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FIFA Confederations Cup 2001
FIFA Confederations Cup 2001

Japan and South Korea co-hosted the FIFA Confederations Cup from May 30 to June 10, 2001. No 1-ranked Brazil and World and European champions France were the star attractions for the tournament, which brought together the respective champions of FIFA's regional confederations. Also playing were Canada, Cameroon, Australia, Mexico and the two host nations.

Reigning World and European champions France opened the FIFA Confederations Cup against South Korea. Mexico, who won the last Confederations Cup in 1999, took on Australia in the other opening day match to kick off the cup, a warm-up for hosts South Korea and Japan ahead of next year's World Cup finals. Brazil took on Cameroon and Japan met Canada to complete the opening round of the eight-nation event.

The tournament run from May 30 to June 10 and includes matches in new stadia in the cities of Suwon, Taegu and Ulsan, three of the 10 South Korea is building to host its half of the World Cup. Japan staged games at Yokohama and at new stadia in Niigata and Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture.

The final of the Confederations Cup was held in Yokohama, Japan, on June 10.

    Participating Teams
  • Japan - hosts (and winners AFC Asian Nations Cup 2000)
  • South Korea - hosts
  • Mexico - winners FIFA Confederations Cup 1999
  • Canada - winners CONCACAF Gold Cup 2000
  • Australia - winners OFC Oceania Nations Cup 2000
  • Cameroon - winners CAF African Cup of Nations 2000
  • Brazil - winners CONMEBOL Copa America 1999
  • France - winners UEFA European Championship 2000 (and World Cup Champions)

The eight teams were split into two four-team round-robin groups, with the top two in each group advancing to the semifinals.

In these pages you can find the results and tables information of this competition.

forward Tables & Final Stages
UPDATED on 10 June 2001 - Final

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