Group A of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup took place from 15 to 22 June 2013 in Belo Horizonte's Mineirão, Brasília's Mané Garrincha, Fortaleza's Castelão, Recife's Arena Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro's, Maracanã and Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova.[1] The group consisted of host nation and defending champions Brazil, Italy, Japan, and Mexico.[2]

Teams

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
November 2012[nb 1] June 2013
A1  Brazil CONMEBOL
A2  Italy UEFA
A3  Mexico CONCACAF
A4  Japan AFC
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of November 2013 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Italy 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
3  Mexico 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host

In the semi-finals:[3]

Matches

Brazil vs Japan

Brazil 3–0 Japan
  • Neymar 3'
  • Paulinho 48'
  • 90+3'
Report
Brazil[4]
Japan[4]
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo
CM 18 Paulinho
AM 11 Oscar
RW 19 Hulk downward-facing red arrow 75'
LW 10 Neymar downward-facing red arrow 74'
CF 9 Fred downward-facing red arrow 81'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Lucas Moura upward-facing green arrow 74'
MF 8 Hernanes upward-facing green arrow 75'
FW 21 upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari
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GK 1 Eiji Kawashima
RB 6 Atsuto Uchida
CB 22 Maya Yoshida
CB 15 Yasuyuki Konno
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
CM 17 Makoto Hasebe (c) Yellow card 45+1'
CM 7 Yasuhito Endō downward-facing red arrow 78'
RW 8 Hiroshi Kiyotake downward-facing red arrow 51'
AM 4 Keisuke Honda downward-facing red arrow 88'
LW 10 Shinji Kagawa
CF 9 Shinji Okazaki
Substitutions:
FW 18 Ryoichi Maeda upward-facing green arrow 51'
MF 13 Hajime Hosogai upward-facing green arrow 78'
MF 19 Takashi Inui upward-facing green arrow 88'
Manager:
Italy Alberto Zaccheroni

Man of the Match:
Neymar (Brazil)[5]

Assistant referees:
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Tiago Trigo (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Felix Brych (Germany)
Fifth official:
Mark Borsch (Germany)

Mexico vs Italy

Mexico 1–2 Italy
Report
Mexico[6]
Italy[6]
GK 12 José de Jesús Corona
RB 22 Gerardo Flores
CB 2 Francisco Javier Rodríguez (c)
CB 15 Héctor Moreno Yellow card 47'
LB 3 Carlos Salcido
CM 17 Jesús Zavala downward-facing red arrow 86'
CM 6 Gerardo Torrado
RW 11 Javier Aquino downward-facing red arrow 53'
AM 10 Giovani dos Santos Yellow card 58'
LW 18 Andrés Guardado
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
DF 21 Hiram Mier upward-facing green arrow 53'
FW 19 Raúl Jiménez upward-facing green arrow 86'
Manager:
José Manuel de la Torre
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GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB 20 Ignazio Abate
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli Yellow card 34'
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 5 Mattia De Sciglio
RM 16 Daniele De Rossi Yellow card 81'
CM 21 Andrea Pirlo
LM 18 Riccardo Montolivo
AM 8 Claudio Marchisio downward-facing red arrow 68'
AM 22 Emanuele Giaccherini downward-facing red arrow 88'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli Yellow card 79' downward-facing red arrow 86'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Alessio Cerci upward-facing green arrow 68'
FW 11 Alberto Gilardino upward-facing green arrow 86'
MF 7 Alberto Aquilani upward-facing green arrow 88'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli

Man of the Match:
Andrea Pirlo (Italy)[7]

Assistant referees:
Sergio Román (Chile)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Fourth official:
Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Fifth official:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)

Brazil vs Mexico

Brazil 2–0 Mexico
Report
Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 57,804
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Brazil[8]
Mexico[8]
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves Yellow card 76'
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c) Yellow card 44'
CB 4 David Luiz
LB 6 Marcelo
DM 17 Luiz Gustavo
CM 18 Paulinho
CM 11 Oscar downward-facing red arrow 62'
RW 19 Hulk downward-facing red arrow 78'
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Fred downward-facing red arrow 82'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Hernanes upward-facing green arrow 62'
MF 7 Lucas Moura upward-facing green arrow 78'
FW 21 upward-facing green arrow 82'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari
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GK 12 José de Jesús Corona
RB 21 Hiram Mier
CB 2 Francisco Javier Rodríguez (c) Yellow card 90'
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
LB 20 Jorge Torres Nilo downward-facing red arrow 70'
CM 3 Carlos Salcido
CM 6 Gerardo Torrado downward-facing red arrow 88'
RW 22 Gerardo Flores downward-facing red arrow 58'
AM 10 Giovani dos Santos
LW 18 Andrés Guardado Yellow card 21'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
MF 16 Héctor Herrera Yellow card 89' upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 7 Pablo Barrera upward-facing green arrow 70'
FW 19 Raúl Jiménez upward-facing green arrow 88'
Manager:
José Manuel de la Torre

Man of the Match:
Neymar (Brazil)[9]

