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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP
The 9th Edition
Brazil, 15 - 30 June 2013
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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 2013 edition will be the 9th edition of the competition and will be hosted in Brazil. 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.
2013 Participating Nations
The Final Positions of the Azzurri in the Confederations Cup
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YEAR



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1985
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1992
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1997
1999
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2003
2005
2009
2013
HOST



Uruguay



France
Argentina



Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia



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



Uruguay



France
Argentina



Argentina
Denmark



Brazil
Mexico
France
France
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
ITALY (Final Position)



Group Stage



No Participation
No Participation



No Participation
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No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
No Participation
Round One
3/4 Place Final
RANK



4th



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5th
3rd
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
2014 World Cup Hosts
BRAZIL
World Champions
2010 World Cup Winners
SPAIN
North/Central America & Caribbean Champions
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners
MEXICO
South American Champions
2011 Copa America
Winners
URUGUAY
Asian
Champions
2011 AFC Asian Cup
Winners
JAPAN
African
Champions
2013 Africa Cup of
Nations Winners
ITALY
Runner-up
European
Champions
UEFA EURO 2012
Runner-ups
TAHITI
Oceania
Champions
2012 OFC Nations Cup
Winners
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All the information about the Azzurri team and its participation in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
This will be the second participation for the Italian National team in this prestigious competition. In the first participation, the Azzurri qualified as World Champions. However, in this edition they qualified as Runner-up European Champions due to the fact that Spain is both World and European Champions.
FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2013
POINTS  GAMES  WINS  DRAWS  LOST  GOALS+  GOALS-
BRAZIL
ITALY
MEXICO
JAPAN
9
6
3
0
15 JuneBrasilia

16 JuneRio de Janeiro

19 JuneFortaleza

19 JuneRecife

22 JuneSalvador

22 JuneBelo Horizonte
BRAZIL vs JAPAN

MEXICO vs ITALY

BRAZIL vs MEXICO

ITALY vs JAPAN

BRAZIL vs ITALY

JAPAN vs MEXICO
3 - 0

1 - 2

2 - 0

4 - 3

4 -2

1 - 2
ROUND 1 - Group A
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3
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3
0
0
0
0
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0
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NIGERIA
The 23-men squad of the CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
BUFFON Gianluigi
Juventus
Age: 35 years
Debut: 29-10-1997
Games: 133 (20 Parma, 113 Juventus)
Captain: 37 (37 Juventus)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Captain: 5

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Euros: 2004, 2008, 2012
Confederation Cups: 2009
Goalkeeper
DE SCIGLIO Mattia
Milan
Age: 20 years
Debut: 21-3-2013
Games: 8
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 4Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: ---
Defender
ASTORI Davide
Cagliari
Age: 26 years
Debut: 29-3-2011
Games: 5
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 1Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Confederation Cups: ---
AQUILANI Alberto
Fiorentina
Age: 28 years
Debut: 15-11-2006
Games: 30 (11 Roma, 5 Juventus,
1 Liverpool, 4 Milan, 9 Fiorentina)
Goals: 4 (2 Roma, 1 Liverpool,
1 Fiorentina)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---Euros: 2008
Confederations Cups: ----
Midfielder
Attacker
BARZAGLI Andrea
Juventus
Age: 32 years
Debut: 17-11-2004
Games: 45 (23 Palermo, 2 Wolfsburg,
20 Juventus)
Goals: 0Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006
Euros: 2008, 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Defender
GILARDINO Alberto
Bologna
Age: 30 years        Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 55 (6 Parma, 19 Milan,
22 Fiorentina, 8 Bologna)
Goals: 18 (2 Parma, 7 Milan,
8 Fiorentina, 1 Bologna)
Captain: 2 (1 Fiorentina, 1 Bologna)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006, 2010
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: 2009
Attacker
MAGGIO Christian
Napoli
Age: 31 years
Debut: 19-11-2008
Games: 29
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 4Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: 2012
Confederation Cups: ---
Defender
DIAMANTI Alessandro
Bologna
Age: 30 years
Debut: 17-11-2010
Games: 14 (1 Brescia, 13 Bologna)
Goals: 1 (0 Brescia, 1 Bologna)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 2 Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Midfielder
DE ROSSI Daniele
Roma
Age: 29 years
Debut: 4-9-2004
Games: 90
Goals: 15
Captain: 3

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 4Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006, 2010
Euros: 2008, 2012
Confederations Cups: 2009
Midfielder
BONUCCI Leonardo
Juventus
Age: 26 years
Debut: 3-3-2010
Games: 31 (2 Bari, 29 Juventus)
Goals: 2 (1 Bari, 1 Juventus)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Defender
PIRLO Andrea
Juventus
Age: 34 years
Debut: 7-9-2002
Games: 1021(74 Milan, 28 Juventus)
Goals: 13 (9 Milan, 4 Juventus)
Captain: 5 (4 Milan, 1 Juventus)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2006, 2010
Euros: 2004, 2008, 2012
Confederations Cups: 2009
Midfielder
National Coach
PRANDELLI Cesare
Age: 55 years
Debut:1-7-2010
Games: 43
Wins: 19
Draws: 15
Lost: 9

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Wins: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
JUVENTUS
8 players
MILAN
5 players
NAPOLI
1 player
ROMA
1 player
BOLOGNA
2 players
FIORENTINA
1 player
2006 World Champion
GIOVINCO Sebastian
Juventus
Age: 26 years
Debut: 9-2-2011
Games: 17 (10 Parma, 7 Juventus)
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 2Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Defender
2006 World Champion
2006 World Champion
LAZIO
2 players
TORINO
1 player
BALOTELLI Mario B.
Milan
Age: 22 years
Debut: 10-8-2010
Games: 25 (1 Inter, 15 Manchester
City, 9 Milan)
Goals: 10 (5 Manchester City, 5 Milan)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 2

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Attacker
2006 World Champion
2006 World Champion
The Azzurri Clubs for the CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2013
1
EL SHAARAWY Stephan
Milan
Age: 20 years
Debut: 15-8-2012
Games: 10
Goals: 1
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 2Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: ---
Attacker
2
4
CANDREVA Antonio
Lazio
Age: 26 years
Debut: 14-11-2009
Games: 11 (2 Livorno, 0 Juventus,
9 Lazio)
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: ---
Midfielder
6
5
7
MARCHISIO Claudio
Juventus
Age: 27 years
Debut: 12-8-2009
Games: 38
Goals: 2
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 4Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Midfielder
8
9
10
11
SIRIGU Salvatore
Paris St Germain (Fra)
Age: 26 years
Debut: 10-8-2010
Games: 6   (2 Palermo,
4 Paris Saint Germain)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Goalkeeper
12
MARCHETTI Federico
Lazio
Age: 30 years
Debut: 6-6-2009
Games: 9 (8 Cagliari, 1 Lazio)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: ---
Goalkeeper
13
14
15
16
CERCI Alessio
Torino
Age: 25 years
Debut: 21-3-2013
Games: 5
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 1Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: ---
Confederations Cups: ---
Midfielder
Midfielder
17
18
ABATE Ignazio
Milan
Age: 26 years
Debut: 11-11-2011
Games: 14
Goals: 0
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 3Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Defender
19
20
GIACCHERINI Emanuele
Juventus
Age: 28 years
Debut: 10-6-2012
Games: 14
Goals: 2
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: ---
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: ---
Midfielder
21
22
23
CAGLIARI
1 player
PARIS
SAINT GERMAIN
1 player
The Azzurri who missed the Confederations Cup 2013 Call-Up
PERIN
Mattia
Pescara
FLORENZI
Alessandro
Roma
VERRATTI
Marco
Paris St Germain (Fra)
SANTON
Davide
Newcastle United (Eng)
SCHELOTTO
Ezequiel
Inter
GASTALDELLO
Daniele
Sampdoria
GABBIADINI
Manolo
Bologna
CONSIGLI
Andrea
Atalanta
DESTRO
Mattia
Roma
ACERBI
Francesco
Chievo Verona
BORINI
Fabio
Liverpool (Eng)
FABBRINI
Diego
Palermo
DE SANCTIS
Morgan
Napoli
BARZALETTI
Federico
Roma
CASSANI
Mattia
Genoa
CRISCITO
Domenico
Zenith St Petersburg (Rus)
PELUSO
Federico
Juventus
INSIGNE
Lorenzo
Napoli
PAZZINI
Giampaolo
Milan
NOCERINO
Antonio
Milan
U/21 EURO
RETIRED FROM
AZZURRO
U/21 EURO
CHIELLINI Giorgio
Juventus
Age: 28 years
Debut: 17-11-2004
Games: 63 (5 Fiorentina, 58 Juventus)
Goals: 3 (3 Juventus)
Captain: 1 (1 Juventus)

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Goals: 1

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: 2008, 2012
Confederation Cups: 2009
Defender
3
Angelo O.
OGBONNA
(Torino)
Andrea
RANOCCHIA
(Inter)
Michael
AGAZZI
(Cagliari)
Giacomo
BONAVENTURA
(Atalanta)

The other Azzurri in the Pre-Confederations Cup 2013 Stage
Luca
ANTONELLI
(Genoa)

Andrea
POLI
(Sampdoria)

Pablo D.
OSVALDO
(Roma)

INJURED
MONTOLIVO Riccardo
Milan
Age: 28 years
Debut: 17-10-2007
Games: 50 (37 Fiorentina, 13 Milan)
Goals: 2 (1 Fiorentina , 1 Milan)
Captain: 0

CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Games: 5Goals: 0

MAJOR COMPETITIONS
World Cups: 2010
Euros: 2012
Confederations Cups: 2009
DISCIPLINARY
MEASURES
Marco
SAU
(Cagliari)
U/21 EURO
U/21 EURO
U/21 EURO
U/21 EURO
VIVIANO
Emiliano
Fiorentina
27 JuneFortaleza
SEMI FINAL
ITALY vs SPAIN
0 - 0
(6 - 7 Penalty
Shoot-Out)
30 JuneSalvador
3/4 PLACE FINAL
ITALY vs URUGUAY
2 - 2
(3 - 2 Penalty
Shoot-Out)
ITALY - THIRD PLACE, BRONZE MEDALIST
Andrea PIRLO
CONFEDERATION CUP 2013
Golden Ball Shortlisted player