Confederations Cup 09: Curtains down

The Confederations Cup held in South Africa came to an end yesterday, with the final match opposing Brazil to USA, while earlier Spain faced hosts South Africa for the 3rd place.

Lucio raises Confed. Cup

Lucio raises Confed. Cup

Brazil had to fight back from being 2-0 down at half time to eventually win the Confederations Cup 3-2 against a battling USA team. Dempsey and Donovan had given USA a 2-0 lead at half time, but at the restart, Luis Fabiano scored 2 goals with Lucio heading one in the last minutes to secure the win and the cup for the Brazilians.

Mphela equaliser celebrations (S.Africa)

Mphela equaliser celebrations (S.Africa)

Earlier, Spain faced South Africa for the 3rd place. They also had to battle hard to win, Mphela had put S.Africa ahead on 73minutes, but Guiza scored twice, on 87th and 88th minute to give Spain the lead, before Mphela equalized on 90th minute, sending the match into extra-time. Xabi Alonso eventually managed to score the winner for Spain on 106th minute from a freekick.

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