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Confederation's Cup

With Confederations Cup in the Rear-View, Brazil Looks to the World Cup

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

As international soccer/football fans know, the 2013 Confederations Cup had been anticipated as a full dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup. What lessons were learned this past June and what did Brazil's international visitors take away that will help others have an easier time next summer?

A Tale of Two Brazils: The Protester and the Champion

Daniel Pena | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Daniel Pena

Brazil's story in the 21st century is playing out every day in today's streets, in today's news, in Brazilian homes, on Brazilian soccer pitches. Every nation's story is the story of its people. This is why the narrative of samba, soccer and Carnival are so appealing to soccer spectator looking on.

Brazil Thrashes Spain 3-0 in Confederations Cup Final

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil defeated reigning World Champions Spain 3-0 to secure their third consecutive Confederations Cup title and restore their reputation as one of the best footballing nations in the world at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

Neymar Begins To Prove Critics Wrong

VOXXI | Jose Oliveros | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Neymar was awarded the Confederations Cup Golden Ball, –award for the top player of the tournament– after his masterful performance in the Brazil ...

11,000 Police Mobilized To Secure Confederations Cup Final In Rio

Agence France Presse | Chris Wright | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

Protesters armed with screwdrivers and slingshots clashed with police near Rio's legendary Maracana football stadium where Brazil defeated Spain to wi...

WATCH: Spain Overrun By Brazil

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, Goal.com Brazil captured its third straight Confederations Cup title in emphatic fashion, brushing aside Spain 3-0 in the fina...

LIVE: Brazil vs. Spain

Goal.com | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

Brazil has no injury worries and is expected to field the same team that beat Uruguay for Sunday’s final against Spain. Selecao boss Luiz Felipe Sco...

Brazil, Spain Meet At Last

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

By Zac Lee Rigg, Goal.com In 2009, a pesky United States team prevented a meeting of the world's two best international teams in the Confederations...

WATCH: Spain Edges Italy In Penalty Shootout

Posted 06.27.2013 | Sports

By Tom Webber, Goal.com Spain booked a date with Brazil in the Confederations Cup final with a 7-6 penalty shootout victory over Italy following a ...

Paulinho's Header Sends Brazil to Confederations Cup Final With 2-1 Victory Over Uruguay

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil clinched a 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday to advance to the finals to the Confederations Cup and defend their Confederations Cup title at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

LIVE: Brazil vs. Uruguay

Goal.com | Posted 06.26.2013 | Sports

Good evening football fans! Welcome to Goal.com's LIVE coverage of the Confederations Cup semi-final clash between Brazil and Uruguay from Estadio Gov...

HIGHLIGHTS: Spain Tops Nigeria In Confederations Cup

Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports

By Mohammed Ali, Goal.com A brilliant solo double from Jordi Alba and a header from substitute Fernando Torres sealed the victory over a disappoint...

HIGHLIGHTS: Neymar, Fred Lift Brazil Over Italy

Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Goal.com Brazil sealed top spot in Confederations Cup Group A with an action-packed 4-2 victory over old rival Italy in Salvador on ...

Neymar and Fred Lead Brazil to 4-2 Victory Over Italy in Confederations Cup

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

With this victory, Brazil retained the distinction of remaining unbeaten against Italy for 31 years, since their epic World Cup encounter in 1982.

Neymar Dazzles As Brazil Defeat Mexico 2-0 And Advance to Confederations Cup Semifinals

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The match showcased Neymar's ability to "bear the weight" of Brazil's legendary number 10 shirt, which was recently given to him by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Tahiti Soccer Live Tweets Historic Match

Posted 06.19.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The island nation of Tahiti qualified for the 2013 Confederations Cup by winning their first ever Oceania Nations C...

Brazil Open Confederations Cup With 3-0 Victory Over Japan

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.17.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an emphatic 3-0 victory against Japan in their opening game of the Confederations Cup thanks to goals from Neymar, Paulinho and Jo.

WATCH: Neymar's Golazo Opens Confederations Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports

Neymar opened the 2013 Confederations Cup in grand style. In the first game of the eight-team tournament, the 21-year-old Brazil star staked the h...

Confederations Cup: A-Z

Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

By Alec Fenn, Goal.com The clock may still have some way to tick before we're licking our lips at the prospect of the 'greatest show on earth', but...

As the Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil, Safety is Worth Considering

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Here are a few points to keep in mind, as they specifically relate to Brazil and the areas where the Confederations Cup matches will take place.

Brazil and England Play to Memorable 2-2 Draw At Renovated Maracana Stadium

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil and England played to a memorable 2-2 draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Sunday in a game where Brazil dominated possession and England fought back on the counter-attack.

Brazil To Deploy Drones Over Soccer Stadiums Next Month

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

Brazil will deploy two drones over the stadiums of Rio and Brasilia during the opening and closing of the Confederations Cup next month, the country's...

Neymar Signs With Barcelona In Move That Bodes Well for Brazilian National Team

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Given the wealth of experience enabled by playing alongside Lionel Messi and some of the best defenders in the world in European competition, Neymar's move to Barcelona now renders him better positioned to lead Brazil to a record sixth World Cup title on home soil in 2014.

Scolari Drops Ronaldinho and Kaka as Youth Triumphs in Brazil's Confederations Cup Squad

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like the 2014 World Cup, the 2013 Confederations Cup is based in Brazil and thereby gives FIFA an opportunity to assess the match-readiness of Brazil's stadiums and infrastructure and participating coaches and teams the experience of playing competitive football in Brazil.

Neymar and Ronaldinho Lead Brazil to 4-0 Victory Over Bolivia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil pranced to their first victory under newly appointed coach Luis Felipe Scolari with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolivia in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday.