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FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup
Founded 1992
Region International (FIFA)
Tournament information
Current champions Brazil.png Brazil (4th title)
Number of teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Most successful club Brazil.png Brazil (4 titles)
Football current event Current
Website Official website

The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the holders of each of the six Football Continental Championships (UEFA, CONCACAF, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC), along with the FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation of next years tournament, to bring the number of teams up to eight.

History and details

The tournament was originally organised by and held in Saudi Arabia and was called the King Fahd Cup (Confederations Winners Cup or Intercontinental Championship), contested in 1992 and 1995 by the Saudi national side and some continental champions which 3 continent winners competed in both competitions CAF, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. In 1997, FIFA took over the organisation of the tournament, named it the FIFA Confederations Cup and staged the competition every two years until 2005

When 2005 came around, it changed to once every four years, in the year prior to each World Cup in the host country of the forthcoming World Cup. Considered a dress-rehearsal for the World Cup it precedes, it uses around half of the stadia intended for use at the following year's competition and gives the host nation, who qualifies for that tournament automatically, experience at a high level of competition during two years of friendles. At the same time, participation was made optional for the South American and European champions.

When the World champion is also winner of its confederation championship, then the confederation championship runner-up also enters the Confederations Cup, ensuring eight teams for the tournament for that year.

On three occasions teams have chosen not to participate in the tournament. The UEFA Euro 1996 winner Germany declined its place in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by the Czech Republic, the runner-up in that tournament. France, 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by Brazil, the 1998 World Cup runner-up (and also 1997 Copa America champion). Germany, the runner-up in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, chose not to participate in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was replaced by Turkey, the third place team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

An earlier tournament existed that invited former World Cup winners, the Mundialito, or Copa D'Oro which celebrated the fifty year anniversary of the first World Cup. The Artemio Franchi Trophy, contested in 1985 and 1993 between the winners of the Copa America and UEFA European Football Championship, was also another example of an earlier contest between football confederations. Both of these are considered by some to be a form of an unofficial precursor to the Confederations Cup, although FIFA recognized only the 1992 tournaments onwards to be Confederations Cup winners.

Results

King Fahd Cup

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1992 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 3–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia Flag of the United States.png United States 5–2 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast
1995 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 2–0 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 1–1
(5–4 pens.)
Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria

FIFA Confederations Cup

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1997 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Brazil.png Brazil 6–0 Flag of Australia.png Australia Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 1–0 Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay
1999 Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 4–3 Brazil.png Brazil Flag of the United States.png United States 2–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia
2001 South Korea South Korea
Flag of Japan Japan
Flag of France.png France 1–0 Flag of Japan.png Japan Flag of Australia.png Australia 1–0 Brazil.png Brazil
2003 Flag of France France Flag of France.png France 1–0
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 2–1 Flag of Colombia.png Colombia
2005 Germany Germany Brazil.png Brazil 4–1 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Germany.png Germany 4–3
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico
2009 Flag of South Africa South Africa Brazil.png Brazil 3–2 Flag of the United States.png United States Flag of Spain.png Spain 3–2
(a.e.t.)
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
2013 Brazil Brazil Brazil.png Brazil 3–0 Flag of Spain.png Spain Flag of Italy.gif Italy 2–2
(3–2 pens.)
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay

Upcoming tournaments

Titles by team

Teams reaching the top four

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
Brazil.png Brazil 4 (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013) 1 (1999) - 1 (2001)
Flag of France.png France 2 (2001, 2003*) - - -
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 1 (1992) 2 (1995, 2005) - -
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 1 (1999*) - 1 (1995) 1 (2005)
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 1 (1995) - - -
Flag of the United States.png United States - 1 (2009) 2 (1992, 1999) -
Flag of Australia.png Australia - 1 (1997) 1 (2001) -
Flag of Spain.png Spain - 1 (2013) 1 (2009) -
Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia - 1 (1992*) - 1 (1999)
Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon - 1 (2003) - -
Flag of Japan.png Japan - 1 (2001*) - -
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic - - 1 (1997) -
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey - - 1 (2003) -
Germany.png Germany - - 1 (2005*) -
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 1 (2013)
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay - - - 2 (1997, 2013)
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia - - - 1 (2003)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast - - - 1 (1992)
Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria - - - 1 (1995)
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa - - - 1 (2009*)
*: hosts

