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FIFA Confederations Cup • Final
  • 2nd Half
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • PaulinhoHernanes
    88'
  • Fred
    78'
  • HulkJadson
    73'
  • Piqué
    68'
  • TorresVilla
    59'
  • MataNavas
    52'
  • Fred
    48'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • ArbeloaAzpilicueta
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Neymar
    44'
  • Ramos
    28'
  • Arbeloa
    15'
  • Fred
    2'
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FIFA Confederations Cup - 1 July 2013

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90+2'

FULL TIME! Brazil have ended Spain's three-year competitive unbeaten streak! 3-0 the score as they retain the Confederations Cup on home soil!

90+1' 

Pedro wants a foul. Ref says get up. The Brazil bench are ready to rush the field at the whistle...

90' 

Two minutes until Brazil retain their title, so sez the board.

89' 

Spain have attacked with intent for much of the match, but Brazil have simply been inspired at the back. No excuses for the Spanish defending in the reverse scenario, however...

87'

Final Brazil change sees Paulinho getting a good ovation as he makes way for Hernanes.

86'

SO CLOSE! Navas with great movement on the right before floating it to Villa at the far post. Lovely curling effort again parried wonderfully by Cesar!

85' 

Brazil get it away and Villa fouls Paulinho to end the momentum completely.

84' 

Marcelo slides to concede a corner off Alba's cross.

83' 

Jo gets his first sustained possession and brings the ball forward. Despite having three passing options, he goes for goal and Casillas saves.

82' 

Ramos heads the flag kick over?

81'

PEDRO! Fantastic save by Julio Cesar! Out for a corner!

80'

Jo has come on for Brazil twice in this tournament, against Japan and Mexico. He scored in both. Can he make it three? Fred won't get his own rule of three as he makes way for the former Man City man and stays on a brace.

78' 

Neymar shows what he can indeed do with the ball, however, as he skips through the back line only to be stopped just as he reaches the penalty area surrounded by said defenders and an offside Fred.

77' 

Jadson slightly offside as the hosts attack again.

76' 

Fred has another shot blocked. Alves cannot get to the loose ball.

75' 

Good steady passing by Brazil now, exploiting the man advantage. Neymar is demanding the ball at every opportunity, but despite his frustration his team-mates are doing the right thing in slowing it down.

72'

Brazil switch: Hulk departs for Sao Paulo's Jadson, formerly of Shakhtar Donetsk.

71' 

Ramos fires wide, only in a manner which unlike his penalty miss is not quite so embarrassing.

70' 

Neymar takes the free-kick himself... it's marginally over.

69' 

Shot of Pique's other half Shakira in the crowd as Pique leaves the field. With all of Spain's subs used up, it's Busquets moving back to CB.

68' 

Neymar took the centre-back on and forced his hand with a badly-timed slide which left the ref no choice.

67'

RED CARD FOR PIQUE! It gets worse for Spain!

65' 

Neymar's attempt to thread Hulk through isn't quite so dazzling and it's cleared away.

63' 

Brazil fans are cheering every pass now, and Neymar finds Marcelo onside with an exquisite through ball on the left channel. Fred's in the middle and on his hat-trick but the left-back fires into side netting.

61' 

There is a Mexican wave sighting at the Maracana...

60' 

Cesar cannot prevent a corner, but he can make a catch from said delivery.

59'

Third and final change for Spain already and it's the invisible Torres making way for David Villa.

58' 

Hulk shrugs off Alba to get to Neymar's dinked ball forward.. but his lob over the outrushing Casillas is part-blocked by the keeper and Alba is back to head it away.

57' 

Neymar looks to wriggle past the Spain defenders, but Azpilicueta halts his progress clean.

56' 

Brazil soon look to bomb forward again but up goes the flag.

55'

Ramos steps up to take it.... but it's wide! Oh dear.

53'

PENALTY SPAIN! And it's Navas who has won it! Marcelo clumsy in the box and here's a chance for the world champs to begin a comeback...

52' 

Mata is withdrawn to end a 75-game season for the Chelsea man. Jesus Navas comes on as Del Bosque looks to shake things up and rescue this final.

50' 

It's been some performance by Brazil so far but Spain have been extremely meek.

47'

GOAL BRAZIL! Fred again! Just a little longer expired in the half than for his first-half opener but from Paulinho's brilliant diagonal and Neymar's dummy, Fred stays onside and slots into the bottom corner. It's 3-0!

46'

And the Spaniards, trailing 2-0, kick us back off in the second half.

HT

Spain make an unsurprising interval switch with Cesar Azpilicueta on for the booked thin-ice skater Arbeloa.

45+2'

Pedro leaves Marcelo in his wake and is bearing down on goal, but the whistle has sounded for half-time. Luiz comes across to successfully cover, anyway. What a beast. And what a half of football. 2-0 Brazil at the break.

45' 

Two minutes of added time to be played in the first half.

44'

GOAL BRAZIL! Neymar one-twos with Oscar before getting a yard from Arbeloa and launching Brazil's second into the roof of the net! The Maracana is ready to expode. 2-0!

42' 

The corner after that once again comes to nothing.

41'

Now it's Spain breaking on Brazil! Mata with a peach of a cross-field pass to put Pedro through coming central from the right but just as the Barca man looks to have slotted it home in the far bottom corner, David Luiz slides in to clear it at the last second! Amazing defending!

