2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A

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Play in Group A of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup completed on 20 June 2009. Spain won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with South Africa. Iraq and New Zealand failed to advance.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
 South Africa 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Iraq 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1

South Africa vs Iraq[edit]

14 June 2009
16:00 SAST
South Africa  0–0  Iraq
Report
South Africa
Iraq
GK 16 Itumeleng Khune
RB 2 Siboniso Gaxa
CB 14 Matthew Booth
CB 4 Aaron Mokoena (c)
LB 3 Tsepo Masilela
RM 6 MacBeth Sibaya Booked 81'
CM 5 Benson Mhlongo
CM 13 Kagiso Dikgacoi
LM 12 Teko Modise
CF 18 Thembinkosi Fanteni Booked 2' Substituted off 78'
CF 17 Bernard Parker Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Katlego Mashego Substituted in 78'
MF 10 Steven Pienaar Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Brazil Joel Santana
FIFACC South Africa-Iraq line-up.svg
GK 12 Mohammed Gassid
RB 14 Salam Shakir
CB 2 Mohammed Ali Karim
CB 4 Fareed Majeed
CB 15 Ali Rehema
LB 3 Bassim Abbas
RM 18 Mahdi Karim Substituted off 88'
CM 5 Nashat Akram Booked 74'
LM 13 Karrar Jassim Substituted off 74'
CF 10 Younis Mahmoud (c)
CF 7 Emad Mohammed Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Hawar Mulla Mohammed Substituted in 74'
FW 17 Alaa Abdul-Zahra Substituted in 76'
MF 6 Salih Sadir Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Serbia Bora Milutinović

Man of the Match:
Teko Modise (South Africa)

Assistant referees:
Pablo Fandiño (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Fourth official:
Martin Hansson (Sweden)
Fifth official:
Henrik Andrén (Sweden)

New Zealand vs Spain[edit]

14 June 2009
20:30 SAST
New Zealand  0–5  Spain
Report Torres Goal 6'14'17'
Fàbregas Goal 24'
Villa Goal 48'
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Attendance: 21,649
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
New Zealand
Spain
GK 12 Glen Moss
RB 17 David Mulligan
CB 18 Andrew Boyens
CB 6 Ivan Vicelich
LB 3 Tony Lochhead
DM 7 Simon Elliott
RM 11 Leo Bertos
LM 15 Jeremy Brockie Substituted off 27'
AM 8 Tim Brown (c)
SS 10 Chris Killen Substituted off 85'
CF 9 Shane Smeltz Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Jeremy Christie Substituted in 27'
MF 16 Chris James Substituted in 76'
FW 21 Kris Bright Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert
FIFACC New Zealand-Spain line up.svg
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos Substituted off 54'
CB 2 Raúl Albiol
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 14 Xabi Alonso
RM 8 Xavi Substituted off 54'
LM 18 Albert Riera
AM 10 Cesc Fàbregas
SS 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
DF 19 Álvaro Arbeloa Substituted in 54'
MF 20 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 54'
MF 21 David Silva Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
Fernando Torres (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Komi Konyoh (Togo)
Alexis Fassinou (Benin)
Fourth official:
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
Fifth official:
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)

Spain vs Iraq[edit]

17 June 2009
16:00 SAST
Spain  1–0  Iraq
Villa Goal 55' Report
Spain
Iraq
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
CB 4 Carlos Marchena Booked 53'
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 14 Xabi Alonso Booked 38'
RM 20 Santi Cazorla Substituted off 67'
CM 8 Xavi Substituted off 82'
LM 22 Juan Mata
SS 7 David Villa Substituted off 74'
CF 9 Fernando Torres
Substitutions:
MF 21 David Silva Substituted in 67'
FW 17 Daniel Güiza Substituted in 74'
MF 12 Sergio Busquets Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
FIFACC Spain-Iraq line up.svg
GK 12 Mohammed Gassid
RB 14 Salam Shakir
CB 2 Mohammed Ali Karim
CB 4 Fareed Majeed
CB 15 Ali Rehema
LB 3 Bassim Abbas Booked 29'
DM 22 Muayad Khalid Substituted off 74'
RM 20 Samer Saeed Substituted off 76'
CM 5 Nashat Akram (c) Substituted off 88'
LM 11 Hawar Mulla Mohammed
CF 17 Alaa Abdul-Zahra
Substitutions:
MF 18 Mahdi Karim Substituted in 74'
MF 13 Karrar Jassim Substituted in 76'
MF 10 Younis Mahmoud Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Serbia Bora Milutinović

Man of the Match:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Matthew Cream (Australia)
Ben Wilson (Australia)
Fourth official:
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)
Fifth official:
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)

South Africa vs New Zealand[edit]

