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FIFA, the Confederations Cup, and the Club World Cup - U.S. National Soccer Players

FIFA's situation here is interesting since the Confederations started life in the 90s as the King Fahd Cup played in Saudi Arabia. That meant playing the first edition in October 1992 and the second in January 1995. FIFA took over for the 1997 edition, ...

When Saudi Arabia hosted Batistuta, Caniggia and Co. - Arab News

The inaugural King Fahd Cup was held in Riyadh and featured the champions of four continents. Argentina, as winners of the 1991 Copa America, represented South America; Ivory Coast and the USA had won the African Cup of Nations and the CONCACAF ...

Kaka, Eto'o and Ronaldinho - The Confederations Cup's greatest 10 goals - SBS - The World Game

... have one moment to savour from these finals. In recognition of his thunderbolt strike against Germany, we look at the 10 greatest goals to have been scored in the Confederations Cup (and its predecessor, the King Fahd Cup) since its inception in 1992.

5 Top Facts About African Teams In FIFA Confederations Cup History - Complete Sports Nigeria

Abdoulaye Traore – First African goal scorer at the Confederation Cup, formerly King Fahd Cup. Only four teams; Saudi Arabia, USA, Cote d' Ivoire and Argentina took part in the maiden edition of the tournament which was then known as the King Fahd Cup.

What is the Confederations Cup? How do teams qualify? - Metro

The FIFA Confederations Cup comes round every four years, but seen as no British side has ever competed in it, the details of the tournament have eluded many on these shores. The reason the British teams don't get a look in is that you have to either ...

Mexico's history in the Confederations Cup - FMF State of Mind (blog)

Pre Confederations Cup (1995 King Fahd Cup). Before the Confederations Cup was an official FIFA tournament, it was organized by Saudi Arabia and called the King Fahd Cup. The first edition was held in 1992 but Mexico didn't win the 1991 Gold Cup and ...

CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS!: Past Winners Of FIFA Confederations Cup - Complete Sports Nigeria

Argentina 3-1 Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia 1992). The first edition of the FIFA ... The second edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, still known then as the King Fahd Cup and hosted by Saudi Arabia, was won by Denmark. In the final, Denmark stunned ...

FIFA Confederations Cup history and regulations - TASS

The tournament that was played prior to the Confederations Cup was held in Saudi Arabia in 1992 and 1995 and was called the King Fahd Cup. Four teams participated in the first such tournament and six in the second competition. The winners of ...

GHANAsoccernet reviews Africa's Confederations Cup history - Ghanasoccernet.com

Ivory Coast were CAF's representatives at the first King Fahd Cup in 1992, where the Elephants suffered heavy defeats at the hands of Argentina and USA, while Nigeria were unlucky at the 1995 edition when they went unbeaten against Japan, Argentina and ...

The Joy of Six: Confederations Cup moments - The Guardian (blog)

The first two iterations of the Confederations Cup were called nothing of the sort. In 1992 the King Fahd Cup, staged in Saudi Arabia and named after the nation's monarch at the time, appeared inconspicuously in the fixture calendar and took place over ...

How African Teams Have Fared At FIFA Confederations Cup - Complete Sports Nigeria

Cote d' Ivoire (1992). Cote d' Ivoire was the first African team to participate in the FIFA Confederations Cup when it was known as the King Fahd Cup in 1992. The Ivorians had won that year's African Cup of Nations beating Ghana in the final in Senegal.

List of Confederations Cup winners - FanSided

Russia is hosting the 2017 Confederations Cup. Here's which international teams have won the previous nine editions of the tournament. The first two editions were actually known as the King Fahd Cup, but they have since been recognised as ...

What is the Confederations Cup? - FanSided

The FIFA Confederations Cup began in 1992 as a smaller tournament in Saudi Arabia called the King Fahd Cup. The tournament was a smaller deal at the time and didn't have the star power it does today. In 1992, there were only four teams, and Argentina ...

25 days to go: The Laudrup brothers' only joint triumph - FIFA.com

Brian Laudrup was 25 years old when he competed alongside older brother Michael at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup, which was then known as the King Fahd Cup. The famous brothers never played together at club level and Michael was not involved in ...

Danish Dynamite on top of the world - FIFA.com

Denmark reached the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup - then called the King Fahd Cup - after winning EURO 1992; The Danish Dynamite overcame Argentina's star-studded side in the final to win the second edition of the tournament; Brian Laudrup shares his ...

5 reasons to look forward to the Confederations Cup - Sportskeeda

The Confederations Cup is a relatively new tournament, with FIFA taking over from 1997 before which it was simply known as the King Fahd Cup. The brainchild of the late Saudi Prince Faisal ibn Fahd, the competition began in 1992 as a four-team ...

How the Brazilian Government Tried to Stamp Out the Country's Soccer Protests - The Slatest

Having built one of the most opulent but underused stadiums in the world—the King Fahd—the Saudis created the tournament in 1992 to fill up the schedule and play soft-power football politics. The cup pitted their own national side against a selection ...

Worst Teams in Confederations Cup History - Sportige

The Confederations Cup has been around since 1992, but during its first two runs was named the King Fahd Cup. In 1992 it was a four team tournament, without a group stage. It expanded to six teams in two groups three years later, but by 1997, FIFA took ...

The story of the Confeds - Fifa.com

The inaugural FIFA Confederations Cup, played for the first time as an intercontinental tournament, took place in Saudi Arabia in 1992 at the behest of then King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. As patron, the king also lent his name to the event, and the ...

The DT guide to caring about the 2013 Confederations Cup - Yahoo! Sports (blog)

It also means it's time for the Confederations Cup — the mini rehearsal for the main event that has been making football fans go mild since 1997 (from 1992-1995 it was known as the King Fahd Cup). So why should you care about the Confederations Cup?

The 1992 King Fahd Cup , named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in October 1992, and was won by Argentina, who beat Saudi Arabia 3–1 in the final. The 1992 tournament was the only one not to feature a group stage and only featured four nations.

1992 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1992
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 15 October – 20 October
Teams 4 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 18 (4.5 per match)
Attendance 196,500 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
United States Bruce Murray
(2 goals)
Best player Argentina Fernando Redondo
1995

The 1992 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد‎‎), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in October 1992, and was won by Argentina, who beat Saudi Arabia 3–1 in the final. The 1992 tournament was the only one not to feature a group stage and only featured four nations.