Mon, June 29, 2009

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

Brazil becomes record winner of Confederations Cup

Brazil on Sunday became the outright record winners of the FIFA Confederations Cup by sinking North American champions the United States 3-2 here. Full story

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Confed Cup South Africa 2009

With six Champions from six continents, 2006 World Cup™ winner Italy and the host South Africa, all competing, this event will be the warm-up for the 2010 World Cup.

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2009-06-21 00:42:13 GMT Xinhua English BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, June 20 (Xinhua) -- European champions Spain set a new winning record on Saturday by defeating South Africa 2-0 in the FIFA Confederations Cup in the central South African city of Bloemfontein.

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FIFA to give free tickets for filling

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