2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
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Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates14 – 28 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Spain.svg  Spain
Fourth placeFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
Attendance584,894 (36,556 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano (5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká
Best goalkeeper Flag of the United States.svg Tim Howard
Fair play awardFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2005
2013

The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup was the eighth Confederations Cup, and was held in South Africa from 14 June to 28 June 2009, as a prelude to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The draw was held on 22 November 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The opening match was played at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. The tournament was won by Brazil, who retained the trophy they won in 2005 by defeating the United States 3–2 in the final.

Contents

Qualified teams

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams FIFA confederations cup 2009 Teams.png
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
TeamConfederationQualification methodDate qualification securedParticipation no.
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa CAF Hosts15 May 20042nd
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy UEFA 2006 FIFA World Cup winners9 July 20061st
Flag of the United States.svg  United States CONCACAF 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners24 June 20074th
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil CONMEBOL 2007 Copa América winners15 July 20076th
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq AFC 2007 AFC Asian Cup winners29 July 20071st
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt CAF 2008 Africa Cup of Nations winners10 February 20082nd
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain UEFA UEFA Euro 2008 winners29 June 20081st
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand OFC 2008 OFC Nations Cup winners19 November 20083rd

Draw

The draw for the competition was held on 22 November 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. [1] Each team was represented in the draw by its competitor in the Miss World 2008 competition, except for Iraq, which was represented by Miss World 2007, Zhang Zilin, from China. The teams were divided into two pots: [2]

Teams from the same confederation were not drawn into the same group, therefore Egypt was drawn into Group B. Also as result, Italy and Spain were drawn into different groups. [3] [4] [5]

Match ball

A replica of The Adidas Kopanya (the official match ball of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup) with the traditional 32-panel structure. The official match ball has the same structure and surface as the Adidas Europass. 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup ball by adidas.JPG
A replica of The Adidas Kopanya (the official match ball of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup) with the traditional 32-panel structure. The official match ball has the same structure and surface as the Adidas Europass.

The official match ball for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup was the Adidas Kopanya. The name means "join together" in Southern Sesotho, one of the 11 official languages of South Africa. The panel configuration of the ball is the same as that of the Teamgeist and Europass balls that came before it. The ball is white, accentuated with bold black lines and detailed with typical Ndebele designs in red, yellow, green and blue. [6]

Venues

Four cities served as the venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. [7] All four venues were also used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Johannesburg Pretoria
Ellis Park Stadium Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Capacity: 62,567Capacity: 50,000
Slovenia - USA at FIFA World Cup 2010 (3).jpg Loftus Versfeld Stadium.jpg
Bloemfontein Rustenburg
Free State Stadium Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Capacity: 48,000Capacity: 42,000
Free State Stadium1.jpg Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng.jpg

Originally, Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was also chosen as a venue. On 8 July 2008, however, Port Elizabeth withdrew as a host city because its stadium was deemed unlikely to meet the 30 March 2009 deadline for completion. [8] The Nelson Mandela Bay stadium was subsequently completed before the Confederations Cup and was opened on 7 June 2009. It acted as a venue for the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa on 16 June. All of these stadia hosted matches during the Lions tour, but a minimum of nine days was allowed for pitch recovery between a rugby match and a Confederations Cup match.

Match officials

The referees were announced on 5 May. [9] Two referee teams (led by Carlos Batres and Carlos Amarilla respectively) withdrew due to injuries. Replacements from the same confederation, led by Benito Archundia and Pablo Pozo, were selected. [10]

ConfederationRefereeAssistants
AFC Matthew Breeze (Australia)Matthew Cream (Australia)
Ben Wilson (Australia)
CAF Coffi Codjia (Benin)Komi Konyoh (Togo)
Alexis Fassinou (Benin)
CONCACAF Benito Archundia (Mexico)Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
CONMEBOL Pablo Pozo (Chile)Patricio Basualto (Chile)
Francisco Mondria (Chile)
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)Pablo Fandiño (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
OFC Michael Hester (New Zealand)Jan Hendrik-Hintz (New Zealand)
Mark Rule (New Zealand)
UEFA Howard Webb (England)Peter Kirkup (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Martin Hansson (Sweden)Henrik Andrén (Sweden)
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Francisco Buragina (Switzerland)

Squads

Group stage

Tie-breaking criteria

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows: [11]

a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
b) goal difference in all group matches;
c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

Had two or more teams been equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings would have been determined as follows:

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 330080+89
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (H)31112204
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 30210112
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 30120771
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
14 June 2009
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg 0–0 Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg 0–5 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
17 June 2009
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 1–0 Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg 2–0 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
20 June 2009
Iraq  Flag of Iraq.svg 0–0 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 2–0 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3300103+79
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31024623
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31023523
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 31024733
Source: FIFA
15 June 2009
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg 4–3 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 1–3 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
18 June 2009
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 0–3 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Egypt  Flag of Egypt.svg 1–0 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
21 June 2009
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 0–3 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Egypt  Flag of Egypt.svg 0–3 Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 June – Bloemfontein
 
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0
 
28 June – Johannesburg
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 
25 June – Johannesburg
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3
 
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1
 
 
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0
 
Third place
 
 
28 June – Rustenburg
 
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (aet)3
 
 
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2

Semi-finals

Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 0–2 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Altidore Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Dempsey Soccerball shade.svg 74'

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg 1–0 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Dani Alves Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report

Match for third place

Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Güiza Soccerball shade.svg 88', 89'
Alonso Soccerball shade.svg 107'
Report Mphela Soccerball shade.svg 73', 90+3'

Final

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 2–3 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Dempsey Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Donovan Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Report Luís Fabiano Soccerball shade.svg 46', 74'
Lúcio Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 52,291
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

Awards

FIFA Fair Play TrophyGolden Ball WinnerGolden Shoe WinnerGolden Glove Winner
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano Flag of the United States.svg Tim Howard
Silver Ball WinnerSilver Shoe Winner
Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Torres
Bronze Ball WinnerBronze Shoe Winner
Flag of the United States.svg Clint Dempsey Flag of Spain.svg David Villa

Source: FIFA [12]

FIFA.com Users' Top 11
GoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards

Flag of the United States.svg Tim Howard

Flag of Spain.svg Joan Capdevila
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol
Flag of Brazil.svg Lúcio
Flag of Brazil.svg Maicon

Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká
Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Aboutrika
Flag of the United States.svg Clint Dempsey

Flag of Spain.svg David Villa
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Torres
Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Fabiano

Source: FIFA [13]

Statistics

Goalscorers

Luís Fabiano received the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 44 goals were scored by 27 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Tournament ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1 B Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5500145+915Champions
2 B Flag of the United States.svg  United States 52038916Runners-up
3 A Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5401114+712Third place
4 A Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (H)51134624Fourth place
5 B Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31023523Eliminated in
group stage
6 B Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 31024733
7 A Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 30210112
8 A Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 30120771
Source: FIFA [14]
(H) Host.

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