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1997 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Host country  Saudi Arabia
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Fourth place  Uruguay
Dates  12 Dec 1997 – 21 Dec 1997
Teams  8
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Runners-up  Australia
Matches played  16
Top scorer  Romário
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Champion  Brazil national football team
Best player  Denílson de Oliveira Araújo
Third place  Czech Republic national football team
Similar  1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1995 King Fahd Cup, 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1992 King Fahd Cup, 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup

1997 fifa confederations cup

The 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first Confederations Cup to be organised by FIFA. The tournament had previously been played in 1992 and 1995 as the King Fahd Cup. This edition of the tournament was hosted by Saudi Arabia, as with the previous editions, in December 1997 and was the first to feature representatives from all of the FIFA confederations.


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It was won by Brazil, who beat Australia 6–0 in the final. After winning the 1997 tournament, Brazil became the first country to be the reigning champion of both major FIFA tournaments (the World Cup and the Confederations Cup), as well as champion of their respective confederation by winning the 1997 Copa América. This feat has since been accomplished once by France, victorious in the 1998 World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2001 World Cup.

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Qualified teams

1Germany, the UEFA Euro 1996 winner, declined to participate.

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2United Arab Emirates was awarded a spot in the competition because Saudi Arabia had won the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.


All matches were played in:


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Romário received the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 52 goals were scored by 32 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
  • Romário
  • 5 goals
  • Vladimír Šmicer
  • 4 goals
  • Ronaldo
  • 3 goals
  • Cuauhtémoc Blanco
  • 2 goals
  • Pavel Nedvěd
  • Francisco Palencia
  • Helman Mkhalele
  • Nicolás Olivera
  • Darío Silva
  • 1 goal
    Own goal
  • Mohamed Obaid (against Czech Republic)

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