2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL–OFC play-off)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
(CONMEBOLOFC play-off)
Aloisi penalty - The Moment.JPG
John Aloisi taking the decisive penalty
Event 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
1–1 on aggregate, Australia won 4–2 on penalties
First leg
Date 12 November 2005
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
Attendance 55,000
Weather Clear
22 °C (72 °F)[1]
Second leg
Date 16 November 2005
Venue Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Referee Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
Attendance 82,698
Weather Mostly cloudy
17 °C (63 °F)[2]

The 2006 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOLOFC qualification play-off was a two-legged home-and-away tie between the winners of the Oceania qualifying tournament, Australia, and the fifth-placed team from the South American qualifying tournament, Uruguay.

The games were played on 12 and 16 November 2005 in Montevideo and Sydney respectively. With the home team winning 1–0 in both matches, the aggregate score was tied 1–1, and, with no away goal advantage, the play-off was decided by a penalty shootout, which Australia won 4–2 in order to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since the 1974 tournament.

It was the second consecutive FIFA World Cup where the two sides had played each other for a place in the tournament. On the first occasion in 2001, Uruguay won 3–1 on aggregate. The draw for determining the order of the home and away legs was made at a FIFA congress on 10 September 2005. Australia finally won a FIFA World Cup play-off after losing to Scotland (1986), Argentina (1994), Iran (1998) and Uruguay (2002).

Background[edit]

Uruguay Round Australia
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 18 9 7 2 35 17 18 34
 Argentina 18 10 4 4 29 17 12 34
 Ecuador 18 8 4 6 23 19 4 28
 Paraguay 18 8 4 6 23 23 0 28
 Uruguay 18 6 7 5 23 28 −5 25
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 5 4 1 0 21 3 18 13
 Solomon Islands 5 3 1 1 9 6 3 10
 New Zealand 5 3 0 2 17 5 12 9
 Fiji 5 1 1 3 3 10 −7 4
 Tahiti 5 1 1 3 2 24 −22 4
 Vanuatu 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4 3
Final round
(OFC)
Opponent Result
1st leg  Solomon Islands (H) 7–0
2nd leg  Solomon Islands (A) 2–1

Play-off match[edit]

First leg[edit]

12 November 2005
18:00 UTC−2
Uruguay  1–0  Australia
Rodríguez Goal 37' (Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
Uruguay
URUGUAY:
GK 1 Fabián Carini
DF 6 Luis Diego López
DF 4 Paolo Montero (c)
DF 3 Darío Rodríguez Booked 90+1'
MF 8 Carlos Diogo Substituted off 64'
MF 5 Pablo García
MF 15 Diego Pérez
MF 21 Diego Forlán Substituted off 19'
MF 9 Álvaro Recoba
FW 17 Marcelo Zalayeta Substituted off 64'
FW 18 Richard Morales
Substitutions:
GK 12 Sebastián Viera
DF 2 Guillermo Rodríguez Substituted in 64'
MF 7 Marcelo Sosa
MF 20 Martín Parodi
FW 10 Darío Silva Booked 24' Substituted in 19'
FW 11 Mario Regueiro
FW 13 Fabián Estoyanoff Substituted in 64'
Manager:
Jorge Fossati
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
DF 5 Tony Vidmar
DF 2 Lucas Neill
DF 6 Tony Popovic
MF 7 Brett Emerton
MF 19 Jason Culina
MF 3 Scott Chipperfield
MF 13 Vince Grella Booked 90+1'
MF 10 Harry Kewell
FW 14 Archie Thompson Substituted off 52'
FW 9 Mark Viduka (c) Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
GK 18 Željko Kalac
DF 12 Ljubo Miličević
MF 4 Tim Cahill
MF 8 Josip Skoko
MF 20 Luke Wilkshire
MF 23 Mark Bresciano Substituted in 52'
FW 15 John Aloisi Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

Second leg[edit]

Australia
AUSTRALIA:
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
DF 2 Lucas Neill
DF 6 Tony Popovic Booked 27' Substituted off 31'
DF 5 Tony Vidmar Booked 39'
MF 23 Mark Bresciano Substituted off 96'
MF 4 Tim Cahill
MF 3 Scott Chipperfield
MF 19 Jason Culina Booked 53'
MF 7 Brett Emerton Substituted off 110'
MF 13 Vince Grella
FW 9 Mark Viduka (c)
Substitutions:
GK 18 Željko Kalac
DF 11 Stan Lazaridis
DF 12 Ljubo Miličević
MF 8 Josip Skoko Substituted in 110'
MF 10 Harry Kewell Booked 86' Substituted in 31'
FW 14 Archie Thompson
FW 15 John Aloisi Substituted in 96'
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink
Uruguay
URUGUAY:
GK 1 Fabián Carini
2 Diego Lugano
3 Darío Rodríguez Booked 67'
4 Paolo Montero (c) Substituted off 81'
5 Pablo García Booked 76'
6 Guillermo Rodríguez
7 Gustavo Varela
8 Carlos Diogo Booked 45+1'
9 Álvaro Recoba Substituted off 72'
11 Mario Regueiro Booked 44' Substituted off 97'
18 Richard Morales Booked 110'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Sebastián Viera
10 Darío Silva
13 Fabián Estoyanoff Substituted in 97'
14 Marcelo Sosa Substituted in 81'
17 Marcelo Zalayeta Substituted in 72'
19 Gonzalo de los Santos
21 Alejandro Lago
Manager:
Jorge Fossati

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level:
  • 3 (of 7) substitutions permitted

Aftermath[edit]

Australia qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germany and were drawn into Group F with defending champions Brazil, Croatia and Japan. After beating Japan 3–1 in their opening match, Australia lost 2–0 to Brazil and in the final match they also drew 2–2 with Croatia, finishing second in the group on four points. In the Round of 16, Australia were defeated 1–0 by the eventual champions, Italy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History for Carrasco Intl. Airport, Uruguay". wunderground.com. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ "History for Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport, Australia". wunderground.com. 2005-11-16. Retrieved 2013-05-01.