Confederations Cup

This football competition kicks off on the 14th of June 2009 and is considered to be the dress rehersal for World Cup 2010 in South Africa.  The Confederations Cup will be hosted by 4 cities: Johannesburg, Bloemfontein / Mangaung, Pretoria / Tshwane & Rustenburg. 8 countries are competing in this competition: Brazil, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Eqypt, Iraq, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Brazil are the defending champions for the Confederations Cup. They beat Argentina in the final in 2005. The 2005 tournament was held in Germany.

Teams have been split up into 2 groups:

Group A: South Africa, Iraq, New Zealand, Spain

Group B: United States of America, Italy, Brazil, Eqypt

Here is the match line up for the Confederations Cup:

Group Stage:

  • 14 Jun 2009 16:00 – South Africa vs Iraq – Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
  • 14 Jun 2009 20:30 – New Zealand vs Spain – Royal Bafokeng Stadium Rustenburg
  • 15 Jun 2009 16:00 – Brazil vs Eqypt – Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
  • 15 Jun 2009 20:30 – United States vs Italy – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
  • 17 Jun 2009 16:00 – Spain vs Iraq – Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
  • 17 Jun 2009 20:30 – South Africa vs New Zealand – Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
  • 18 Jun 2009 16:00 – United States vs Brazil – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
  • 18 Jun 2009 20:30 – Eqypt vs Italy – Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
  • 20 Jun 2009 20:30 – Iraq vs New Zealand – Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
  • 20 Jun 2009 20:30 – Spain vs South Africa – Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
  • 21 Jun 2009 20:30 – Italy vs Brazil – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
  • 21 Jun 2009 20:30 – Egypt vs United States – Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Knockout Stage:

  • 24 Jun 2009 20:30 – Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B (Match 13) – Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
  • 25 Jun 2009 20:30– Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A (Match 14) – Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg

3rd / 4th place play-off:

  • 28 Jun 2009 15:00 – Loser Match 13 vs Loser Match 14

Final:

  • 28 Jun 2009 20:30 – Winner Match 13 vs Winner Match 14

 

With local crowd support behind them Bafana Bafana (South Africa) should get quite a confidence boost when they run out onto the pitch for their matches. “Come on Bafana Bafana! Do your best! The whole country is behind you!”

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