1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa Confederaciones México '99
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates 24 July - 4 August
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 55 (3.44 per match)
Attendance 970,000 (60,625 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Brazil Ronaldinho
Saudi Arabia Marzouq Al-Otaibi
(6 goals)
Best player Brazil Ronaldinho
1997
2001

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.

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 all together.

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

Qualified teams[edit]

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Mexico CONCACAF Hosts and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 3rd
 Brazil CONMEBOL 1998 FIFA World Cup runners-up1 30 June 1998 2nd
 Germany UEFA UEFA Euro 1996 winner 30 June 1996 1st
 Saudi Arabia AFC 1996 AFC Asian Cup winner 21 December 1996 4th
 Bolivia CONMEBOL 1997 Copa América runners-up 2 29 June 1997 1st
 Egypt CAF 1998 African Cup of Nations winner 28 February 1998 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up 3 15 February 1998 2nd
 New Zealand OFC 1998 OFC Nations Cup winner 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.

Venues[edit]

The matches were played in:

Mexico City Guadalajara
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco
Capacity: 115,000 Capacity: 66,700
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg Estadio jalisco.jpg

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

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
25 July 1999
12:00 CDT
Bolivia  2 – 2  Egypt
Gutiérrez Goal 21'
Ribera Goal 40'
(Report) Sabry Goal 8'
Radwan Goal 63'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

25 July 1999
14:30 CDT
Mexico  5 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Blanco Goal 12'19'68'77'
Abundis Goal 21'
(Report) Al-Temyat Goal 62' (pen.)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

27 July 1999
18:00 CDT
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Bolivia
(Report)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)

27 July 1999
20:30 CDT
Mexico  2 – 2  Egypt
Pardo Goal 15'
Abundis Goal 26'
(Report) A. Hassan Goal 79'
S. Ibrahim Goal 85'

29 July 1999
18:00 CDT
Egypt  1 – 5  Saudi Arabia
S. Ibrahim Goal 70' (pen.) (Report) Al-Otaibi Goal 8'34'78'85'
Al-Shahrani Goal 64'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

29 July 1999
20:30 CDT
Mexico  1 – 0  Bolivia
Palencia Goal 52' (Report)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Group B[edit]

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
24 July 1999
12:00 CDT
Brazil  4 – 0  Germany
Zé Roberto Goal 62'
Ronaldinho Goal 72' (pen.)
Alex Goal 86'87'
(Report)
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gilberto Alcala (Mexico)

24 July 1999
14:30 CDT
New Zealand  1 – 2  United States
Zoricich Goal 90+3' (Report) McBride Goal 25'
Kirovski Goal 58'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

28 July 1999
18:00 CDT
Germany  2 – 0  New Zealand
Preetz Goal 6'
Matthäus Goal 33'
(Report)
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

28 July 1999
20:30 CDT
Brazil  1 – 0  United States
Ronaldinho Goal 13' (Report)
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

30 July 1999
18:00 CDT
United States  2 – 0  Germany
Olsen Goal 23'
Moore Goal 50'
(Report)
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: Gilberto Alcala (Mexico)

30 July 1999
20:30 CDT
New Zealand  0 – 2  Brazil
(Report) Marcos Paulo Goal 45+2'
Ronaldinho Goal 88'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
1 August - Mexico City
  Mexico (a.e.t.)  1  
  United States  0  
 
4 August - Mexico City
      Mexico  4
    Brazil  3
Third place
1 August - Guadalajara 3 August - Guadalajara
  Brazil  8   United States  2
  Saudi Arabia  2     Saudi Arabia  0

Semi-finals[edit]

1 August 1999
12:00 CDT
Mexico  1 – 0
(a.e.t.)
 United States
Blanco Golden goal in the 97th minute 97' (Report)

1 August 1999
15:00 CDT
Brazil  8 – 2  Saudi Arabia
João Carlos Goal 8'
Ronaldinho Goal 11'65'90+2'
Zé Roberto Goal 33'
Alex Goal 36'86'
Roni Goal 62'
(Report) Al-Otaibi Goal 22'31'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Third place play-off[edit]

3 August 1999
21:00 CDT
United States  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Bravo Goal 27'
McBride Goal 78'
(Report)
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

Final[edit]

4 August 1999
21:00 CDT
Mexico  4 – 3  Brazil
Zepeda Goal 13'51'
Abundis Goal 28'
Blanco Goal 62'
(Report) Serginho Goal 43' (pen.)
Roni Goal 47'
Zé Roberto Goal 63'
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

 1999 Confederations Cup Winners 

Mexico
First title


Individual awards[edit]

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Brazil Ronaldinho Brazil Ronaldinho  Brazil
 New Zealand
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
Saudi Arabia Marzouq Al-Otaibi Saudi Arabia Marzouq Al-Otaibi

Top scorers[edit]

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA CONSIDERING CONFEDERATIONS' CUP RESCHEDULING". Sport Business. 28 September 2001. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. 

External links[edit]