1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fourth FIFA Confederations Cup, and the second organised by FIFA. The tournament was hosted by Mexico between 24 July and 4 August 1999.

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa Confederaciones México '99
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates24 July – 4 August
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored55 (3.44 per match)
Attendance970,000 (60,625 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Brazil Ronaldinho
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Ronaldinho
Fair play award Brazil
1997
2001

It was won by Mexico, who beat Brazil 4–3 in the final. Mexico became the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup. The competition was to originally be held in three stadiums, in three cities in the country. However, since the stadiums in Monterrey were sponsored by a competing beer company other than the official advertiser, the city was left out of the tournament altogether. The tournament was originally scheduled from 8 to 20 January 1999, but was rescheduled by FIFA on 17 November 1998 to accommodate the scheduling of the participating European teams.[1]

The tournament was organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[2]
  Mexico CONCACAF Hosts and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 2 (1995, 1997)
  Germany UEFA UEFA Euro 1996 winners 30 June 1996 0 (debut)
  Saudi Arabia AFC 1996 AFC Asian Cup winners 21 December 1996 3 (1992, 1995, 1997)
  Bolivia CONMEBOL 1997 Copa América runners-up[3] 29 June 1997 0 (debut)
  United States CONCACAF 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up[4] 15 February 1998 1 (1992)
  Egypt CAF 1998 African Cup of Nations winners 28 February 1998 0 (debut)
  Brazil CONMEBOL 1998 FIFA World Cup runners-up[5] 12 July 1998 1 (1997)
  New Zealand OFC 1998 OFC Nations Cup winners 4 October 1998 0 (debut)

VenuesEdit

Two cities served as the venues for tournament.

Guadalajara Mexico City
Estadio Jalisco Estadio Azteca
Capacity: 66,700 Capacity: 115,000
   

Match refereesEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times CST (UTC−6).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico (H) 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
3   Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4   Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 −4 2
Source: FIFA
(H) Host
Bolivia  2–2  Egypt
  • Gutiérrez   21'
  • Ribera   40'
Report
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Mexico  5–1  Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 85,000

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Bolivia
Report
Attendance: 65,000
Mexico  2–2  Egypt
Report

Egypt  1–5  Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 15,000
Bolivia  0–1  Mexico
Report
Attendance: 55,000

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3   Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: FIFA
Brazil  4–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 60,000
New Zealand  1–2  United States
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Germany  2–0  New Zealand
Report
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Brazil  1–0  United States
Report
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

United States  2–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 53,000
New Zealand  0–2  Brazil
Report

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each). If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 August – Mexico City
 
 
  Mexico (a.s.d.e.t.)1
 
4 August – Mexico City
 
  United States0
 
  Mexico4
 
1 August – Guadalajara
 
  Brazil3
 
  Brazil8
 
 
  Saudi Arabia2
 
Third place play-off
 
 
3 August – Guadalajara
 
 
  United States2
 
 
  Saudi Arabia0

Semi-finalsEdit

Mexico  1–0 (a.e.t.)  United States
Report

Brazil  8–2  Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 48,000

Third place play-offEdit

United States  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 38,000

FinalEdit

Mexico  4–3  Brazil
Report
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
  Ronaldinho   Ronaldinho   Brazil


Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
  Cuauhtémoc Blanco   Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
  Marzouk Al-Otaibi   Marzouk Al-Otaibi

Source: FIFA[6]

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Marzouk Al-Otaibi and Ronaldinho are the top scorers in the tournament with six goals each. Ronaldinho won the Golden Shoe award by having more assists than Blanco and Al-Otaibi. In total, 55 goals were scored by 29 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Tournament rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A   Mexico (H) 5 4 1 0 13 6 +7 13 Champions
2 B   Brazil 5 4 0 1 18 6 +12 12 Runners-up
3 B   United States 5 3 0 2 6 3 +3 9 Third place
4 A   Saudi Arabia 5 1 1 3 8 16 −8 4 Fourth place
5 B   Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3 Eliminated in
group stage
6 A   Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
7 A   Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 −4 2
8 B   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: FIFA[7]
(H) Host

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Rescheduled for July 28 – August 8 in Mexico". Chicago: United States Soccer Federation. 17 November 1998. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
  3. ^ Bolivia was awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won the 1997 Copa América and qualified through the World Cup berth.
  4. ^ The United States was awarded a spot in the competition because the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico qualified as hosts.
  5. ^ France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.
  6. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) – Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 July 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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