Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Americans face tough task in South Africa
November 24th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[2009 CONFEDERATIONS CUP] The USA received no favors when it was drawn with reigning World Cup champion Italy, South American champion Brazil and African champion Egypt in Group B the 2009 Confederations Cup June 14-28 in South Africa. Euro '08 champion Spain's opposition in Group A will be Iraq, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Americans open against Italy on June 15 at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane/Pretoria, and then face Brazil on June 18 in the same venue. They finish group play on June 21 against Egypt at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

The USA-Italy game is a repeat of their first-round game at the 2006 World Cup, where they played to a 1-1 tie in Kaiserslautern. The Americans fell to Brazil, 1-0, at the 1999 and 2003 Confederations Cups. The USA and Egypt have met only once before. The Pharaohs won, 3-1, at an international tournament in 1987 in South Korea.

2009 Confederations Cup Schedule
Group B
June 15 in Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Brazil-Egypt
June 15 in Tshwane/Pretoria
USA-Italy
June 18 in Tshwane/Pretoria
USA-Brazil
June 18 in Johannesburg
Egypt-Italy
June 21 in Tshwane/Pretoria
Italy-Brazil
June 21 in Rustenburg
Egypt-USA





No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Ticas take three U.S. collegians    
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain ...
Road to Vancouver: Mexico takes 14 U.S. players    
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late ...
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
Friday: Shared interests foster Beckham's Miami meeting    
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
TV Report: Top 15 U.S. EPL markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives