As for the final rounds itself, we have had some great games from the semifinals right up to the final match itself.
In total, 44 goals were scored. 32 total assists meant that 73% of goals scored were end products of superb team plays rather than individual brilliance. Four red cards were issued, three of which were to the same team! 50 yellow cards were used to caution overzealous tackles.
The awards roll call look like this:
Golden Ball award (Player of the Tournament): Kaka
Golden Glove award: Tim Howard (USA)
Golden Boot award: Luis Fabiano
Fair Play award: Brazil
Now for "The FB4 Confederations Cup alternative awards",
Pass Masters: Spain (2619 passes , 81.1% completion)
Fitness Freaks: South Africa (113.13km per game)
Best Cup exit excuse: Egypt (we were robbed by hookers!)
Top scorers: Brazil (14 goals)
Top attacking team: Brazil (22 shots per game)
Defensive doggedness: USA (71 defensive clearances)
Most wayward finisher: Teko Modise (14 shots wide out of 15 shots taken)
Defender of the Tournament: Lucio (60% Clearance completion rate)
Top Tackler: Sibonisa Gaxa (11 tackles made, 7 successful)
Dribblling King: Robinho (27 dribbles, losing possession only twice)
I think South Africa is ready for the World Cup 2010! Facilities looked great, fans were amazing, the vuvuzelas were real loud AND Brazil won...dare I say it, "typical World Cup fare".
Goodbye for now from South Africa!
This is compiled from statistics listed in FIFA.com.