1997 FIFA Confederations Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup began on 19 December with the semi-final round, and concluded on 21 December 1997 with the final at the King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place match was included and played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.[1]

In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) would be played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out. Additionally, a golden goal rule was used, according to which if the goal is scored during the extra time, the game ends immediately and the scoring team becomes the winner.

Qualified teamsEdit

Group Winners Runners-up
A   Brazil   Australia
B   Uruguay   Czech Republic

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 December – Riyadh
 
 
  Brazil2
 
21 December – Riyadh
 
  Czech Republic0
 
  Brazil6
 
19 December – Riyadh
 
  Australia0
 
  Uruguay0
 
 
  Australia (a.s.d.e.t.)1
 
Third place
 
 
21 December – Riyadh
 
 
  Czech Republic1
 
 
  Uruguay0

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil vs Czech RepublicEdit

Brazil  2–0  Czech Republic
Romário   54'
Ronaldo   83'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Dida
RB 2 Cafu   24'
CB 4 Júnior Baiano   20'   70'
CB 3 Aldair   35'
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 Dunga (c)   77'
CM 8 Flávio Conceição   87'
RAM 19 Juninho
LAM 10 Leonardo   45'
FW 9 Ronaldo
FW 11 Romário
Substitutions:
MF 18 Denílson   45'
DF 14 Gonçalves   70'
MF 16 César Sampaio   87'
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
 
CZECH REPUBLIC:
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
DF 5 Michal Horňák   82'
DF 12 Karel Rada
DF 13 Petr Vlček   64'
DF 15 Edvard Lasota
MF 4 Pavel Nedvěd   7'   73'
MF 6 Zdeněk Svoboda
MF 7 Jiří Němec   68'
MF 11 Radek Bejbl   89'
MF 17 Vladimír Šmicer
FW 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
DF 2 Ivo Ulich   73'
MF 8 Karel Poborský   82'
DF 3 Luboš Kozel   89'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin

Uruguay v AustraliaEdit

Uruguay  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Report Kewell   92'
Attendance: 22,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
URUGUAY:
GK 12 Claudio Flores
DF 2 Diego López
DF 3 Paolo Montero
DF 4 Gustavo Méndez   5'
DF 6 Edgardo Adinolfi
MF 5 Gonzalo de los Santos
MF 7 Pablo García
MF 8 Líber Vespa
MF 20 Álvaro Recoba   81'
FW 9 Marcelo Zalayeta   4'
FW 10 Nicolás Olivera
Substitutions:
FW 11 Darío Silva   81'
Manager:
Víctor Púa
 
AUSTRALIA:
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
SW 4 Milan Ivanović
CB 5 Alex Tobin (c)
CB 14 Tony Vidmar
CB 21 Kevin Muscat   28'
RM 8 Craig Foster
CM 6 Ned Zelić
CM 10 Aurelio Vidmar   80'
LM 3 Stan Lazaridis
FW 9 Mark Viduka
FW 11 Harry Kewell
Substitutions:
MF 15 Josip Skoko   80'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

Third-place matchEdit

Czech Republic  1–0  Uruguay
Lasota   63' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
CZECH REPUBLIC:
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
DF 7 Jiří Němec   34'
DF 12 Karel Rada
DF 13 Petr Vlček
DF 18 Milan Fukal   78'
MF 4 Pavel Nedvěd
MF 6 Zdeněk Svoboda   29'
MF 11 Radek Bejbl   58'
MF 17 Vladimír Šmicer   78'
FW 9 Pavel Kuka
FW 16 Vratislav Lokvenc   88'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Edvard Lasota   58'
MF 8 Karel Poborský   83'   78'
DF 5 Michal Horňák   88'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
 
URUGUAY:
GK 12 Claudio Flores
DF 2 Diego López   67'
DF 3 Paolo Montero
DF 4 Gustavo Méndez
DF 6 Edgardo Adinolfi
MF 5 Gonzalo de los Santos
MF 7 Pablo García
MF 8 Líber Vespa   79'
MF 20 Álvaro Recoba
FW 9 Marcelo Zalayeta
FW 10 Nicolás Olivera   35'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Darío Silva   90'   79'
DF 13 Pablo Hernández   67'
Manager:
Víctor Púa

FinalEdit

Brazil  6–0  Australia
Ronaldo   15', 27', 59'
Romário   38', 53', 75' (pen.)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 1 Dida
RB 2 Cafu
CB 4 Júnior Baiano
CB 3 Aldair
LB 6 Roberto Carlos
CM 5 Dunga (c)
CM 16 César Sampaio
RAM 19 Juninho
LAM 18 Denílson
FW 9 Ronaldo   72'
FW 11 Romário
Manager:
Mário Zagallo
 
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
SW 4 Milan Ivanović
RB 14 Tony Vidmar   31'
CB 5 Alex Tobin (c)
CB 2 Steve Horvat   55'
LB 3 Stan Lazaridis
CM 8 Craig Foster
CM 6 Ned Zelić
AM 10 Aurelio Vidmar   31'
CF 9 Mark Viduka   24'
CF 11 Harry Kewell
Substitutions:
FW 18 John Aloisi   31'
DF 21 Kevin Muscat   31'
DF 12 Matthew Bingley   55'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

OFFICIALS

ReferencesEdit