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Play in Group F of the 2006 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and completed on 22 June 2006. Brazil won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Australia receiving runner-up in the group. Croatia and Japan failed to advance.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Australia 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3   Croatia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4   Japan 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Australia vs JapanEdit

Australia  3–1  Japan
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
CB 3 Craig Moore   58'   61'
CB 2 Lucas Neill
CB 14 Scott Chipperfield
RM 20 Luke Wilkshire   75'
CM 7 Brett Emerton
CM 13 Vince Grella   33'
CM 23 Mark Bresciano   53'
LM 5 Jason Culina
CF 10 Harry Kewell
CF 9 Mark Viduka (c)
Substitutions:
MF 4 Tim Cahill   69'   53'
FW 19 Joshua Kennedy   61'
FW 15 John Aloisi   78'   75'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink
GK 23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
CB 19 Keisuke Tsuboi   56'
CB 5 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c)   31'
CB 22 Yuji Nakazawa
RM 3 Yūichi Komano
CM 7 Hidetoshi Nakata
CM 15 Takashi Fukunishi
LM 14 Alex
AM 10 Shunsuke Nakamura
CF 9 Naohiro Takahara   40'
CF 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa   79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Teruyuki Moniwa   68'   56'   90+1'
MF 18 Shinji Ono   79'
FW 16 Masashi Oguro   90+1'
Manager:
  Zico

Man of the Match:
Tim Cahill (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Dramane Danté (Mali)
Mamadou N'Doye (Senegal)
Fourth official:
Éric Poulat (France)
Fifth official:
Vincent Texier (France)

Brazil vs CroatiaEdit

Brazil  1–0  Croatia
Report
Attendance: 72,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 1 Dida
RB 2 Cafu (c)
CB 3 Lúcio
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 Emerson   42'
CM 11 Zé Roberto
AM 8 Kaká
AM 10 Ronaldinho
CF 7 Adriano
CF 9 Ronaldo   70'
Substitutions:
FW 23 Robinho   70'
Manager:
Carlos Alberto Parreira
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
CB 7 Dario Šimić
CB 4 Robert Kovač   67'
CB 3 Josip Šimunić
RM 2 Darijo Srna
CM 5 Igor Tudor   90'
CM 10 Niko Kovač (c)   32'   41'
LM 8 Marko Babić
AM 19 Niko Kranjčar
CF 17 Ivan Klasnić   56'
CF 9 Dado Pršo
Substitutions:
MF 16 Jerko Leko   41'
FW 18 Ivica Olić   56'
Manager:
Zlatko Kranjčar

Man of the Match:
Kaká (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
José Ramírez (Mexico)
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Fourth official:
Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
Fifth official:
Brahim Djezzar (Algeria)

Japan vs CroatiaEdit

Japan  0–0  Croatia
Report
Attendance: 41,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi   42'
RB 21 Akira Kaji
CB 5 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c)   21'
CB 22 Yuji Nakazawa
LB 14 Alex   72'
RM 7 Hidetoshi Nakata
CM 15 Takashi Fukunishi   46'
LM 8 Mitsuo Ogasawara
AM 10 Shunsuke Nakamura
CF 9 Naohiro Takahara   85'
CF 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa   61'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Junichi Inamoto   46'
FW 20 Keiji Tamada   61'
MF 16 Masashi Oguro   85'
Manager:
  Zico
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
CB 7 Dario Šimić
CB 4 Robert Kovač   32'
CB 3 Josip Šimunić
RM 2 Darijo Srna   69'   87'
CM 5 Igor Tudor   70'
CM 10 Niko Kovač (c)
LM 8 Marko Babić
AM 19 Niko Kranjčar   78'
CF 17 Ivan Klasnić
CF 9 Dado Pršo
Substitutions:
FW 18 Ivica Olić   70'
MF 14 Luka Modrić   78'
FW 22 Ivan Bošnjak   87'
Manager:
  Zlatko Kranjčar

Man of the Match:
Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Kevin Stott (United States)
Fifth official:
Gregory Barkey (United States)

