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2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa das Confederações da FIFA
Brasil 2013

Tournament logo
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates15 June – 30 June
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (4th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place 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
Flag of Brazil Fred
(5 goals)
Best playerFlag of Brazil Neymar
2009
2017

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 CONMEBOL Hosts 30 October 2007 7th
 Spain UEFA 2010 FIFA World Cup winner 11 July 2010 2nd
 Japan AFC 2011 AFC Asian Cup winner 29 January 2011 5th
 Mexico CONCACAF 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner 25 June 2011 6th
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 2011 Copa América winner 24 July 2011 2nd
Flag of Tahiti Tahiti OFC 2012 OFC Nations Cup winner 10 June 2012 1st
 Italy UEFA UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up1 28 June 2012 2nd
 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.

Venues

Six stadiums are used, each in a different city.

Belo Horizonte

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

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

Results

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
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 Italy 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0
15 June 2013
Brazil  3–0  Japan
16 June 2013
Mexico  1–2  Italy
19 June 2013
Brazil  2–0  Mexico
Italy  4–3  Japan
22 June 2013
Italy  2–4  Brazil
Japan  1–2  Mexico

Group B

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Spain 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 9
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 6
 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Tahiti 3 0 0 3 1 24 −23 0
16 June 2013
Spain  2–1  Uruguay
17 June 2013
Tahiti  1–6  Nigeria
20 June 2013
Spain  10–0  Tahiti
Nigeria  1–2  Uruguay
23 June 2013
Nigeria  0–3  Spain
Uruguay  8–0  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.

Semi-finals

26 June 2013
16:00
Brazil  2–1  Uruguay Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 57,483
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
Fred Goal 41'
Paulinho Goal 86'
Report Cavani Goal 48'

27 June 2013
16:00
Spain  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Italy Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 56,083
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Report
  Penalties  
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7–6 Soccerball shad check.png Candreva
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Missed Bonucci

Match for third place

30 June 2013
13:00
Uruguay  2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Italy Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 43,382
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Cavani Goal 58'78' Report Astori Goal 24'
Diamanti Goal 73'
  Penalties  
Forlán Missed
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Cáceres Missed
Gargano Missed
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Missed De Sciglio
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Final

Main article: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
30 June 2013
19:00
Brazil  3–0  Spain Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 73,531
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Fred Goal 2'47'
Neymar Goal 44'
Report

External links

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