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    Default Confederations Cup: Brazil Victorious



    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque criticised his players for not scoring more goals during a sublime first half against Uruguay and said that profligacy caused some heart flutters at the end of their 2-1 Confederations Cup victory on Sunday.
    "We dominated at all times with the exception of when we struggled and let in a goal," del Bosque said. "At the end of the 90 minutes we were happy to hear the final whistle.
    "We should have scored more and maybe we were tired and also as a result of winning 2-0, that affects the players, they start to slow down and that is why we suffered at the end."
    Spain completely outclassed Uruguay in a first half, during which they held 78 per cent of the possession, with Pedro and Roberto Soldado scoring goals while Cesc Fabregas also hit the post and the world champions created numerous other chances, principally from the work by man-of-the match Andres Iniesta.


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    Uruguay came back into the game in the second period but they rarely threatened Iker Casillas and Luis Suarez's goal in the 88th minute put a misleading complexion on the final result.
    "We did almost everything well, we defended well, we recovered the ball well and we didn't leave them many options to create," del Bosque said.
    His Uruguayan counterpart Oscar Tabarez did not disagree with that assessment and looked resigned at the press conference, stating that Spain were superior at all times.
    "They were well worth their victory," Tabarez said.
    "They imposed themselves on us, especially during the first half and we didn't have the order to regain possession when necessary."
    Tabarez said he changed things at halftime to try and stymie Spain on the flanks, where Fabregas and Soldado had done much of their damage.



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    The first half could have been catastrophic for Uruguay, he added, and he appealed to the players' pride for their future Group B games against African champions Nigeria and surprise Oceania champions Tahiti.
    "We rescued our dignity and in the second half it was a more logical game, even though Spain continued to be superior," he said.
    Uruguay now face Nigeria in Salvador on Thursday and with Tahiti not expected to provide much of a challenge for the other sides, Tabarez said his team's tournament future will now depend on securing a result against the Africans.
    "Our luck depends on the most important game, which is the next one and if we do that we can get into the final four."



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    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds as protests marred a second successive day of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Brazil on Sunday.
    Protesters tried to pass a police blockade outside Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium where Mexico were playing Italy in the tournament, a run-through event for next year's World Cup finals.
    Reuters TV filmed police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd estimated by local media at around 600 people.
    "They were to trying to negotiate with the protesters to retreat, I am a protester," one man told Reuters TV.
    "But they didn't wait, they came this way, they encircled us and fired tear gas into the crowds without seeing if there were women or children."
    Italy beat Mexico 2-1 in the Group A game.
    The protests are ostensibly against the costs of this tournament and the World Cup but people are also angry in Rio about a local issue surrounding the cost of public transport.



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    Default Confederations Cup: Nigeria swamp minnows Tahiti 6-1 in opener

    Nnamdi Oduamadi claimed a hat-trick as Nigeria shook off the jet lag to thrash minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their opening Confederations Cup game in Belo Horizonte on Monday.

    The African champions only arrived in Brazil 36 hours before the game after a row over bonus payments, but they could even afford some wasteful finishing as they leapfrogged world champions Spain to the top of Group B.

    It was a predictably chastening experience for Tahiti, ranked 138th in the world, but they were nonetheless able to celebrate when Jonathan Tehau headed in their first ever goal at a high-profile international event.

    Tehau's goal, early in the second half, trimmed Nigeria's lead to 3-1 after a deflected Uwa Echiejile shot and a pair of goals from Oduamadi had put Nigeria in command.

    However, the south Pacific islanders' hopes of a famous comeback were dashed as Tehau put through his own goal before Oduamadi and Echiejile added further goals to give Stephen Keshi's men a spring in their step ahead of Thursday's crucial showdown with Uruguay.

    A sparse crowd of just 20,187 made their way to the newly renovated Estadio Mineirao but they were vocal in their support of Tahiti, who registered the game's first shot on target through Vincent Simon.