40' 

Spain again give possession away cheaply but Hulk and Paulinho are soon outnumbered.

39' 

Silva squeezes on Torres near the halfway line but concedes the foul.

38' 

Spain have had 59% of possession thus far, but have definitely been second best.

36' 

Spain with a free-kick on the left but after being restricted to short possession, their only chance from the passage of play is Pedro's speculative 30-yarder, quickly closed down.

35' 

Spain's best move so far sees Iniesta play it to Alba on the left, but the cross is blocked by Silva.

33' 

Fred connects with the subsequent corner, too, but puts it wide with the header.

32'

Again they fail to make use of it, again they give the ball away cheaply and again Brazil counter! Neymar to Fred... great legs save by Casillas to deny him and the hosts a second!

31' 

From the free-kick, Spain get another corner.

30' 

Paulinho fouls Pedro on the right flank. The scrappiness continues.

28'

Neymar and Hulk stand over it. Hulk strikes from Neymar's flicked roll in his direction... over!

27'

Brazil again surge forward and it's four against three, but Ramos trips Oscar outside the box for a yellow. Dangerous free-kick, too.

25' 

Oscar lucky not to get a booking for a silly lunge on Iniesta.

24' 

Again Brazil try to catch Spain off guard before they can get back into position but Fred's first-time effort from just outside the box goes across Casillas and beyond the far post.

23' 

Ramos goes for goal, 35 yards out, from the free-kick for the latter offense. It's safely wide.

22' 

Plenty of fouls coming in now: Oscar on Busquets shortly before Gustavo fells Iniesta.

20' 

Only Sergio Busquets (10) has received more yellow cards than Alvaro Arbeloa (8) in Spain under Vicente del Bosque - @OptaJose

19' 

Torres meets Xaxi's delivery... heads off-target.

18' 

Iniesta from distance and Cesar pushes it around the post. He didn't see that until the last second. Another Spain corner.

16'

Neymar antics or not, it was a grab and Arbeloa is booked.

15' 

Brazil clear the set piece, launch the ball forward in hopes of a quick break and Arbeloa has a hold of Neymar's arm! The forward responds in his now-trademark manner of ridiculous oversell. There's a mass pull-apart here over it!

14' 

Spain win the game's first corner.

13' 

Spain look to break but Xavi loses possession whilst complaining he was fouled.

12' 

Brazil force Spain to concede possession once more and Paulinho sees Casillas off his line... but the keeper just about keeps his dipping drive the right side of the goal line!

10' 

Brazil are giving Spain a taste of their own pressure when the World Cup winners are on the ball. They are far from composed in possession as a result.

9' 

Torres with a cynical clip of the heels of Marcelo. He gets away with a verbal warning.

8'

OSCAR! Should be two! Neymar's ball down the left channel takes a wicked nick off Arbeloa's shin and falls to the feet of the Chelsea man 10 yards from goal. Somehow he drags his low effort wide.

6' 

Spain start stringing the possession together, and every pass is met by an ear-piercing whistle.

5' 

And how was that Brazil attack sparked? By a long, raking diagonal. The beautiful game uses route one sometimes, too.

3' 

That was the first Brazil goal against Spain since Socrates in the 1986 World Cup. And if Fred scores again, he's in line for the Golden Boot at the expense of Fernando Torres.

2'

GOAL BRAZIL! Just like that the hosts are ahead! Oscar with a lovely floated ball from the right and it is bundled in by Fred after the striker had dropped to the floor amidst a bit of a scramble. One minute and 36 seconds in and the deadlock is broken!

2' 

Both sides are technically in home colours, though Brazil have white shorts rather than their usual blue, with Spain sporting that colour tonight.

1'

Brazil kick off the first half.

22:59 

Anthems are observed by each side and we are moments away from kick-off. The man in the middle is Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands).

22:55 

Unless Neymar or Fred score two more than him tonight, the Confederations Cup 2013 will be Fernando Torres' FIFTH international golden boot (credit: Daniel Storey via Twitter)

22:50 

Earlier today we had the match of the losing semi-finalists, and it was Italy who earned the distinction of third place with a penalty shoot-out success over Uruguay.

22:45 

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque: "I have been privileged to have been a player and football is my passion and it's my vice, if I confess it. I am very much enjoying this moment, I have had marvellous moments as a player in great teams, and right now, I am coaching a team which is in one of its best-ever phases. So I am enjoying it, even if I am not showing it that obviously."

22:40 

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari: "We have overcome a lot of hurdles and we have really grown together over the last 30 days, and for the 15 days in this competition, and it would be great for us to win it. Spain are a fantastic team, but they have their flaws and they can be defeated. I think what would be so important for us is with a victory we would regain a lot of credibility and respect from our own fans in Brazil."

22:35

TEAMS - Brazil: 12-Julio Cesar; 2-Dani Alves, 3-Thiago Silva, 4-David Luiz, 6-Marcelo; 17-Luiz Gustavo, 18-Paulinho, 11-Oscar; 19-Hulk, 10-Neymar, 9-Fred. /// Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 17-Alvaro Arbeloa, 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 18-Jordi Alba; 6-Andres Iniesta, 8-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, 13-Juan Mata; 9-Fernando Torres, 11-Pedro.

22:30 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Confederations Cup matchcast as Brazil and Spain do battle for all the glory in this, the 2013 final. Team news will follow very shortly!