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|
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
|Dates||24 July – 4 August|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Mexico (1st title)|
|Third place||United States|
|Fourth place||Saudi Arabia|
|Goals scored||55 (3.44 per match)|
|Attendance||970,000 (60,625 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Marzouk Al-Otaibi|
(6 goals each)
|Fair play award||Brazil|
|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|
The matches were played in:
|Estadio Azteca||Estadio Jalisco|
|Capacity: 115,000||Capacity: 66,700|
|Blanco 12', 19', 68', 77'
|Report||Al-Temyat 62' (pen.)|
|Report||A. Hassan 79'
S. Ibrahim 85'
|S. Ibrahim 70' (pen.)||Report||Al-Otaibi 8', 34', 78', 85'
|Zé Roberto 62'
Alex 86', 87'
|New Zealand||1–2||United States|
|Zoricich 90+3'||Report||McBride 25'
|Report||Marcos Paulo 45+2'
|1 August - Mexico City|
|4 August - Mexico City|
|1 August - Guadalajara|
|3 August - Guadalajara|
|João Carlos 8'
Ronaldinho 11', 65', 90+2'
Zé Roberto 33'
Alex 36', 86'
|Report||Al-Otaibi 22', 31'|
|United States||2–0||Saudi Arabia|
|Zepeda 13', 51'
|Report||Serginho 43' (pen.)
Zé Roberto 63'
|Golden Ball Winner||Golden Shoe Winner||FIFA Fair Play Trophy|
|Silver Ball Winner||Silver Shoe Winner|
|Cuauhtémoc Blanco||Cuauhtémoc Blanco|
|Bronze Ball Winner||Bronze Shoe Winner|
|Marzouk Al-Otaibi||Marzouk Al-Otaibi|
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.
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
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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
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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
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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.
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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup finalists
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