    Fortune deserted the underdogs moments later, however.

    After the ball bounced off referee Joel Aguilar, Echiejile launched a speculative shot that deflected off Tehau and captain Nicolas Vallar and ricocheted past Tahiti goalkeeper Xavier Samin.

    Oduamadi added two more, neatly side-stepping a pair of challenges and sweeping home in the 10th minute, before tapping in his second when Samin spilled a low cross from Ahmed Musa.

    Nigeria made heavy work of putting the game to bed though, with Musa miskicking in front of an open goal before Anthony Ujah and Sunday Mba both allowed Samin to save when clean through on goal.

    Tahiti had already seen their one professional player, Marama Vahirua, drive a shot narrowly over, and they threatened to make things interesting as Steevy Chong Hue headed wide from a Ricky Aitamai cross.

    Musa miscued again from 12 yards early in the second half, before the goal that Tahiti had been threatening arrived in the 54th minute.

    The honour fell to Tehau, who headed in a deep corner kick from Vahirua at the back post and then led his ecstatic team-mates in a canoe-paddling celebration.

    The goal also sparked jubilation on the bench, coach Eddy Etatea leaping from the dug-out with his fists in the air, but Tehau's day took a turn for the worse in the 68th minute when he inadvertently toed the ball into his own goal to restore Nigeria's three-goal advantage.

    Oduamadi tucked in a cross from substitute Brown Ideye to complete his hat-trick in the 76th minute, with Echiejile adding a sixth shortly after as Tahiti's reserves of resistance finally ran dry.
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    Default Confederations Cup: Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo give Italy winning start

    A goal 12 minutes from time from an effervescent Mario Balotelli sealed a 2-1 win for Italy over Mexico in Rio's Maracana stadium on Sunday in their Confederations Cup Group A opener.

    Balotelli struck from close range on 78 minutes to give Italy a precious win as they joined Brazil on three points following the hosts' 3-0 win over Japan in Brasilia on Saturday.

    Once again, protests by locals demonstrating at the cost of staging the tournament soured the build-up as had been the case for Brazil's match, with some 500 people milling outside the Maracana before police dispersed them with tear gas.

    Italy took the lead in the 27th minute with a sumptuous freekick from midfield veteran Andrea Pirlo, the 34-year-old marking his 100th international appearance with a curling effort from 25 metres past Mexico keeper Jose Corona.

    Even prior to that, Italy had looked to be in attacking mode as Balotelli fired in a low shot which Corona saved smartly before the former Manchester City striker almost deceived the keeper with a dipping salvo.

    Pirlo then went down in the box after tangling with Emanuele Giaccherini.

    But Chilean referee Enrique Osses was unimpressed as Jose Manuel de la Torre's Mexicans weathered the early pressure.

    Pirlo's breakthrough finally galvanised the Mexicans, who won the competition on home soil in 1999, into action and within six minutes they were level through Manchester United striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez from the penalty spot.

    Gio dos Santos dispossessed Andrea Barzagli on the edge of his area before he was shoved by his rival and a penalty was awarded.

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli fielded no fewer than six Juventus men in his starting eleven but it was AC Milan's Balotelli who went close once again as he drew another save from the equally busy Corona.

    Hector Moreno found the best way to stop the former Manchester City striker was by illegal means and duly picked up a yellow card for a foul at the start of the second period before skipper Francisco Rodriguez tried the same technique and earned the same punishment.

    Just after the hour Pirlo sent another trademark freekick just wide of the upright before Prandelli sent on some fresh legs in replacing Claudio Marchisio with Alessio Cerci of Torino.

    A Gerardo Flores header was the best Mexico could offer as they faded away in the possible belief they had done enough to emerge with an eighth draw in 11 games, the series of stalemates holding up their attempts to qualify for the World Cup.

