Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brazil 3 - 2 USA: Samba Kings pulls off great comeback to win the Confederations Cup

Defending Confederations Cup Champions have successfully defended their crown in the most spectacular of ways after coming back from 2 goals down at the break to beat a spirited USA 3-2 at Ellis Park on Sunday evening.

Bob Bradley's USA raced to a shock 2 goal lead at the break after the opening goal from Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey, and a great counter attacking move finished off with aplomb by Landon Donovan.

Another upset looked like being on the cards but Brazil pulled off a great comeback to deny the Americans their first FIFA senior Tournament win. Luis Fabiano started the fightback with Brazil's first goal 40 seconds after the re-start and the Sevilla striker doubled their lead after Robinho's shot hit the crossbar.
Lucio completed the fight back with the winning goal in the 84th minute with a powerful header from Elano's corner.

It's been a great Tournament, a true Festival of Champions with some amazing games over the three weeks. South Africa have shown the world that we will be ready for next year's 2010 Fifa World Cup....

Here are the big winners of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup
  • Winner's: Brazil
  • Runner's Up: USA
  • 3rd Place: Spain
  • Golden Ball (Player of the Tournament): Kaka
  • Silver Ball: Luis Fabiano
  • Bronze Ball:Clint Dempsey
  • Golden Boot (Top Goalscorer): Luis Fabiano
  • Golden Gloves: Tim Howard
It's been a great Tournament, well done to Brazil. Dunga's men have been deserved Champions and will surely be amongst the favourites for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

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