Intercontinental Cup for Nations


Only officially recognized by FIFA from the 1997 tournament onwards, which is called FIFA/Confederations Cup.

Artemio Franchi Trophy

The so-called "Artemio Franchi Trophy", twice played between the reigning
European champions and Copa América winners, can be considered a
pre-cursor.  The relevant matches:

21- 8-1985 Paris         France       2-0 Uruguay   
24- 2-1993 Mar del Plata Argentina    1-1 Denmark        [aet, 5-4 pen]

[Note: the matches:
20-12-1989 Rotterdam     Netherlands  0-1 Brazil
25- 3-1998 Stuttgart     Germany      1-2 Brazil
were not played for any trophy but ordinary friendlies.]

Palmares Confederations Cup

1992*   Argentina
1995*   Denmark
1997    Brazil
1999    Mexico
2001    France
2003    France
2005    Brazil
2009    Brazil
2013    Brazil

[*] unofficial

Finals

1992*   Argentina    3-1 Saudi Arabia
1995*   Denmark      2-0 Argentina
1997    Brazil       6-0 Australia
1999    Mexico       4-3 Brazil
2001    France       1-0 Japan
2003    France       1-0 Cameroon       [asdet]
2005    Brazil       4-1 Argentina
2009    Brazil       3-2 USA
2013    Brazil       3-0 Spain

[*] unofficial

All-Time Tables

Intercontinental Championship 1992

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Participants:
   Saudi Arabia    winners of "1988 Asian Cup"
   Argentina       winners of "1991 Copa America"
   USA             winners of "1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Ivory Coast     winners of "1992 African Cup of Nations"

   Staged in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16th-19th October 1992

Semifinals
Argentina    4-0 Ivory Coast
Saudi Arabia 3-0 USA

Third Place Match
USA          5-2 Ivory Coast

Final
Argentina    3-1 Saudi Arabia

Intercontinental Championship 1995

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Participants:
   Saudi Arabia    organisers
   Argentina       winners of "1993 Copa America"
   Denmark         winners of "1992 European Championship"
   Japan           winners of "1992 Asian Cup"
   Mexico          winners of "1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Nigeria         winners of "1994 African Cup of Nations"

   Staged in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 6th-13th January 1995

First Round

Group A
Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico
Saudi Arabia 0-2 Denmark
Mexico       1-1 Denmark
Denmark win 4-2 on penalties

 1.Denmark         2  1  1  0  3- 1  4
 2.Mexico          2  1  1  0  3- 1  4
 3.Saudi Arabia    2  0  0  2  0- 4  0

Group B
Japan        0-3 Nigeria
Japan        1-5 Argentina
Argentina    0-0 Nigeria

 1.Argentina       2  1  1  0  5- 1  4
 2.Nigeria         2  1  1  0  3- 0  4
 3.Japan           2  0  0  2  1- 8  0

Third Place Match
Mexico       1-1 Nigeria
Mexico win 5-4 on penalties

Final
Denmark      2-0 Argentina    

FIFA/Confederations Cup 1997

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Participants:
   Saudi Arabia    organisers and winners of "1996 Asian Cup"
   Brazil          world champions
   Uruguay         winners of "1995 Copa America"
   Czech Republic  runner-up of "1996 European Championship" (replacing Germany)
   UAE             runner-up of "1996 Asian Cup" ("replacing" Saudi Arabia)
   Mexico          winners of "1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   South Africa    winners of "1996 African Cup of Nations"
   Australia       winners of "1996 Oceania Nations Cup"

   Staged in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 12th-21st December 1997

Group A
12/12/97 Saudi Arabia 0-3 Brazil
         Australia    3-1 Mexico
14/12/97 Saudi Arabia 0-5 Mexico
         Brazil       0-0 Australia
16/12/97 Saudi Arabia 1-0 Australia
         Mexico       2-3 Brazil

 1.Brazil          3  2  1  0  6- 2  7
 2.Australia       3  1  1  1  3- 2  4
 3.Mexico          3  1  0  2  8- 6  3
 4.Saudi Arabia    3  1  0  2  1- 8  3

Group B
13/12/97 UAE          0-2 Uruguay
         Czech Rep.   2-2 South Africa
15/12/97 UAE          1-0 South Africa
         Uruguay      2-1 Czech Republic
17/12/97 UAE          1-6 Czech Republic
         South Africa 3-4 Uruguay

 1.Uruguay         3  3  0  0  8- 4  9 
 2.Czech Republic  3  1  1  1  9- 5  4
 3.UAE             3  1  0  2  2- 8  3
 4.South Africa    3  0  1  2  5- 7  1

