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Confed Cup facts and figures

Attended by well over half a million football fans, a total of 44 goals scored, the most goals scored by a team 14 – by tournament winners Brazil, of course – and the youngest goal scorer only 19 years old … See Fifa’s final facts and figures for the 2009 Confederations Cup.

Brazilians fall for Bloemfontein

Brazil, football the winners in Africa

If the quality of the football that has been on display in South Africa over the past two weeks is anything to go by, the world is in for an absolute feast when the World Cup arrives in Africa for the first time in 2010.
Bafana Bafana: a quick history

Bafana, Spain rewrite the script

If anyone was expecting the third and fourth place playoff in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup to be a letdown, they were in for a surprise as South Africa and Spain produced a humdinger in Rustenburg on Sunday.

Win sparks US football frenzy

The US football team’s entry into the Confederations Cup final after their shock win over heavyweights Spain has sparked enormous American interest in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, according to officials.

Bafana Bafana: a quick history

Bafana show they’ve got what it takes

South Africa and Brazil dished up an entertaining clash in the semifinals of the Fifa Confederations Cup at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday night. Bafana Bafana didn't take a step back against their more illustrious opponents, and Brazil needed a late goal to snatch a place in Sunday's final against the USA.
USA's Miracle on Grass (2)

USA’s Miracle on Grass (2)

The United States pulled off the most stunning of sporting upsets in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in South Africa on Wednesday night when they beat world number one Spain, the winners of 15 successive matches, and unbeaten in 35 straight, by two goals to nil.

Fifa gives South Africa 8/10

World football's governing body has given South Africa an 8/10 score for its hosting of the 2009 Confederations Cup, saying the country is more than ready to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Lucas Radebe: The Chief

When the Boys played Brazil

South Africa's soccer team (whose nickname means "The Boys") take on Brazil in a Confederations Cup semifinal at Ellis Park on Thursday. The two teams have only met twice before, both times in Johannesburg, the first time in one of the most memorable matches in Bafana Bafana's short history.
Confederations Cup comes alive

Confederations Cup comes alive

It was a weekend of footballing drama in the Fifa Confederations Cup, with Brazil taking world champions Italy apart and the USA shocking Egypt to progress to the tournament's semifinals, while New Zealand held off Iraq to enable hosts South Africa to clinch a place in the final four.

Football – South Africa style

International fans visiting South Africa for the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup have discovered, to their delight, that attending a football match in South Africa is an experience like no other.


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