FIFA Confederations Cup

2 07 2009

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FIFA Confederations Cup
Founded 1992
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 8
Current champions Brazil
Most successful team Brazil (3)
Website www.fifa.com/confederationscup

The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World Cup winner and the host country, to bring the number of teams up to eight.

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History and details

The tournament was originally organised by and held in Saudi Arabia and called the King Fahd Cup (or Intercontinental Championship), contested in 1992 and 1995 by the Saudi national side and some continental champions. In 1997, FIFA took over the organization of the tournament, named it the FIFA Confederations Cup and staged the competition every two years.

Since 2005, it is held every four years, in the year prior to each World Cup in the host country of the forthcoming World Cup. Considered a dress-rehearsal for the World Cup it precedes, it uses around half of the stadia intended for use at the following year’s World Cup and gives the host nation, who qualifies for that tournament automatically, experience at a high level of competition during two years of friendlies. At the same time, participation was made optional for the South American and European champions.[1]

When the World champion is also winner of its confederation championship, then the World Cup runner-up also enters the Confederations Cup, ensuring eight teams for the tournament. In the 2005 tournament, however, Brazil, as World champion, and World Cup runner-up Germany, as host, had qualified. When Brazil also won the Copa América, the vacant eighth spot was awarded to Argentina, runner-up in the Copa América.

On three occasions teams have chosen not to participate in the tournament. The UEFA Euro 1996 winner Germany declined its place in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by the Czech Republic, the runner-up in that tournament. France, 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by Brazil, the 1998 World Cup runner-up (and also 1997 Copa America champion). Germany, the runner-up in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, chose not to participate in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by Turkey, the third-placed team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

The first forerunner of the Confederations Cup was the Mundialito, or Copa D’Oro. The Artemio Franchi Trophy, contested in 1985 and 1993 between the winners of the Copa America and European Football Championships, is considered a precursor to the Confederations Cup[2] and was effectively replaced by the tournament in the same way that the Intercontinental Cup club tournament preceded the FIFA Club World Cup.

Results

For finals including both Artemio Franchi Trophy and Confederations Cup statistics, see detailed finals.

King Fahd Cup

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1992 [3]
Details
Saudi Arabia Flag of Argentina
Argentina
3–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Flag of the United States
United States
5–2 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire
1995 [3]
Details
Saudi Arabia Flag of Denmark
Denmark
2–0 Flag of Argentina
Argentina
Flag of Mexico
Mexico
1–1
(5–4 p.k.)
Flag of Nigeria
Nigeria

Confederations Cup

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1997
Details
Saudi Arabia Flag of Brazil
Brazil
6–0 Flag of Australia
Australia
Flag of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
1–0 Flag of Uruguay
Uruguay
1999
Details
Mexico Flag of Mexico
Mexico
4–3 Flag of Brazil
Brazil
Flag of the United States
United States
2–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
2001
Details
South Korea
Japan
Flag of France
France
1–0 Flag of Japan
Japan
Flag of Australia
Australia
1–0 Flag of Brazil
Brazil
2003
Details
France Flag of France
France
1–0
(golden goal)
Flag of Cameroon
Cameroon
Flag of Turkey
Turkey
2–1 Flag of Colombia
Colombia
2005
Details
Germany Flag of Brazil
Brazil
4–1 Flag of Argentina
Argentina
Flag of Germany
Germany
4–3
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Mexico
Mexico
2009
Details
South Africa Flag of Brazil
Brazil
3–2 Flag of the United States
United States
Flag of Spain
Spain
3–2
(a.e.t.)
Flag of South Africa
South Africa
Key

Finalists

Team Titles Runners-up
Brazil 3 (1997, 2005, 2009) 1 (1999)
France 2 (2001, 2003*)
Argentina 1 (1992) 2 (1995, 2005)
Denmark 1 (1995)
Mexico 1 (1999*)
Australia 1 (1997)
Cameroon 1 (2003)
Japan 1 (2001*)
Saudi Arabia 1 (1992*)
United States 1 (2009)
*: hosts

Goalscorers

Overall top scorers

Player Country Goals
Cuauhtémoc Blanco MEX 9
Ronaldinho BRA 9
Adriano BRA 7
Romário BRA 7
Marzouq Al-Otaibi KSA 6
Alex BRA 5
John Aloisi AUS 5
Luis Fabiano BRA 5
Robert Pirès FRA 5
Vladimír Šmicer CZE 5

Summary

Participation details

Team Flag of Saudi Arabia
1992
Flag of Saudi Arabia
1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia
1997
Flag of Mexico
1999
Flag of South Korea
Flag of Japan
2001
Flag of France
2003
Flag of Germany
2005
Flag of South Africa
2009
Total
Brazil W F 4th 1R W W 6
Mexico 3rd 1R W 1R 4th 5
Japan 1R F 1R 1R 4
Saudi Arabia F 1R 1R 4th 4
United States 3rd 3rd 1R F 4
Argentina W F F 3
Australia F 3rd 1R 3
New Zealand 1R 1R 1R 3
Cameroon 1R F 2
Egypt 1R 1R 2
France W W 2
Germany 1R 3rd 2
South Africa 1R 4th 2
Bolivia 1R 1
Canada 1R 1
Colombia 4th 1
Côte d’Ivoire 4th 1
Czech Republic 3rd 1
Denmark W 1
Greece 1R 1
Iraq 1R 1
Italy 1R 1
Korea Republic 1R 1
Nigeria 4th 1
Spain 3rd 1
Tunisia 1R 1
Turkey 3rd 1
United Arab Emirates 1R 1
Uruguay 4th 1
  • 1R: Eliminated in the First Round
  • F: Finalist
  • W: Champion

General statistics

Team  ↓ P ↓ W ↓ D ↓ L ↓ GF ↓ GA ↓ Dif ↓
Argentina 10 5 3 2 22 14 +8
Australia 13 5 1 7 13 20 -7
Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1
Brazil 28 18 5 5 62 25 +37
Cameroon 8 4 1 3 5 5 0
Canada 3 0 1 2 0 5 -5
Colombia 5 2 0 3 5 5 0
Côte d’Ivoire 2 0 0 2 2 9 -7
Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3
Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
Egypt 6 1 2 3 8 17 -9
France 10 9 0 1 24 5 +19
Germany 8 4 1 3 17 17 0
Greece 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4
Iraq 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1
Italy 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2
Japan 13 5 2 6 15 16 -1
Korea Republic 3 2 0 1 3 6 -3
Mexico 19 8 5 6 33 28 +5
New Zealand 9 0 1 8 2 24 -22
Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3
Saudi Arabia 12 3 1 8 13 31 -18
South Africa 7 1 2 4 9 12 -3
Spain 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7
Tunisia 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2
Turkey 5 2 1 2 8 8 0
United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 8 -6
United States 12 4 1 7 15 17 -2
Uruguay 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2

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