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

HIGHLIGHTS: Brazil Dominates Spain

AP | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil. The Seleca...

LIVE: Brazil vs. Spain | 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...

Protests Target Confederation Cup Final In Brazil

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana stadium before a major international soccer match, venti...

5 Reasons To Watch The Confederations Cup Final

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Five reasons to watch Brazil play Spain on Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup, a warmup tournament for next year's World ...

LIVE: Confederations Cup Final

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press is following events in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil ki...

Brazil, Spain Meet At Last

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

By Zac Lee Rigg, 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, 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 | Posted 06.26.2013 | Sports

Good evening football fans! Welcome to'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, 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, 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.

FIFA: Protests Won't Stop Confederations Cup

AP | SIMON HAYDON | Posted 06.21.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Soccer's governing body has no plans to cancel the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite the violent anti-government protests spreadi...


AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 06.20.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO -- World Cup winner Spain routed the Pacific islanders from Tahiti 10-0 on Thursday at the Confederations Cup – a result that was...

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...

Nigeria Routs Tahiti In Confederations Cup

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 08.17.2013 | Sports

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Nigeria rolled to a 6-1 victory at Confederations Cup on Monday over Tahaiti, which was making its debut at a major FIF...

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...