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Confederations Cup 1999 – Mexico

Confederations Cup 1999 – Mexico

The 4th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup was played in Mexico from the 24th of July – 4th August 1999. Eight teams took part in the tournament, which was staged at only two venues in Mexico – Mexico City and Guadalajara. 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: Mexico (hosts and CONCACAF Gold Cup 1998 winners), Saudi Arabia (Asian Cup 1996 winners), Bolivia (Copa America 1997 runners-up), Egypt (African Cup of Nations 1998 winners), Brazil (World Cup 1998 runners-up), United States (CONCACAF Gold Cup 1998 runners-up), Germany (Euro 1996 winners) and New Zealand (OFC Nations Cup 1998 winners).

Venues

The following 2 venues were used in the 1999 Confederations Cup:

CITY STADIUM CAPACITY
Mexico City Estadio Azteca 115,000
Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco 66,700

The Tournament

GROUP PHASE

GROUP A :: P W D L F A PTS
Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 7
Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 2
Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 2

 

GROUP A MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Bolivia 2-2 Egypt Estadio Azteca 25-07-1999 12:00
Mexico 5-1 Saudi Arabia Estadio Azteca 25-07-1999 14:30
Saudi Arabia 0-0 Bolivia Estadio Azteca 27-07-1999 18:00
Mexico 2-2 Egypt Estadio Azteca 27-07-1999 20:30
Egypt 1-5 Saudi Arabia Estadio Azteca 29-07-1999 18:00
Mexico 1-0 Bolivia Estadio Azteca 29-07-1999 20:30

GROUP B :: P W D L F A PTS
Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 9
United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 0

 

GROUP B MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Brazil 4-0 Germany Estadio Jalisco 24-07-1999 12:00
New Zealand 1-2 United States Estadio Jalisco 24-07-1999 14:30
Germany 2-0 New Zealand Estadio Jalisco 28-07-1999 18:00
Brazil 1-0 United States Estadio Jalisco 28-07-1999 20:30
United States 2-0 Germany Estadio Jalisco 30-07-1999 18:00
New Zealand 0-2 Brazil Estadio Jalisco 30-07-1999 20:30

KNOCK-OUT STAGE

SEMI FINAL MATCHES :: VENUE DATE TIME (Local)
Mexico 1-0 (aet) United States Estadio Azteca 01-08-1999 12:00
Brazil 8-2 Saudi Arabia Estadio Jalisco 01-08-1999 15:00

 

THIRD PLACE MATCH :: VENUE DATE TIME (UK)
United States 2-0 Saudi Arabia Estadio Jalisco 03-08-1999 21:00

 

FINAL
DATE: 04-08-1999 :: KICK-OFF TIME: 21:00
Mexico 4-3 Brazil
Zepeda 13, 51
Abundis 28
Blanco 62
Serginho 43 (pen)
Roni 47
Ze Roberto 63
VENUE: Estadio Azteca :: ATTENDANCE: 110,000 :: REFEREE: Anders Frisk, Sweden

Top Scorers

PLAYER TEAM GOALS
Cuauhtémoc Blanco Mexico 6
Marzouq Al-Otaibi Saudi Arabia 6
Ronaldinho Brazil 6
Alex Brazil 4
José Manuel Abundis Mexico 3
Zé Roberto Brazil 3

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