17 June 2009
20:30 SAST
South Africa  2–0  New Zealand
Parker Goal 21'52' Report
South Africa
New Zealand
GK 16 Itumeleng Khune
RB 2 Siboniso Gaxa
CB 14 Matthew Booth
CB 4 Aaron Mokoena (c)
LB 3 Tsepo Masilela
CM 13 Kagiso Dikgacoi
CM 6 MacBeth Sibaya
RW 10 Steven Pienaar Booked 80'
AM 17 Bernard Parker Substituted off 81'
LW 12 Teko Modise
CF 18 Thembinkosi Fanteni Substituted off 62'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Katlego Mashego Substituted in 62'
FW 8 Siphiwe Tshabalala Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Brazil Joel Santana
FIFACC South Africa-New Zealand line-up.svg
GK 12 Glen Moss
RB 17 David Mulligan
CB 18 Andrew Boyens Booked 72'
CB 6 Ivan Vicelich Booked 90+3'
LB 3 Tony Lochhead
DM 7 Simon Elliott
RM 11 Leo Bertos Substituted off 66'
LM 14 Jeremy Christie Booked 53'
AM 8 Tim Brown (c) Substituted off 55'
CF 9 Shane Smeltz Booked 85'
CF 10 Chris Killen Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Duncan Oughton Substituted in 55'
MF 16 Chris James Substituted in 66'
FW 20 Chris Wood Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert

Man of the Match:
Bernard Parker (South Africa)

Assistant referees:
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Fourth official:
Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Fifth official:
Patricio Basualto (Chile)

Iraq vs New Zealand[edit]

20 June 2009
20:30 SAST
Iraq  0–0  New Zealand
Report
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 23,295
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Iraq
New Zealand
GK 12 Mohammed Gassid
RB 2 Mohammed Ali Karim
CB 15 Ali Rehema
CB 14 Salam Shakir
LB 3 Bassim Abbas
RM 18 Mahdi Karim Substituted off 67'
CM 5 Nashat Akram
CM 11 Hawar Mulla Mohammed Substituted off 46'
LM 13 Karrar Jassim
CF 7 Emad Mohammed Substituted off 56'
CF 10 Younis Mahmoud (c)
Substitutions:
MF 4 Fareed Majeed Substituted in 46'
MF 17 Alaa Abdul-Zahra Substituted in 56'
MF 6 Salih Sadir Substituted in 67'
Manager:
Serbia Bora Milutinović
FIFACC Iraq-New Zealand line up.svg
GK 12 Glen Moss
RB 2 Aaron Scott Substituted off 85'
CB 5 Ben Sigmund Substituted off 71'
CB 6 Ivan Vicelich
LB 3 Tony Lochhead
DM 7 Simon Elliott
RM 15 Jeremy Brockie Booked 61' Substituted off 68'
CM 8 Tim Brown (c) Booked 35'
LM 11 Leo Bertos
SS 9 Shane Smeltz
CF 10 Chris Killen
Substitutions:
MF 14 Jeremy Christie Substituted in 68'
MF 18 Andrew Boyens Substituted in 71'
FW 17 David Mulligan Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert

Man of the Match:
Shane Smeltz (New Zealand)

Assistant referees:
Peter Kirkup (England)
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)

This match saw New Zealand secure its first point in the finals of a FIFA tournament, at its twelve attempt.

Spain vs South Africa[edit]

20 June 2009
20:30 SAST
Spain  2–0  South Africa
Villa Goal 52'
Llorente Goal 72'
Report
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 38,212
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Spain
South Africa
GK 23 Pepe Reina
RB 5 Carles Puyol (c)
CB 3 Gerard Piqué Booked 56'
CB 2 Raúl Albiol Booked 24'
LB 19 Álvaro Arbeloa
DM 12 Sergio Busquets
RM 10 Cesc Fàbregas
LM 18 Albert Riera Substituted off 81'
AM 8 Xavi
SS 7 David Villa Substituted off 60'
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off 60'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Pablo Hernández Substituted in 60'
FW 16 Fernando Llorente Substituted in 60'
MF 20 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
FIFACC Spain-South Africa line up.svg
GK 16 Itumeleng Khune
RB 2 Siboniso Gaxa
CB 4 Aaron Mokoena (c)
CB 14 Matthew Booth
LB 3 Tsepo Masilela
CM 5 Benson Mhlongo
CM 6 MacBeth Sibaya Booked 5' Substituted off 83'
RW 10 Steven Pienaar
AM 13 Kagiso Dikgacoi Booked 54'
LW 12 Teko Modise Booked 53'
CF 17 Bernard Parker Substituted off 90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Katlego Mashego Substituted in 83'
FW 8 Siphiwe Tshabalala Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Brazil Joel Santana

Man of the Match:
Xavi (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Patricio Basualto (Chile)
Francisco Mondria (Chile)
Fourth official:
Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)
Fifth official:
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)

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