Date Played: June 9, 2006 (Group Stage)
It was an explosive opening game between host nation Germany and Costa Rica. It may not be an acid test game but definitely the Germans are ecstatic about the win raising their expectations on their team. 28-year old Miroslav Klose launched two torpedoe bombs that found it’s target. The goal total broke the record for most goals scored in an opening match set in 1930 in France’s 4-1 win over Mexico.