2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

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.

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Sokker-Konfederasiebeker in 2009
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates14 – 28 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Spain
Fourth place South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
Attendance584,894 (36,556 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Luís Fabiano (5 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Kaká
Best goalkeeperUnited States Tim Howard
Fair play award Brazil

Qualified teams

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


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 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

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup ball by adidas
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]


Four cities served as the venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[7] All four venues were also used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Johannesburg Pretoria
Ellis Park Stadium Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Capacity: 62,567 Capacity: 50,000
Slovenia - USA at FIFA World Cup 2010 (3) Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Bloemfontein Rustenburg
Free State Stadium Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 42,000
Free State Stadium1 Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng

Originally, Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was also chosen as a venue. On 8 July 2008, however, 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.

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)

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

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
 South Africa (H) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Iraq 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
14 June 2009
South Africa  0–0  Iraq
New Zealand  0–5  Spain
17 June 2009
Spain  1–0  Iraq
South Africa  2–0  New Zealand
20 June 2009
Iraq  0–0  New Zealand
Spain  2–0  South Africa

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
 United States 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
 Egypt 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
15 June 2009
Brazil  4–3  Egypt
United States  1–3  Italy
18 June 2009
United States  0–3  Brazil
Egypt  1–0  Italy
21 June 2009
Italy  0–3  Brazil
Egypt  0–3  United States

Knockout stage

24 June – Bloemfontein
28 June – Johannesburg
 United States2
 United States2
25 June – Johannesburg
 South Africa0
Third place
28 June – Rustenburg
 Spain (aet)3
 South Africa2


Spain 0–2 United States
Report Altidore Goal 27'
Dempsey Goal 74'
Brazil 1–0 South Africa
Dani Alves Goal 88' Report

Match for third place

Spain 3–2 (a.e.t.) South Africa
Güiza Goal 88'89'
Alonso Goal 107'
Report Mphela Goal 73'90+3'


United States 2–3 Brazil
Dempsey Goal 10'
Donovan Goal 27'
Report Luís Fabiano Goal 46'74'
Lúcio Goal 84'


FIFA Fair Play Trophy Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner Golden Glove Winner
 Brazil Brazil Kaká Brazil Luís Fabiano United States Tim Howard
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Brazil Luís Fabiano Spain Fernando Torres
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
United States Clint Dempsey Spain David Villa

Source: FIFA[12]

FIFA.com Users' Top 11
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

United States Tim Howard

Spain Joan Capdevila
Spain Carles Puyol
Brazil Lúcio
Brazil Maicon

Brazil Kaká
Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika
United States Clint Dempsey

Spain David Villa
Spain Fernando Torres
Brazil Luís Fabiano

Source: FIFA[13]



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


  1. ^ "Quedan listos Grupos de Copa Confederaciones". Fox Sports. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Confederations Cup ticket sale opens on 23 November". FIFA.com. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  3. ^ "SA seeded for Confederations Cup". BBC Sport. 6 October 2008. Archived from the original on 26 May 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  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.
  9. ^ "FIFA appoints match officials". FIFA.com. Zürich. 5 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  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. ^ "FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 | Awards". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Users pick Top 11". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 June 2009. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013.

External links

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 28 June 2009 and was contested by the United States and Brazil. Despite being two goals down at half-time, Brazil won the match 3–2, with Lúcio scoring the winning goal six minutes from full-time.The match marked the first ever appearance for the United States in the final of a FIFA men's competition (the U.S. has won FIFA women's titles at senior and U-20 levels). It was Brazil's fourth appearance in a Confederations Cup final (after 1997, 1999 and 2005).

Prior to the match, FIFA honoured Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of a heart-related disease during a FIFA Confederations Cup match in 2003. One of his three children, Marc-Scott, read a commemorative message towards the memory of his father.

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A

Play in Group A of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup completed on 20 June 2009. Spain won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with South Africa. Iraq and New Zealand failed to advance.

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B

Play in Group B of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup completed on 21 June 2009. Brazil won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with the United States. World champions Italy and Egypt failed to advance, despite Italy defeating the United States and Egypt getting a shock victory against Italy. Both the United States and Brazil won their semi-final games and played for the tournament championship, with Brazil winning 3–2.

The final pair of matches saw a remarkable six-goal swing that enabled the bottom-of-the-table United States to climb above Italy on goals scored and qualify for the semi-final. They would go on to upset Spain 2–0 in the semi-finals to meet Brazil again in the final.

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup began on 24 June and concluded on 28 June 2009 with the final at the Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg. It was the second and final stage of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, following the group stage. The top two teams from each group (four teams in total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third-place match was included and played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.

In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) would be played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation who competed at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa from 14 June to 28 June 2009, as a prelude to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Each squad consisted of 23 players, three of which had to be goalkeepers. Replacement of injured players was permitted until 24 hours before the team's game. Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national team.

Caps, goals and ages as of 14 June 2009, before 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Aaron Scott (footballer)

Aaron James Scott (born 18 July 1986) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for NZFC side Waitakere United and has represented New Zealand under 23 at the Olympics and played for the senior side, the All Whites.

Ahmed Raouf

Ahmed Raouf (born 15 September 1982) is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Egyptian club El Entag El Harby SC.

Raouf was a member in Egypt national football team squad participated in 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and won the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He also played 5 matches in FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifiers.

Ben Sigmund

Benjamin Robert Sigmund (born 3 February 1981) is a New Zealand international footballer who plays for Mainland Premier League club Cashmere Technical. He has represented New Zealand at under-17, under-20 and senior men's level.

Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium (Afrikaans: Vrystaatstadion), currently known as the Toyota Stadium for sponsorship reasons and formerly known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, used mainly for rugby union and also sometimes for association football. It was originally built for the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and was one of the venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The primary rugby union tenants of the facility are:

The Cheetahs, which represents Free State and Northern Cape provinces in the international Pro14 competition.

The Free State Cheetahs, which participate in South Africa's domestic competition, the Currie Cup.The primary association football tenant is:

Bloemfontein Celtic, who play in South Africa's domestic Premier Soccer League.

Glen Moss

Glen Robert Moss (born 19 January 1983) is a New Zealand goalkeeper who plays in the A-League for Newcastle Jets FC, and New Zealand at international level.

Homos (footballer)

Mohamed Soliman Zaki (Arabic: محمد حمص‎) (born 1 January 1979) commonly known as Mohamed Homos or simply Homos, is an Egyptian former professional footballer. A midfielder he played for Ismaily for most of his career.

With the Egyptian national team played in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, he scored his first ever and only international goal from a header in Egypt's second game of the group stage against Italy, giving the reigning African champions a 1–0 win over the reigning world champions. After the match, he was named Man of the Match by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG).

James Bannatyne

James Bannatyne (born 30 June 1975) is a former New Zealand association football goalkeeper. He last played for Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship. Bannatyne is currently the goalkeeping coach for Central United in Auckland. He represented New Zealand at international level, generally as backup to Glen Moss and Mark Paston.

He has also played for the Football Kingz in the now-defunct Australian National Soccer League.Bannatyne made his full All Whites debut in a 2–0 win over Cook Islands on 18 June 2001. He was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, along with fellow non-professionals Aaron Scott and Andrew Barron.On 10 May 2010, Bannatyne was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He retired from international football after returning from the World Cup.His brother, Stu Bannatyne, is a round-the-world sailor.

Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa

Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa (born 1 April 1980 in São Paulo), commonly known as Kléber, is a Brazilian former professional footballer, who played as a left wingback.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a rugby and football stadium situated in the Arcadia suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The stadium has a capacity of 51,762 for rugby union and it is occasionally used for football matches.

The stadium is the home ground of the Bulls franchise of the Super Rugby tournament and the Blue Bulls union in South Africa's Currie Cup. It also hosted the 2009 Super 14 Final which the Bulls won 61 - 17 against the Waikato Chiefs, and the 2009 Currie Cup final, which the Bulls went on to win 36 - 24 against the Free State Cheetahs.

Also, the South Africa national rugby union team has played several test matches at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. They played New Zealand in 1970, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2006, Australia in 1967, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2012, England in 1994, 2000 and 2007, and Ireland in 1998.

In June 2010, the stadium hosted opening round games and one game of the round of 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Moruleng Stadium

Moruleng Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the village of Moruleng, a small mining community located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Rustenburg in the North West Province, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Platinum Stars. The stadium was part of Rustenburg's World Cup 2010 host city proposals and was also used as a training venue for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The stadium was constructed by South African companies Stefanutti Stocks and Omnistruct Nkosi with help from structural engineers Arup of Durban. The stadium was designed by the Durban based Architectural firm Paton Taylor Architects, to comply with FIFA stadium regulations, in order for it to be utilised for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup as a training venue. The quantity surveyors on this project were BTKM - Bham Tayob Khan Matunda.

The stadium was built by the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela tribe which is scattered across 32 villages in the North West province. The tribe's main source of wealth comes from mining platinum.

The stadium was opened in September 2009 and the first match that took place at the stadium was contested between Mochudi Centre Chiefs of Botswana and Platinum Stars F.C. of South Africa.The first Premier Soccer League game that took place at the stadium was between Platinum Stars, who use the stadium as a home venue, and Ajax Cape Town.It was used by the New Zealand national football team as a training venue during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.The England national football team played Platinum Stars as a warm-up game before the 2010 FIFA World Cup on 7 June, with England running out 3–0 victors.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is a football, rugby and athletics stadium in Phokeng near Rustenburg, South Africa. It was built and is managed by the Royal Bafokeng Nation. It is used as the home stadium for Premier Soccer League club Platinum Stars. The Leopards rugby team host large attendance matches during the Currie Cup at the stadium, instead of their usual home ground, Olën Park.

The capacity of the stadium was increased from 38,000 to 42,000 to be able to host five first round matches and one second round match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.For the 2010 tournament, the main west stand was upgraded and enlarged and given a new cantilever roof. Other improvements include the installation of new electronic scoreboards, new seats, and the upgrading of the floodlights and public address system.

The stadium upgrade was completed in March 2009 for hosting 4 matches of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Sayed Moawad

Sayed Moawad (Egyptian Arabic: سيد معوض‎; born 25 May 1979) is a retired Egyptian footballer. He was a defender who played as a left back for Al Ahly and Egypt national football team.

Moawad represented Al Ahly in FIFA Club World Cup three times in 2008, 2012 and 2014. He had a four-month spell with Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig during 2008.Moawad made his international debut on 25 August 2000 in a friendly match against Kenya. He was a member of Egypt national football team which won the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He also represented Egypt at 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Thembinkosi Fanteni

Thembinkosi "Terror" Fanteni (born 2 February 1984) is a South African football striker.

He was part of the South African squad at the 2008 African Nations Cup and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Tsepo Masilela

Peter Tsepo Masilela (born 5 May 1985), known as Tsepo Masilela, is a South African international football defender who plays for Kaizer Chiefs. Masilela is known for his pace and great defensive ability.

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