• South Africa 2009

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: USA
    • Third: Spain
    • Fourth: South Africa
    • adidas Golden Ball: KAKA (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: LUIS FABIANO (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Glove: Tim HOWARD (USA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
    The trophy went to Brazil, who edged USA in an engrossing final, while the plaudits also befell South Africa, who staged a wonderful tournament.
  • Germany 2005

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Argentina
    • Third: Germany
    • Fourth: Mexico
    • adidas Golden Ball: ADRIANO (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: ADRIANO (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Greece
    After a pulsating final, staged exactly 345 days before the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™, Brazil emerged as winners of the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005. The reigning world champions laid the foundations for defending their world crown with an emphatic 4-1 victory over South American arch-rivals Argentina.
  • France 2003

    • Winner: France
    • Runners-Up: Cameroon
    • Third: Turkey
    • Fourth: Colombia
    • adidas Golden Ball: Thierry HENRY (FRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Thierry HENRY (FRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Japan
    France got back to winning ways on the world stage with a deserved victory at the FIFA Confederations Cup (18-29 June). After the disappointment of being knocked out in the first round at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™ without a win or a goal, the hosts proved they were back to their sumptuous best, scoring 12 goals and winning four of their five matches inside 90 minutes.
  • Korea Japan 2001

    • Winner: France
    • Runners-Up: Japan
    • Third: Australia
    • Fourth: Brazil
    • adidas Golden Ball: Robert PIRES (FRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Robert PIRES (FRA),
    • Eric CARRIERE (FRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Japan
    Winning is a habit, and in 2001 the World and European champions had not yet kicked that habit. Despite missing Fabien Barthez and Zinedine Zidane, France could still call on Patrick Vieira, Sylvain Wiltord, Marcel Desailly et al, and they were just too good for the opposition.
  • Mexico 1999

    • Winner: Mexico
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: USA
    • Fourth: Saudi Arabia
    • adidas Golden Ball: RONALDINHO (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: RONALDINHO (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
    Manuel Lapuente's joyful Mexico side transformed the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup into one long national celebration. The Tricolores deployed an attacking 3-4-3 formation based around Jorge Campos in goal, Claudio Suárez in defence and the lethal Cuauhtémoc Blanco - Luis Hernández combination up-front. After topping their group by way of a 5-1 trouncing of Saudi Arabia, a 2-2 draw with Egypt and a 1-0 success over Bolivia, the Mexicans came across near-neighbours United States in the semi-finals.
  • Saudi Arabia 1997

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Australia
    • Third: Czech Republic
    • Fourth: Uruguay
    • 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.
  • Saudi Arabia 1995

    • Winner: Denmark
    • Runners-Up: Argentina
    • Third: Mexico
    • Fourth: Nigeria
    Pre-tournament favourites and European champions Denmark lived up to their top billing by winning the 1995 King Fahd Cup. With players of the calibre of the storied Laudrup brothers (Michael and Brian), ably supported by Bjorn Kristensen, Mark Strudal and Peter Rasmussen, the Danes were a cut above the rest in the searing heat of Riyadh.
  • Saudi Arabia 1992

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Saudi Arabia
    • Third: USA
    • Fourth: Ivory Coast
    Argentina used this tournament as a useful dress rehearsal for the 1993 Copa América in Ecuador and the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA TM. Coach Alfio Basile had a plethora of talented players at his disposal, with Sergio Goycochea, Oscar Ruggeri, Fernando Redondo, Leonardo Rodríguez, Diego Simeone, Claudio Caniggia and Gabriel Batistuta all making the long trip.

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