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)|
|Referee||Martin Hansson (Sweden)|
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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.
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.
Route to the final
|Brazil||0–3||Matchday 2||United States||3–0|
|Group B runners-up
|Final standings||Group B winner
|Report||Luís Fabiano 46', 74'
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