2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

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The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised Albania, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine.

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

It was the first time when Kazakhstan took part in qualification from UEFA region, not AFC.

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
 Ukraine 12 7 4 1 18 7 +11 25
 Turkey 12 6 5 1 23 9 +14 23
 Denmark 12 6 4 2 24 12 +12 22
 Greece 12 6 3 3 15 9 +6 21
 Albania 12 4 1 7 11 20 −9 13
 Georgia 12 2 4 6 14 25 −11 10
 Kazakhstan 12 0 1 11 6 29 −23 1
  Albania Denmark Georgia (country) Greece Kazakhstan Turkey Ukraine
Albania  0–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2
Denmark  3–1 6–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1
Georgia  2–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–5 1–1
Greece  2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1
Kazakhstan  0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–6 1–2
Turkey  2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–3
Ukraine  2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1

Results[edit]

4 September 2004
20:00
Denmark  1–1  Ukraine
Jørgensen Goal 9' (Report) Husin Goal 56'
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 36,335
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

4 September 2004
20:00
Turkey  1–1  Georgia
Tekke Goal 49' (Report) Asatiani Goal 85'

4 September 2004
20:45
Albania  2–1  Greece
Murati Goal 2'
Aliaj Goal 11'
(Report) Giannakopoulos Goal 38'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 15,800
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González (Spain)

8 September 2004
20:00
Georgia  2–0  Albania
Iashvili Goal 15'
Demetradze Goal 90+1'
(Report)

8 September 2004
21:00
Kazakhstan  1–2  Ukraine
Karpovich Goal 34' (Report) Byelik Goal 14'
Rotan Goal 90'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)

8 September 2004
21:45
Greece  0–0  Turkey
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 32,182
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

9 October 2004
19:15
Ukraine  1–1  Greece
Shevchenko Goal 48' (Report) Tsiartas Goal 83'

9 October 2004
20:00
Turkey  4–0  Kazakhstan
Gökdeniz Goal 17'
Nihat Goal 50'
Tekke Goal 90'90+3'
(Report)

9 October 2004
20:45
Albania  0–2  Denmark
(Report) Jørgensen Goal 52'
Tomasson Goal 72'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Yuri Baskakov (Russia)

13 October 2004
19:15
Ukraine  2–0  Georgia
Byelik Goal 12'
Shevchenko Goal 79'
(Report)
Ukraina Stadium, Lviv
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

13 October 2004
20:00
Kazakhstan  0–1  Albania
(Report) Bushi Goal 61'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 12,300
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (Austria)

13 October 2004
20:00
Denmark  1–1  Turkey
Tomasson Goal 27' (pen.) (Report) Nihat Goal 70'
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 41,331
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Italy)

17 November 2004
20:30
Turkey  0–3  Ukraine
(Report) Husyev Goal 8'
Shevchenko Goal 17'88'

17 November 2004
21:00
Georgia  2–2  Denmark
Demetradze Goal 33'
Asatiani Goal 76'
(Report) Tomasson Goal 7'64'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Darko Čeferin (Slovenia)

17 November 2004
21:30
Greece  3–1  Kazakhstan
Charisteas Goal 24'46'
Katsouranis Goal 85'
(Report) Baltiev Goal 88'

9 February 2005
19:45
Albania  0–2  Ukraine
(Report) Rusol Goal 40'
Husin Goal 59'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Stephen Bennett (England)

9 February 2005
21:30
Greece  2–1  Denmark
Zagorakis Goal 25'
Basinas Goal 32' (pen.)
(Report) Rommedahl Goal 46'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 32,430
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

26 March 2005
20:00
Turkey  2–0  Albania
Necati Goal 3' (pen.)
Yıldıray Baştürk Goal 5'
(Report)
BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)

26 March 2005
20:00
Denmark  3–0  Kazakhstan
Møller Goal 10'48'
C. Poulsen Goal 33'
(Report)
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 20,980
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

26 March 2005
20:30
Georgia  1–3  Greece
Asatiani Goal 22' (Report) Kapsis Goal 43'
Vryzas Goal 44'
Giannakopoulos Goal 53'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

30 March 2005
19:15
Ukraine  1–0  Denmark
Voronin Goal 68' (Report)

30 March 2005
20:30
Georgia  2–5  Turkey
Amisulashvili Goal 13'
Iashvili Goal 40'
(Report) Tolga Goal 12'
Tekke Goal 20'35'
Koray Goal 72'
Tuncay Goal 89'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

