didn't reflect the great football we saw.

June 20: Germany vs. Ecuador

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Miroslav Klose is making history. He scored twice against Ecuador to become the top scorer of the Cup.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

June 18: South Korea vs. France

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South Korea is surprising the World Cup fans and France dissapointed once again. The result: 1-1

June 18: Brazil vs. Australia

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Adriano and Ronaldo celebrate the first Brazilian goal. These two strikers were highly questionated after their bad performance in the first match.

June 17: Italy vs. USA

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Alberto Gilardino celebrates his goal against the USA. The match had three red cards due to the violent game.

June 16: Argentina vs. Serbia & Montenegro

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Demolition derby. Riquelme drives the ball and Argentina crushed Serbia & Montenegro 6-0

June 15: England vs. Trinidad & Tobago

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Peter Crouch and Yorke go after the ball. The England victory was very dramatic.

Friday, June 09, 2006

June 9: Ecuador vs. Poland

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Agustin Delgado scores the second goal to defeat Poland.

June 9: Ecuador vs. Poland

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The fans await for the match in Gelsenkirchen. The stadium is impressive.

June 9: Germany vs. Costa Rica

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Phillip Lahm shots to score the first goal in Germany's win over the "Ticos".

June 9: Opening Ceremony

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Blatter, Beckenbauer and Germany's President announce the begining of the World Cup.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 26: Spain vs. Russia

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Fernando Torres runs but can't score. Spain got a goal-less draw with Russia.

May 26: France vs. Mexico

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Zidane fights the ball with Rafael Marquez. France beat Mexico but ended up full of doubts.

May 26: Germany vs. Luxembourg

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Klose and Podolsky celebrate in the 7-0 win over Luxembourg. The hosts are ready to kick off.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

March 01: Argentina vs. Croatia

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Ivan Klasnic from Croatia and Walter Samuel from Argentina jump for the ball in Basel, Switzerland.

March 01: Netherlands vs. Ecuador

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George Boateng of the Netherlands and Carlos Tenorio of Ecuador go for the ball.

March 01: Italy vs. Germany

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Italian team celebrates in the victory over Germany.

March 01: England vs. Uruguay

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Joe Cole shots for a goal despite Uruguay's Carlos Diogo effort.

March 01: Poland vs. USA

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PSV star DaMarcus Beasley fight for the ball with Poland's Arkudiusz Radomski.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

December 09: World Cup Draw

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Supermodel Heidi Klump holds the World Cup as the 32 nations were set up into 8 groups in the city of Leipzig.