Assistant referees:
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Darren Cann (England)
Fourth official:
Enrique Osses (Chile)
Fifth official:
Carlos Astroza (Chile)

Italy vs Japan

Italy 4–3 Japan
Report
Italy[10]
Japan[10]
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c) Yellow card 20'
RB 2 Christian Maggio downward-facing red arrow 59'
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 5 Mattia De Sciglio
DM 21 Andrea Pirlo
RM 18 Riccardo Montolivo
LM 16 Daniele De Rossi Yellow card 36'
AM 7 Alberto Aquilani downward-facing red arrow 30'
AM 22 Emanuele Giaccherini downward-facing red arrow 68'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli
Substitutions:
FW 10 Sebastian Giovinco upward-facing green arrow 30'
DF 20 Ignazio Abate upward-facing green arrow 59'
MF 8 Claudio Marchisio upward-facing green arrow 68'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
ITA-JPN-2013-06-19.svg
GK 1 Eiji Kawashima
RB 6 Atsuto Uchida downward-facing red arrow 73'
CB 22 Maya Yoshida
CB 15 Yasuyuki Konno Yellow card 90'
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
CM 17 Makoto Hasebe (c) Yellow card 52' downward-facing red arrow 90+2'
CM 7 Yasuhito Endō
RW 9 Shinji Okazaki
AM 4 Keisuke Honda
LW 10 Shinji Kagawa
CF 18 Ryoichi Maeda downward-facing red arrow 79'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Hiroki Sakai upward-facing green arrow 73'
FW 11 Mike Havenaar upward-facing green arrow 79'
MF 14 Kengo Nakamura upward-facing green arrow 90+2'
Manager:
Italy Alberto Zaccheroni

Man of the Match:
Shinji Kagawa (Japan)[11]

Assistant referees:
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Fifth official:
William Torres (El Salvador)

Italy vs Brazil

Italy 2–4 Brazil
Report
Italy[12]
Brazil[12]
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB 20 Ignazio Abate downward-facing red arrow 30'
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 5 Mattia De Sciglio
CM 18 Riccardo Montolivo downward-facing red arrow 26'
CM 7 Alberto Aquilani
RW 6 Antonio Candreva
AM 8 Claudio Marchisio Yellow card 40'
LW 23 Alessandro Diamanti downward-facing red arrow 72'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli
Substitutions:
MF 22 Emanuele Giaccherini upward-facing green arrow 26'
DF 2 Christian Maggio upward-facing green arrow 30'
FW 14 Stephan El Shaarawy upward-facing green arrow 72'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
ITA-BRA-2013-06-22.svg
GK 12 Júlio César
RB 2 Dani Alves
CB 3 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 4 David Luiz Yellow card 8' downward-facing red arrow 33'
LB 6 Marcelo
CM 8 Hernanes
CM 17 Luiz Gustavo Yellow card 44'
RW 19 Hulk downward-facing red arrow 76'
AM 11 Oscar
LW 10 Neymar Yellow card 28' downward-facing red arrow 69'
CF 9 Fred
Substitutions:
DF 13 Dante upward-facing green arrow 33'
MF 20 Bernard upward-facing green arrow 69'
MF 5 Fernando upward-facing green arrow 76'
Manager:
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Man of the Match:
Neymar (Brazil)[13]

Assistant referees:
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Bahadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Fifth official:
Toru Sagara (Japan)

Japan vs Mexico

Japan 1–2 Mexico
Report
Japan[14]
Mexico[14]
GK 1 Eiji Kawashima
RB 21 Hiroki Sakai Yellow card 38' downward-facing red arrow 58'
CB 16 Yuzo Kurihara
CB 15 Yasuyuki Konno
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo downward-facing red arrow 77'
CM 13 Hajime Hosogai
CM 7 Yasuhito Endō (c)
RW 9 Shinji Okazaki
AM 4 Keisuke Honda
LW 10 Shinji Kagawa
CF 18 Ryoichi Maeda downward-facing red arrow 65'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Atsuto Uchida upward-facing green arrow 58'
DF 22 Maya Yoshida upward-facing green arrow 65'
MF 14 Kengo Nakamura upward-facing green arrow 77'
Manager:
Italy Alberto Zaccheroni
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GK 1 Guillermo Ochoa Yellow card 90+5'
RB 21 Hiram Mier
CB 4 Diego Reyes
CB 15 Héctor Moreno
LB 20 Jorge Torres Nilo
CM 6 Gerardo Torrado (c)
CM 17 Jesús Zavala
RW 10 Giovani dos Santos downward-facing red arrow 78'
LW 18 Andrés Guardado downward-facing red arrow 71'
CF 19 Raúl Jiménez downward-facing red arrow 90'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
DF 3 Carlos Salcido upward-facing green arrow 71'
MF 7 Pablo Barrera upward-facing green arrow 78'
MF 11 Javier Aquino upward-facing green arrow 90'
Manager:
José Manuel de la Torre

Man of the Match:
Javier Hernández (Mexico)[15]

Assistant referees:
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Fourth official:
Howard Webb (England)
Fifth official:
Mike Mullarkey (England)

References

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