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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS
CUP 2009
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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP
The 8th Edition
South Africa, 14 - 28 June 2009
The Official Logo of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA is once again organizing the FIFA Confederations Cup, a competition which pits against each other all the continental champions the World Champions and the hosts of the coming World Cup Championship. The 2009 edition will be the 8th edition of the competition and will be hosted in South Africa. Two other Cups are regarded as precursors of this competition, although both of them are not officially recognised by FIFA: 'The Mundialito' (World Champions Gold Cup) and the 'Artemio Franchi Trophy', named after the late President of UEFA and Italian Football Federation.
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The Mundialito was organised in 1980 by Uruguay on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the first World Cup. The participants were all the former World Champions with the exception of England who declined the invitation and were replaced by the Netherlands. The Artemio Franchi Trophy was played twice, in 1985 and 1993 between the European and South American Champions. The competition was a one-off game hosted once in Europe and once in South America.

The first two editions of the Confederations Cup were held in 1992 and 1995. They were called the Intercontinental Championship and were organised by Saudi Arabia between invited continental champions and the winner was awarded the 'King Fahd Trophy', named after the King of Saudi Arabia, King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. In 1997 FIFA took over the Intercontinental Championship, renamed the competition 'FIFA Confederations Cup', recognised the first two editions and started organising the competition every two years between all continental champions and the World Champions or their runners-up . In 2005 FIFA reorganised the competition so as to become a dress-rehearsal of the coming World Cup Tournament. To this effect, the FIFA Confederations Cup is now played every four years, a year before the World Cup and is hosted by the same nation that will host the coming World Cup tournament using half the stadiums to be used in the coming World Cup.
2009 Participating Nations
The Final Positions of the Azzurri in the Confederations Cup
EDITION



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YEAR



1980



1985
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1992
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1997
1999
2001
2003
2005
2009
HOST



Uruguay



France
Argentina



Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia



Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Japan/S.Korea
France
Germany
South Africa
WINNER



Uruguay



France
Argentina



Argentina
Denmark



Brazil
Mexico
France
France
Brazil
Brazil
ITALY (Final Position)



Group Stage



No Participation
No Participation



No Participation
No Participation



No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
Round One
RANK



4th



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5th
MUNDIALITO (WORLD CHAMPIONS GOLD CUP) Not recognised by FIFA
ARTEMIO FRANCHI TROPHY Not recognised by FIFA
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (KING FAHD TROPHY)
FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP
Hosts
2010 World Cup Hosts
SOUTH AFRICA
World Champions
2006 World Cup Winners
ITALY
North/Central America & Caribbean Champions
2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners
USA
South American Champions
2007 Copa America
Winners
BRAZIL
Asian
Champions
2007 AFC Asian Cup
Winners
IRAQ
African
Champions
2008 Africa Cup of
Nations Winners
EGYPT
SPAIN
European
Champions
UEFA EURO 2008
Winners
NEW ZEALAND
Oceania
Champions
2008 OFC Nations Cup
Winners
FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2009
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
BRAZIL
USA
ITALY
EGYPT
6
3
3
3
15 JuneMangaung/ Bloemfontein

15 JuneTshwane / Pretoria

18 JuneTshwane / Pretoria

18 JuneJohannesburg

21 JuneTshwane / Pretoria

21 JuneRustenburg
BRAZIL vs EGYPT

USA vs ITALY

USA vs BRAZIL

ITALY vs EGYPT

ITALY vs BRAZIL

USA vs EGYPT
4 - 3

1 - 3

0 - 3

0 - 1

0 - 3

3 - 0
ROUND 1 - Group B
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
3
6
5
7
10
4
3
4
0
2
2
2
The 23-men squad of the CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
BUFFON Gianluigi
Juventus
Age: 31 years
Debut: 29-10-1997
Games: 95 (20 Parma, 75 Juventus)
Captain: 6 (6 Juventus)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3Captain: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006
Euros: 2004, 2008
Goalkeeper
CANNAVARO Fabio
Real Madrid (Spa)
Age: 35 years        Debut: 30-4-2003
Games: 126  (61 Parma, 19 Inter,
  20 Juventu, 26 Real Madrid)
Goals: 2 (1 Inter, 1 Real Madrid)
Captain: 69  (5 Parma, 19 Inter,
19 Juventus, 26 Real Madrid)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2Captain: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006
Euros: 2000, 2004
Defender
CHIELLINI Giorgio
Juventus
Age: 24 years
Debut: 17-11-2004
Games: 21 (5 Fiorentina, 16 Juventus)
Goals: 1 (1 Juventus)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2008
PEPE Simone
Udinese
Age: 25 years
Debut: 11-10-2008
Games: 9
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Midfielder
Midfielder
IAQUINTA Vincenzo
Juventus
Age: 29 years
Debut: 30-3-2005
Games: 31 (19 Udinese, 12 Juventus)
Goals: 4 (1 Udinese, 3 Juventus)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: ---
Attacker
GILARDINO Alberto
Fiorentina
Age: 26 years        Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 34   (6 Parma, 19 Milan,
9 Fiorentina)
Goals: 12 (2 Parma, 7 Milan,
3 Fiorentina)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: ---
Attacker
SANTON Davide
Inter
Age: 18 years
Debut: 6-6-2009
Games: 2
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Defender
QUAGLIARELLA Fabio
Udinese
Age: 25 years
Debut: 28-3-2007
Games: 14 (3 Sampdoria, 11 Udinese)
Goals: 3 (2 Sampdoria, 1 Udinese)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2008
Attacker
CAMORANESI Mauro G.
Juventus
Age: 32 years
Debut: 12-2-2003
Games: 46
Goals: 4
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2004, 2008
Midfielder
ZAMBROTTA Gianluca
Milan
Age: 32 yearsDebut: 10-2-1999
Games: 87    (2 Bari, 56 Juventus
17 Barcelona, 12 Milan)
Goals: 2 (2 Juventus)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2002, 2006
Euros: 2000, 2004, 2008
Defender
PIRLO Andrea
Milan
Age: 30 years
Debut: 7-9-2002
Games: 59
Goals: 8
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2004, 2008
Midfielder
National Coach
LIPPI Marcello
Age: 61 years
Debut:16-7-2004
Games: 43
Wins: 24
Draws: 14
Lost: 5

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: ---
JUVENTUS
5 players
MILAN
3 players
PALERMO
1 player
ROMA
1 player
UDINESE
2 players
FIORENTINA
3 player
World Champion
World Champion
DE ROSSI Daniele
Roma
Age: 25 years
Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 48
Goals: 8
Captain: 1

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2008
Defender
World Champion
World Champion
World Champion
World Champion
BAYERN MUNICH
1 player
REAL MADRID
1 player
TONI Luca
Bayern Munich (Ger)
Age: 32 yearsDebut: 18-8-2004
Games: 47 (10 Palermo, 17 Fiorentina
20 Bayern Munich)
Goals: 16 (2 Palermo, 10 Fiorentina
4 Bayern Munich)
Captain: 1 (1 Palermo)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2008
Attacker
World Champion
World Champion
World Champion
World Champion
The Azzurri Clubs for the CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2009
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AMELIA Marco
Palermo
Age: 27 years
Debut: 16-11-2005
Games: 9 (6 Livorno, 3 Palermo)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2008
Goalkeeper
World Champion
2
GROSSO Fabio
Olympique Lyon (Fra)
Age: 31 years   Debut: 30-4-2003
Games: 44 (3 Perugia, 20 Palermo,
           2 Inter, 19 Olympique Lyon)
Goals: 3 (2 Palermo, 1 Olym. Lyon)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2008
Defender
World Champion
3
4
LEGROTTAGLIE Nicola
Juventus
Age: 32 years
Debut: 20-11-2002
Games: 14 (5 Ch.Verona, 9 Juventus)
Goals: 1 (1 Chievo Verona)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Defender
6
5
7
GATTUSO Gennaro I.
Milan
Age: 31 years
Debut: 23-2-2000
Games: 69
Goals: 1
Captain: 2

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2002, 2006
Euros: 2004, 2008
Midfielder
World Champion
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9
10
11
DE SANCTIS Morgan
Galatasaray (Tur)
Age: 32 years
Debut: 30-3-2005
Games: 3   (2 Udinese, 1 Galatasaray)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2008
Goalkeeper
12
GAMBERINI Alessandro
Fiorentina
Age: 27 years
Debut: 17-10-2007
Games: 6
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2008
Defender
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14
15
16
ROSSI Giuseppe
Villarreal (Spa)
Age: 22 years
Debut: 11-10-2008
Games: 8
Goals: 3
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3Goals: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Attacker
PALOMBO Angelo
Sampdoria
Age: 27 years
Debut: 16-8-2006
Games: 10
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Midfielder
17
18
MONTOLIVO Riccardo
Fiorentina
Age: 24 years
Debut: 17-10-2007
Games: 9
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 3

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Midfielder
19
20
DOSSENA Andrea
Liverpool (Eng)
Age: 27 years
Debut: 17-10-2007
Games: 10 (1 Udinese, 9 Liverpool)
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2009
Games: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Defender
21
22
23
GALATASARAY
1 player
INTER
1 player
LIVERPOOL
1 player
OLYMPIQUE LYON
1 player
SAMPDORIA
1 player
VILLARREAL
1 player
The Azzurri who missed the Confederations Cup 2009 Call-Up
MOTTA
Marco
Roma
MARCHETTI
Federico
Cagliari
DEL PIERO
Alessandro
Juventus
SANTACROCE
Fabiano
Napoli
PELLISSIER
Sergio
Chievo Verona
PERROTTA
Simone
Roma
FOGGIA
Pasquale
Lazio
DI NATALE
Antonio
Udinese
BONERA
Daniele
Milan
CURCI
Gianluca
Siena
AQUILANI
Alberto
Roma
BIAGIANTI
Marco
Catania
D'AGOSTINO
Gaetano
Udinese
CASSANI
Mattia
Palermo
BARZAGLI
Andrea
Wolfsburg (Ger)
BOCCHETTI
Salvatore
Genoa
BRIGHI
Matteo
Roma
CASSETTI
Marco
Roma
ESPOSITO
Andrea
Lecce
MASCARA
Giuseppe
Catania
MAGGIO
Christian
Napoli
GALLOPPA
Daniele
Siena
INJURED
PAZZINI
Giampaolo
Sampdoria
NOCERINO
Antonio
Palermo
U/21 EURO
INJURED
INJURED
U/21 EURO
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This is the the first participation of Italy in the Confederations Cup, although the Italian Football Federation had turned down a previous invitation to participate in the 2003 (6th) edition, the last edition before the tournament's reorganisation by FIFA. That edition was hosted in France, who were also the European Champions, thus another nation was needed to represent Europe (UEFA). Germany as Runner-up World Champions were invited by they turned down the offer as did Italy who were at the time the Runner-up European Champions. Finally UEFA was represented by the third-placed nation in the previous world cup - Turkey.