Brazil vs AustraliaEdit

Brazil  2–0  Australia
Report
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 1 Dida
RB 2 Cafu (c)   29'
CB 3 Lúcio
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 Emerson   72'
CM 11 Zé Roberto
AM 8 Kaká
AM 10 Ronaldinho
CF 7 Adriano   88'
CF 9 Ronaldo   31'   72'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Gilberto Silva   72'
FW 23 Robinho   83'   72'
FW 21 Fred   88'
Manager:
Carlos Alberto Parreira
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
CB 3 Craig Moore   69'
CB 2 Lucas Neill
CB 6 Tony Popovic   41'
RM 7 Brett Emerton   13'
CM 13 Vince Grella
LM 14 Scott Chipperfield
RW 5 Jason Culina   39'
AM 4 Tim Cahill   56'
LW 21 Mile Sterjovski
CF 9 Mark Viduka (c)
Substitutions:
MF 23 Mark Bresciano   41'
FW 10 Harry Kewell   56'
FW 15 John Aloisi   69'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Zé Roberto (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Christian Schraer (Germany)
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Fourth official:
Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Fifth official:
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

Japan vs BrazilEdit

Japan  1–4  Brazil
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
GK 23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
RB 21 Akira Kaji   40'
CB 19 Keisuke Tsuboi
CB 22 Yuji Nakazawa (c)
LB 14 Alex
RM 10 Shunsuke Nakamura
CM 7 Hidetoshi Nakata
CM 17 Junichi Inamoto
LM 8 Mitsuo Ogasawara   56'
CF 11 Seiichiro Maki   60'
CF 20 Keiji Tamada
Substitutions:
DF 6 Kōji Nakata   56'
FW 9 Naohiro Takahara   60'   66'
FW 16 Masashi Oguro   66'
Manager:
  Zico
GK 1 Dida (c)   82'
RB 13 Cicinho
CB 3 Lúcio
CB 4 Juan
LB 16 Gilberto   44'
CM 19 Juninho
CM 17 Gilberto Silva
AM 8 Kaká   71'
AM 10 Ronaldinho   71'
CF 23 Robinho
CF 9 Ronaldo
Substitutions:
MF 11 Zé Roberto   71'
MF 20 Ricardinho   71'
GK 12 Rogério Ceni   82'
Manager:
Carlos Alberto Parreira

Man of the Match:
Ronaldo (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Lionel Dagorne (France)
Vincent Texier (France)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Enock Molefe (South Africa)

Croatia vs AustraliaEdit

Croatia  2–2  Australia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa   70'
CB 7 Dario Šimić   32'   85'
CB 13 Stjepan Tomas   83'
CB 3 Josip Šimunić   61'   90'   90+3'[1]
RM 2 Darijo Srna
CM 5 Igor Tudor   38'
CM 10 Niko Kovač (c)
LM 8 Marko Babić
AM 19 Niko Kranjčar   65'
CF 18 Ivica Olić   74'
CF 9 Dado Pršo
Substitutions:
MF 16 Jerko Leko   65'
MF 14 Luka Modrić   74'
FW 17 Ivan Klasnić   83'
Manager:
Zlatko Kranjčar
GK 18 Zeljko Kalac
CB 3 Craig Moore
CB 2 Lucas Neill
CB 14 Scott Chipperfield   75'
RM 21 Mile Sterjovski   71'
CM 13 Vince Grella   63'
CM 7 Brett Emerton   81'   87'
LM 5 Jason Culina
AM 4 Tim Cahill
AM 10 Harry Kewell
CF 9 Mark Viduka (c)
Substitutions:
FW 15 John Aloisi   63'
MF 23 Mark Bresciano   71'
FW 19 Joshua Kennedy   75'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Harry Kewell (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Glen Turner (England)
Fourth official:
Kevin Stott (United States)
Fifth official:
Gregory Barkey (United States)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Šimunić was given three yellow cards in the match: the referee (Graham Poll) failed to send him off the pitch after the second yellow, and was only red carded after the third yellow. The original FIFA match report listed all three yellow cards, however was revised shortly after, with the second yellow card (90') not being recorded; it is unknown whether this was for consistency in the reports, or whether the card was retrospectively overturned.