Monday, June 22, 2009

FIFA Confederations Cup: USA are shock semi-finalists

FIFA Confederations Cup: USA are shock semi-finalists.
In an extraordinary reversal of fortune the USA made it through to the Confederations Cup semi-finals after defeating Egypt 3-0 in Rustenberg.

Italy's 0-3 reverse to Brazil in the coinciding match meant the Americans advanced on goals scored with three teams left on three points at the end of the group stage. Strikes from Charlie Davies, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey sent the US through to the knock-out stages of the Confederations Cup for the first time.

But after losing 3-1 to Italy and 3-0 to Brazil, only the brave expect the Yanks to top the Spanish in the semi-finals

Semi-finals

Weds 24th June SPAIN v USA in Bloemfontein
Thu 25th June BRAZIL v SOUTH AFRICA in Johannesburg

Third-Place Play-off

Sun 28th June Rustenburg

Final

Sun 28th June in Johannesburg

(c) Sean O'Conor & Soccerphile


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