1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa Confederaciones México '99
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates24 July - 4 August
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored55 (3.44 per match)
Attendance970,000 (60,625 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Brazil Ronaldinho
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Ronaldinho
Fair play award Brazil
1997
2001

The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fourth FIFA Confederations Cup, and the second organised by FIFA. The tournament was hosted by Mexico between 24 July and 4 August 1999.

It was won by Mexico, who beat Brazil 4-3 in the final. Mexico became the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup. The competition was to originally be held in three stadiums, in three cities in the country. However, since the stadiums in Monterrey were sponsored by a competing beer company other than the official advertiser, the city was left out of the tournament altogether.

The tournament was organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals.

Qualified teams

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Mexico CONCACAF Hosts and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners n/a 3rd
 Brazil CONMEBOL 1998 FIFA World Cup runners-up1 12 July 1998 2nd
 Germany UEFA UEFA Euro 1996 winners 30 June 1996 1st
 Saudi Arabia AFC 1996 AFC Asian Cup winners 21 December 1996 4th
 Bolivia CONMEBOL 1997 Copa América runners-up2 23 October 1998 1st
 Egypt CAF 1998 African Cup of Nations winners 28 February 1998 1st
 United States CONCACAF 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up3 15 February 1998 2nd
 New Zealand OFC 1998 OFC Nations Cup winners 4 October 1998 1st

1France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.[1]

2Bolivia was awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won the 1997 Copa América and qualified through the World Cup berth.

3United States was awarded a spot in the competition because the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico qualified as hosts.

Venues

The matches were played in:

Mexico City Guadalajara
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco
Capacity: 115,000 Capacity: 66,700
Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg Estadio jalisco.jpg

Match referees

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
 Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 -4 2
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Mexico 5-1 Saudi Arabia
Blanco Goal 12196877
Abundis Goal 21
Report Al-Temyat Goal 62 (pen.)
Attendance: 85,000

Attendance: 65,000


Egypt 1-5 Saudi Arabia
S. Ibrahim Goal 70 (pen.) Report Al-Otaibi Goal 8347885
Al-Shahrani Goal 64
Attendance: 15,000

Attendance: 55,000

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 -4 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
Attendance: 60,000

Attendance: 60,000

Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Attendance: 53,000

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 August - Mexico City
 
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)1
 
4 August - Mexico City
 
 United States0
 
 Mexico4
 
1 August - Guadalajara
 
 Brazil3
 
 Brazil8
 
 
 Saudi Arabia2
 
Third place
 
 
3 August - Guadalajara
 
 
 United States2
 
 
 Saudi Arabia0

Semi-finals


Brazil 8-2 Saudi Arabia
João Carlos Goal 8
Ronaldinho Goal 116590+2
Zé Roberto Goal 33
Alex Goal 3686
Rôni Goal 62
Report Al-Otaibi Goal 2231
Attendance: 48,000

Third place play-off

Attendance: 38,000

Final

Mexico 4-3 Brazil
Zepeda Goal 1351
Abundis Goal 28
Blanco Goal 62
Report Serginho Goal 43 (pen.)
Rôni Goal 47
Zé Roberto Goal 63
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Awards

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Brazil Ronaldinho Brazil Ronaldinho  Brazil


Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi

Source: FIFA[2]

Statistics

Goalscorers

Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Marzouk Al-Otaibi and Ronaldinho are the top scorers in the tournament with six goals each. Ronaldinho won the Golden Shoe award by having more assists than Blanco and Al-Otaibi. In total, 55 goals were scored by 29 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 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.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Mexico (H) 5 4 1 0 13 6 +7 13 Champions
2 B  Brazil 5 4 0 1 15 6 +9 12 Runners-up
3 B  United States 5 3 0 2 6 3 +3 9 Third place
4 A  Saudi Arabia 5 1 1 3 8 14 −6 4 Fourth place
5 B  Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3 Eliminated in
group stage
6 A  Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
7 A  Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 −4 2
8 B  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: FIFA[3]
(H) Host.

Notes

  1. ^ "FIFA CONSIDERING CONFEDERATIONS' CUP RESCHEDULING". Sport Business. 28 September 2001. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistical Kit: FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC 2017 post-event edition) - Ranking by tournament" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 July 2017. p. 21. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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