United States to compete in 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

The U.S. national team will compete in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. The eight-team tournament is set to be played in Mexico during the first two weeks of January, 1999. With Mexico as host, the U.S., runner-up in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup, receives an invitation. The other participants will be Asian champion Saudi Arabia, African champion Egypt, defending Confederations Cup champion Brazil, South American runner-up Bolivia, a team from Europe (to be appointed by UEFA) and the Oceania champion (to be determined at the Oceania Cup in Brisbane, Australia this fall.)
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