In the final
of FIFA Confederations Cup 2009
plays against titleholder Brazil
(Sunday, 28.6.2009, 8:30 pm CET). Both teams already met in the group stage and Brazil won clearly with 3:0. Therefore the Seleçao
is also to be favoured in the final.
In the semi-final the team of the USA delivered a big surprise. Thanks to a strong defensive the U.S.-boys managed a 2:0 win over Spain. The Americans finished with it the victory run of the European champions – Spain had won before 15 matches in a row. The U.S.-goals scored Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey. Not in squad against Brazil: midfielder Michael Bradley (suspended).
Five-time world champion Brazil has advanced to the semi-finals as winner of Group B – with 3 wins. The semi-final against South Africa was very tight. Brazil won thanks to a brilliant free-kick of Barcelona player Dani Alves in the 88th minute with 1:0. All together the Selecao is unbeaten since 15 matches (11 wins, 4 draws). The last defeat collected Dunga's team on the 15th of June, 2008 against Paraguay (0:2).
Historically there has never been a draw between the United States and Brazil. The Seleçao
winning 13 of the 14 meetings between the two teams. The only win of the Americans was at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1998.
Results group stage:
USA: 1:3 vs. Italy, 0:3 vs. Brazil, 3:0 vs. Egypt
Brazil: 4:3 vs. Egypt, 3:0 vs. USA, 3:0 vs. Italy
USA vs. Brazil
Fixture: Sunday, 28.6.2009, 8:30 pm CET
Stadium: Johannesburg - Ellis Park Stadium
Tip: Brazil wins
our tip is 2
the highest odd is on Betfair, odd 1.44