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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.

2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
Konföderationen-Pokal 2005
2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates15–29 June 2005
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Germany
Fourth place Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored56 (3.5 per match)
Attendance603,106 (37,694 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Adriano (5 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Adriano
Fair play award Greece
2003
2009

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
2005 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
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.[1]

VenuesEdit

Frankfurt Cologne Hanover Leipzig Nuremberg
Commerzbank-Arena
(Waldstadion)
RheinEnergieStadion
(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne)
AWD-Arena
(FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover)
Zentralstadion Frankenstadion
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.[2]

All five venues were reused for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Match ballEdit

The official match ball for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup was the Adidas Pelias 2.

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistants
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)

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 7
  Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
  Tunisia 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
  Australia 3 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0
15 June 2005
Argentina   2–1   Tunisia
Germany   4–3   Australia
18 June 2005
Tunisia   0–3   Germany
Australia   2–4   Argentina
21 June 2005
Australia   0–2   Tunisia
Argentina   2–2   Germany

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
  Japan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Greece 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
16 June 2005
Japan   1–2   Mexico
Brazil   3–0   Greece
19 June 2005
Greece   0–1   Japan
Mexico   1–0   Brazil
22 June 2005
Greece   0–0   Mexico
Japan   2–2   Brazil

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 June – Nuremberg
 
 
  Germany2
 
29 June – Frankfurt
 
  Brazil3
 
  Brazil4
 
26 June – Hanover
 
  Argentina1
 
  Mexico1 (5)
 
 
  Argentina (pen.)1 (6)
 
Third place
 
 
29 June – Leipzig
 
 
  Germany (aet)4
 
 
  Mexico3

Semi-finalsEdit

Germany  2–3  Brazil
Podolski   23'
Ballack   45+3' (pen.)
Report Adriano   21'76'
Ronaldinho   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 42,187

Mexico  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Salcido   104' Report Figueroa   110'
Penalties
Pérez  
Pardo  
Borgetti  
Salcido  
Pineda  
Osorio  
5–6   Riquelme
  Rodríguez
  Aimar
  Galletti
  Sorín
  Cambiasso
Attendance: 40,718

Third place play-offEdit

Germany  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Podolski   37'
Schweinsteiger   41'
Huth   79'
Ballack   97'
Report Fonseca   40'
Borgetti   58'85'
Attendance: 43,335

FinalEdit

Brazil  4–1  Argentina
Adriano   11'63'
Kaká   16'
Ronaldinho   47'
Report Aimar   65'
Attendance: 45,591

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball winner Golden Shoe winner
  Adriano   Adriano
Silver Ball winner Silver Shoe winner
  Riquelme   Michael Ballack
Bronze Ball winner Bronze Shoe winner
  Ronaldinho   John Aloisi
FIFA Fair Play Trophy
  Greece

Source: FIFA[3]

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Argentina seal sixth FIFA Confederations Cup berth". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 July 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Kaiserslautern declines Confederations Cup role". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 May 2004. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Statistics – Players – Top goals". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 August 2014.

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