Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Confed Cup: Brazil - South Africa preview

Fifa Confedertions' Cup
Brazil v South Africa

25 June 2009

Semi final


Brazil thrashed tournament rivals Italy 3-0 to progress through to the semi-final undefeated.

In the tournament so far, Brazil have won all three of their matches to qualify top of their group, six points clear of 2nd placed USA.

Brazil have scored a massive ten goals in their three matches, conceding three in the process. Luis Fabiano is the team's leading scorer with three goals, with Kaka contributing two. Maicon, Robinho, Juan, Felipe Melo have all contibuted with a goal each as well.

South Africa

South Africa lost their final match of the group stages 2-0 to Spain, but still qualified for this semi-final match against Brazil.

In the tournament so far, South Africa have won one, drawn one and lost one, qualifying second in their group, five points behind group winners Spain but two points ahead of third placed Iraq.

The leading and only scorer for South Africa is Bernard Parker, with two goals for the host nation.