1997 FIFA Confederations Cup

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1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
1997 السعودية
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Dates12–21 December 1997
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place Czech Republic
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Attendance333,500 (20,844 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Romário (7 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Denílson
Fair play award South Africa
1995
1999

1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. The tournament had previously been played in 1992 and 1995 as the King Fahd Cup. It took place in Saudi Arabia from 12 to 21 December. Brazil won the tournament after defeating Australia. Czech Republic got third place.[1]

Results[change | change source]

Group stage[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

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

Group B[change | change source]

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

Knockout stage[change | change source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 19 - Riyadh
 
 
 Brazil2
 
December 21 - Riyadh
 
 Czech Republic0
 
 Brazil6
 
December 19 - Riyadh
 
 Australia0
 
 Uruguay0
 
 
 Australia (a.e.t.)1
 
Third place
 
 
December 21 - Riyadh
 
 
 Czech Republic1
 
 
 Uruguay0

References[change | change source]

  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup archive". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2021-02-13.

Other websites[change | change source]