Semifinals
19/12/97 Brazil       2-0 Czech Republic    
         Uruguay      0-1 Australia      [asdet]

Third Place Match
21/12/97 Czech Rep.   1-0 Uruguay  

Final
21/12/97 Brazil       6-0 Australia   

FIFA/Confederations Cup 1999

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Participants:
   Mexico          organisers and winners of "1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Germany         winners of "1996 European Championship" (replacing France,
                   who had qualified as world champions)
   USA             runners-up of "1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup" ("replacing" Mexico)
   Brazil          holders and winners of "1997 Copa America"
   Bolivia         runners-up of "1997 Copa America" ("replacing" Brazil)
   Egypt           winners of "1998 African Cup of Nations"
   Saudi Arabia    winners of "1996 Asian Cup"
   New Zealand     winners of "1998 Oceania Nations Cup"

   Was to be staged in Mexico, 8th-20th January 1999; was then postponed
   to 28th July-8th August 1999 so that the French team takes part.  On
   Oct 23, 1998, the French football federation had announced France would
   not take part (as they couldn't field a team remotely resembling the
   one which won the World Cup, since the players involved are mostly
   playing for clubs in leagues which have matches in January - and the
   clubs pay the wages).  France refused to enter anyway, citing the
   start of its professional league at the same time, and as substitutes
   Germany were entered - they were entitled to participation as European
   champions 1996 but had refused because of the original January date (as 
   in 1997 falling in their winter break).

Group A (in Ciudad de México)
25/ 7/99 Mexico       5-1 Saudi Arabia
         Bolivia      2-2 Egypt
27/ 7/99 Saudi Arabia 0-0 Bolivia
         Mexico       2-2 Egypt
29/ 7/99 Egypt        1-5 Saudi Arabia 
         Bolivia      0-1 Mexico  

 1.Mexico          3  2  1  0  8- 3  7
 2.Saudi Arabia    3  1  1  1  6- 6  4
 3.Bolivia         3  0  2  1  2- 3  2
 4.Egypt           3  0  2  1  5- 9  2

Group B (in Guadalajara)
24/ 7/99 Brazil       4-0 Germany   
         New Zealand  1-2 USA 
28/ 7/99 Germany      2-0 New Zealand
         Brazil       1-0 USA
30/ 7/99 USA          2-0 Germany  
         New Zealand  0-2 Brazil   

 1.Brazil          3  3  0  0  7- 0  9
 2.USA             3  2  0  1  4- 2  6
 3.Germany         3  1  0  2  2- 6  3
 4.New Zealand     3  0  0  3  1- 6  0

Semifinals
 1/ 8/99 Brazil       8-2 Saudi Arabia           (in Guadalajara)
         Mexico       1-0 USA            [asdet] (in Ciudad de México)

Third Place Match (in Guadalajara)
 3/ 8/99 USA          2-0 Saudi Arabia

Final (in Ciudad de México)
 4/ 8/99 Mexico       4-3 Brazil

FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001

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Participants:
   Japan           co-organisers
   South Korea     co-organisers
   Mexico          holders
   France          world champions and winners of "2000 European Championship" 
   Canada          winners of "2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Brazil          winners of "1999 Copa America"
   Cameroon        winners of "2000 African Cup of Nations"
   Australia       winners of "2000 Oceania Nations Cup"

Fortunately for FIFA, Japan won the Asian Championship 2000 after the above
participant list had been announced.

Group A (South Korea)
30/ 5/01 Taegu    France       5-0 South Korea
         Suwon    Mexico       0-2 Australia   
 1/ 6/01 Taegu    Australia    1-0 France
         Ulsan    South Korea  2-1 Mexico
 3/ 6/01 Ulsan    France       4-0 Mexico
         Suwon    South Korea  1-0 Australia                 

 1.FRANCE          3  2  0  1  9- 1  6
 2.AUSTRALIA       3  2  0  1  3- 1  6
 3.South Korea     3  2  0  1  3- 6  6
 4.Mexico          3  0  0  3  1- 8  0

Group B (in Japan)
31/ 5/01 Ibaraki  Brazil       2-0 Cameroon
         Niigata  Japan        3-0 Canada
 2/ 6/01 Ibaraki  Canada       0-0 Brazil
         Niigata  Cameroon     0-2 Japan
 4/ 6/01 Ibaraki  Brazil       0-0 Japan
         Niigata  Cameroon     2-0 Canada

 1.JAPAN           3  2  1  0  5- 0  7
 2.BRAZIL          3  1  2  0  2- 0  5
 3.Cameroon        3  1  0  2  2- 4  3
 4.Canada          3  0  1  2  0- 5  1

Semifinals
 7/ 6/01 Yokohama Japan        1-0 Australia
         Suwon    France       2-1 Brazil

NB: after South Korea were eliminated on June 3, FIFA announced that in case
    Japan would have finished 2nd in their group, semifinal venues would be
    switched; eventually, this was not necessary

Third Place Match
 9/ 6/01 Ulsan    Australia    1-0 Brazil

Final
10/ 6/01 Yokohama Japan        0-1 France

FIFA/Confederations Cup 2003

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Participants:
   France          organisers, winners of "2000 European Championship", holders
   Brazil          world champions
   USA             winners of "2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Colombia        winners of "2001 Copa America"
   Cameroon        winners of "2002 African Cup of Nations"
   New Zealand     winners of "2002 Oceania Nations Cup"
   Japan           winners of "2000 Asian Cup"
   Turkey          replacement for Germany (World Cup 2002 runners-up);
                   Germany, Italy (Euro 2000 runners-up) and Spain (as
                   2nd ranked team in the FIFA rankings at the time)
                   refused to enter

Venues: Lyon (Stade Gerland), Paris (Stade de France) and Saint-Etienne 
        (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard); originally also the Parc des Princes in
        Paris was planned as venue but this was decided against 'for
        practical reasons'.

Group A
18/ 6/03 St.Etienne New Zealand  0-3 Japan
         Lyon       France       1-0 Colombia
20/ 6/03 Lyon       Colombia     3-1 New Zealand
         St.Etienne France       2-1 Japan
22/ 6/03 St.Denis   France       5-0 New Zealand
         St.Etienne Japan        0-1 Colombia

 1.FRANCE          3  3  0  0  8- 1  9
 2.COLOMBIA        3  2  0  1  4- 2  6
 3.Japan           3  1  0  2  4- 3  3
 4.New Zealand     3  0  0  3  1-11  0

Group B
19/ 6/03 St.Etienne Turkey       2-1 USA
         St.Denis   Brazil       0-1 Cameroon
21/ 6/03 St.Denis   Cameroon     1-0 Turkey
         Lyon       Brazil       1-0 USA
23/ 6/03 St.Etienne Brazil       2-2 Turkey
         Lyon       USA          0-0 Cameroon

 1.CAMEROON        3  2  1  0  2- 0  7
 2.TURKEY          3  1  1  1  4- 4  4
 3.Brazil          3  1  1  1  3- 3  4
 4.USA             3  0  1  2  1- 3  1

Semifinals
26/ 6/03 Lyon       Cameroon     1-0 Colombia
                      [Marc-Vivien Foé of Cameroon collapsed in 71' and
                       died about half an hour after the end of the match]
26/ 6/03 St.Denis   France       3-2 Turkey

Third Place Match
28/ 6/03 St.Etienne Turkey       2-1 Colombia

Final
29/ 6/03 St.Denis   France       1-0 Cameroon       [asdet]

FIFA/Confederations Cup 2005

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Participants:
   Germany         organisers
   Brazil          world champions
   Greece          winners of "2004 European Championship" 
   Mexico          winners of "2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Argentina       runners-up of "2004 Copa America" behind Brazil
   Tunisia         winners of "2004 African Cup of Nations"
   Australia       winners of "2004 Oceania Nations Cup"
   Japan           winners of "2004 Asian Cup"

Venues: Waldstadion (Frankfurt), FIFA World Cup Stadium (former Niedersachsenstadion)
        (Hannover), FIFA World Cup Stadium (former Müngersdorfer Stadion) (Köln),
        Zentralstadion (Leipzig) and Franken-Stadion (Nürnberg).

Group A
15/ 6/05 Köln       Argentina    2-1 Tunisia
         Frankfurt  Germany      4-3 Australia
18/ 6/05 Köln       Tunisia      0-3 Germany
         Nürnberg   Australia    2-4 Argentina
21/ 6/05 Leipzig    Australia    0-2 Tunisia
         Nürnberg   Argentina    2-2 Germany

 1.GERMANY         3  2  1  0  9- 5  7
 2.ARGENTINA       3  2  1  0  8- 5  7
 3.Tunisia         3  1  0  2  3- 5  3
 4.Australia       3  0  0  3  5-10  0

Group B
16/ 6/05 Hannover   Japan        1-2 Mexico
         Leipzig    Brazil       3-0 Greece
19/ 6/05 Frankfurt  Greece       0-1 Japan
         Hannover   Mexico       1-0 Brazil
22/ 6/05 Frankfurt  Greece       0-0 Mexico
         Köln       Japan        2-2 Brazil