    But Balotelli's late effort, firing in after a neat flick from Emanuele Giaccherini, stunned them and saw Italy take a giant leap towards reaching the semi-finals with Brazil and Japan to come.
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    Default Confederations Cup: Spain off to flyer against Uruguay

    World champions Spain got their Confederations Cup campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with a 2-1 win over South American champions Uruguay in the northern Brazilian city of Recife.

    The Spaniards dominated throughout but after Pedro Rodriguez's opener deflected had cause to be grateful to Pedro Soldado's 32nd-minute clincher as Luis Suarez netted a late freekick for the Uruguayans.

    Cesc Fabregas came within the width of a post from giving Spain the lead in the 10th minute with a low strike before the favourites made the breakthrough after just 20 minutes -- Lady Luck smiling on them as Diego Lugano deflected home Pedro's shot to bamboozle keeper Fernando Muslera.

    As is their habit, Spain were giving the Uruguayans almost no chance to touch the ball in the opening quarter and Xavi almost made it two when he sent a freekick whizzing just off target after 26 minutes.

    Without the ball, Uruguay grew frustrated and resorted to some strong-arm tactics as first Edinson Cavani earned a booking for clattering into Sergio Ramos as they challenged for a header.

    Ramos responded by shoving Gaston Ramirez before Uruguayan Cristian Rodriguez caught Jordi Alba with his elbow.

    Suarez, in the news for intimating he would be partial to a move from Liverpool to Real Madrid, tried to rally the Celeste, who qualified for this event by winning the 2011 Copa America in Argentina, finding Cavani with a freekick, but the latter's header was too close to Iker Casillas.

    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque elected to keep faith with his veteran keeper despite Casillas missing a chunk of the second half of the season through injury -- once he had recovered the then Real coach Jose Mourinho left him on the bench.

    After 32 minutes it was 2-0 courtesy of beautiful vision from Fabregas, who shimmied away from two defenders, then played in Soldado, who took one touch before drilling the ball into the roof of the net.

    Uruguay made a change at the break with Ramirez giving way to Alvaro Gonzalez but Spain were still on fire as Xavi and Iniesta interlinked brilliantly before Xavi's flick fed Pedro and his cross just eluded the diving Soldado.

    Pedro then mishit an effort wide after a neat Fabregas through ball sent Alba into space.

    With 20 minutes left Uruguay sent on veteran striker Diego Forlan for Diego Perez.

    That sparked a revival of sorts for the South Americans and Suarez drove home a curling freekick with two minutes remaining to give the scoreline a more respectable look.

    Spain came to the event having already become the only team in history to win three major events on the bounce - the 2010 World Cup sandwiched by Euro 2008 and 2012.

    A win in this dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil would see the Spanish join Argentina and France as the only countries to win the trio of World Cup, the Olympics and the Confederations Cup.
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    Default Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities

    Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff ordered the deployment of Brazil's National Public Security Force (FNSP) to the cities of Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, the capital Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, all of which are hosting Confederations Cup games this month, the ministry of Justice said on its official website Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

    The FNSP troops will bolster the already-high security measures put in place during the large-scale international event, as well as during the Catholic Church-organised World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro in July, the ministry said.

    In Brasilia, governor Agnelo Queiroz asked the national force to particularly increase security in and around government buildings.

    Officials of the National Congress in Brasilia asked Queiroz Monday to deploy the force after demonstrations were held outside the legislative building.

    The FNSP, created in 2006, serves as a kind of military police during protests or emergency situations that threaten public order.

    Brazilians, angered by a recent hike in transport fares and a lack of public services while the government spends millions on global sporting events, including next year's World Cup and the coming Olympic Games in 2016, took to the streets in the past couple of weeks.
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    Default Confederations Cup: Diego Forlan set to play 100th game for Uruguay

    Diego Forlan spoke of his "great pride" on Wednesday as he contemplated the prospect of becoming the first player to make 100 international appearances for Uruguay.

