Brazil 3-2 USA – Brazil Confederations Cup winners 2009

June 28, 2009 at 22:47 8 comments

Brazil celebrate

Brazil celebrate

Brazil picked up their third Confederations Cup after coming back from two goals down against the United States.

The USA took a shock lead when Dempsey’s snap shot caught out Brazil’s static defence on the 10th minute.

With 27 minutes on the clock, the US doubled the score after a superb counterattacking move from their own half, ended with Donovan outfoxing Ramires before hitting a perfect shot past Júlio César. 

A stunned Brazil had no response in the first period but that all changed when the teams came back out after the interval.

Less than a minute into the second-half, Luís Fabiano struck and from that point on, the South Americans took over.

Brazil were robbed of an equaliser when Kaká headed in but the officials failed to spot the ball cross the line.

Luís Fabiano, who else, did bring the sides level. And with six minutes to go, centreback, Lúcio, popped up with the winner.

See the highlights

Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Lúcio, Luisão, André Santos (Daniel Alves), Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Ramires (Elano), Kaká, Robinho, Luís Fabiano

Coach: Dunga
USA: Howard, Spector, Onyewu, Demerit, Bocanegra, Clark, Feilhaber (Kljestan), Dempsey, Donovan, Altidore (Bornstein), Davies
Coach: Bob Bradley

Venue: Ellis Park stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Date: 28/06/2009
Attendance: 52,291

Officials: Martin Hansson, Henrik Andren, Fredrik Nilsson (all Sweden)

Goals: Dempsey 10, Donovan 27, Luís Fabiano 16, & 28 2nd, Lúcio 39 2nd

Yellows: Bocanegra (USA), André Santos, Lúcio, Felipe Melo (Brazil)

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  • 1. tina  |  June 29, 2009 at 03:55

    good……..

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  • 2. alireza  |  June 29, 2009 at 07:31

    forza brazil

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  • 3. KM in WALES  |  June 30, 2009 at 12:13

    fair play to USA & S.Africa, both teams punched wayyy above their weight & done quite well.this will give them confidence for the near future.

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