2006 FIFA World Cup
No other sporting event captures the world’s imagination like the FIFA World Cup™.
In 2006, 32 years after hosting the event in 1974, Germany will stage the 18th FIFA World Cup™. Twelve cities will play host to the 32 nations vying to be known as world champions. The opening match will be played in Munich on 9 June 2006, and the final on 9 July 2006 in Berlin.
New Zealanders enjoy their sports and New Zealand offers just about every sporting and recreational activity. No other sporting event captures the world’s imagination like the FIFA World Cup™. The first competition was held in Uruguay in 1930, and since then popularity has constantly grown. With audiences in the millions, it is a 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week viewing phenomenon. The final in 2002 was watched by an estimated two billion.
Since 1930 the 16 tournaments have seen only seven different winners, with two teams showing themselves to be most consistent: Brazil and Germany. The main focus of the FIFA World Cup™ always remains the same: the glistening golden trophy – every footballers’ ambition. Now you too can hold a glistening piece of the FIFA World Cup™ action for yourself through this limited mintage silver proof FIFA coin.