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On this day: 16 June 2006

On this day: 16 June 2006

On this day in 1982, Germany FR suffered a surprise defeat to Algeria in Gijon, Spain (1-2); despite this, Algeria were later eliminated at the end of the first stage and Germany went on to appear in the final, where they lost out to eventual World Champions, Italy.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 14 June 2006