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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 28 June 2009 and was contested by the United States and Brazil. Despite being two goals down at half-time, Brazil won the match 3–2, with Lúcio scoring the winning goal six minutes from full-time.[3][4]

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
Event2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
Date28 June 2009
VenueEllis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Man of the MatchKaká (Brazil)[1]
RefereeMartin Hansson (Sweden)[2]
Attendance52,291
WeatherClear night
10 °C (50 °F)
26% humidity
2005
2013

The match marked the first ever appearance for the United States in the final of a FIFA men's competition (the U.S. has won FIFA women's titles at senior and U-20 levels). It was Brazil's fourth appearance in a Confederations Cup final (after 1997, 1999 and 2005).

Prior to the match, FIFA honoured Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of a heart-related disease during a FIFA Confederations Cup match in 2003. One of his three children, Marc-Scott, read a commemorative message towards the memory of his father.[5]

Contents

Route to the finalEdit

United States Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Italy 1–3 Matchday 1   Egypt 4–3
  Brazil 0–3 Matchday 2   United States 3–0
  Egypt 3–0 Matchday 3   Italy 3–0
Group B runners-up
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
  United States 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
  Italy 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
  Egypt 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
  United States 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
  Italy 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
  Egypt 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Spain 2–0 Semi-finals   South Africa 1–0

Match detailsEdit

United States  2–3  Brazil
Dempsey   10'
Donovan   27'
Report Luís Fabiano   46'74'
Lúcio   84'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
GK 1 Tim Howard
RB 21 Jonathan Spector
CB 5 Oguchi Onyewu
CB 15 Jay DeMerit
LB 3 Carlos Bocanegra (c)   19'
CM 13 Ricardo Clark   88'
CM 22 Benny Feilhaber   75'
RW 8 Clint Dempsey
LW 10 Landon Donovan
SS 17 Jozy Altidore   75'
CF 9 Charlie Davies
Substitutions:
DF 2 Jonathan Bornstein   75'
MF 16 Sacha Kljestan   75'
FW 4 Conor Casey   88'
Manager:
Bob Bradley
 
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)   69'
CB 14 Luisão
LB 16 André Santos   36'   66'
CM 8 Gilberto Silva
CM 5 Felipe Melo   25'
RM 18 Ramires   67'
AM 10 Kaká
LW 11 Robinho
CF 9 Luís Fabiano
Substitutions:
DF 13 Dani Alves   66'
MF 7 Elano   67'
Manager:
Dunga

Man of the Match:
Kaká (Brazil)[1]

Assistant referees:
Henrik Andrén (Sweden)
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Fifth official:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Budweiser Man of the Match: Kaka (BRA)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b "USA-Brazil preview". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Selecao comeback ends U.S. dream". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  4. ^ "US 2-3 Brazil". BBC Sport. 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  5. ^ "Fifa will stage memorial for Foe". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 June 2009. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009.