2006 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL HYPOTHETICAL

Let’s examine ADG with the 2006 World Cup Final as a hypothetical example. The Italians have eleven players and the French have ten due to Zidane’s red card. The Italians have Zambrotta on a yellow card, while the French have Makelele, Malouda and Sagnol all on yellow cards. The Italians win the coin toss and choose to attack in the first contest. Both teams receive two additional substitutions. The referee meets separately with the teams and records their five attackers and the order in which they will compete.

ITALY

1

3

4

5

7

8

9

15

19

21

23

Buffon (GK)

Grosso

De Rossi

Cannavaro

Del Piero

Gattuso

Toni

Iaquinta

ZambrottaYellow Card

Pirlo

Materazzi

FRANCE

16

3

5

6

7

11

15

18

19

20

Barthez (GK)

Abidal

Gallas

MakeleleYellow Card

MaloudaYellow Card

Wiltord

Thuram

Diarra

SagnolYellow Card

Trezeguet

 

Contest 1

Italy have Del Piero as their first attacker and the French select Sagnol as their defender. Barthez is the goalkeeper. The referee blows his whistle and the stadium clock counts down from thirty seconds. Del Piero dribbles the ball past Sagnol and gets a powerful shot away that leaves Barthez flailing. Goal!

Contest 2

France have Makelele as their attacker and Italy select Grosso as their defender. Buffon is the goalkeeper. Grosso brilliantly tackles Makelele and kicks the ball over the touchline.

Contest 3

Italy have De Rossi as their attacker and France select Thuram as their defender. De Rossi skips past Thuram and shoots from distance. Barthez makes the save.

Contest 4

France have Malouda as their attacker and Italy select Zambrotta as their defender. Malouda is immediately fouled by a reckless challenge from Zambrotta. The defender receives his second yellow card of the match and is sent off. Malouda converts the penalty kick.

Contest 5

Italy have Pirlo as their attacker and France select Gallas as their defender. Gallas dispossesses Pirlo of the ball and kicks it over the halfway line.

Contest 6

France have Diarra as their attacker and Italy select Gattuso as their defender. Diarra dribbles past Gattuso and gets a shot away. Buffon makes the save.

Contest 7

Italy have Iaquinta as their attacker and France opt not play a defender. Remember that the French are a man down because of Zidane’s red card. Iaquinta dribbles into the penalty box, fakes out Barthez with some clever footwork and angles the ball into the net.

Contest 8

France have Wiltord as their attacker and Italy select Materazzi as their defender. Wiltord manages to get past Materazzi, but his long range shot misses the goal.

Contest 9

Italy have Toni as their attacker and France select Abidal as their defender. Toni hops past Abidal and gets a powerful shot away. Barthez makes a diving save.

Contest 10

The French need to score to push the match into sudden death ADG. France have Trezeguet as their attacker, while Italy will have Cannavaro as their defender. Cannavaro makes a superb tackle on Trezeguet and kicks the ball over the touchline. Italy win the 2006 FIFA World Cup!

# Attacker Defender Goalkeeper Result ADG Score
1 Del Piero Sagnol Barthez Goal ITA 1-0 FRA
2 Makelele Grosso Buffon - ITA 1-0 FRA
3 De Rossi Thuram Barthez - ITA 1-0 FRA
4 Malouda Zambrotta Buffon Goal ITA 1-1 FRA
5 Pirlo Gallas Barthez - ITA 1-1 FRA
6 Diarra Gattuso Buffon - ITA 1-1 FRA
7 Iaqunita - Barthez Goal ITA 2-1 FRA
8 Wiltord Materazzi Buffon - ITA 2-1 FRA
9 Toni Abidal Barthez - ITA 2-1 FRA
10 Trezeguet Cannavaro Buffon - ITA 2-1 FRA

Referee's ADG Scorecard


"The penalties are always a lottery."

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Former Manager of Portugal