Goalscorers

Overall top scorers

Player Country Goals
Cuauhtémoc BlancoFlag of Mexico.png Mexico9
RonaldinhoBrazil.png Brazil
AdrianoBrazil.png Brazil7
RomárioBrazil.png Brazil
Marzouk Al-OtaibiFlag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia6
AlexBrazil.png Brazil5
John AloisiFlag of Australia.png Australia
Luis FabianoBrazil.png Brazil
Robert PirèsFlag of France.png France
Vladimír ŠmicerFlag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic

Hat-tricks

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round Date
&0000000000000001.0000001.Šmicer, VladimírVladimír Šmicer3&0000000000000042.00000042', 68', 71'Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic&0000000000000005.6000006-1Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates1997, Saudi ArabiaGroup stage1997-12-17
&0000000000000002.0000002.Ronaldo, Ronaldo3&0000000000000015.00000015', 27', 59' (pen.)Brazil.png Brazil&0000000000000006.6000006-0Flag of Australia.png Australia1997, Saudi ArabiaFinal1997-12-21
&0000000000000003.0000003.Romário, Romário3&0000000000000038.00000038', 53', 75'Brazil.png Brazil&0000000000000006.6000006-0Flag of Australia.png Australia1997, Saudi ArabiaFinal1997-12-21
&0000000000000004.0000004.Blanco, CuauhtemocCuauhtemoc Blanco4&0000000000000012.00000012', 19', 68', 77'Flag of Mexico.png Mexico&0000000000000004.5000005-1Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia1999, MéxicoGroup stage1999-7-25
&0000000000000005.0000005.Al-Otaibi, MarzouqMarzouq Al-Otaibi4&0000000000000008.0000008', 34', 78', 85'Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia&0000000000000004.5000005-1Flag of Egypt.png Egypt1999, MéxicoGroup stage1999-7-29
&0000000000000006.0000006.Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho3&0000000000000011.00000011', 65', 90+2'Brazil.png Brazil&0000000000000006.8000008-2Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia1999, MéxicoSemi-finals1999-8-1
&0000000000000007.0000007.Luciano Figueroa, Luciano Figueroa3&0000000000000012.00000012', 53', 89'Flag of Argentina.png Argentina&0000000000000002.4000004-2Flag of Australia.png Australia2005, GermanyGroup stage2005-7-18
&0000000000000008.0000008.Torres, FernandoFernando Torres3&0000000000000006.0000006', 14', 17'Flag of Spain.png Spain&0000000000000005.5000005-0Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand2009, South AfricaGroup stage2009-6-14

Awards

Golden Ball

The Golden Ball award is awarded to the player who plays the most outstanding football during the tournament. It is selected by the media poll.

Tournament Golden Ball Winner
1997 Saudi Arabia Brazil Denilson
1999 Mexico Brazil Ronaldinho
2001 Korea/Japan Flag of France Robert Pirès
2003 France Flag of France Thierry Henry
2005 Germany Brazil Adriano
2009 South Africa Brazil Kaká

Golden Shoe

The Golden Shoe is awarded to the topscorer of the tournament. If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists during the tournament.

Tournament Golden Shoe Award Goals
1997 Saudi Arabia Brazil Romario 7
1999 Mexico Brazil Ronaldinho 6
2001 Korea/Japan Flag of France Robert Pires 2
2003 France Flag of France Thierry Henry 4
2005 Germany Brazil Adriano 5
2009 South Africa Brazil Luis Fabiano 5

Golden Glove

The Golden Glove is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Tournament Golden Glove
2005 Germany Flag of Mexico Oswaldo Sanchez
2009 South Africa Flag of the United States Tim Howard

FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team who has the best fair play record during the tournament with the criteria set by FIFA Fair Play Committee.

