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Play in Group H of the 2006 FIFA World Cup began on 14 June and completed on 23 June 2006. Spain won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Ukraine. Tunisia and Saudi Arabia failed to advance.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Ukraine 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Tunisia 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
4   Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Spain vs UkraineEdit

Spain  4–0  Ukraine
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Attendance: 43,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 22 Pablo
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 3 Mariano Pernía
RM 16 Marcos Senna
CM 14 Xabi Alonso   55'
LM 8 Xavi
CF 11 Luis García   77'
LW 9 Fernando Torres
RW 21 David Villa   55'
Substitutions:
MF 6 David Albelda   55'
FW 7 Raúl   55'
MF 18 Cesc Fàbregas   77'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
GK 1 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
RB 5 Volodymyr Yezerskiy   52'
CB 17 Vladyslav Vashchuk   47'
CB 6 Andriy Rusol   17'
LB 2 Andriy Nesmachniy
RM 9 Oleh Husyev   46'
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
CM 14 Andriy Husin   46'
LM 21 Ruslan Rotan   63'
CF 10 Andriy Voronin
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
MF 8 Oleh Shelayev   46'
FW 16 Andriy Vorobey   46'
FW 11 Serhiy Rebrov   63'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Xavi (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Fifth official:
Cristiano Copelli (Italy)

Tunisia vs Saudi ArabiaEdit

Tunisia  2–2  Saudi Arabia
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Tunisia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
GK 1 Ali Boumnijel
RB 6 Hatem Trabelsi
CB 15 Radhi Jaïdi
CB 3 Karim Haggui   35'
LB 18 David Jemmali
RM 13 Riadh Bouazizi (c)   36'   55'
CM 12 Jawhar Mnari
LM 14 Adel Chedli   65'   69'
AM 20 Hamed Namouchi
CF 5 Ziad Jaziri
CF 9 Yassine Chikhaoui   79'   82'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Mehdi Nafti   55'
MF 10 Kaies Ghodhbane   69'
FW 2 Karim Essediri   82'
Manager:
  Roger Lemerre
GK 21 Mabrouk Zaid
RB 2 Ahmed Dokhi
CB 3 Redha Tukar
CB 4 Hamad Al-Montashari
LB 13 Hussein Sulaimani (c)
RM 6 Omar Al-Ghamdi
CM 16 Khaled Aziz
LM 14 Saud Kariri
AM 8 Mohammed Noor   74'
AM 18 Nawaf Al-Temyat   67'
CF 20 Yasser Al-Qahtani   82'
Substitutions:
FW 23 Malek Mouath   67'
MF 7 Mohammed Ameen   74'
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber   82'
Manager:
  Marcos Paquetá

Man of the Match:
Ziad Jaziri (Tunisia)

Assistant referees:
Nathan Gibson (Australia)
Ben Wilson (Australia)
Fourth official:
Carlos Chandía (Chile)
Fifth official:
Christian Julio (Chile)

Saudi Arabia vs UkraineEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–4  Ukraine
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Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine
GK 21 Mabrouk Zaid
RB 2 Ahmed Dokhi   41'   55'
CB 3 Redha Tukar
CB 4 Hamad Al-Montashari
LB 13 Hussein Sulaimani (c)
RM 6 Omar Al-Ghamdi   57'
CM 7 Mohammed Ameen   55'
CM 16 Khaled Aziz
CM 8 Mohammed Noor   77'
LM 14 Saud Kariri   73'
CF 20 Yasser Al-Qahtani
Substitutions:
FW 23 Malek Mouath   55'
DF 12 Abdulaziz Khathran   55'
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber   77'
Manager:
  Marcos Paquetá
GK 1 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
CB 22 Vyacheslav Sviderskyi   89'
CB 6 Andriy Rusol
CB 2 Andriy Nesmachniy   22'
RM 9 Oleh Husyev
CM 11 Serhiy Rebrov   71'
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
CM 8 Oleh Shelayev
LM 19 Maksym Kalynychenko   77'
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)   86'
CF 10 Andriy Voronin   79'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Ruslan Rotan   71'
MF 14 Andriy Husin   79'
FW 15 Artem Milevskiy   86'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Maksym Kalynychenko (Ukraine)

