|Copa Confederaciones México '99|
|Dates||24 July – 4 August|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Mexico (1st title)|
|Third place||United States|
|Fourth place||Saudi Arabia|
|Goals scored||55 (3.44 per match)|
|Attendance||970,000 (60,625 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Marzouk Al-Otaibi|
(6 goals each)
|Fair play award||Brazil|
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.
The tournament was organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals.
The following teams qualified for the tournament.
|Country||Confederation||Qualified as||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament|
|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||29 June 1997||0 (debut)|
|United States||CONCACAF||1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up||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||12 July 1998||1 (1997)|
|New Zealand||OFC||1998 OFC Nations Cup winners||4 October 1998||0 (debut)|
Two cities served as the venues for tournament.
|Estadio Jalisco||Estadio Azteca|
|Capacity: 66,700||Capacity: 115,000|
|1||Mexico (H)||3||2||1||0||8||3||+5||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Brazil||3||3||0||0||7||0||+7||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|New Zealand||1–2||United States|
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.
|1 August – Mexico City|
|4 August – Mexico City|
|1 August – Guadalajara|
|Third place play-off|
|3 August – Guadalajara|
|Mexico||1–0 (a.e.t.)||United States|
Third place play-offEdit
|United States||2–0||Saudi Arabia|
|Golden Ball Winner||Golden Shoe Winner||FIFA Fair Play Trophy|
|Silver Ball Winner||Silver Shoe Winner|
|Cuauhtémoc Blanco||Cuauhtémoc Blanco|
|Bronze Ball Winner||Bronze Shoe Winner|
|Marzouk Al-Otaibi||Marzouk Al-Otaibi|
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
|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|
- "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.
- Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
- Bolivia was awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won the 1997 Copa América and qualified through the World Cup berth.
- The United States was awarded a spot in the competition because the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico qualified as hosts.
- France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.
- "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.
- "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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