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The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th edition of the FIFA World Cup, the global championship tournament in men's association football, held across 12 cities in Germany from 9 June to 9 July 2006.

The defending champions were Brazil, who won the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea. The tournament was won by Italy, which beat France in the Olympiastadion, Berlin, on 9 July 2006.

1999–2002

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2002–2006

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The official emblem of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was unveiled on 19 November 2002 in Gelsenkirchen, a city in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany.

Mascot

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Name:  Goleo VI
Pille
Species:  Lion (Goleo VI)
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Designer:  The Jim Henson Company

The official mascots were called Goleo VI and Pille, and was unveiled on 13 November 2004. The mascot costumes and puppets were manafactured at The Jim Henson Company.

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