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Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
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FIFA™ Confederations Cup 2009, South Africa
14 Jun - 28 June 2009

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The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World Cup winner and the host country, to bring the number of teams up to eight.

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  8. Kruger National Park (02/08)
  9. South Africa on Google Earth (06/08)
  10. The Reed Dance 2008 (08/08)
  11. Etosha NP (11/08)
  12. FIFA™ Confederation Cup 2009 (02/09)

The stadiums:

Johannesburg
For further Joburg info see the tra:mag City Guide Johannesburg
Ellis Park
Capacity: 60.000
minor upgrates need to be made
Google Placemark™ - Ellis Park

Accommodation:
· Purple Palms Flashbackers & Travel Lodge
· more accommodation in Johannesburg

Pretoria
For further info see the tra:mag City Guide Pretoria
Loftus Versveld Stadium
Capacity: 45.000
minor upgrates need to be made
Google Placemark™ - Loftus Versveld Stadium

Accommodation:
· North South Backpackers
· more accommodation in Pretoria

Confederations Cup 2009 Match Schedule - for tickets click here
FIFA Venue Ticketing Centre Locations in South Africa »
Group A: Iraq, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand

Group B:
Egypt, USA, Brazil, Italy
Date
match#
host city
time
match
result
Sun 14 Jun
1
Johannesburg
16:00
South Africa - Iraq
Sun 14 Jun
2
Rustenburg
20:30
New Zealand - Spain
Mon 15 Jun
3
Bloemfontein
16:00
Brazil - Egypt
Mon 15 Jun
4
Pretoria
20:30
USA - Italy
Wed 17 Jun
5
Bloemfontein
16:00
Spain - Iraq
Wed 17 Jun
6
Rustenburg
20:30
South Africa - New Zealand
Thu 18 Jun
7
Pretoria
16:00
USA - Brazil
Thu 18 Jun
8
Johannesburg
20:30
Egypt - Italy
Sat 20 Jun
9
Johannesburg
20:30
Iraq - New Zealand
Sat 20 Jun
10
Bloemfontein
20:30
Spain - South Africa
Sun 21 Jun
11
Pretoria
20:30
Italy - Brazil
Sun 21 Jun
12
Rustenburg
20:30
Egypt - USA
Wed 24 Jun
13
Bloemfontein
20:30
Spain - USA
Thu 25 Jun
14
Johannesburg
20:30
Brazil - South Africa
Sun 28 Jun
15
Rustenburg
15:00
Spain - South Africa
Sun 28 Jun
16
Johannesburg
20:30
USA - Brazil

-- Confederations Cup 2009 Winner: BRAZIL --

Groups and Standings

Group A
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Spain
3
3
0
0
8
0
9
South Africa
3
1
1
1
2
2
4
Iraq
3
0
2
1
0
1
2
New Zealand
3
0
1
2
0
7
1
               
Group B
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Brazil
3
3
0
0
10
3
9
USA
3
1
0
2
4
6
3
Italy
3
1
0
2
3
5
3
Egypt
3
1
0
2
4
7
3

What to do in between the matches?

New Zealand
Rustenburg: 14 June & 17 June - accommodation in Rustenburg
Johannesburg: 20 June
- Purple Palms Flashbackers & Travel Lodge
What to do?
Rustenburg is close to the well known Pilanesberg Game Reserve. You can either join organised tours or explore the Reserve on your own in a rental car. One day in Pilanesberg is enough. Sun City is nearby aswell, so another day can be spend there. Hartbeespoort Dam isn't far away either, so that the days between the matches in Rustenburg can easily be spend.
The third match will be in Johannesburg, so moving there is advisable. There is plenty to do in Johannesburg, so will not get bored.
If the tournament is over for your team after the third match and you still have time to spend in Southern Africa, check the following suggestions:
· Kruger National Park tours
· Victoria Falls tours (Zimbabwe)
· Okavango & Chobe NP tours (Botswana)
· flights to Durban (the only "warm" city in winter is Durban)
· flights to Cape Town
· Overland tours in Southern/Eastern Africa
Otherwise enjoy the rest of the tournament in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg or back in Rustenburg.

