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

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
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

1France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.[1]

2Bolivia was awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won the 1997 Copa América and qualified through the World Cup berth.

3United States was awarded a spot in the competition because the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico qualified as hosts.

VenuesEdit

The matches were played in:

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

Match refereesEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7
  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
  Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 −4 2
Bolivia  2–2  Egypt
Gutiérrez   21'
Ribera   40'
Report Sabry   8'
Radwan   63'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Mexico  5–1  Saudi Arabia
Blanco   12'19'68'77'
Abundis   21'
Report Al-Temyat   62' (pen.)
Attendance: 85,000

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Bolivia
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Mexico  2–2  Egypt
Pardo   15'
Abundis   26'
Report A. Hassan   79'
S. Ibrahim   85'

Egypt  1–5  Saudi Arabia
S. Ibrahim   70' (pen.) Report Al-Otaibi   8'34'78'85'
Al-Shahrani   64'
Attendance: 15,000

Bolivia  0–1  Mexico
Report Palencia   52'
Attendance: 55,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Brazil  4–0  Germany
Zé Roberto   62'
Ronaldinho   72'
Alex   86'87'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

New Zealand  1–2  United States
Zoricich   90+3' Report McBride   25'
Kirovski   58'
Attendance: 60,000

Germany  2–0  New Zealand
Preetz   6'
Matthäus   33'
Report
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Brazil  1–0  United States
Ronaldinho   13' Report
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

United States  2–0  Germany
Olsen   23'
Moore   50'
Report
Attendance: 53,000

New Zealand  0–2  Brazil
Report Marcos Paulo   45+2'
Ronaldinho   88'

Knockout stageEdit

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

Semi-finalsEdit

Mexico  1–0
(a.e.t.)
  United States
Blanco   97' Report

Brazil  8–2  Saudi Arabia
João Carlos   8'
Ronaldinho   11'65'90+2'
Zé Roberto   33'
Alex   36'86'
Rôni   62'
Report Al-Otaibi   22'31'
Attendance: 48,000

Third place play-offEdit

United States  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Bravo   27'
McBride   78'
Report
Attendance: 38,000

FinalEdit

Mexico  4–3  Brazil
Zepeda   13'51'
Abundis   28'
Blanco   62'
Report Serginho   43' (pen.)
Rôni   47'
Zé Roberto   63'
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[2]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA CONSIDERING CONFEDERATIONS' CUP RESCHEDULING". Sport Business. 28 September 2001. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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