    The 34-year-old striker will reach the landmark in Thursday's Confederations Cup encounter with Nigeria, 11 years after pulling on the light blue shirt for the first time against Saudi Arabia in March 2002.

    "It's a matter of pride, being the first player to play all these matches for the Uruguay team," said the former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid striker.

    "I saw an article today, and I said the same thing yesterday -- through all the things I've experienced in my career, I never imagined I'd be playing my 100th match at the Confederations Cup.

    "And the match tomorrow (Thursday) means a lot. Obviously it's 100 matches for me, but it's a key game and we have to win in order to reach the next phase.

    "It's a matter of great pride to wear the light blue shirt so many times, and I hope I can continue doing this."

    The Brazilian city of Salvador will provide a fitting setting for Forlan's milestone moment.

    His father, Pablo, played for Brazilian clubs Sao Paulo and Cruzeiro during his professional career, and Forlan followed in his footsteps by signing for Porto Alegre side Internacional last year.

    "For me to play here in this Confederations Cup is an award that was given to me by the national team," Forlan said.

    "I've been in Brazil for one year, so I'm very happy to be in a place where my father played. The reception I got in Recife (where Uruguay lost to Spain) was spectacular."

    Since spearheading Uruguay to success at the 2011 Copa America, a year after they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, Forlan's form has dipped, and he joined Internacional after an unhappy stint at Inter Milan.

    Uruguay are also going through a difficult period, currently lying fifth in South American qualifying for next year's World Cup, but coach Oscar Tabarez said it was unfair to attach blame to Forlan.

    "There are too many factors in football to say that a team depends exclusively on one player," he said.

    "That's not the case. He's a player who has more influence than normal players, which we know. But footballers are human beings. Sometimes the level of their performances oscillates."

    Forlan also expressed support for the protests that have swept Brazil, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to denounce the lavish amounts of public money that have been spent on the organisation of the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.

    "I think each person has their reasons for making a protest," he said.

    "I believe that this is a moment where everyone is focusing on the World Cup and looking at Brazil, so it's a moment for people to speak up and express their opinions about what is wrong. But who am I to talk about it?"

    The game against Nigeria will present Forlan with an opportunity to reclaim Uruguay's outright goal-scoring record, after Luis Suarez drew level with him on 33 goals by scoring a late consolation against Spain.
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    Default Brazil beat Uruguay 2-1 to enter Confederations Cup final

    A towering Paulinho header saw Brazil edge out Uruguay 2-1 on Wednesday in an ill-tempered Confederations Cup semifinal in Belo Horizonte to set up a final with either world champions Spain or Italy.

    Fred scored from close range two minutes from half-time to calm home nerves for the five-time world champions and Confederations title holders after Diego Forlan had first missed a penalty for Uruguay.

    But Edinson Cavani pulled a poachers strike out of the bag three minutes after the restart and thereafter the Samba stars were rocking before Paulinho rose high to plant a firm close-range header past Fernando Muslera in the Uruguay goal to cement a barely deserved victory.

    Matches between the South American neighbours have long been tense affairs - not least since the Uruguayans shocked the Brazilians in the 1950 World Cup final in Rio to deny their hosts a first title.

    But what gave this meeting added spice as both nations limber up for next year's World Cup were pre-match comments by Uruguayan skipper Diego Lugano labelling Brazilian starlet Neymar a diver.

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) issued a furious rebuttal of the claim, but there was clearly no love lost between the sides as they snapped into tackles and scrapped for every smidgin of territory.

    Brazil made a sluggish start and Lugano was to the fore as he won a penalty for the Uruguayans after 16 minutes.

    The veteran defender tussled with Chelsea centreback David Luiz in the box and went down - but Chilean referee Enrique Osses quickly spotted that Luiz had tugged on his rival's shirt and gave the spotkick.

    Uruguay's record goalscorer Forlan stepped forward but placed his low kick too close to Julio Cesar, the Brazilian keeper diving away to his left to push the ball round the post and elicit a deafening cheer from a 60,000 crowd at the Estadio Mineirao.

