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Monday, January 30, 2006

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Germany BID TO HOST the 2006 FIFA World Cup™?"You couldn't ask for a finer or more exciting gift than being allowed to host a World Cup finals tournament, so I didn't hesitate for a single second when I was asked to take on the role of chairman to the bidding committee. We offer a first-class environment for the World Cup: perfect infrastructure, huge enthusiasm for football with more than 10 million spectators at Bundesliga matches every year, and high-quality tourist attractions. But above all else, we'll construct and extend fan-friendly stadia for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, fulfilling every modern requirement in terms of comfort, safety and media technology." Franz Beckenbauer
When do 2006 FIFA World Cup™ MATCH TICKETS GO ON SALE?The first sales period started through on 1 February 2005 and ended on 31 March 2005. Further sales periods: 2 May 2005 to 15 November 2005, 12 December 2005 to 15 January 2006, 15 February 2006 to 15 April 2006 and 1. May 2006 to 9 July 2006. For further informations on ticketing, please click here.
What is the MATCH SCHEDULE for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™?The Match Schedule for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ is now definitive. The 18th tournament in the history of the FIFA World Cup will be held from 9 June - 9 July 2006. The Opening Match between host country Germany and Costa Rica will be played in Munich, whilst the winner will be crowned after the Final in Berlin. The Semi-finals will be held in Dortmund and Munich, whilst the “consolation” match for Third Place will be played in Stuttgart. According to the official Match Schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2006, five matches will be played in eight of the twelve stadiums, whilst the four biggest venues (Berlin, Dortmund, Munich and Stuttgart) will host a sixth match. The Final Draw for the 2006 FIFA World Cup took place in Leipzig on 9 December 2005.
HOW MANY TEAMS will compete at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany?Just as at France 98 and Korea/Japan in 2002, 32 teams will take part in Germany 2006.
Where will the GAMES take place?The games will be played in twelve towns and cities: Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Hanover, Kaiserslautern, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. The International Media Centre (IMC) will be based in Munich, while the media centres in Berlin and Dortmund will offer more extensive facilities than the other venues. World governing body FIFA will establish its headquarters in Berlin.
How can I buy 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ MERCHANDISE?For a comprehensive information about the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany(tm) Licensing Programme , please check the following link.Official Licensed Products can also be purchased online through the official stores on