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June 28, 2009

Confederations Cup 2009 Closing Ceremony and Final Match

USA took on Brazil in the final match of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup on June 28 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The favourites, Brazil, were better supported in the stands than their counterparts, but at half time, it was USA that led the scoreboard, 2-0.

Less than a minute into the second half, however, Brazil had scored, making it 2-1. And then, in the 74th minute, Luis Fabiano scored an equaliser, bringing the score to 2-2. In the 84th minute, Brazilian skipper Lucio took Brazil into the lead, 3-2. It was the goal that would make Brazil the Confederations Cup champions for a record third time.


The crowd queuing to get into the stadium.


The excitement mounts.


View from the “cheap seats”.


Brazil on the attack.


Heading home on the bus after an historic day.

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