Play in Group B of the 2006 FIFA World Cup began on 10 June and completed on 20 June 2006. England won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Sweden. Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago were eliminated.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Matches

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

England vs Paraguay

England 1–0 Paraguay
  • Gamarra 3' (o.g.)
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England
Paraguay
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 4 Steven Gerrard Yellow card 19'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
LM 11 Joe Cole downward-facing red arrow 83'
CF 10 Michael Owen downward-facing red arrow 56'
CF 21 Peter Crouch Yellow card 63'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Stewart Downing upward-facing green arrow 56'
MF 16 Owen Hargreaves upward-facing green arrow 83'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
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GK 1 Justo Villar downward-facing red arrow 8'
RB 21 Denis Caniza
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 3 Delio Toledo downward-facing red arrow 82'
RM 6 Carlos Bonet downward-facing red arrow 68'
CM 10 Roberto Acuña
CM 13 Carlos Paredes
LM 16 Cristian Riveros
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz
CF 18 Nelson Valdez Yellow card 22'
Substitutions:
GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla upward-facing green arrow 8'
FW 23 Nelson Cuevas upward-facing green arrow 68'
DF 2 Jorge Núñez upward-facing green arrow 82'
Manager:
Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz
English supporters celebrate their victory over Paraguay
English supporters celebrate their victory over Paraguay

Man of the Match:
Frank Lampard (England)

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Fourth official:
Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Fifth official:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)

Trinidad & Tobago vs Sweden

Trinidad and Tobago 0–0 Sweden
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Trinidad and Tobago
Sweden
GK 1 Shaka Hislop
RB 8 Cyd Gray
CB 5 Brent Sancho
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 3 Avery John Yellow card 15' Yellow-red card 46'
RM 11 Carlos Edwards
CM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c) Yellow card 74'
LM 18 Densill Theobald downward-facing red arrow 66'
CF 14 Stern John
CF 12 Collin Samuel downward-facing red arrow 52'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Cornell Glen upward-facing green arrow 52'
MF 9 Aurtis Whitley upward-facing green arrow 66'
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
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GK 23 Rami Shaaban
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson downward-facing red arrow 78'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth downward-facing red arrow 78'
CM 8 Anders Svensson downward-facing red arrow 62'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović
CF 11 Henrik Larsson Yellow card 90'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck upward-facing green arrow 62'
FW 18 Mattias Jonson upward-facing green arrow 78'
MF 16 Kim Källström upward-facing green arrow 78'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Dwight Yorke (Trinidad and Tobago)

Assistant referees:
Prachya Permpanich (Thailand)
Eisa Gholoum (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Fifth official:
Fernando Tamayo (Ecuador)

England vs Trinidad & Tobago

England 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
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Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
England
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 15 Jamie Carragher downward-facing red arrow 58'
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 4 Steven Gerrard
CM 8 Frank Lampard Yellow card 64'
LM 11 Joe Cole downward-facing red arrow 74'
CF 10 Michael Owen downward-facing red arrow 58'
CF 21 Peter Crouch
Substitutions:
FW 9 Wayne Rooney upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 19 Aaron Lennon upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 20 Stewart Downing upward-facing green arrow 74'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
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GK 1 Shaka Hislop Yellow card 47'
RB 11 Carlos Edwards
CB 5 Brent Sancho
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 8 Cyd Gray Yellow card 55'
RM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 9 Aurtis Whitley Yellow card 19'
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c)
LM 18 Densill Theobald Yellow card 18' downward-facing red arrow 85'
CF 15 Kenwyne Jones Yellow card 45+1' downward-facing red arrow 70'
CF 14 Stern John
Substitutions:
FW 13 Cornell Glen upward-facing green arrow 70'
FW 16 Evans Wise upward-facing green arrow 85'
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
David Beckham (England)

Assistant referees:
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)
Kim Dae-young (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Kevin Stott (United States)
Fifth official:
Chris Strickland (United States)