30 March 2005
21:30
Greece  2–0  Albania
Charisteas Goal 33'
Karagounis Goal 84'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 31,700
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

4 June 2005
19:15
Ukraine  2–0  Kazakhstan
Shevchenko Goal 18'
Avdeev Goal 83' (o.g.)
(Report)

4 June 2005
20:30
Albania  3–2  Georgia
Tare Goal 6'56'
Skela Goal 33'
(Report) Burduli Goal 85'
Kobiashvili Goal 90+4'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 0[1]
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

4 June 2005
21:00
Turkey  0–0  Greece
(Report)
BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 26,700
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

8 June 2005
20:00
Denmark  3–1  Albania
Larsen Goal 5'47'
Jørgensen Goal 55'
(Report) Bogdani Goal 73'
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 26,366
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

8 June 2005
21:00
Kazakhstan  0–6  Turkey
(Report) Tekke Goal 13'85'
Toraman Goal 15'
Tuncay Goal 41'90'
Halil Altıntop Goal 88'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

8 June 2005
21:30
Greece  0–1  Ukraine
(Report) Husin Goal 82'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 33,500
Referee: René Temmink (Netherlands)

17 August 2005
18:00
Kazakhstan  1–2  Georgia
Kenzhekhanov Goal 23' (Report) Demetradze Goal 50'82'

3 September 2005
20:00
Albania  2–1  Kazakhstan
Myrtaj Goal 53'
Bogdani Goal 56'
(Report) Nizovtsev Goal 62'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Krzysztof Słupik (Poland)

3 September 2005
20:15
Georgia  1–1  Ukraine
Gakhokidze Goal 89' (Report) Rotan Goal 43'

3 September 2005
21:00
Turkey  2–2  Denmark
Okan Goal 47'
Tümer Goal 80'
(Report) C. Jensen Goal 40'
Larsen Goal 90+3'

7 September 2005
19:00
Kazakhstan  1–2  Greece
Zhalmagambetov Goal 53' (Report) Giannakopoulos Goal 78'
Liberopoulos Goal 90+4'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)

7 September 2005
19:15
Ukraine  0–1  Turkey
(Report) Tümer Goal 55'

7 September 2005
20:00
Denmark  6–1  Georgia
Jensen Goal 10'
Poulsen Goal 30'
Agger Goal 43'
Tomasson Goal 55'
Larsen Goal 80'84'
(Report) Demetradze Goal 37'
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 27,177
Referee: Emil Bozinovski (Macedonia)

8 October 2005
19:15
Ukraine  2–2  Albania
Shevchenko Goal 45'
Rotan Goal 86'
(Report) Bogdani Goal 75'83'
Stadium Meteor, Dnipropetrovsk
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Johan Verbist (Belgium)

8 October 2005
20:00
Denmark  1–0  Greece
Gravgaard Goal 40' (Report)
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 42,099
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

8 October 2005
20:00
Georgia  0–0  Kazakhstan
(Report)

12 October 2005
18:00
Albania  0–1  Turkey
(Report) Tümer Goal 58'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Arturo Daudén Ibáñez (Spain)

12 October 2005
19:00
Greece  1–0  Georgia
Papadopoulos Goal 17' (Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 28,186
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Italy)

12 October 2005
22:00
Kazakhstan  1–2  Denmark
Kuchma Goal 86' (Report) Gravgaard Goal 46'
Tomasson Goal 49'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 8,050
Referee: Edo Trivković (Croatia)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Fatih Tekke  Turkey 7
2 Jon Dahl Tomasson  Denmark 6
Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine
4 Søren Larsen  Denmark 5
Giorgi Demetradze  Georgia
6 Erjon Bogdani  Albania 4
7 Martin Jørgensen  Denmark 3
Malkhaz Asatiani  Georgia
Stelios Giannakopoulos  Greece
Angelos Charisteas  Greece
Tuncay Şanlı  Turkey
Tümer Metin  Turkey
Andriy Husin  Ukraine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albania ordered to play their home match against Georgia as punishment for violence in their previous home match against Ukraine.
  2. ^ a b Georgia ordered to play their home matches against Ukraine and Kazakhstan as punishment for violence in their previous home matches against Greece and Turkey.

See also[edit]