On June 9th, 2006, the 2006 World Cup begins with Germany vs Costa Rica and shortly following that, Australia's hopes (for only the second time in history) of proceeding beyond the group stages will be realised... or dashed.

Not since 1974 have Australia's Socceroos qualified for the greatest sporting event on earth - the football World Cup. As a thoroughbred sporting nation (cricket, swimming, rugby union, rugby league, surfing...) the one area where it has, as a nation, underachieved is in football (read soccer) - the true World Game.

This website is aimed to bring you information and hopefully entertainment relating to the upcoming World Cup in Germany. It will be written from a predominantly Australian perspective but should have a broad enough appeal to be worthwhile for any visitor looking to learn about the 2006 Football World Cup.

Please use the navigation to learn about World Cup history , fixtures and results for 2006, stadia in Germany, how the socceroos made it to the finals and a brief overview of teams competing. Enjoy!

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