1997 FIFA Confederations Cup

3rd FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Saudi Arabia

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]

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 playerBrazil Denílson
Fair play award South Africa
1995
1999

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

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 BEdit

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​Edit

  Semifinals Final
December 19 - Riyadh
   Brazil  2  
   Czech Republic  0  
 
December 21 - Riyadh
       Brazil  6
     Australia  0
Third place
December 19 - Riyadh December 21 - Riyadh
   Uruguay  0    Czech Republic  1
   Australia (a.e.t.)  1      Uruguay  0

ReferencesEdit

  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup archive". FIFA.com.

Other websitesEdit