Sweden vs Paraguay

Sweden 1–0 Paraguay
Report
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
Sweden
Paraguay
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić Yellow card 48'
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson downward-facing red arrow 68'
CM 16 Kim Källström downward-facing red arrow 86'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth Yellow card 14'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović downward-facing red arrow 46'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck Yellow card 60' upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 18 Mattias Jonson upward-facing green arrow 68'
FW 17 Johan Elmander upward-facing green arrow 86'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
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GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla
RB 21 Denis Caniza Yellow card 3'
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 2 Jorge Núñez Yellow card 54'
RM 6 Carlos Bonet downward-facing red arrow 81'
CM 10 Roberto Acuña Yellow card 51'
CM 13 Carlos Paredes Yellow card 74'
LM 16 Cristian Riveros downward-facing red arrow 62'
CF 18 Nelson Valdez
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz downward-facing red arrow 63'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Julio dos Santos upward-facing green arrow 62'
FW 20 Dante López upward-facing green arrow 63'
MF 8 Edgar Barreto Yellow card 85' upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz

Man of the Match:
Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden)

Assistant referees:
Roman Slysko (Slovakia)
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Enock Molefe (South Africa)

Sweden vs England

Sweden 2–2 England
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Sweden
England
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson Yellow card 83'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 4 Teddy Lučić
LB 5 Erik Edman
RM 18 Mattias Jonson downward-facing red arrow 54'
CM 16 Kim Källström
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth downward-facing red arrow 90+1'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg Yellow card 87'
CF 20 Marcus Allbäck downward-facing red arrow 75'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson upward-facing green arrow 54'
FW 17 Johan Elmander upward-facing green arrow 75'
MF 19 Daniel Andersson upward-facing green arrow 90+1'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
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GK 1 Paul Robinson
RB 15 Jamie Carragher
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand downward-facing red arrow 56'
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 16 Owen Hargreaves Yellow card 76'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
LM 11 Joe Cole
CF 9 Wayne Rooney downward-facing red arrow 69'
CF 10 Michael Owen downward-facing red arrow 4'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Peter Crouch upward-facing green arrow 4'
DF 12 Sol Campbell upward-facing green arrow 56'
MF 4 Steven Gerrard upward-facing green arrow 69'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Joe Cole (England)

Assistant referees:
Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Fifth official:
Fathi Arabati (Jordan)

Paraguay vs Trinidad & Tobago

Paraguay 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago
GK 22 Aldo Bobadilla
RB 21 Denis Caniza downward-facing red arrow 89'
CB 5 Julio César Cáceres downward-facing red arrow 77'
CB 4 Carlos Gamarra (c)
LB 2 Jorge Núñez
RM 8 Edgar Barreto
CM 10 Roberto Acuña
CM 13 Carlos Paredes Yellow card 30'
LM 19 Julio dos Santos Yellow card 54'
CF 18 Nelson Valdez downward-facing red arrow 66'
CF 9 Roque Santa Cruz
Substitutions:
FW 23 Nelson Cuevas upward-facing green arrow 66'
DF 15 Julio Manzur upward-facing green arrow 77'
DF 14 Paulo da Silva upward-facing green arrow 89'
Manager:
Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz
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GK 21 Kelvin Jack
RB 11 Carlos Edwards
CB 5 Brent Sancho Yellow card 45'
CB 6 Dennis Lawrence
LB 3 Avery John downward-facing red arrow 31'
RM 7 Chris Birchall
CM 9 Aurtis Whitley Yellow card 48' downward-facing red arrow 67'
CM 19 Dwight Yorke (c)
LM 18 Densill Theobald
CF 13 Cornell Glen downward-facing red arrow 41'
CF 14 Stern John
Substitutions:
DF 15 Kenwyne Jones upward-facing green arrow 31'
MF 16 Evans Wise upward-facing green arrow 41'
MF 10 Russell Latapy upward-facing green arrow 67'
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
Julio dos Santos (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Cristiano Copelli (Italy)
Alessandro Stagnelli (Italy)
Fourth official:
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Fifth official:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)