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Confederations Cup 1997 – Saudi Arabia

Confederations Cup 1997 – Saudi Arabia

The 3rd edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup was played in Saudi Arabia from the 12th – 21st December 1997. Eight teams took part in the tournament, which was staged at only one venue in Saudi Arabia – the King Fahd II Stadium in Riyadh. The teams were split into two groups of four with the top two in each group going through into the semi finals.

The qualified teams were: Brazil (World Cup 1994 winners), Australia (OFC Nations Cup 1996 winners), Mexico (CONCACAF Gold Cup 1996 winners), Saudi Arabia (hosts and Asian Cup 1996 winners), Uruguay (Copa America 1995 winners), Czech Republic (Euro 1996 runners-up), United Arab Emirates (Asian Cup 1996 runners-up) and South Africa (African Cup of Nations 1996 winners).

Venues

The following venue was used in the 1997 Confederations Cup:

CITY STADIUM CAPACITY
Riyadh King Fahd II Stadium 67,000

The Tournament

GROUP PHASE

GROUP A :: P W D L F A PTS
Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 2 7
Australia 3 1 1 1 3 2 4
Mexico 3 1 0 2 8 6 3
Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 1 8 3

 

GROUP A MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Saudi Arabia 0-3 Brazil King Fahd II Stadium 12-12-1997 16:15
Mexico 1-3 Australia King Fahd II Stadium 12-12-1997 19:00
Saudi Arabia 0-5 Mexico King Fahd II Stadium 14-12-1997 17:50
Australia 0-0 Brazil King Fahd II Stadium 14-12-1997 20:00
Saudi Arabia 1-0 Australia King Fahd II Stadium 16-12-1997 17:50
Brazil 3-2 Mexico King Fahd II Stadium 16-12-1997 20:00

GROUP B :: P W D L F A PTS
Uruguay 3 3 0 0 8 4 9
Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 9 5 4
United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 2 8 3
South Africa 3 0 1 2 5 7 1

 

GROUP B MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
United Arab Emirates 0-2 Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium 13-12-1997 17:50
South Africa 2-2 Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium 13-12-1997 20:00
United Arab Emirates 1-0 South Africa King Fahd II Stadium 15-12-1997 17:50
Czech Republic 1-2 Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium 15-12-1997 20:00
United Arab Emirates 1-6 Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium 17-12-1997 17:50
Uruguay 4-3 South Africa King Fahd II Stadium 17-12-1997 20:00

KNOCK-OUT STAGE

SEMI FINAL MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Brazil 2-0 Czech Republic King Fahd II Stadium 19-12-1997 15:15
Australia 1-0 (aet) Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium 19-12-1997 19:00

 

THIRD PLACE MATCH :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Czech Republic 1-0 Uruguay King Fahd II Stadium 21-12-1997 17:50

 

FINAL
DATE: 21-12-1997 :: KICK-OFF TIME: 21:00
Brazil 6-0 Australia
Ronaldo 15, 27, 59
Romario 38, 53, 75 (pen)
VENUE: King Fahd II Stadium :: ATTENDANCE: 65,000
REFEREE: Pirom Un-Prasert, Thailand

Top Scorers

PLAYER TEAM GOALS
Romario Brazil 7
Vladimir Smicer Czech Republic 5
Ronaldo Brazil 4
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Mexico 3

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