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  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Zinedine Zidane

    2006 FIFA World Cup

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    The 2006 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 9 July 2006 at the Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany, to determine the winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Italy beat France 5–3 on penalties after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. France's Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his last-ever match, for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi's chest in retaliation to Materazzi's verbal provocation.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    2006 FIFA World Cup Final

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Italy won the World Cup 2006




  • Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Shakira

    Singing in the closing ceremony song of the FIFA World Cup 2006

    Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Shakira and Wyclef Jean also recorded a Bamboo version of the song to serve as the closing ceremony song of the FIFA World Cup 2006.




  • Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    2006 Mumbai train bombings

    Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    In July 2006, Modi criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh " for his reluctance to revive anti-terror legislation" such as the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act. He asked the national government to allow states to invoke tougher laws in the wake of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    Stan Lee

    Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    From July 2006 until September 2007 Lee hosted, co-created, executive-produced, and judged the reality television game show competition Who Wants to Be a Superhero? on the Sci-Fi Channel.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Raúl Castro

    Temporary Control Over The Presidency

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    On 31 July 2006, Fidel Castro's personal secretary, Carlos Valenciaga, announced on state-run television that Fidel Castro would provisionally hand over the duties of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (party chief), President of the Council of State of Cuba (head of state), President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba (prime minister), and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to Raúl Castro while Fidel underwent and recovered from intestinal surgery to repair gastrointestinal bleeding.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Fidel Castro

    Delegated his Presidential

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Castro underwent surgery for intestinal bleeding, and on 31 July 2006, delegated his presidential duties to Raúl Castro.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack's debut for Chelsea

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Ballack's debut for Chelsea came on 31 July 2006, during a practice match at UCLA's intramural football pitch. Chelsea presented him to the media the following day where the club also gave him his favoured number 13 shirt, worn throughout his career.


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