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Glenn Turner (England)
Fourth official:
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Fifth official:
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)

Spain vs TunisiaEdit

Spain  3–1  Tunisia
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Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 22 Pablo
CB 5 Carles Puyol   30'
LB 3 Mariano Pernía
RM 16 Marcos Senna   46'
CM 14 Xabi Alonso
LM 8 Xavi
CF 11 Luis García   46'
LW 9 Fernando Torres
RW 21 David Villa   57'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Raúl   46'
MF 18 Cesc Fàbregas   89'   46'
MF 17 Joaquín   57'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
GK 1 Ali Boumnijel
RB 6 Hatem Trabelsi   40'
CB 15 Radhi Jaïdi   70'
CB 3 Karim Haggui
LB 19 Anis Ayari   32'   57'
RM 13 Riadh Bouazizi (c)   57'
CM 20 Hamed Namouchi
CM 8 Mehdi Nafti
CM 12 Jawhar Mnari   90+3'
LM 14 Adel Chedli   80'
CF 5 Ziad Jaziri   85'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Alaeddine Yahia   57'
MF 10 Kaies Ghodhbane   57'
FW 7 Haykel Guemamdia   81'   80'
Manager:
  Roger Lemerre

Man of the Match:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Aristeu Tavares (Brazil)
Ednílson Corona (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Carlos Chandía (Chile)
Fifth official:
Christian Julio (Chile)

Saudi Arabia vs SpainEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–1  Spain
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Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
GK 21 Mabrouk Zaid
RB 2 Ahmed Dokhi
CB 3 Redha Tukar
CB 4 Hamad Al-Montashari
LB 12 Abdulaziz Khathran
RM 8 Mohammed Noor
CM 14 Saud Kariri
CM 16 Khaled Aziz   13'
LM 13 Hussein Sulaimani   81'
CF 11 Saad Al-Harthi
CF 9 Sami Al-Jaber (c)   27'   68'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Nawaf Al-Temyat   77'   13'
FW 23 Malek Mouath   68'
DF 19 Mohammad Massad   81'
Manager:
  Marcos Paquetá
GK 19 Santiago Cañizares
RB 2 Míchel Salgado
CB 20 Juanito
CB 4 Carlos Marchena   75'
LB 12 Antonio López
CM 18 Cesc Fàbregas   66'
CM 6 David Albelda   30'
CM 13 Andrés Iniesta
RF 17 Joaquín
CF 7 Raúl (c)   46'
LF 10 José Antonio Reyes   35'   70'
Substitutions:
FW 21 David Villa   46'
MF 8 Xavi   66'
FW 9 Fernando Torres   70'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Juanito (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
Aboudou Aderodjou (Benin)
Fourth official:
Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
Fifth official:
Brahim Djezzar (Algeria)

Ukraine vs TunisiaEdit

Ukraine  1–0  Tunisia
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Attendance: 72,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
GK 1 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
CB 22 Vyacheslav Sviderskyi   18'
CB 6 Andriy Rusol   65'
CB 2 Andriy Nesmachniy
RM 9 Oleh Husyev
CM 11 Serhiy Rebrov   55'
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   61'
CM 8 Oleh Shelayev   47'
LM 19 Maksym Kalynychenko   75'
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)   88'
CF 10 Andriy Voronin
Substitutions:
FW 16 Andriy Vorobey   55'
MF 14 Andriy Husin   75'
FW 15 Artem Milevskiy   88'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin
GK 1 Ali Boumnijel
RB 6 Hatem Trabelsi
CB 15 Radhi Jaïdi   90'
CB 3 Karim Haggui
LB 19 Anis Ayari
RM 13 Riadh Bouazizi (c)   43'   79'
CM 8 Mehdi Nafti   90+1'
CM 20 Hamed Namouchi
CM 12 Jawhar Mnari
LM 14 Adel Chedli   79'
CF 5 Ziad Jaziri   9'   45+1'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Francileudo Santos   79'
FW 17 Chaouki Ben Saada   79'
MF 10 Kaies Ghodhbane   90+1'
Manager:
  Roger Lemerre

Man of the Match:
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Ukraine)

Assistant referees:
Amelio Andino (Paraguay)
Manuel Bernal (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Fifth official:
Hamdi Al Kadri (Syria)