With the domestic European league seasons coming to a close, fans will now be able to watch live streaming online of the Confederations Cup 2009 matches here to get their daily fix of the best international soccer. With the top ranked teams from each major region and continent to be involved, this edition of the Confederations Cup will feature the current champions of the six FIFA confederations that are Italy (World Champions), Brazil (CONMEBOL Champions), Spain (UEFA Champions), Iraq (AFC Champions), New Zealand (Oceania Champions), South Africa who are the hosts of the World Cup 2010, Egypt (African Champions) and USA (CONCACAF Champions). It also looks like this year’s tournament is set to be the best one yet, with so many quality sides involved like Spain who are unbeaten in 31 matches, Brazil who have undergone a renaissance under Dunga, Italy who are always tough physically and mentally and South Africa who are a mystery as to their overall quality.
Fans will definitely be keen to catch the likes of Fernando Torres, Barcelona’s Iniesta, Brazil’s Kaka and Fabiano, as well as top Italian players like Amauri in action for their countries. Many will be keen to see what Iraq and South Africa have to offer, while New Zealand are likely to receive the least attention during the live commentary and online radio TV telecast Confederations Cup 2009 matches since unfortunately they do not have any famous names in their squad. South Africa are under pressure to perform and deliver not only as hosts but also as participants of the tournament ahead of the actual World Cup next year. They have so far shown very little in their friendly matches and are slated for another early exit from this tournament.
Top on every football fan’s bill will be the live streaming online soccer TV and radio broadcast Confederations Cup 2009 football matches involving Brazil, Spain and Italy. These are the three top teams involved and just about every punter will be expecting Spain to put on another good series of results. They won Euro 2008 in style and looking at the field for the Confederations Cup 2009, they should only feel threatened by the solid if not entertaining team of Brazil. The latter remark might not be the most accurate though as the more dependable and defensive strengths of Brazil with Dunga in charge has overshadowed their still mercurial strikeforce with the likes of Kaka, Fabiano, Robinho and others leading the line. They will be charged with the task of overcoming Spain and the dark horses of Italy on their way to winning the tournament, which is a pre-World Cup staging of the tournament to test the host country’s preparations and facilities and amenities.
There are a number of champions who will not feature in next year’s finals in South Africa and they include both the champions from Asia and Oceania. Iraq narrowly missed out in the pen-ultimate qualifying stages while New Zealand rarely has a chance to get this far as they are made to play in playoffs against stronger sides. Egypt could be another that might miss out based on their current results in the final CAF World Cup qualifiers so far. The USA will be another underdog who might be able to cause some upsets if they are in top form come tournament proper. However, whatever happens, it will be hard for fans not to enjoy the live telecast and online streaming Confederations Cup 2009 football matches with good quality soccer being dished out by the 8 teams. Here are some of what fans can expect to catch from June 14 to June 28 :
Group A matches:
Group B matches:
For the semi final lineups, Spain and South Africa have qualified so far from Group A. They will meet the top two from Group B.
Semi Final matches (24-25 Jun 2009):
Spain vs USA Live
South Africa vs Brazil Live
Third-place playoff (28 Jun 2009):
Spain vs South Africa Live
Final (28 Jun 2009):
Brazil vs USA Live