 1.MEXICO          3  2  1  0  3- 1  7
 2.BRAZIL          3  1  1  1  5- 3  4
 3.Japan           3  1  1  1  4- 4  4
 4.Greece          3  0  1  2  0- 4  1

Semifinals
25/ 6/05 Nürnberg   Germany      2-3 Brazil
26/ 6/05 Hannover   Mexico       1-1 Argentina      [aet, 5-6 pen]

Third Place Match
29/ 6/05 Leipzig    Germany      4-3 Mexico         [aet]

Final
29/ 6/05 Frankfurt  Brazil       4-1 Argentina

FIFA/Confederations Cup 2009

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Participants:
   South Africa    organisers
   Italy           world champions
   Spain           winners of "2008 European Championship" 
   USA             winners of "2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Brazil          winners of "2007 Copa America"
   Egypt           winners of "2008 African Cup of Nations"
   New Zealand     winners of "2008 Oceania Nations Cup"
   Iraq            winners of "2007 Asian Cup"

Group A
14/ 6/09 Johannesburg South Africa 0-0 Iraq
         Rustenburg   New Zealand  0-5 Spain
17/ 6/09 Bloemfontein Spain        1-0 Iraq
         Rustenburg   South Africa 2-0 New Zealand
20/ 6/09 Johannesburg Iraq         0-0 New Zealand
         Bloemfontein South Africa 0-2 Spain

 1.SPAIN           3  3  0  0  8- 0  9
 2.SOUTH AFRICA    3  1  1  1  2- 2  4
 3.Iraq            3  0  2  1  0- 1  2
 4.New Zealand     3  0  1  2  0- 7  1

Group B
15/ 6/09 Bloemfontein Brazil       4-3 Egypt
         Pretoria     USA          1-3 Italy
18/ 6/09 Pretoria     USA          0-3 Brazil
         Johannesburg Egypt        1-0 Italy
21/ 6/09 Rustenburg   Egypt        0-3 USA
         Pretoria     Italy        0-3 Brazil

 1.BRAZIL          3  3  0  0 10- 3  9
 2.USA             3  1  0  2  4- 6  3
 3.Italy           3  1  0  2  3- 5  3
 4.Egypt           3  1  0  2  4- 7  3

Semifinals
24/ 6/09 Bloemfontein Spain        0-2 USA

25/ 6/09 Johannesburg Brazil       1-0 South Africa

Third Place Match
28/ 6/09 Rustenburg   Spain        3-2 South Africa   [aet]

Final
28/ 6/09 Johannesburg Brazil       3-2 USA


FIFA/Confederations Cup 2013

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Participants:
   Brazil          organisers
   Spain           world champions
   Italy           runners-up "2012 European Championship" (behind Spain)
   Japan           winners of "2011 Asian Cup"
   Mexico          winners of "2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup"
   Nigeria         winners of "2013 African Nations Cup"
   Uruguay         winners of "2011 Copa América"
   Tahiti          winners of "2012 Oceanian Nations Cup"


Group A
15/ 6/13 Brasília             Brazil       3-0 Japan
16/ 6/13 Rio de Janeiro       Italy        2-1 Mexico
19/ 6/13 Fortaleza            Brazil       2-0 Mexico
         São Lourenço da Mata Italy        4-3 Japan
22/ 6/13 Salvador             Brazil       4-2 Italy
         Belo Horizonte       Mexico       2-1 Japan

 1.BRAZIL          3  3  0  0  9- 2  9
 2.ITALY           3  2  0  1  8- 8  6
 3.Mexico          3  1  0  2  3- 5  3
 4.Japan           3  0  0  3  4- 9  0

Group B
16/ 6/13 São Lourenço da Mata Spain        2-1 Uruguay
17/ 6/13 Belo Horizonte       Nigeria      6-1 Tahiti
20/ 6/13 Rio de Janeiro       Spain       10-0 Tahiti
         Salvador             Uruguay      2-1 Nigeria
23/ 6/13 Fortaleza            Spain        3-0 Nigeria
         São Lourenço da Mata Uruguay      8-0 Tahiti

 1.SPAIN           3  3  0  0 15- 1  9
 2.URUGUAY         3  2  0  1 11- 3  6
 3.Nigeria         3  1  0  2  7- 6  3
 4.Tahiti          3  0  0  3  1-24  0

Semifinals
26/ 6/13 Belo Horizonte       Brazil       2-1 Uruguay

27/ 6/13 Fortaleza            Spain        0-0 Italy          [aet, 7-6 pen]

Third Place Match
30/ 6/13 Salvador             Italy        2-2 Uruguay        [aet, 3-2 pen]

Final
30/ 6/13 Rio de Janeiro       Brazil       3-0 Spain


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