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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Host country  Mexico
Champions  Mexico (1st title)
Fourth place  Saudi Arabia
Dates  24 Jul 1999 – 4 Aug 1999
Teams  8
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Brazil
Matches played  16
Best player  Ronaldinho
Attendance  970,000
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Champion  Mexico national football team
Third place  United States men's national soccer team
Similar  2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

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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.

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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.

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The tournament was organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals.

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Qualified teams

1France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.

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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.

Venues

The matches were played in:

Goalscorers

Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Marzouq 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
  • Cuauhtémoc Blanco
  • Marzouq Al-Otaibi
  • Ronaldinho
  • 4 goals
  • Alex
  • 3 goals
  • José Manuel Abundis
  • Zé Roberto
  • 2 goals
  • Brian McBride
  • Miguel Zepeda
  • Rôni
  • Samir Ibrahim
  • 1 goal

    References

    1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Wikipedia


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