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 player(s)Brazil 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 stageEdit

 
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

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit