Matches

28/06/2009101 - WeatherClear
3:2 a.e.t. (2:2, 0:0)
  • Daniel GUIZA (88' 89')
  • XABI ALONSO (107')
  • Katlego MPHELA (73' 90'+3)

Summary

Spain edge the supersub show
Third place at South Africa 2009 went to La Roja, who defeated the hosts 3-2 in a game dominated by substitutes Daniel Guiza and Katlego Mphela. More »

Line-up

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7
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9
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11
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12
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18
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17

Substitute(s)

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1
23
22
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5
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15
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18
16
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Coaches

Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)
(BRA) Joel SANTANA

Officials

Referee: Matthew BREEZE (AUS)Assistant Referee 1: Matthew CREAM (AUS)Assistant Referee 2: Ben WILSON (AUS)Fourth official: Coffi CODJIA (BEN)Fifth official: Alexis FASSINOU (BEN)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 65)


Latest Comments:
VulL_KarN29
10/08/2009 at 08:26
VulL_KarN29 (Malaysia)
it's hard but spain manage todo well
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KabzaLenyora
06/07/2009 at 09:35
KabzaLenyora (South Africa)
AFRICAN SUPERSTARS HAVE VOWED TO MAKE THIS WORLD CUP 2010 STAY IN THE MOTHERLAND...DIDIER DROGBA..MICHAEL ESSIEN...SAMUEL ETO`O...EMANUEL ADEBAYOR..OBI MIKEL.STEVEN PIENAAR..MUHAMAD ABUTRIKAR...ETC.
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USFIFASoccer
29/06/2009 at 18:58
Spain was the better team, the favorite to win the Confederations Cup. The loss against the US put them down but they still fought to the end and deserved 3rd place. I treat it like a final. It was that great of a match.
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Statistics

18Shots12
3Corner kicks4
4Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
59%Possession (%)41%
  • The Spanish team pose for photographers after winning the FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd Place play off against South Africa
  • Matthew Booth of South Africa appears dejected
  • Head coach Joel Santana of South Africa looks on
  • Katlego Mphela looks dejected
  • Katlego Mphela celebrates scoring
  • Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring
"Today's was difficult for us, we were playing against a side that attacked us a lot. They played excelled football," Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach.