1997 FIFA Confederations Cup


1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
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1997 FIFA Confederations Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country  Saudi Arabia
Dates 12 December - 21 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Australia
Third place  Czech Republic
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 333,500 (20,844 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Romário (7 goals)
Best player Brazil Denílson
1995
1999

The 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first Confederations Cup to be organised by FIFA. The tournament had been 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. 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 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup

Contents

Participating teams

1997 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams
Team Confederation Qualification Participation
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts and 1996 AFC Asian Cup winners 3rd
 Brazil CONMEBOL 1994 FIFA World Cup winners 1st
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 1995 Copa América winners 1st
 South Africa CAF 1996 African Cup of Nations winners 1st
 Australia OFC 1996 OFC Nations Cup winners 1st
 Czech Republic UEFA UEFA Euro 1996 runners-up[1] 1st
 Mexico CONCACAF 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 2nd
 United Arab Emirates AFC 1996 AFC Asian Cup runners-up 1st

Venue

All matches were played in:

Riyadh
King Fahd II Stadium
Capacity: 67,000
KingFahd2Stadium.jpg

Match officials

Africa
Asia
Europe
North America, Central America and Caribbean
South America

Squads

See 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
12 December 1997
16:15 AST
Saudi Arabia  0 – 3  Brazil King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)
(Report) César Sampaio Goal 65'
Romário Goal 73'80'

12 December 1997
19:00 AST
Mexico  1 – 3  Australia King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Hernández Goal 80' (pen.) (Report) Viduka Goal 45'
Aloisi Goal 59'
Mori Goal 90'

14 December 1997
17:50 AST
Saudi Arabia  0 – 5  Mexico King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)
(Report) Palencia Goal 20'62'
Blanco Goal 68'76'
Luna Goal 75'

14 December 1997
20:00 AST
Australia  0 – 0  Brazil King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)
(Report)

16 December 1997
17:50 AST
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Australia King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 55,450
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)
Al-Khilaiwi Goal 40' (Report)

16 December 1997
20:00 AST
Brazil  3 – 2  Mexico King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)
Romário Goal 41' (pen.)
Denílson Goal 61'
Júnior Baiano Goal 66'
(Report) Blanco Goal 51'
Ramírez Goal 90'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 9
 Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 3
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
13 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  0 – 2  Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 13,000
(Report) Olivera Goal 45+2'
Pacheco Goal 90+2'

13 December 1997
20:00 AST
South Africa  2 – 2  Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)
Augustine Goal 39'
Mkhalele Goal 86'
(Report) Šmicer Goal 19'40'

15 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  South Africa King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)
H. Mubarak Goal 5' (Report)

15 December 1997
20:00 AST
Czech Republic  1 – 2  Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)
Siegl Goal 89' (Report) Olivera Goal 26'
Zalayeta Goal 88'

17 December 1997
17:50 AST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 6  Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)
Al-Talyani Goal 78' (Report) Obaid Goal 11' (o.g.)
Nedvěd Goal 22'31'
Šmicer Goal 42'68'71'

17 December 1997
20:00 AST
Uruguay  4 – 3  South Africa King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Silva Goal 12'66'
Recoba Goal 42'
Callejas Goal 90'
(Report) Radebe Goal 11'
Mkhalele Goal 69'
Ndlanya Goal 77'

Knockout stage

  Semifinals Final
December 19 - Riyadh
  Brazil  2  
  Czech Republic  0  
 
December 21 - Riyadh
      Brazil  6
    Australia  0
Third place
December 19 - Riyadh December 21 - Riyadh
  Uruguay  0   Czech Republic  1
  Australia (a.e.t.)  1     Uruguay  0

Semi-finals

19 December 1997
15:15 AST
Brazil  2 – 0  Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 68,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)
Romário Goal 54'
Ronaldo Goal 83'
(Report)

19 December 1997
19:00 AST
Uruguay  0 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Australia King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)
(Report) Kewell Golden goal scored in the 92nd minute 92'

Third place play-off

21 December 1997
17:50 AST
Czech Republic  1 – 0  Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)
Lasota Goal 63' (Report)

Final

21 December 1997
21:00 AST
Brazil  6 – 0  Australia King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Ronaldo Goal 15'27'59'
Romário Goal 38'53'75' (pen.)
(Report)

Awards

Golden Ball Winner Golden Shoe Winner FIFA Fair Play Trophy
Brazil Denilson Brazil Romário  South Africa
Silver Ball Winner Silver Shoe Winner
Brazil Romário Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Shoe Winner
Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer Brazil Ronaldo

Top scorers

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
  • Brazil Ronaldo

References

  1. ^ The Czech Republic took Germany's place as Europe's representative as the Euro 96 winners, Germany, declined to participate.

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