1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

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.

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa Confederaciones México '99
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Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates24 July – 4 August
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (1st title)
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

Qualified teams

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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.


The matches were played in:

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

Match referees

North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America

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
Bolivia 2–2 Egypt
Gutiérrez Goal 21'
Ribera Goal 40'
Report Sabry Goal 8'
Radwan Goal 63'
Mexico 5–1 Saudi Arabia
Blanco Goal 12'19'68'77'
Abundis Goal 21'
Report Al-Temyat Goal 62' (pen.)
Saudi Arabia 0–0 Bolivia
Mexico 2–2 Egypt
Pardo Goal 15'
Abundis Goal 26'
Report A. Hassan Goal 79'
S. Ibrahim Goal 85'
Egypt 1–5 Saudi Arabia
S. Ibrahim Goal 70' (pen.) Report Al-Otaibi Goal 8'34'78'85'
Al-Shahrani Goal 64'
Bolivia 0–1 Mexico
Report Palencia Goal 52'

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
Brazil 4–0 Germany
Zé Roberto Goal 62'
Ronaldinho Goal 72'
Alex Goal 86'87'
New Zealand 1–2 United States
Zoricich Goal 90+3' Report McBride Goal 25'
Kirovski Goal 58'
Germany 2–0 New Zealand
Preetz Goal 6'
Matthäus Goal 33'
Brazil 1–0 United States
Ronaldinho Goal 13' Report
United States 2–0 Germany
Olsen Goal 23'
Moore Goal 50'
New Zealand 0–2 Brazil
Report Marcos Paulo Goal 45+2'
Ronaldinho Goal 88'

Knockout stage

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


Mexico 1–0
 United States
Blanco Golden goal 97' Report
Brazil 8–2 Saudi Arabia
João Carlos Goal 8'
Ronaldinho Goal 11'65'90+2'
Zé Roberto Goal 33'
Alex Goal 36'86'
Rôni Goal 62'
Report Al-Otaibi Goal 22'31'

Third place play-off

United States 2–0 Saudi Arabia
Bravo Goal 27'
McBride Goal 78'


Mexico 4–3 Brazil
Zepeda Goal 13'51'
Abundis Goal 28'
Blanco Goal 62'
Report Serginho Goal 43' (pen.)
Rôni Goal 47'
Zé Roberto Goal 63'


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]


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


  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 20 October 2017.

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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match between Mexico and Brazil to determine the winners of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, on 4 August 1999.

Mexico won the match 4–3, earning their first title in history and being the first CONCACAF team to win the tournament.

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

Below are the rosters for the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in Mexico.

Abdul-Hamid Bassiouny

Abdel Hamid Bassiouny (Arabic: عبد الحميد بسيوني; born 15 December 1971) is an Egyptian footballer. He currently the head coach for Muscat Mrbat in Oman. He previously played in Egypt for Kafr El-Sheikh, Zamalek, Ismaily and Haras El-Hodood.

Erich Ribbeck

Erich Ribbeck (born 13 June 1937) is a former German footballer and manager, best known for coaching in the German Bundesliga.

Estadio Jalisco

The Jalisco Stadium is a football stadium located in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is the third largest Mexican football stadium behind Estadio Azteca and Estadio Olímpico Universitario. The facility is located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, 400 kilometers north-west of Mexico City, and has a maximum capacity of 55,110 spectators.

Gonzalo Galindo

Gonzalo Germán Galindo Sánchez (born October 20, 1974 in Cochabamba) is a Bolivian retired football midfielder.

Hady Khashaba

Hady Sherif Khashaba (born 19 December 1972) is an Egyptian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.

Hamzah Idris

Hamzah Idris Falatah (Arabic: حمزة إدريس فلاتة‎, born 8 October 1972) is a Saudi Arabian footballer. He played as a striker for Ohud from 1992 to 1995 and then for Al Ittihad until he retired in 2007.

For Saudi Arabia national team he participated at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1996 Summer Olympics and at 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.He held the national record for most goals scored in one season at 33 goals for the 1999-2000 season. This record was superseded in 2018-2019 season, when Abderrazak Hamdallah scored 34 goals .

He is currently an assistant coach for Al-Ittihad, He was number 9 for Al-Ittihad.

Isaac Terrazas

Isaac Terrazas García (born June 23, 1973) is a former Mexican football played who played for Club América, Irapuato FC and CD Veracruz. He is currently sporting director with CD Veracruz.

He played for Mexico national team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, also being in the Mexico squad that won 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

José Manuel Abundis

José Manuel Abundis Sandoval (born 11 June 1973) is a Mexican association football forward.

Abundis last played for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. He made his debut for the Revolution on 30 September 2006, scoring the second goal in a 3–1 victory, but was not re-signed at the end of the season, following disputes with coach Steve Nicol over playing time.

He represented Mexico at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup scoring 3 goals in the tournament, including one in the final.

Abundis served as head coach of Atlanta Silverbacks during the 2011 North American Soccer League season. He was fired by Atlanta on 7 November 2011.—honors—Toluca 4 titles verano 98 verano 99 verano 2000

Manuel Lapuente

Manuel Lapuente Díaz (born 15 May 1944) is a Mexican former footballer and coach currently serving as Director of Football for Liga MX club Lobos BUAP.

Marzouk Al-Otaibi

Marzouk Al-Otaibi (Arabic:مرزوق العتيبي) (born 7 November 1975) is a Saudi Arabian former footballer, who last played as a center forward for Al-Markhiya in Qatar.

Medhat Abdel-Hady

Medhat Abdelhady (Arabic: مدحت عبد الهادي‎ ; born 12 July 1974) is a retired Egyptian footballer. He last played as a defender (left fullback), and spent most of his career playing for Egyptian side Zamalek. As an international player, he was among the Egypt national football team members that participated in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and won the 1998 African Cup of Nations.

Michael Preetz

Michael Preetz (born 17 August 1967) is a retired German footballer who played as a forward. He spent his whole career in Germany, playing for Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Saarbrücken, MSV Duisburg and SG Wattenscheid 09, but he is mostly remembered for his seven-year spell at Hertha BSC where he ended his career. After retiring from active play, he stayed with the club, going directly into management.

Mohammed Al-Jahani

Mohammed Al-Jahani (Arabic: محمد الجهني‎) (born 28 September 1974) is a retired Saudi Arabian footballer.

Serginho (footballer, born 1971)

Sérgio Cláudio dos Santos (Serginho for short; born 27 June 1971 in Nilópolis, Brazil) is a former association footballer, who last played as a left winger and left back for Italian club A.C. Milan in 2008. Prior to joining Milan in 1999, he played for several Brazilian clubs. Known for his energetic attacking runs down the wing, with Milan he won the Champions League twice, in 2003 and 2007, as well as the Serie A title in 2004, among other trophies. At international level, he also represented Brazil at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was part of the team that won the 1999 Copa América.

Walid Salah El-Din

Walid Salah El-Din (Arabic وليد صلاح الدين) (born October 27, 1971) is an Egyptian footballer. Walid played as an attacking midfielder for Egyptian club side El-Ahly as well as the Egypt national football team.

He played for Egypt at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Yasser Radwan

Radwan Yasser or Yasser Radwan (born 22 April 1972) is a retired Egyptian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was a member of the Egypt national football team in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, winning the tournament with the national squad in 1998.

Radwan played professional football abroad with German side F.C. Hansa Rostock.

Yasser Rayyan

Yasser Rayyan (born 25 March 1970) is a retired Egyptian footballer.

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