2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3

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The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 3 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Estonia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russia and Slovakia.

The group was won by Portugal, who qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up Slovakia entered the UEFA qualification play-offs.

Standings[edit]

Legend
Group winners and two best runners-up among all groups directly qualified for the finals
Remaining group runners-up advanced to the play-offs
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 12 9 3 0 35 5 +30 30
 Slovakia 12 6 5 1 24 8 +16 23
 Russia 12 6 5 1 23 12 +11 23
 Estonia 12 5 2 5 16 17 −1 17
 Latvia 12 4 3 5 18 21 −3 15
 Liechtenstein 12 2 2 8 13 23 −10 8
 Luxembourg 12 0 0 12 5 48 −43 0
  Estonia Latvia Liechtenstein Luxembourg Portugal Russia Slovakia
Estonia  2–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–2
Latvia  2–2 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1
Liechtenstein  1–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–0
Luxembourg  0–2 3–4 0–4 0–5 0–4 0–4
Portugal  4–0 3–0 2–1 6–0 7–1 2–0
Russia  4–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
Slovakia  1–0 4–1 7–0 3–1 1–1 0–0

Results[edit]

2004-08-18
20:15
Liechtenstein  1–2  Estonia
D'Elia Goal 49' (Report) Viikmäe Goal 34'
Lindpere Goal 80'
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 912
Referee: Emil Bozinovski (Macedonia)
2004-08-18
20:15
Slovakia  3–1  Luxembourg
Vittek Goal 26'
Greško Goal 48'
Demo Goal 89'
(Report) Strasser Goal 2'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 5,016
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

2004-09-04
18:00
Estonia  4–0  Luxembourg
Teever Goal 7'
Schauls Goal 41' (o.g.)
Oper Goal 61'
Viikmäe Goal 67'
(Report)
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alan Kelly (Ireland)
2004-09-04
19:00
Russia  1–1  Slovakia
Bulykin Goal 14' (Report) Vittek Goal 87'
Dynamo, Moscow
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
2004-09-04
20:15
Latvia  0–2  Portugal
(Report) Ronaldo Goal 57'
Pauleta Goal 58'
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

2004-09-08
20:00
Luxembourg  3–4  Latvia
Braun Goal 11'
Leweck Goal 55'
Cardoni Goal 62'
(Report) Verpakovskis Goal 4'
Zemļinskis Goal 40' (pen.)
Hoffmann Goal 65' (o.g.)
Prohorenkovs Goal 67'
2004-09-08
20:15
Slovakia  7–0  Liechtenstein
Vittek Goal 15'59'81'
Karhan Goal 42'
Németh Goal 84'
Mintál Goal 85'
Zabavník Goal 90+2'
(Report)
2004-09-08
21:15
Portugal  4–0  Estonia
Ronaldo Goal 75'
Postiga Goal 83'90+1'
Pauleta Goal 86'
(Report)

2004-10-09
17:00
Luxembourg  0–4  Russia
(Report) Sychev Goal 56'69'86'
Arshavin Goal 62'
2004-10-09
17:30
Slovakia  4–1  Latvia
Németh Goal 46'
Reiter Goal 50'
Karhan Goal 55'87'
(Report) Verpakovskis Goal 3'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 13,025
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)
2004-10-09
19:15
Liechtenstein  2–2  Portugal
Burgmeier Goal 48'
T. Beck Goal 76'
(Report) Pauleta Goal 23'
Hasler Goal 39' (o.g.)

2004-10-13
18:00
Latvia  2–2  Estonia
Astafjevs Goal 65'
Laizāns Goal 82'
(Report) Oper Goal 72'
Teever Goal 79'
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)
2004-10-13
20:00
Luxembourg  0–4  Liechtenstein
(Report) Stocklasa Goal 41'
Burgmeier Goal 44'85'
M. Frick Goal 57' (pen.)
2004-10-13
21:15
Portugal  7–1  Russia
Pauleta Goal 26'
Ronaldo Goal 39'69'
Deco Goal 45'
Simão Goal 82'
Petit Goal 89'90+2'
(Report) Arshavin Goal 79'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 27,258
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

2004-11-17
19:00
Russia  4–0  Estonia
Karyaka Goal 23'
Izmailov Goal 25'
Sychev Goal 32'
Loskov Goal 67' (pen.)
(Report)
Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
2004-11-17
19:00
Liechtenstein  1–3  Latvia
M. Frick Goal 32' (Report) Verpakovskis Goal 7'
Zemļinskis Goal 57'
Prohorenkovs Goal 89'
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 1,460
Referee: Zsolt Szabó (Hungary)
2004-11-17
20:00
Luxembourg  0–5  Portugal
(Report) Federspiel Goal 11' (o.g.)
Ronaldo Goal 28'
Maniche Goal 52'
Pauleta Goal 67'82'