Spain
Rustenburg: 14 June - accommodation in Rustenburg
Bloemfontein: 17 June & 20 June - Accommodation in Bloemfontei
n
What to do?
As 2 out of 3 matches during the group stage will be held in Bloemfontein, staying there is advisable. Bloemfontein is a student town, so at least the party part of the day will be pretty enjoyable...(rental car advisable)
Rustenburg is close to the well known Pilanesberg Game Reserve. You can either join organised tours or explore the Reserve on your own in a rental car. One day in Pilanesberg is enough. Sun City is nearby aswell, so another day can be spend there. Hartbeespoort Dam isn't far away either, so that the days between the matches in Rustenburg can easily be spend.
If the tournament is over for your team after the third match and you still have time to spend in Southern Africa, check the following suggestions:
· Kruger National Park tours
· Victoria Falls tours (Zimbabwe)
· Okavango & Chobe NP tours (Botswana)
· flights to Durban (the only "warm" city in winter is Durban)
· flights to Cape Town
· Overland tours in Southern/Eastern Africa
Otherwise enjoy the rest of the tournament in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg or back in Rustenburg.

Brasil
Bloemfontein: 15 June - Accommodation in Bloemfontein
Pretoria: 18 June & 21 June - North South Backpackers

The first match during the group stage will be held in Bloemfontein, so staying there is advisable. Bloemfontein is a student town, so at least the party part of the day will be pretty enjoyable...(rental car advisable)
The third match will be in Pretoria, so moving there is advisable. There is plenty to do in around Pretoria, so will not get bored.
If the tournament is over for your team after the third match and you still have time to spend in Southern Africa, check the following suggestions:
· Kruger National Park tours
· Victoria Falls tours (Zimbabwe)
· Okavango & Chobe NP tours (Botswana)
· flights to Durban (the only "warm" city in winter is Durban)
· flights to Cape Town
· Overland tours in Southern/Eastern Africa
Otherwise enjoy the rest of the tournament in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg or back in Rustenburg.

USA
Pretoria: 15 June & 18 June - North South Backpackers

Rustenburg: 21 June - accommodation in Rustenburg
As 2 out of 3 matches will be held in Pretoria, staying there is advisable. There is plenty to do in around Pretoria, so will not get bored.
Rustenburg is close to the well known Pilanesberg Game Reserve. You can either join organised tours or explore the Reserve on your own in a rental car. One day in Pilanesberg is enough. Sun City is nearby aswell, so another day can be spend there. Hartbeespoort Dam isn't far away either, so that the days between the matches in Rustenburg can easily be spend.
If the tournament is over for your team after the third match and you still have time to spend in Southern Africa, check the following suggestions:
· Kruger National Park tours
· Victoria Falls tours (Zimbabwe)
· Okavango & Chobe NP tours (Botswana)
· flights to Durban (the only "warm" city in winter is Durban)
· flights to Cape Town
· Overland tours in Southern/Eastern Africa
Otherwise enjoy the rest of the tournament in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg or back in Rustenburg.

Italy
Pretoria: 15 June & 21 June - North South Backpackers
Johannesburg: 18 June - Purple Palms Flashbackers & Travel Lodge
As 2 out of 3 matches will be held in Pretoria, staying there is advisable. There is plenty to do in around Pretoria, so will not get bored. The match against Egypt at the 18 June will be held in Johannesburg, so the shuttle service between the sister lodges North South in Pretoria and Purple Palms in Johannesburg is a good choice for you.
If the tournament is over for your team after the third match and you still have time to spend in Southern Africa, check the following suggestions:
· Kruger National Park tours
· Victoria Falls tours (Zimbabwe)
· Okavango & Chobe NP tours (Botswana)
· flights to Durban (the only "warm" city in winter is Durban)
· flights to Cape Town
· Overland tours in Southern/Eastern Africa
Otherwise enjoy the rest of the tournament in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg or back in Rustenburg.

Semifinal & Final
Wed 24 Jun
Bloemfontein
20:30
1st Group B - 2nd Group A
Thu 25 Jun
Johannesburg
20:30
1st Group A - 2nd Group B
Sun 28 Jun
Rustenburg
15:00
Loser Match 13 - Loser Match 14
Sun 28 Jun
Johannesburg
20:30
Winner Match 14 - Winner Match 14

 

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