1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
|Copa Confederaciones México '99|
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
|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 organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals.
|Team||Confederation||Qualification method||Date qualification secured||Participation no.|
|Mexico||CONCACAF||Hosts and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners||n/a||3rd|
|Brazil||CONMEBOL||1998 FIFA World Cup runners-up1||12 July 1998||2nd|
|Germany||UEFA||UEFA Euro 1996 winners||30 June 1996||1st|
|Saudi Arabia||AFC||1996 AFC Asian Cup winners||21 December 1996||4th|
|Bolivia||CONMEBOL||1997 Copa América runners-up2||23 October 1998||1st|
|Egypt||CAF||1998 African Cup of Nations winners||28 February 1998||1st|
|United States||CONCACAF||1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up3||15 February 1998||2nd|
|New Zealand||OFC||1998 OFC Nations Cup winners||4 October 1998||1st|
The matches were played in:
|Estadio Azteca||Estadio Jalisco|
|Capacity: 115,000||Capacity: 66,700|
|Blanco 12', 19', 68', 77'
|Report||Al-Temyat 62' (pen.)|
|Report||A. Hassan 79'
S. Ibrahim 85'
|S. Ibrahim 70' (pen.)||Report||Al-Otaibi 8', 34', 78', 85'
|Zé Roberto 62'
Alex 86', 87'
|New Zealand||1–2||United States|
|Zoricich 90+3'||Report||McBride 25'
|1 August - Mexico City|
|4 August - Mexico City|
|1 August - Guadalajara|
|3 August - Guadalajara|
|João Carlos 8'
Ronaldinho 11', 65', 90+2'
Zé Roberto 33'
Alex 36', 86'
|Report||Al-Otaibi 22', 31'|
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||14||−6||4||Fourth place|
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- "FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 20 October 2017.
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