The 18th FIFA World Cup was hosted by Germany which won the right to host the World Cup on July 2000. The quadrennial international football world championship or the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament was held from June 9 to July 9. 31 teams are qualified for the tournament after the selection matches including hosting country Germany.
World Cup Google 2006 Doodles Ukraine
In 2006 World Cup Ukraine belongs to Group H. In Group H along with Ukraine there is other teams like Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The matches for Group H started on June 14. The first match was between Spain and Ukraine.
The starting of Ukraine was not at all good. They lost their first match against Spain for 4-0. 2nd match of Ukraine was with Saudi Arabia on 19th June. Ukraine came back strongly in this match by beating Saudi Arabia by 4-0. On 23rd June Ukraine played against Tunisia and won by 1-0. So from Group H Spain and Ukraine raise to next level. In top 16 playoff match Ukraine beat Switzerland by 3-0 in extra time. But in quarterfinals Ukraine was not able to show their good play as they lost to Italy.
World Cup Google 2006 Doodles Portugal
In 2006 World Cup Portugal was in the Group D. Along with Portugal there were Mexico, Angola and Iran was in Group D. The Group level matches started on 11th June. The first match was in between Mexico and Iran.
Along with that match another match between Portugal and Angola was played on the same day. In this match Portugal beats Angola by 1-0. Next match was in between Portugal and Iran on 17th June. In this match Portugal won by 2-0. In to 16 match Portugal wins over Netherlands by 1-0. In quarterfinals Portugal won by 3-1 in extra time to England. But Portugal lost their match to France by 0-1 in semifinals. So it stops the journey of Portugal in 2006 World Cup.
World Cup Google 2006 Doodles Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia World Cup 2006 belonged to Group H along with Ukraine, Spain and Tunisia. Saudi Arabia’s first match was on June 14 against Tunisia. It is draw by 1-1.
The next match of Saudi Arabia was with Ukraine. The match was won by Ukraine by 4-0 and it seems like Saudi Arabia has no chances there in this World Cup. Also they lost the match against Spain that was played on 23rd June by 0-1. So Saudi Arabia gets out of the tournament in initial stage itself
World Cup Google 2006 Doodles Czech Republic
Czech Republic World Cup 2006 was in Group D. First match of Czech Republic was with United States in 12 June. In that match Czech Republic won by 3-0.
The D Group contains Ghana, Italy and United States along with Czech Republic. The next match was against Ghana. In that match Ghana won by 2-0. The next match was against Italy on June 22. In that match Italy won by 2-0. So here Czech Republic gets good start to the tournament but didn’t maintain it. So Czech Republic out of the tournament in initial stage itself. From Group D Italy and Ghana entered in to next stage.
World Cup Google 2006 Doodles Paraguay
Paraguay World Cup 2006 along with England, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago was in Group B. The first match in the Group was between England and Paraguay.
In this match England won by 1-0. Next match of Paraguay was against Sweden In this match Sweden won by 1-0. Then next match was against and Trinidad and Tobago in which at last Paraguay manages to win by 2-0. But Paraguay didn’t qualify for the next level and its Sweden and England qualified for next level.
Google released special doodles in each participation nations for 2006 World Cup. Each doodle is same except the jersey. In each country the jersey is of that country itself. The ‘o’ of Google is replaced with soccer ball in Google doodle.