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1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
The Estadio Azteca hosted the final.
Event1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
Date4 August 1999
VenueEstadio Azteca, Mexico City
RefereeAnders Frisk (Sweden)[1]
Attendance110,000[2]
1997
2001

The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, was the fourth FIFA Confederations Cup, and the second organised by FIFA, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, on 4 August 1999,[3] and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, Mexico and Brazil.[4]

Mexico won the match 4–3,[5] earning their first title in history and being the first CONCACAF team to win the tournament.

Background

This was the first time Mexico had defeated Brazil in a FIFA tournament final. Prior to the tournament, Mexico never won a major FIFA tournament, but came close to in the second edition (also the last edition) of the King Fahd Cup, ending up in third place, under Denmark and Argentina.

For Brazil, this was their second and consecutive final after beating Australia in the 1997 Confederations Cup Final, making them the first team to win the tournament, since FIFA took over the King Fahd Cup.

Mexico

This marked the first time Mexico qualified to the tournament final, and the first time a CONCACAF representative would reach the final.

In their tournament debut, Mexico won 5–1 in their first match against Saudi Arabia. Later, they tied in a disappointing game 2–2 against Egypt, that got a dramatic equalizer in the last five minutes. For their last group stage match, Bolivia were their rivals, beating them 1–0 in the 52nd minute, that gave Mexico a total of seven points. Then in the semi-finals, United States stood in Mexico's way, but were later defeated 1–0 by golden goal, scored in the 97' minute that gave Mexico the first ticket to the final.

Brazil

Meanwhile, this was the second consecutive final for Brazil. They were looking forward on winning their second Confederations Cup, repeating like in the 1997 edition.

The defending champions made their tournament debut with a 4–0 win over a surprisingly disappointing Germany. Then won against United States with only a 1–0 win. Later, they finished on top of their group with nine points after they defeated New Zealand 2–0. In the semi finals, they astonishingly beat Saudi Arabia 8-2 to send them to their 2nd straight final.

Route to the final

Mexico Round Brazil
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Saudi Arabia 5–1 Match 1  Germany 4–0
 Egypt 2–2 Match 2  United States 1–0
 Bolivia 1–0 Match 3  New Zealand 2–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 5 7
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
 Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 –4 2
Final standing
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 6
 Germany 3 1 0 2 2 6 -4 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 United States 1–0 (a.e.t) Semi-Final  Saudi Arabia 8–2

Match

Details

Mexico 4–3 Brazil
Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Mexico
Brazil
GK 1 Jorge Campos
CB 18 Salvador Carmona
CB 4 Rafael Márquez Yellow card 21'
CB 2 Claudio Suárez (c) Yellow card 74'
CM 6 Germán Villa
CM 13 Pável Pardo
RM 19 Miguel Zepeda Substituted off 83'
LM 7 Ramon Ramírez
AM 10 Cuauhtémoc Blanco Yellow card 50'
CF 9 José Manuel Abundis Yellow card 11'
CF 17 Francisco Palencia Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
DF 14 Isaac Terrazas Substituted in 70'
MF 16 Jesús Arellano Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Mexico Manuel Lapuente
GK 1 Dida
RB 3 Odvan
CB 4 João Carlos Yellow card 46' Yellow-red card 90+2'
LB 6 Serginho
CM 8 Emerson (c)
CM 5 Flávio Conceição
RM 20 Vampeta
LM 11 Zé Roberto Yellow card 5' Substituted off 82'
AM 17 Beto Substituted off 45'
CF 7 Ronaldinho
CF 10 Alex
Substitutions:
FW 18 Rôni Substituted in 45'
FW 19 Warley Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo

Assistant referees:
Spain Fernando Treasco Gracia (Spain)
Jordan Awni Hassouneh (Jordan)

References