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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 Sandtonmarker Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The opening match was played at Coca-Cola Parkmarker in Johannesburgmarker. The tournament was won by Brazil, who retained the trophy they won in 2005 by defeating the United States 3–2 in the final.

Participating teams

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
CAF 2010 FIFA World Cup host 2nd
UEFA 2006 FIFA World Cup winners 1st
CONCACAF 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 4th
CONMEBOL Copa América 2007 winners 6th
AFC 2007 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
CAF 2008 African Cup of Nations winners 2nd
UEFA UEFA Euro 2008 winners 1st
OFC 2008 OFC Nations Cup winners 3rd

The draw for the competition was held on 22 November 2008 at the Sandtonmarker Convention Centre in Johannesburgmarker. 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 the People's Republic of Chinamarker. The teams were divided into two pots: 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.


Four cities served as the venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Johannesburgmarker Pretoria marker Bloemfontein marker Rustenburgmarker
Coca-Cola Parkmarker 1 Loftus Versfeld Stadiummarker Free State Stadiummarker Royal Bafokeng Stadiummarker
Capacity: 62,567 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 42,000

 As Ellis Park Stadium.

Originally, Port Elizabethmarker's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadiummarker was also chosen as a venue. However, on 8 July 2008, Port Elizabeth withdrew as a host city because its stadium was deemed unlikely to meet the 30 March 2009 deadline for completion. 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. 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.




North America, Central America and Caribbean


South America


Group stage

Tie-breaking criteria

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:

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

3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1

Group B

3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3

Knockout stage


Third place match



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