Tickets for FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 on Sale Through FIFA.com
CHICAGO (Jan. 12, 2009) — Tickets are on sale for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 that will be held June 14-28 in South Africa. Fans are able to apply for tickets by registering through fifa.com, and have access to purchase tickets for all of the USA’s matches in the tournament. For a list of frequently asked questions, click here. The eight-team competition showcases confederation champions from across the world, and also provides a glimpse of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ hosts South Africa.
The United States has been drawn into a powerful Group B along with reigning world champions Italy, five-time World Cup winners Brazil, and reigning African Cup of Nations winners Egypt for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 that will be played from June 14-28, 2009, in South Africa. The U.S. kicks off action against Italy on June 15 at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane/Pretoria, and then faces Brazil on June 18 in the same venue. The United States finishes group play on June 21 against Egypt at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
Tournament hosts South Africa will open the event against Iraq on June 14 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The two teams were drawn into Group A along with current European Champions Spain and OFC Champions New Zealand. Played in four venues during two weeks, the tournament will serve as excellent preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
For a complete listing of the all the matches in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009, log on to the competitions page at ussoccer.com.