2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the seventh FIFA Confederations Cup. It was held in Germany between 15 June and 29 June 2005, as a prelude to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The tournament was won by 2002 FIFA World Cup winners Brazil, who defeated Argentina 4–1 in the final at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt. The final was a rematch of the Copa América final also won by Brazil. It was Brazil's second win at the Confederations Cup.
|Dates||15–29 June 2005|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||56 (3.5 per match)|
|Attendance||603,106 (37,694 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Adriano (5 goals)|
|Fair play award||Greece|
|Team||Confederation||Qualification method||Date qualification secured||Participation no.|
|Germany||UEFA||Hosts||7 July 2000||2nd|
|Brazil||CONMEBOL||2002 FIFA World Cup and 2004 Copa América winners||30 June 2002||5th|
|Mexico||CONCACAF||2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners||27 July 2003||5th|
|Tunisia||CAF||2004 African Cup of Nations winners||14 February 2004||1st|
|Greece||UEFA||UEFA Euro 2004 winners||4 July 2004||1st|
|Argentina||CONMEBOL||2004 Copa América runners-up1||20 July 2004||3rd|
|Japan||AFC||2004 AFC Asian Cup winners||7 August 2004||4th|
|Australia||OFC||2004 OFC Nations Cup winners||12 October 2004||3rd|
1Argentina were awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won both the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Copa América. Since both competitions award their winners a place in the Confederations Cup, the runners-up in the Copa América 2004 were called to play.
(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne)
(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover)
|Capacity: 48,132||Capacity: 46,120||Capacity: 44,652||Capacity: 44,200||Capacity: 41,926|
Originally, Kaiserslautern's Fritz-Walter-Stadion was also intended as a venue. However, on 27 May 2004, city authorities withdrew from the bidding process, citing added costs to complete the stadium on time as the reason for the withdrawal.
All five venues were reused for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
|AFC||Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)||Prachya Permpanich (Thailand)|
Bengech Allaberdyev (Turkmenistan)
|CAF||Mourad Daami (Tunisia)||Taoufik Adjengui (Tunisia)|
Ali Tomusange (Uganda)
|CONCACAF||Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)||Anthony Garwood (Jamaica)|
Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago)
|CONMEBOL||Carlos Chandía (Chile)||Cristian Julio (Chile)|
Mario Vargas (Chile)
|Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)||Amelio Andino (Paraguay)|
Manuel Bernal (Paraguay)
|OFC||Matthew Breeze (Australia)||Matthew Cream (Australia)|
Jim Ouliaris (Australia)
|UEFA||Herbert Fandel (Germany)||Carsten Kadach (Germany)|
Volker Wezel (Germany)
|Roberto Rosetti (Italy)||Alessandro Griselli (Italy)|
Cristiano Copelli (Italy)
|Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)||Roman Slyško (Slovakia)|
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
|15 June 2005|
|18 June 2005|
|21 June 2005|
|16 June 2005|
|19 June 2005|
|22 June 2005|
|25 June – Nuremberg|
|29 June – Frankfurt|
|26 June – Hanover|
|Argentina (pen.)||1 (6)|
|29 June – Leipzig|
Ballack 45+3' (pen.)
|Report||Adriano 21', 76'
Ronaldinho 43' (pen.)
|Salcido 104'||Report||Figueroa 110'|
Third place play-offEdit
Borgetti 58', 85'
|Golden Ball winner||Golden Shoe winner|
|Silver Ball winner||Silver Shoe winner|
|Bronze Ball winner||Bronze Shoe winner|
|FIFA Fair Play Trophy|
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
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- "Kaiserslautern declines Confederations Cup role". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 May 2004. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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