Tournament FIFA Fair Play Award
1997 Saudi Arabia Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
1999 Mexico Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand, Brazil.png Brazil
2001 Korea/Japan Flag of Japan.png Japan
2003 France Flag of Japan.png Japan
2005 Germany Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece
2009 South Africa Brazil.png Brazil

Summary

Participation details

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the Cup of the Confederation or Withdrew from the Confederations Cup / Banned
  •    — Hosts
Team Flag of Saudi Arabia
1992
Flag of Saudi Arabia
1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia
1997
Flag of Mexico
1999
South Korea
Flag of Japan
2001
Flag of France
2003
Germany
2005
Flag of South Africa
2009
Brazil
2013
Years
UEFA Members
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic × × 3rd 1
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark × 1st 1
Flag of France.png France × 1st 1st 2
Germany.png Germany × × GS × 3rd 2
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece GS 1
Flag of Italy.gif Italy × × GS Q 2
Flag of Spain.png Spain × 3rd Q 2
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 3rd 1
CONMEBOL Members
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 1st 2nd × 2nd 2
Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia GS 1
Brazil.png Brazil × 1st 2nd 4th GS 1st 1st Q 7
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia 4th 1
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 4th Q 2
CONCACAF Members
Flag of Canada.png Canada × GS 1
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 3rd GS 1st GS 4th Q 5
Flag of the United States.png United States 3rd 3rd GS 2nd 4
CAF Members
Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon GS 2nd 2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast 4th 1
Flag of Egypt.png Egypt GS GS 2
Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria 4th × × 1
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa × GS 4th 2
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia GS 1
AFC Members
Flag of Australia.png Australia × × 2nd 3rd GS 3
Flag of Iraq.png Iraq × × GS 1
Flag of Japan.png Japan GS 2nd GS GS Q 5
Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia 2nd GS GS 4th 4
South Korea.png South Korea × GS 1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates GS 1
OFC Members
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand GS GS GS 3
Total 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

General statistics

Team P W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 105322214 +8
Flag of Australia.png Australia 135171320 -7
Flag of Bolivia.png Bolivia 302123 -1
Brazil.png Brazil 2818556425 +39
Flag of Cameroon.png Cameroon 8413550
Flag of Canada.png Canada 301205 -5
Flag of Colombia.png Colombia 5203550
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.png Ivory Coast 200229 -7
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 5212107 +3
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 321051 +4
Flag of Egypt.png Egypt 6123916 -7
Flag of France.png France 10901245 +19
Germany.png Germany 841317170
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 301204 -4
Flag of Iraq.png Iraq 302101 -1
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 310235 -2
Flag of Japan.png Japan 135261516 -1
South Korea.png South Korea 320136 -3
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 198563328 +5
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 9018224 -22
Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria 312041 +3
Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia 123181331 -18
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 8125913 -4
Flag of Spain.png Spain 5401114 +7
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 310235 -2
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 5212880
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates 310228 -6
Flag of the United States.png United States 1561820200
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 530286 +2

Last updated: 4 January 2012.

Winning coaches

Year Head coach Champions
1992 Flag of Argentina Alfio Basile Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
1995 Flag of Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark
1997 Brazil Mário Zagallo Brazil.png Brazil
1999 Flag of Mexico Manuel Lapuente Flag of Mexico.png Mexico
2001 Flag of France Roger Lemerre Flag of France.png France
2003 Flag of France Jacques Santini Flag of France.png France
2005 Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira Brazil.png Brazil
2009 Brazil Dunga Brazil.png Brazil
FIFA Confederations Cup
Tournaments

Saudi Arabia 1992 · Saudi Arabia 1995 · Saudi Arabia 1997 · Mexico 1999 · Korea/Japan 2001 · France 2003 · Germany 2005 · South Africa 2009 · Brazil 2013 · Russia 2017 · TBA 2021

Finals

1992 · 1995 · 1997 · 1999 · 2001 · 2003 · 2005 · 2009 · 2013 · 2017

Squads

1992 · 1995 · 1997 · 1999 · 2001 · 2003 · 2005 · 2009 · 2013 · 2017

Other articles

Finals · Goalscorers · Hat-tricks · Records · Red cards · Team appearances

International football

FIFA · World Cup · Confederations Cup · U-20 World Cup · U-17 World Cup · Minor tournaments · World Rankings · Player of the Year · Teams · Competitions · Federations · Codes

Confederation Competitions
AFC Asian Cup
CAF Africa Cup of Nations
CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONMEBOL Copa América
OFC Nations Cup
UEFA European Championship
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