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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
FIFA Sokker-Konfederasiebeker in 2009
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Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates 14 June – 28 June
Teams(from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up 23x15px United States
Third place 23x15px Spain
Fourth place 23x15px South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 44 (2.75 per match)
Attendance 584,894 (36,556 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Luís Fabiano (5 goals)
Best player 23x15px Kaká
Best goalkeeper 23x15px Tim Howard
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.

Qualified teams

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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
23x15px South Africa CAF 2010 FIFA World Cup host 15 May 2004 2nd
23x15px Italy UEFA 2006 FIFA World Cup winner 9 July 2006 1st
23x15px United States CONCACAF 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 24 June 2007 4th
23x15px Brazil CONMEBOL 2007 Copa América winner 15 July 2007 6th
Template:Country data Iraq AFC 2007 AFC Asian Cup winner 29 July 2007 1st
23x15px Egypt CAF 2008 Africa Cup of Nations winner 10 February 2008 2nd
23x15px Spain UEFA UEFA Euro 2008 winner 29 June 2008 1st
23x15px New Zealand OFC 2008 OFC Nations Cup winner 19 November 2008 3rd

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 the People's Republic of 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

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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]

Johannesburg Pretoria Bloemfontein Rustenburg
Ellis Park Stadium Loftus Versfeld Stadium Free State Stadium Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Capacity: 62,567 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 42,000
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Originally, Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was also chosen as a venue. However, on 8 July 2008, 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.

All four venues were also used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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]

Confederation Referee Assistants
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

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Brazil 23x15px 4–3 23x15px Egypt
United States 23x15px 1–3 23x15px Italy
18 June 2009
United States 23x15px 0–3 23x15px Brazil
Egypt 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Italy
21 June 2009
Italy 23x15px 0–3 23x15px Brazil
Egypt 23x15px 0–3 23x15px United States

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
24 June – Bloemfontein
 23x15px Spain  0  
 23x15px United States  2  
 
28 June – Johannesburg
     23x15px United States  2
   23x15px Brazil  3
Third place
25 June – Johannesburg 28 June – Rustenburg
 23x15px Brazil  1  23x15px Spain (aet)  3
 23x15px South Africa  0    23x15px South Africa  2

Semi-finals


Match for third place

Final

Awards

FIFA Fair Play Trophy Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner Golden Glove Winner
23x15px Brazil 23x15px Kaká 23x15px Luís Fabiano 23x15px Tim Howard
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
23x15px Luís Fabiano 23x15px Fernando Torres
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
23x15px Clint Dempsey 23x15px David Villa
FIFA.com Users' Top 11[12]
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

23x15px Tim Howard

23x15px Joan Capdevila
23x15px Carles Puyol
23x15px Lúcio
23x15px Maicon

23x15px Kaká
23x15px Mohamed Aboutrika
23x15px Clint Dempsey

23x15px David Villa
23x15px Fernando Torres
23x15px Luís Fabiano

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

See also

References

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  4. "España es el indiscutible favorito". Fox Sports. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  5. "Italia y Brasil en el mismo Grupo". Fox Sports. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  6. "A vibrant ball for the rainbow nation". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  7. "Host Cities". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 9 July 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 
  8. "Port Elizabeth to wait until 2010". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 9 July 2008. Archived from the original on 12 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 
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  10. "Two referees replaced due to injury". FIFA.com (Zürich). 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  11. "Regulations FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009" (PDF). FIFA.com. June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  12. "Users pick Top 11". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 30 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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