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Tuesday, 20th June 2006
Germany Top The Group

Group A Match

Ecuador vs Germany

Previous Encounters:
Ecuador and Germany have never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.

The Match:
Ecuador and Germany are both qualified, so this match decides who will win the group.

Ecuador might have had the first chance in the game but Germany made theirs count as Bernd Schneider crossed from the left into Per Mertesacker. The defender found Bastian Schweinsteiger, on the other side of the area, who then the ball down to the line and cut it back for Miroslav Klose to score his third goal of the tournament; with four minutes played.

It's been German pressure all the way, they really want to the win the group and Klose seems to be hungry for the Golden Shoe.

Ecuador tried some South American style pass-it-around, on the half-hour, but Germany weren't impressed; the game was under their control.

Miroslav Klose put himself on top of the goalscoring charts thanks to a sleekly performed chip from Michael Ballack. Klose still had to shake off Geovanny Espinoza and the goalkeeper, then it was an easy tap into an open net.

Half-time: (0:2).

Ecuador made a striking substitution at half-time. If they could get a draw, they would finish top of the group.

Lukas Podolski slid into Bernd Schneider's right-wing cross, just before the hour, to almost guarantee that Germany top the group; as the German fans started a chorus of "Finale."

Final Score:
Ecuador 0 - Germany 3

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
0:1 Miroslav Klose (4)
0:2 Miroslav Klose (44)
0:3 Lukas Podolski (57)


12 Cristian Mora; 2 Jorge Guagua, 4 Ulises De la Cruz, 13 Paul Ambrossi, 17 Geovanny Espinoza; 8 Edison Mendez, 15 Marlon Ayovi, 16 Luis Valencia, 20 Edwin Tenorio; 9 Felix Borja, 10 Ivan Kaviedes.

1 Jens Lehmann; 3 Arne Friedrich, 4 Robert Huth, 16 Philip Lahm, 17 Per Mertesacker; 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8 Torsten Frings, 13 Michael Ballack, 19 Bernd Schneider; 11 Miroslav Klose, 20 Lukas Podolski.

Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

Substitutions Substitutions:
46 Mins (Ecuador) - 23 Cristian Benitez on for 9 Felix Borja
63 Mins (Ecuador) - 7 Cristian Lara on for 15 Marlon Ayovi
66 Mins (Germany) - 10 Oliver Neuville on for 11 Miroslav Klose,
66 Mins (Germany) - 18 Tim Borowski on for 8 Torsten Frings
68 Mins (Ecuador) - 6 Patricio Urrutia on for 15 Marlon Ayovi
72 Mins (Germany) - 14 Gerald Asamoah on for 19 Bernd Schneider

Yellow Cards 2 Yellow Cards:
51 Mins - Luis Valencia (Ecuador)
75 Mins - Tim Borowski (Germany)

Red Cards 0 Red Cards.

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Friday, 9th June
Germany vs Costa Rica
Poland vs Ecuador

Saturday 10th June
Argentina vs Ivory Coast
England vs Paraguay
Trinidad vs Sweden

Sunday 11th June
Angola vs Portugal
Mexico vs Iran
Serbia vs Holland

Monday 12th June
Australia vs Japan
Italy vs Ghana
USA vs Czech Republic

Tuesday 13th June
Brazil vs Croatia
France vs Switzerland
South Korea vs Togo

Wednesday 14th June
Germany vs Poland
Spain vs Ukraine
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th June
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
England vs Trinidad
Sweden vs Paraguay

Friday 16th June
Argentina vs Serbia
Holland vs Ivory Coast
Mexico vs Angola

Saturday 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Italy vs USA
Portugal vs Iran

Sunday 18th June
Brazil vs Australia
France vs South Korea
Japan vs Croatia

Monday 19th June
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine
Spain vs Tunisia
Togo vs Switzerland

Tuesday 20th June
Costa Rica vs Poland
Ecuador vs Germany
Paraguay vs Trinidad
Sweden vs England

Wednesday 21st June
Holland vs Argentina
Iran vs Angola
Ivory Coast vs Serbia
Portugal vs Mexico

Thursday 22nd June
Croatia vs Australia
Czech Republic vs Italy
Ghana vs USA
Japan vs Brazil

Friday 23rd June
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Switzerland vs South Korea
Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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Teams by Group

Group A
Costa Rica

Group B
Trinidad and Tobago

Group C
Côte d'Ivoire
Serbia and Montenegro

Group D

Group E
Czech Republic

Group F

Group G
South Korea

Group H
Saudi Arabia

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