2005-03-26
17:00
Liechtenstein  1–2  Russia
T. Beck Goal 40' (Report) Kerzhakov Goal 23'
Karyaka Goal 37'
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Espen Berntsen (Norway)
2005-03-26
18:00
Estonia  1–2  Slovakia
Oper Goal 57' (Report) Mintál Goal 58'
Reiter Goal 65'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 3,051
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

2005-03-30
18:00
Estonia  1–1  Russia
Terehhov Goal 63' (Report) Arshavin Goal 18'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 8,850
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta (Italy)
2005-03-30
19:00
Slovakia  1–1  Portugal
Karhan Goal 8' (pen.) (Report) Postiga Goal 62'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)
2005-03-30
19:00
Latvia  4–0  Luxembourg
Bleidelis Goal 32'
Laizāns Goal 38' (pen.)
Verpakovskis Goal 73'90'
(Report)
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 8,203
Referee: Draženko Kovačić (Croatia)

2005-06-04
18:00
Estonia  2–0  Liechtenstein
Stepanov Goal 27'
Oper Goal 57'
(Report)
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mark Whitby (Wales)
2005-06-04
18:00
Russia  2–0  Latvia
Arshavin Goal 56'
Loskov Goal 78' (pen.)
(Report)
Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 21,575
Referee: Éric Poulat (France)
2005-06-04
19:45
Portugal  2–0  Slovakia
Meira Goal 21'
Ronaldo Goal 42'
(Report)
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

2005-06-08
18:30
Latvia  1–0  Liechtenstein
Bleidelis Goal 17' (Report)
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
2005-06-08
20:00
Luxembourg  0–4  Slovakia
(Report) Németh Goal 5'
Mintál Goal 15'
Kisel Goal 54'
Reiter Goal 60'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 2,108
Referee: Rob Styles (England)
2005-06-08
20:15
Estonia  0–1  Portugal
(Report) Ronaldo Goal 32'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 10,280
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

2005-08-17
18:00
Latvia  1–1  Russia
Astafjevs Goal 6' (Report) Arshavin Goal 24'
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
2005-08-17
20:15
Liechtenstein  0–0  Slovakia
(Report)
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

2005-09-03
18:00
Estonia  2–1  Latvia
Oper Goal 11'
Smirnov Goal 71'
(Report) Laizāns Goal 90'
2005-09-03
19:00
Russia  2–0  Liechtenstein
Kerzhakov Goal 27'66' (Report)
Lokomotiv, Moscow
Attendance: 18,123
Referee: Jouni Hyytiä (Finland)
2005-09-03
21:15
Portugal  6–0  Luxembourg
Andrade Goal 24'
Carvalho Goal 30'
Pauleta Goal 38'57'
Simão Goal 80'85'
(Report)
Estádio Algarve, Faro
Attendance: 25,300
Referee: Dick van Egmond (Netherlands)

2005-09-07
19:00
Latvia  1–1  Slovakia
Laizāns Goal 74' (Report) Vittek Goal 35'
Skonto stadions, Riga
Attendance: 8,800
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)
2005-09-07
19:00
Russia  0–0  Portugal
(Report)
Lokomotiv, Moscow
Attendance: 28,800
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
2005-09-07
19:30
Liechtenstein  3–0  Luxembourg
M. Frick Goal 38'
Fischer Goal 77'
T. Beck Goal 92'
(Report)
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

2005-10-08
17:00
Slovakia  1–0  Estonia
Hlinka Goal 72' (Report)
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 12,800
Referee: Paul Allaerts (Belgium)
2005-10-08
19:00
Russia  5–1  Luxembourg
Izmailov Goal 7'
Kerzhakov Goal 18'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 65'
Kirichenko Goal 74'90+3'
(Report) Reiter Goal 52' (pen.)
Lokomotiv, Moscow
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)
2005-10-08
21:15
Portugal  2–1  Liechtenstein
Pauleta Goal 48'
Nuno Gomes Goal 85'
(Report) Fischer Goal 32'

2005-10-12
19:30
Portugal  3–0  Latvia
Pauleta Goal 20'22'
Viana Goal 86'
(Report)
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)
2005-10-12
20:15
Luxembourg  0–2  Estonia
(Report) Oper Goal 7'78'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Selçuk Dereli (Turkey)
2005-10-12
20:30
Slovakia  0–0  Russia
(Report)
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 22,317
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Pauleta  Portugal 11
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 7
Andres Oper  Estonia
4 Róbert Vittek  Slovakia 6
5 Māris Verpakovskis  Latvia 5
Andrei Arshavin  Russia
7 Dmitri Sychev  Russia 4
Juris Laizāns  Latvia
Aleksandr Kerzhakov  Russia
Miroslav Karhan  Slovakia
11 Thomas Beck  Liechtenstein 3
Franz Burgmeier  Liechtenstein
Mario Frick  Liechtenstein
Hélder Postiga  Portugal
Simão  Portugal
Marek Mintál  Slovakia
Szilárd Németh  Slovakia
Ľubomír Reiter  Slovakia

See also[edit]