Germany 2006 world cup

As hosts of the world cup, the Germans wre expected to progress far, however prior the competition, a string of poor results left many doubts that Germany had no relaistic chance of winning, however, they proved the public wrong by arguably being the best team in the competition. They won all three of their opening group matches to easily top the group, with fine wins against Costa Rica, Poland and Ecuador. The Germans easily defeated Sweden in the last 16 before meeting Argentina in the semi finals, a match the deserved to win before all of extra time had been played, however it was fitting that the Germans won on penalties. Germany met Italy in the last four and after nearly the entire match being played, a stalmate looked on the cards, before Italy scored two last minute goals to progress through to the final. Germany won their third place play off match against Portugal with a great show.


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