1997 FIFA Confederations Cup

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1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
1997 السعودية
1997 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 12 December - 21 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Czech Republic
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 333,500 (20,844 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Romário (7 goals)
Best player Brazil Denílson
1995
1999

The 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first Confederations Cup to be organised by FIFA. The tournament had been previously been played in 1992 and 1995 as the King Fahd Cup. This edition of the tournament was hosted by Saudi Arabia, as with the previous editions, in December 1997 and was the first to feature representatives from all of the FIFA confederations. It was won by Brazil, who beat Australia 6–0 in the final. After winning the 1997 tournament, Brazil became the first country to be the reigning champion of both major FIFA tournaments (the World Cup and the Confederations Cup), as well as champion of their respective confederation by winning the 1997 Copa América. This feat has since been accomplished once by France, victorious in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

1997 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1996 AFC Asian Cup winner 3rd
 Brazil CONMEBOL 1994 FIFA World Cup winner 17 July 1994 1st
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 1995 Copa América winner 22 July 1995 1st
 Mexico CONCACAF 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 20 January 1996 2nd
 South Africa CAF 1996 African Cup of Nations winner 3 February 1996 1st
 Czech Republic UEFA UEFA Euro 1996 runners-up 1 30 June 1996 1st
 Australia OFC 1996 OFC Nations Cup winner 1 November 1996 1st
 United Arab Emirates AFC 1996 AFC Asian Cup runners-up 2 21 December 1996 1st

1Germany, the UEFA Euro 1996 winner, declined to take part.

2United Arab Emirates was awarded a spot in the competition because Saudi Arabia had won the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.

Venue[edit]

All matches were played in:

Riyadh
King Fahd II Stadium
Capacity: 67,000

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

See 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
12 December 1997
16:15 AST
Saudi Arabia  0 – 3  Brazil
(Report) César Sampaio Goal 65'
Romário Goal 73'80'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)

12 December 1997
19:00 AST
Mexico  1 – 3  Australia
Hernández Goal 80' (pen.) (Report) Viduka Goal 45'
Aloisi Goal 59'
Mori Goal 90'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)

14 December 1997
17:50 AST
Saudi Arabia  0 – 5  Mexico
(Report) Palencia Goal 20'62'
Blanco Goal 68'76'
Luna Goal 75'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

14 December 1997
20:00 AST
Australia  0 – 0  Brazil
(Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

16 December 1997
17:50 AST
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Australia
Al-Khilaiwi Goal 40' (Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 55,450
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)

16 December 1997
20:00 AST
Brazil  3 – 2  Mexico
Romário Goal 41' (pen.)
Denílson Goal 61'
Júnior Baiano Goal 66'
(Report) Blanco Goal 51'
Ramírez Goal 90'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 9
 Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 3
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
13 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  0 – 2  Uruguay
(Report) Olivera Goal 45+2'
Pacheco Goal 90+2'

13 December 1997
20:00 AST
South Africa  2 – 2  Czech Republic
Augustine Goal 39'
Mkhalele Goal 86'
(Report) Šmicer Goal 19'40'

15 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  South Africa
H. Mubarak Goal 5' (Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)

15 December 1997
20:00 AST
Czech Republic  1 – 2  Uruguay
Siegl Goal 89' (Report) Olivera Goal 26'
Zalayeta Goal 88'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

17 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 6  Czech Republic
Al-Talyani Goal 78' (Report) Obaid Goal 11' (o.g.)
Nedvěd Goal 22'31'
Šmicer Goal 42'68'71'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)

17 December 1997
20:00 AST
Uruguay  4 – 3  South Africa
Silva Goal 12'66'
Recoba Goal 42'
Callejas Goal 90'
(Report) Radebe Goal 11'
Mkhalele Goal 69'
Ndlanya Goal 77'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
December 19 - Riyadh
  Brazil  2  
  Czech Republic  0  
 
December 21 - Riyadh
      Brazil  6
    Australia  0
Third place
December 19 - Riyadh December 21 - Riyadh
  Uruguay  0   Czech Republic  1
  Australia (a.e.t.)  1     Uruguay  0

Semi-finals[edit]

19 December 1997
15:15 AST
Brazil  2 – 0  Czech Republic
Romário Goal 54'
Ronaldo Goal 83'
(Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

19 December 1997
19:00 AST
Uruguay  0 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Australia
(Report) Kewell Golden goal in the 92nd minute 92'
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)

Third place play-off[edit]

21 December 1997
17:50 AST
Czech Republic  1 – 0  Uruguay
Lasota Goal 63' (Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

Final[edit]

21 December 1997
21:00 AST
Brazil  6 – 0  Australia
Ronaldo Goal 15'27'59'
Romário Goal 38'53'75' (pen.)
(Report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Brazil Denilson Brazil Romário  South Africa
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Brazil Romário Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer Brazil Ronaldo

Top scorers[edit]

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]