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2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa das Confederações da FIFA
Brasil 2013
Fifa confederations cup 2013 logo.png
Tournament logo
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil.png Brazil
Dates15 June – 30 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil.png Brazil (4th title)
Runner-upFlag of Spain.png Spain
Third placeFlag of Italy.gif Italy
Fourth placeFlag of Uruguay.png Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored68 (4.25 per match)
Attendance804,659 (50,291 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Spain Fernando Torres
Brazil Fred
(5 goals)
Best playerBrazil Neymar

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup, is an international association football tournament being held in Brazil in 2013, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is held from 15 to 30 June 2013. Brazil are the defending champions.

As the competition partially overlaps with the fourth round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification in Asian zone, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) asked FIFA to consider a change of date.

Uruguay, Italy and Spain will have the opportunity to become the third team (after Argentina and France) to win all three major FIFA tournaments: the World Cup, the Olympic football competition and the Confederations Cup.

Qualified teams

Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
Brazil.png Brazil CONMEBOL Hosts 30 October 2007 7th
Flag of Spain.png Spain UEFA 2010 FIFA World Cup winner 11 July 2010 2nd
Flag of Japan.png Japan AFC 2011 AFC Asian Cup winner 29 January 2011 5th
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico CONCACAF 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 25 June 2011 6th
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay CONMEBOL 2011 Copa América winner 24 July 2011 2nd
Flag of French Polynesia Tahiti OFC 2012 OFC Nations Cup winner 10 June 2012 1st
Flag of Italy.gif Italy UEFA UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up1 28 June 2012 2nd
Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria CAF 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner 10 February 2013 2nd

1Italy was awarded a spot in the competition because Spain had won both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2012. Since both competitions award their winners a place in the FIFA Confederations Cup, the runner-up of UEFA Euro 2012 received an invitation to the tournament.


Six stadiums are used, each in a different city.

Belo Horizonte


Estádio Mineirão
Capacity: 62,547
Arena Pernambuco
Capacity: 44,248
Arena pernambuco
Brasília Rio de Janeiro
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Capacity: 68,009
Geral 0
Estadio do Maracãna
Capacity: 76,804
Fortaleza Salvador
Estádio Castelão
Capacity: 64,846
Fortaleza arena
Arena Fonte Nova
Capacity: 52,048


Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup squads


The competition's dates were confirmed by FIFA on 27 July 2011 in the build-up to the draw for the 2014 World Cup's preliminary qualification rounds. As the competition partially overlapped with the fourth round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification in Asian zone, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) asked FIFA to consider a change of date. However, the AFC decided that the match day would only be adjusted for the AFC representative at the Confederations Cup, Japan. The official final schedule was presented in Rio de Janeiro on 30 May 2012.

All times listed are Brasília official time (UTC−03:00).

Group stage

All eight teams entered the group stage. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals, while the bottom two teams in each group were eliminated from the tournament. The ranking of the teams in each group was determined as follows:

  1. Points obtained in all group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:

  1. Points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Key to colours in group tables
Team has qualified for the semi-finals

Group A

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
Team Pld
Brazil.png Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
Flag of Japan.png Japan 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0
15 June 2013
Brazil Brazil.png3–0Flag of Japan.png Japan
16 June 2013
Mexico Flag of Mexico.png1–2Flag of Italy.gif Italy
19 June 2013
Brazil Brazil.png2–0Flag of Mexico.png Mexico
Italy Flag of Italy.gif4–3Flag of Japan.png Japan
22 June 2013
Italy Flag of Italy.gif2–4Brazil.png Brazil
Japan Flag of Japan.png1–2Flag of Mexico.png Mexico

Group B

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
Team Pld
Flag of Spain.png Spain 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 9
Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 6
Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
Flag of French Polynesia.png Tahiti 3 0 0 3 1 24 −23 0
16 June 2013
Spain Flag of Spain.png2–1Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay
17 June 2013
Tahiti Flag of French Polynesia.png1–6Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria
20 June 2013
Spain Flag of Spain.png10–0Flag of French Polynesia.png Tahiti
Nigeria Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg1–2Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay
23 June 2013
Nigeria Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg0–3Flag of Spain.png Spain
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif8–0Flag of French Polynesia.png Tahiti

Knockout stage

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time would be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.


26 June 2013
Brazil Brazil.png 2–1 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 57,483
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
Fred Soccerball 41'
Paulinho Soccerball 86'
Report Cavani Soccerball 48'

27 June 2013
Spain Flag of Spain.png 0–0
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 56,083
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Xavi Soccerball shad check
Iniesta Soccerball shad check
Piqué Soccerball shad check
Ramos Soccerball shad check
Mata Soccerball shad check
Busquets Soccerball shad check
Navas Soccerball shad check
7–6 Soccerball shad check Candreva
Soccerball shad check Aquilani
Soccerball shad check De Rossi
Soccerball shad check Giovinco
Soccerball shad check Pirlo
Soccerball shad check Montolivo
-Soccerball shade cross Bonucci

Match for third place

30 June 2013
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 2–2
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 43,382
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Cavani Soccerball 58'78' Report Astori Soccerball 24'
Diamanti Soccerball 73'
Forlán -Soccerball shade cross
Cavani Soccerball shad check
Suárez Soccerball shad check
Cáceres -Soccerball shade cross
Gargano -Soccerball shade cross
2–3 Soccerball shad check Aquilani
Soccerball shad check El Shaarawy
-Soccerball shade cross De Sciglio
Soccerball shad check Giaccherini


Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
30 June 2013
Brazil Brazil.png 3–0 Flag of Spain.png Spain Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 73,531
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Fred Soccerball 2'47'
Neymar Soccerball 44'

External links

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