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 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.
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
28 June 2009
|Report||Luís Fabiano 46', 74'
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