- adidas Golden Ball: DENILSON (BRA)
- adidas Golden Shoe: ROMÁRIO (Romário de Souza Faria) (BRA)
- FIFA Fair Play award: South Africa
What could the others do to stop a team with the likes of
Dida, Cafú, Roberto Carlos, Dunga, Denilson (player of the
tournament) Ronaldo and Romario in its ranks? In short, not much.
Brazil and their constellation of stars burned bright under the
desert sun at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the other sides
simply could not stand the heat.