1997 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A

Group A of the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup took place between 12 and 16 December 1997. Brazil won the group, and advanced to the knockout stage, along with group runners-up Australia. Mexico and Saudi Arabia failed to advance.[1]

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Australia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
  Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3

ResultsEdit

Saudi Arabia v BrazilEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–3  Brazil
Report César Sampaio   65'
Romário   73', 80'
Attendance: 80,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
SAUDI ARABIA:
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani   24'
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi   28'   64'
DF 13 Hussein Abdulghani
MF 6 Ibrahim Al-Harbi
MF 10 Saeed Al-Owairan   44'
MF 14 Khalid Al-Muwallid
MF 16 Khamis Al-Dosari
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber
FW 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel   63'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Khalid Al-Temawi   44'
FW 7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani   63'
Manager:
  Otto Pfister
 
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Dida
RB 2 Cafu   72'   75'
CB 4 Júnior Baiano
CB 3 Aldair
LB 15 Zé Roberto
RM 8 Flávio Conceição
CM 16 César Sampaio
LM 18 Denílson   73'
RF 9 Ronaldo
CF 11 Romário
LF 10 Leonardo (c)   72'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Juninho   72'
MF 20 Rivaldo   73'
DF 13 Zé Maria   75'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo

Mexico v AustraliaEdit

Mexico  1–3  Australia
Hernández   80' (pen.) Report Viduka   45'
Aloisi   59'
Mori   90'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
MEXICO:
GK 1 Oswaldo Sánchez
DF 2 Claudio Suárez
DF 3 Francisco Gabriel   63'
DF 14 Isaac Terrazas   66'
MF 6 Raúl Lara
MF 7 Ramón Ramírez
MF 8 Braulio Luna
MF 9 Paulo Chávez   45'
MF 13 Pável Pardo
FW 11 Cuauhtémoc Blanco
FW 20 José Manuel Abundis
Substitutions:
FW 10 Luis García   45'
FW 15 Luis Hernández   63'
DF 18 Salvador Carmona   66'
Manager:
Manuel Lapuente
 
AUSTRALIA:
GK 20 Zeljko Kalac   80'
RB 14 Tony Vidmar
CB 2 Steve Horvat
CB 5 Alex Tobin (c)
LB 3 Stan Lazaridis
RM 8 Craig Foster
CM 7 Robbie Slater   77'   78'
LM 6 Ned Zelić   64'
AM 10 Aurelio Vidmar   46'
FW 9 Mark Viduka   73'
FW 18 John Aloisi
Substitutions:
DF 13 Robbie Hooker   46'
FW 17 Damian Mori   73'
MF 19 Ernie Tapai   78'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

Saudi Arabia v MexicoEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–5  Mexico
Report Palencia   20', 62'
Blanco   68', 76'
Luna   75'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
SAUDI ARABIA:
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
DF 13 Hussein Abdulghani
DF 17 Mohammad Al-Sahafi
MF 6 Ibrahim Al-Harbi
MF 10 Saeed Al-Owairan   65'
MF 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid   51'
MF 16 Khamis Al-Dosari   48'
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber
FW 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel
Substitutions:
MF 8 Khalid Al-Temawi   65'
Manager:
  Otto Pfister
 
MEXICO:
GK 1 Oswaldo Sánchez
DF 2 Claudio Suárez
DF 5 Duilio Davino   88'
DF 18 Salvador Carmona
MF 4 Germán Villa   77'
MF 6 Raúl Lara   46'
MF 8 Braulio Luna   56'
MF 9 Paulo Chávez
MF 13 Pável Pardo
FW 11 Cuauhtémoc Blanco
FW 17 Francisco Palencia
Substitutions:
FW 15 Luis Hernández   46'
MF 16 Markus López   56'
Manager:
Manuel Lapuente

Australia v BrazilEdit

Australia  0–0  Brazil
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
AUSTRALIA:
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
SW 4 Milan Ivanović
RB 14 Tony Vidmar
CB 2 Steve Horvat   45'
CB 5 Alex Tobin (c)
LB 3 Stan Lazaridis
CM 6 Ned Zelić
CM 8 Craig Foster
AM 10 Aurelio Vidmar   60'
FW 9 Mark Viduka   90'
FW 18 John Aloisi   70'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Ernie Tapai   60'
FW 17 Damian Mori   77'   70'
DF 12 Matthew Bingley   90'
Manager:
  Terry Venables
 
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Dida
RB 13 Zé Maria
CB 4 Júnior Baiano
CB 3 Aldair
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 8 Flávio Conceição
CM 16 César Sampaio   88'
RAM 20 Rivaldo   38'   64'
LAM 10 Leonardo (c)
FW 7 Bebeto   27'
FW 9 Ronaldo
Substitutions:
MF 18 Denílson   64'
MF 17 Doriva   88'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo

Saudi Arabia v AustraliaEdit

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Australia
Al-Khilaiwi   40' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
SAUDI ARABIA:
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
DF 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi    50'
DF 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
DF 12 Ahmed Dokhi
DF 13 Hussein Abdulghani
MF 6 Ibrahim Al-Harbi
MF 10 Saeed Al-Owairan
MF 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid   77'
MF 16 Khamis Al-Dosari
FW 9 Sami Al-Jaber
FW 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel   67'
Substitutions:
DF 19 Obeid Al-Dosari   67'
MF 8 Khalid Al-Temawi   77'
Manager:
  Otto Pfister
 
AUSTRALIA:
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
CB 2 Steve Horvat   42'
CB 4 Milan Ivanović   85'
CB 5 Alex Tobin (c)
RM 8 Craig Foster
CM 6 Ned Zelić
CM 15 Josip Skoko   74'
LM 3 Stan Lazaridis
AM 7 Robbie Slater
FW 17 Damian Mori   66'
FW 18 John Aloisi   66'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Mark Viduka   66'
FW 11 Harry Kewell   66'
MF 10 Aurelio Vidmar   74'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

Brazil v MexicoEdit

Brazil  3–2  Mexico
Romário   41' (pen.)
Denílson   61'
Júnior Baiano   66'
Report Blanco   51'
Ramírez   90'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Dida   82'
RB 13 Zé Maria
CB 4 Júnior Baiano
CB 3 Aldair
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 Dunga (c)   45'
CM 8 Flávio Conceição
RAM 19 Juninho
LAM 18 Denílson
FW 9 Ronaldo   46'
FW 11 Romário
Substitutions:
FW 7 Bebeto   46'
GK 12 Rogério Ceni   82'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
 
MEXICO:
GK 12 Óscar Pérez
DF 2 Claudio Suárez
DF 3 Francisco Gabriel   61'
DF 5 Duilio Davino
DF 18 Salvador Carmona
MF 6 Raúl Lara
MF 8 Braulio Luna   46'
MF 13 Pável Pardo
MF 17 Francisco Palencia
FW 11 Cuauhtémoc Blanco    41'
FW 15 Luis Hernández
Substitutions:
FW 10 Luis García   61'
MF 7 Ramón Ramírez   46'
Manager:
Manuel Lapuente

ReferencesEdit