2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
Event 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
Date 28 June 2009
Venue Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Man of the Match Kaká (Brazil)[1]
Referee Martin Hansson (Sweden)[2]
Attendance 52,291
Weather Clear night
10 °C (50 °F)
26% humidity
2005
2013

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 Coca-Cola Park, 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]

The match marked the first ever appearance for the United States in the final of a FIFA men's competition (the US 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]


Route to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
United States Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Italy Italy 1–3 Matchday 1 Egypt Egypt 4–3
Brazil Brazil 0–3 Matchday 2 United States United States 3–0
Egypt Egypt 3–0 Matchday 3 Italy 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 Spain 2–0 Semi-finals South Africa South Africa 1–0

Match details[edit]

28 June 2009
20:30 SAST
United States  2–3  Brazil
Dempsey Goal 10'
Donovan Goal 27'
Report Luís Fabiano Goal 46'74'
Lúcio Goal 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) Booked 19'
CM 13 Ricardo Clark Substituted off 88'
CM 22 Benny Feilhaber Substituted off 75'
RW 8 Clint Dempsey
LW 10 Landon Donovan
SS 17 Jozy Altidore Substituted off 75'
CF 9 Charlie Davies
Substitutions:
DF 2 Jonathan Bornstein Substituted in 75'
MF 16 Sacha Kljestan Substituted in 75'
FW 4 Conor Casey Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Bob Bradley
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GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c) Booked 69'
CB 14 Luisão
LB 16 André Santos Booked 36' Substituted off 66'
CM 8 Gilberto Silva
CM 5 Felipe Melo Booked 25'
RM 18 Ramires Substituted off 67'
AM 10 Kaká
LW 11 Robinho
CF 9 Luís Fabiano
Substitutions:
DF 13 Daniel Alves Substituted in 66'
MF 7 Elano Substituted in 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.