For the first season since 2000, the football fancard is not needed to see a first division game. Tickets for matches can now be purchased with a single ID card and on the day of the match, which was not permitted since the introduction of the fancard. Furthermore, for the second season in history (the first time was in the 1960s), one game of each matchday is shown on public television. Another premiere is that every Jupiler League game can be watched on a private television channel.
Belgium continued their qualifying campaign for the Football World Cup 2006 but did not qualify.
* Belgium score given first
** Match stopped after 65 minutes because of bad weather