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2005 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Host country  Germany
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Fourth place  Mexico
Dates  15 Jun 2005 – 29 Jun 2005
Best player  Adriano
Venue(s)  5 (in 5 host cities)
Runners-up  Argentina
Matches played  16
Top scorer  Adriano
Teams  8

Champion  Brazil national football team
Third place  Germany national football team
Similar  2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2004 Copa América

The 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the seventh FIFA Confederations Cup. It was held in Germany between 15 June and 29 June 2005, as a prelude to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The tournament was won by 2002 FIFA World Cup winners Brazil, who defeated Argentina 4–1 in the final Waldstadion in Frankfurt. The final was a rematch of the Copa América final also won by Brazil. It was Brazil's second win at the Confederations Cup.

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Qualified teams

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1Argentina were awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won both the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Copa América. Since both competitions award their winners a place in the Confederations Cup, the runners-up in the Copa América 2004 were called to play.

Venues

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Originally, Kaiserslautern's Fritz-Walter-Stadion was also intended as a venue. However, on 27 May 2004, city authorities withdrew from the bidding process, citing added costs to complete the stadium on time as the reason for the withdrawal.

All five venues were reused for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Match ball

The official match ball for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup was the Adidas Pelias.

Goalscorers

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Adriano received the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 56 goals were scored by 29 different players, with none credited as own goals.

5 goals
  • Adriano
  • 4 goals
  • Luciano Figueroa
  • John Aloisi
  • Michael Ballack
  • 3 goals
  • Juan Román Riquelme
  • Ronaldinho
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Jared Borgetti
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
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    References

    2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Wikipedia