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Play in Group B of the 2006 FIFA World Cup began on 10 June and completed on 20 June 2006. England won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Sweden. Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago were eliminated.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

England vs ParaguayEdit

England  1–0  Paraguay
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England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paraguay
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 4 Steven Gerrard   19'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
LM 11 Joe Cole   83'
CF 10 Michael Owen   56'
CF 21 Peter Crouch   63'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Stewart Downing   56'
MF 16 Owen Hargreaves   83'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson
 
GK 1 Justo Villar   8'
RB 21 Denis Caniza
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 3 Delio Toledo   82'
RM 6 Carlos Bonet   68'
CM 10 Roberto Acuña
CM 13 Carlos Paredes
LM 16 Cristian Riveros
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz
CF 18 Nelson Valdez   22'
Substitutions:
GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla   8'
FW 23 Nelson Cuevas   68'
DF 2 Jorge Núñez   82'
Manager:
  Aníbal Ruiz
 
English supporters celebrate their victory over Paraguay

Man of the Match:


Frank Lampard (England)

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Fourth official:
Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Fifth official:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)

Trinidad and Tobago vs SwedenEdit

Trinidad and Tobago  0–0  Sweden
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Trinidad and Tobago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
GK 1 Shaka Hislop
RB 8 Cyd Gray
CB 5 Brent Sancho
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 3 Avery John   15'   46'
RM 11 Carlos Edwards
CM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c)   74'
LM 18 Densill Theobald   66'
CF 14 Stern John
CF 12 Collin Samuel   52'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Cornell Glen   52'
MF 9 Aurtis Whitley   66'
Manager:
  Leo Beenhakker
 
GK 23 Rami Shaaban
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   78'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth   78'
CM 8 Anders Svensson   62'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović
CF 11 Henrik Larsson   90'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   62'
FW 18 Mattias Jonson   78'
MF 16 Kim Källström   78'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Dwight Yorke (Trinidad and Tobago)

Assistant referees:
Prachya Permpanich (Thailand)
Eisa Gholoum (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Fifth official:
Fernando Tamayo (Ecuador)

England vs Trinidad and TobagoEdit

England  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
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Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 15 Jamie Carragher   58'
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 4 Steven Gerrard
CM 8 Frank Lampard   64'
LM 11 Joe Cole   74'
CF 10 Michael Owen   58'
CF 21 Peter Crouch
Substitutions:
FW 9 Wayne Rooney   58'
MF 19 Aaron Lennon   58'
MF 20 Stewart Downing   74'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson
 
GK 1 Shaka Hislop   47'
RB 11 Carlos Edwards
CB 5 Brent Sancho
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 8 Cyd Gray   55'
RM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 9 Aurtis Whitley   19'
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c)
LM 18 Densill Theobald   18'   85'
CF 15 Kenwyne Jones   45+1'   70'
CF 14 Stern John
Substitutions:
FW 13 Cornell Glen   70'
FW 16 Evans Wise   85'
Manager:
  Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
David Beckham (England)

Assistant referees:
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)
Kim Dae-young (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Kevin Stott (United States)
Fifth official:
Chris Strickland (United States)

Sweden vs ParaguayEdit

Sweden  1–0  Paraguay
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Attendance: 72,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paraguay
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić   48'
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   68'
CM 16 Kim Källström   86'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth   14'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović   46'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   60'   46'
FW 18 Mattias Jonson   68'
FW 17 Johan Elmander   86'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
 
GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla
RB 21 Denis Caniza   3'
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 2 Jorge Núñez   54'
RM 6 Carlos Bonet   81'
CM 10 Roberto Acuña   51'
CM 13 Carlos Paredes   74'
LM 16 Cristian Riveros   62'
CF 18 Nelson Valdez
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz   63'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Julio dos Santos   62'
FW 20 Dante López   63'
MF 8 Edgar Barreto   85'   81'
Manager:
  Aníbal Ruiz

Man of the Match:
Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden)

Assistant referees:
Roman Slysko (Slovakia)
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Enock Molefe (South Africa)

Sweden vs EnglandEdit

Sweden  2–2  England
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Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson   83'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 18 Mattias Jonson   54'
CM 16 Kim Källström
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth   90+1'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg   87'
CF 20 Marcus Allbäck   75'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   54'
FW 17 Johan Elmander   75'
MF 19 Daniel Andersson   90+1'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
 
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 15 Jamie Carragher
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand   56'
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 16 Owen Hargreaves   76'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
LM 11 Joe Cole
CF 9 Wayne Rooney   69'
CF 10 Michael Owen   4'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Peter Crouch   4'
DF 12 Sol Campbell   56'
MF 4 Steven Gerrard   69'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Joe Cole (England)

Assistant referees:
Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Fifth official:
Fathi Arabati (Jordan)

Paraguay vs Trinidad and TobagoEdit

Paraguay  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
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Paraguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla
RB 21 Denis Caniza   89'
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres   77'
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 2 Jorge Núñez
RM 8 Edgar Barreto
CM 10 Roberto Acuña
CM 13 Carlos Paredes   30'
LM 19 Julio dos Santos   54'
CF 18 Nelson Valdez   66'
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz
Substitutions:
FW 23 Nelson Cuevas   66'
DF 15 Julio Manzur   77'
DF 14 Paulo da Silva   89'
Manager:
  Aníbal Ruiz
 
GK 21 Kelvin Jack
RB 11 Carlos Edwards
CB 5 Brent Sancho   45'
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 3 Avery John   31'
RM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 9 Aurtis Whitley   48'   67'
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c)
LM 18 Densill Theobald
CF 13 Cornell Glen   41'
CF 14 Stern John
Substitutions:
DF 15 Kenwyne Jones   31'
MF 16 Evans Wise   41'
MF 10 Russell Latapy   67'
Manager:
  Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
Julio dos Santos (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Cristiano Copelli (Italy)
Alessandro Stagnelli (Italy)
Fourth official:
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Fifth official:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)