    Around twice that number were in the streets, kept out by a police cordon as they joined yet another protest against crumbling public services and government corruption as well as the multibillion bill for staging major sporting events.

    Police said beforehand they expected trouble but Brazil, mindful of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's urging them to make their countrymen proud, finally awoke from their nervy slumbers and took the lead two minutes before the break with their first chance of note aside from a speculative Oscar effort over the top.

    Neymar chased a long punt down the left and stretched to flick the ball across goal for Fred to poke home a scissor kick finish from the edge of the six yard box, sparking pandemonium in the crowd.

    By then, Neymar had certainly spent some time on his back - yet the Barcelona-bound 21-year-old was a marked man as Cavani earned a booking for yanking him back.

    Yet Brazil were still nowhere near to finding the flowing form which had brought three wins and nine goals in the group stage and three minutes after the restart Uruguay were level through Cavani, the Napoli man threading a left-foot strike past Cesar.

    Some dreadful defending saw the hosts fail to clear their lines as Luiz, Thiago Silva and Luiz Gustavo lost their bearings and Cavani drilled in hard and low to stun the home support.

    Forlan then had a half-chance to atone for his earlier faux pas but fired straight at Cesar.

    Scolari reacted to a increasingly leaden showing taking off Hulk, replacing him with local favourite Bernard.

    Scolari also took off Oscar and sent on Hernanes in an attempt to inject some fresh drive.

    Yet it was Uruguay who were turning the screw with first Luis Suarez heading fractionally over from a Forlan cross on 73 minutes before Cavani turned Hernanes inside out and slid an effort just wide as the Uruguayans attacking trident almost embarrassed a shaky home back four.

    But with four minutes remaining Neymar whipped over a corner from the left and Paulinho outjumped Martin Caceres and seal their place in the final.
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    Default Spain beats Italy 7-6 on penalties to reach Confed final

    World and European champions Spain overcame Italy 7-6 in a penalty shootout after surviving an energy-draining Confederations Cup semi-final that ended goalless after two hours in sapping heat and humidity on Thursday.

    Substitute Jesus Navas converted the winning penalty past Gianluigi Buffon after Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci skied the 13th penalty of the shootout with the score level at 6-6 at a spellbound Estadio Castelao.
    All the previous 12 penalties had been converted with players from both sides displaying nerves of steel as the tension increased.
    Antonio Candreva began what was effectively the fourth act of a classic match when he planted the ball past Spain goalkeeper Iker Casilla and after that, 11 others stepped up and dealt with the mounting pressure before Bonucci's kick ended up in Row Z.
    The Spanish players found their last dregs of energy to celebrate wildly as they set up a final against Brazil on Sunday at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
    Brazil, who beat Uruguay 2-1 in Wednesday's semi-final will be looking for their third successive Confederations Cup title and fourth overall.
    The tournament, which is being used as a test event for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil, has been shrouded in controversy with the matches overshadowed by riots and protests about social issues and the cost of hosting the World Cup.
    Distinct periods
    The atmosphere in the stadia, however, has taken soccer fans' minds off the chaos outside and Thursday's semi-final between the Euro2012 finallists was no different as the game fell into four distinct acts.

