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Old July 1st, 2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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2009 FIFA Confederations Cup - South Africa



The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup will be the 8th Confederations Cup, held in South Africa from June 14 to June 28, 2009, as a prelude to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The defending champions are Brazil.

Five cities selected as venues of this competition:

Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium - after extension) c. 65,000
Pretoria (Loftus Versfeld Stadium - after extension) 50,000
Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - planned) 48,000
Bloemfontein (Free State Stadium - after extension) 48,000
Rustenburg (Royal Bafokeng Stadium - after minor renovations) 42,000


Qualified teams
South Africa (host, 2nd appearance)
Italy (winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 1st appearance)
USA (winner of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 4th appearance)
Brazil (winner of the Copa America 2007, 6th invitation)†
Iraq (winner of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, 1st appearance)
Egypt (winner of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, 2nd appearance)
Spain (winner of UEFA Euro 2008, 1st invitation)†
New Zealand (winner of the 2008 OFC Nations Cup, 3rd participation)


Brazil or Spain are not mandated to take part but i hope they do cuz it will give it more spice!!!

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Go Brazil, Go !
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Any prediction for this event?

Ill say brazil will take it over spain!
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Old July 1st, 2008, 03:52 AM   #4
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Old July 1st, 2008, 04:18 AM   #5
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Training Venues:

Venue specific Training Venue - Venue Specific Hotel - Distance(training venue to hotel) - Distance( match venue to training venue)

Ellis Park
1. Orlando Stadium 1. Sunnyside Hotel 17 KM 22KM
2. Rand Stadium 2. Protea Hotel Wanderers 10KM 9KM

Loftus Versfeld

1. Super Stadium 1. Protea Waterfront 28KM 23KM
2. H.M Pitje Stadium 2. Centurion Lake Hotel35KM 12KM

Royal Bafokeng Stadium
1. Olympiad Stadium 1. Bakubung 45KM 12KM
2. Mogwase Stadium 2. Kwa-Maritane 25KM 48KM

Free State Stadium
1. Seiso Ramabodu 1. Windmill 20KM 15KM
2. Botshabelo Stadium 2. Protea Hotel 52KM 60KM

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

1. Westbourne Oval 1. Protea Hotel Marine7KM 4.7KM
2. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
2. Summerstrand Hotel 5KM 13KM
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I thought ABSA stadium was hosting some matches?

So awesome to know that the next MAJOR world football tournament is happening in our country!!!!
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Old July 1st, 2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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Welcome back Dennis, I also hope that Brazil will take part in this tournament as they will add more spice to it. Iraq and New Zealand will not be interesting to watch at all.

The good thing is that Brazil is not doing that good for the 2010 SWC qualifications and if they qualify, and I'm crossing my fingers that they qualify, then they can use the 2009 Confederations Cup as part of their 2010 Preperations.
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Teams that are meant to feature should attend as they did in Germany 2005
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I hope Argentina win this cup!!!!
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Argentina arent playing in this cup.
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But Argentina and Brasil already played last time.
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How is it possible that two teams of the same confederation are part of the cup??? For example, Argentina didnīt won the last continental cup. Mexico neither, and yet Mexico was part of the cup in several occasions before and event won one time.
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Teams who take part:
- Host: South Africa
- World Cup winner: Italy
Winner of:
- Euro: Spain
- Asian Cup: Iraq
- African nations cup: Egypt
- Oceania Champs: TBD
- Copa America: Brazil
- Concacaf: USA

therefore its called the confederations cup. It involves the winner of each continent/regions championship event.
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So cool to see Italy & Spain here. Viva Espana
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How is it possible that two teams of the same confederation are part of the cup??? For example, Argentina didnīt won the last continental cup. Mexico neither, and yet Mexico was part of the cup in several occasions before and event won one time.

Argentina only played in the 2005 conf cup because brazil won the 2002 world cup and the 2003 copa america so the 2nd place team in the copa america was given the spot in the 2005 conf cup. If italy had won the euro 2008 the runners cup will be given the spot in the 2009 conf cup cuz italy won the 2006 world cup.
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Rather just put this here as well, Nelson Mandela Bay stadium is officially removed from the stadium list for this tournament.
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Argentina only played in the 2005 conf cup because brazil won the 2002 world cup and the 2003 copa america so the 2nd place team in the copa america was given the spot in the 2005 conf cup. If italy had won the euro 2008 the runners cup will be given the spot in the 2009 conf cup cuz italy won the 2006 world cup.
Ok thank you, i donīt know!!!!
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Double delight for New Zealand(FIFA.com) Saturday 6 September 2008
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New Zealand beat New Caledonia 3-1 in Noumea today to win Oceania Zone qualifying and earn the right to play off against the side that finishes fifth in the Asian preliminaries for a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. And that was not the only reward for the triumphant All Whites, who also booked a place at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009.

Match of the day
New Caledonia 1-3 New Zealand
With Australia competing under the AFC banner for the first time, New Zealand were the obvious favourites to win the OFC preliminaries to South Africa 2010. They had, after all, lost to the Socceroos in the regional decider in qualifying for the 1994, 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.

However, the emergence of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, the teams New Zealand had for company in the four-team concluding round, complicated their route to the title. But competition is evidently something that brings the best out of Ricki Herbert's charges, and three straight victories left them on the verge of success with two matches to spare: three points from a trip to the Stade Numa Daly would guarantee them the OFC Nations Cup crown, and the prestigious rewards with which it came.

New Caledonia began the game as the only side who could pip New Zealand to first place, but their dreams of this improbable turnaround diminished 15 minutes into the match, when defender Ben Sigmund stabbed home from close range following a corner.

The visitors dominated the first half but, invigorated by the words of coach Didier Chambaron, New Caledonia emerged from the restart as the aggressors and took just seconds to create their first chance. And what a glaring one it was, Luther Wahnyamalla rounding New Zealand goalkeeper Glen Moss only to watch Ryan Nelsen somehow clear his shot off the line.

New Caledonia did, nevertheless, restore parity on 55 minutes, Michael Hmae coolly finishing off a well-worked move.

The equaliser served to wake New Zealand from their temporary slumber. Shane Smeltz scrambled home from six yards out midway through the half to restore their lead, and if his first was opportunistic, his second, the 76th-minute goal which put the game out of New Caledonia's reach, was sublime. The 26-year-old masterfully spun his marker on the edge of the box and thumped a shot into the top corner.

The All Whites cruised to victory thereafter and will now look forward to one trip to South Africa, and prepare for their opportunity at earning another.

Fijian pride
The contest between Fiji and Vanuatu, both on one point going into their penultimate and final games respectively, was all about pride. And following a stimulating 90 minutes in Ba, it was the home fans that were celebrating. An early opener from Salesh Kumar and Maciu Dunadamu's late strike earned Fiji a 2-0 success, but their transcendent star was Roy Krishna, 21, who created his side's second and exhilarated throughout.

There was, however, no doubt to whom the day belonged in Oceania, and New Zealand now sit just one step away from their second appearance at the FIFA World Cup™.


Results
Fiji 2-0 Vanuatu
New Caledonia 1-3 New Zealand

Standings
1. New Zealand, 12 points from 4 games
2. New Caledonia, 8 points from 5 games
3. Fiji, 4 points from 4 games
4. Vanuatu, 1 point from 5

Remaining fixtures
10 September
Vanuatu-Fiji
New Zealand-New Caledonia
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This logo looks cleaner and fresher than the WC2010 logo
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