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England: the road to Germany 20

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Background
51 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and 13 teams will qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The draw for the qualification groups was held at the World Cup Preliminary Draw at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, on 5 December 2003.

A 197 teams entered, and 196 took part.

Group 6 fixtures agreed on Tuesday, 13 January 2004, in Cardiff, Wales.

For countries on the same number number of points, those with a greater number of points obtained in the matches between the tied teams will be placed higher.
 

UEFA Group 6

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
England 10 8 1 1 16 5 +11 25
Poland 10 8 0 2 27 9 +18 24
Austria 10 4 3 3 15 12 +3 15
Northern Ireland 10 2 3 5 10 18 -8 9
Wales 10 2 2 6 10 15 -5 8
Azerbaijan 10 0 3 7 1 21 -20 3

Matches
4 September 2004
Northern Ireland 0 Poland 3 [0-2]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (12,487)
Żurawski, Wlodarczyk, Krzynówek

Wlodarczyk

Austria 2 England 2 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (48,500)
Kollmann, Ivanschitz
Lampard, Gerrard
Azerbaijan 1 Wales 1 [0-0]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku (8,000)
Sadygov
Speed
8 September 2004
Wales 2 Northern Ireland 2 [1-2]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (63,500)
Hartson, Earnshaw
Whitley, Healy

Hughes, Healy Savage

Austria 2 Azerbaijan 0 [2-0]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (26,400)
Stranzl, Kollmann
Poland 1 England 2 [0-1]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów (38,000)
Żurawski
Defoe,
Głowacki OG
9 October 2004
England 2 Wales 0 [1-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (65,224)
Lampard, Beckham
Austria 1 Poland 3 [1-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (46,100)
Schopp
Ka
luzny, Krzynówek,
Frankowski

Radomski

Azerbaijan 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku
(6,460)
 
13 October 2004
Northern Ireland 3 Austria 3 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
(11,810)
Healy, Murdoch, Elliott
Schopp (2), Mayrleb
Wales 2 Poland 3 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (56,685)
Earnshaw, Hartson
Frankowski, Żurawski, Krzynówek
Azerbaijan 0 England 1 [0-1]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku (15,000)
Owen
26 March 2005
England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (65,239)
J.Cole, Owen, Baird OG, Lampard
Wales 0 Austria 2 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
(47,760)
Vastic, Stranzl
Poland 8 Azerbaijan 0 [3-0]
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa (8,112)
Frankowski (3), Hajiyev OG, Kosowski, Krzynówek. Saganowski
30 March 2005
England 2 Azerbaijan 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (49,096)
Gerrard, Beckham
Poland 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa (13,515)
Żurawski
Austria 1 Wales 0 [0-0]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (29,500)
Aufhauser
4 June 2005
Azerbaijan 0 Poland 3 [0-1]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku (10,458)
Frankowski, Klos, Żurawski
3 September 2005
Wales 0 England 1 [0-0]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (70,715)
J.Cole
Northern Ireland 2 Azerbaijan 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (11.909)
Elliott, Feeney
Poland 3 Austria 2 [2-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów (40,000)
Smolarek, Kosowski, Żurawski
Linz (2)
7 September 2005
Northern Ireland 1 England 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (14,069)
Healy
Poland 1 Wales 0 [0-0]
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa (13,500)
Żurawski
Azerbaijan 0 Austria 0 [0-0]
Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku (2,800)
 
8 October 2005
Northern Ireland 2 Wales 3 [0-2]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
(13,451)
Gillespie, Davis
Davies, Robinson, Giggs
England 1 Austria 0 [1-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(64,822)
Lampard (pen)

Beckham

12 October 2005
Wales 2 Azerbaijan 0 [1-0]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (32,628)
Giggs (2)
England 2 Poland 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (65,467)
Owen, Lampard
Frankowski
Austria 2 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (12,500)
Aufhauser (2)

Johnson Pogatetz

Notes
Poland were one of two best runners-up, the other being Sweden. Both countries both earned their places in the 2006 World Cup Finals.

 

CG