List of teams that have qualified for the World Cup finals in Germany - 2006:
Europe: Croatia, England, Germany (host), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and Portugal.
South America: Argentina, Brazil.
Africa: Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo.
CONCACAF: Mexico, United States.
Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building