    Italy dominated the first half before Spain got back into the game in the second.
    The world champions then asserted themselves in extra time, while the denouement was the penalty shootout that appeared as if they could last all night until Bonucci's miss.
    "They were on top, especially in the first half, but we showed our strength and in the second half, we ironed out some problems and the match became more balanced," Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said.
    "We were the better team in extra time and we had the luck in the shootout, but that's the way it goes. You can't rehearse penalties, you just have to go for it."
    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli felt his side, who were hammered 4-0 by Spain in the Euro2012 final, had moved on since then.
    "This match was a great test for us and we passed it, despite the result," Prandelli said.
    We were convinced how we needed to play in both tactical and technical terms and we did that especially in the first half.
    "Spain are ahead of us and have been forging their path for years now, but we must forge our own path and keep going.
    "I think we are on the right track."
    Italy were disadvantaged in the buildup to the match when striker Mario Balotelli went home injured and he was missed in front of goal, especially in the first half when Italy wasted three good scoring chances all from headers.
    Christian Maggio had the best chance after 36 minutes when he headed straight at Casillas, but Prandelli's decision to switch his formation to 3-5-2 with a five man midfield anchored by Andrea Pirlo gave them the early advantage.
    The Italians also stifled much of the usual creativity from Spain midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi and their first half chances were limited to just Pedro firing wide after two minutes and Fernando Torres shooting wide after 37 minute.
    Emanuele Giaccherini hit the post for Italy in extra time and Xavi did the same for Spain four minutes before the final act unfolded in the shootout.


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    Spain Lost.........

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    Brazil win.
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    Default Confederations Cup: Brazil crush Spain to retain title

    Brazil humbled world and European Champions Spain with a crushing 3-0 win in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday, ending their opponents' three-year record run of 29 unbeaten competitive matches.



    Two goals from Fred, one either side of a stunning left-foot shot from Neymar, gave next year's World Cup hosts their fifth straight win in the competition as they clinched the trophy for a third time in a row.
    Spain endured a miserable night with Sergio Ramos missing a penalty early in the second half and Gerard Pique sent off for a lunge on his new Barcelona team mate Neymar after 68 minutes.
    Fred put Brazil ahead after two minutes, Neymar added a majestic second just before halftime and the crowd erupted again when Fred made it 3-0 two minutes after the re-start with his fifth goal of the competition.
    The Maracana crowd taunted Spain and chanted "the giant is back" as Brazil overpowered Vicente del Bosque's team whose last competitive defeat was against Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup.
    Brazil started this competition just over two weeks ago with a third minute goal against Japan and began this final in similar fashion with an even faster opener.
    Fred's second minute hook-in while he was sitting on the ground lacked the powerful beauty of Neymar's strike against Japan, but its impact was even more emphatic.
    The crowd, who just minutes earlier gave a rousing rendition of the Brazil national anthem, raised the decibel levels even higher in celebration to settle Brazil's nerves, unsettle Spain's and put the hosts firmly in control.
    Oscar should have quickly doubled the lead but fired wide after eight minutes when Fred set him up with a clever backheel, while Paulinho went close in the 14th minute when he had Spain keeper Iker Casillas back-pedalling to keep his lobbed shot out.
    Spain were clearly rattled by Brazil's rampaging start and they survived another early scare when defender Alvaro Arbeloa escaped with a yellow card when he was the last defender and sent Neymar tumbling.
    Spain, who usually dominate matches with their intricate midfield passing moves, showed patches of their usual self-assured control, but they also looked tired and leggy following Thursday's exhausting semifinal penalty shootout victory over Italy.
    In contrast Brazil, with Fred, Neymar and Paulinho looking fresh and powerful, continually had Spain on the backfoot with a series of swift breaks, often initiated by David Luiz after some Spanish-style passing of their own.
    David Luiz's name boomed through the cavernous ground four minutes before halftime when he raced back to clear a goalbound shot from Pedro one metre in front of the line with Julio Cesar beaten.
    Instead of finding themselves pegged back to 1-1, Brazil were 2-0 ahead within three minutes.
    Oscar provided the final pass to Neymar who smashed an unstoppable angled left-foot shot past Casillas into the roof of the net.
    Spain were bidding to become the first team since Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup's decisive match to beat Brazil in a competitive international at the Maracana, but after falling behind so early, that never looked likely.
    Instead Brazil fans left believing that coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who won the World Cup with Brazil on June 30, 2002, could deliver a sixth world title to the Maracana in a year's time.
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