Date: November 12 & 13, 2005
Place: Cologne, Germany

We had thought last year's world cup was big, but we had no idea. This time the Germans took the responsibility of hosting the event and they lived up to their reputation, as they managed to give us the most perfectly organized world cup ever. 63 players was a record I doubt will ever be broken!

Another triumph for Gianluca Troiano who won his third title in a row, and as if that wasn't enough, he brought the Top Scorer and Best Defense trophies home as well! Just like last year, he was undefeated and just like last year, he had to face a compatriot in the final. It was Gianni Torchio this time who was 100% improved than in Milan, but still could not do much to stop the KOA's eternal champion. The bronze medal went to Alkis Polyrakis who came back after a year of absence, while the KOA Cup was won by Filippo Dela Bianca. Thorsten Butschke was the 2005 "Trophy of Shame" winner.

Note: The 63 players were divided into seven groups of 8 and one group of seven. The top four players from each group qualified to Round 2, while the others continued to the KOA Cup.

Note: The players that got disqualified in Round 1 were divided into 4 groups. The Top 4 of each group qualified for the 2nd Round. Knockout home & away matches were then played until the final.

Note: Unlike previous years, in this world cup when players got eliminated during the 2nd day, they kept competing in classification matches for positions 5-32. What this means is that the players who got knocked out in Round 2 competed for positions 17-32, the ones who got knocked out in Round 3 competed for positions 9-16, and the ones who got knocked out in the Quarter Finals competed for positions 5-8. All matches were home & away knockouts.

Note: The Playoffs were home & away knockout matches, played among the 32 people who qualified from Round 1. The winner of each matchup progressed to the next round, while the loser continued to classification matches.

 

Gianluca Troiano was the 2005 Kick Off 2 World Champion.

Goals in the finals (Click to enlarge):

 










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