Amid a torrential downpour, Brazil turned on the style to beat Argentina 4-1 and take the FIFA Confederations Cup for the second time. Two goals from Adriano, which won him the Golden Boot, and one each from captain Ronaldinho and Kaka capped a superb performance from the FIFA World Cup™ holders.

ARGENTINA 1:1 MEXICO (0:0) a.e.t. 6-5 PSO

Argentina will meet Brazil in Wednesday’s FIFA Confederations Cup final after beating Mexico in the tournament’s first penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in their semi-final in Hanover on Sunday. Esteban Cambiasso converted the winning kick after German Lux had saved Ricardo Osorio’s penalty.


Germany have finished at the top of Group A after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Argentina at the Frankenstadion, Nuremberg in the FIFA Confederations Cup on Tuesday 21 June.

The hosts twice took the lead in the match, only to be pegged back twice by the spirited South Americans. Kevin Kuranyi opened the scoring in the 29th minute through a close-range effort, but his strike was cancelled out just three minutes later by a sublime free-kick from Juan Riquelme.

Six minutes into the second half, Gerald Asamoah finished coolly after being put through by Kuranyi to put Germany ahead for the second time, only for Esteban Cambiasso’s deflected effort to restore parity for the South Americans 16 minutes from time.


Argentina claimed their place alongside Germany in the last four of the FIFA Confederations Cup as striker Luciano Figueroa struck a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Australia in Nuremberg’s Frankenstadion on Saturday 18 June.


Argentina enjoyed a winning start to the FIFA Confederations Cup as they beat Group A rivals Tunisia 2-1 in Cologne through goals from Juan Riquelme and Javier Saviola.