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theDurk
05-14-13, 03:27 PM
Well, BB55 hasn't got around to it, and I think it's time. For those who don't know, the CC is a warm-up to the World Cup, played in the upcoming WC host country the year before, among eight national sides: the host (Brazil), the defending World Cup Champ (Spain), and six regional champs (Mexico, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Uruguay and Tahiti). Italy gets in as Euro 2012 runners-up because the Euro Champ (Spain) is also reigning WC Champ.

GROUP PLAY SCHEDULE
(Winners and runners-up move on to semi-finals.)

GROUP A
Match Date - Time Venue
1 15/06 16:00 Brasilia Brazil Japan
2 16/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Mexico Italy
5 19/06 16:00 Fortaleza Brazil Mexico
6 19/06 19:00 Recife Italy Japan
9 22/06 16:00 Salvador Italy Brazil
10 22/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Japan Mexico
GROUP B
Match Date - Time Venue
3 16/06 19:00 Recife Spain Uruguay
4 17/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Tahiti Nigeria
7 20/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Spain Tahiti
8 20/06 19:00 Salvador Nigeria Uruguay
11 23/06 16:00 Fortaleza Nigeria Spain
12 23/06 16:00 Recife Uruguay Tahiti

The tournament will be viewed as a preliminary test of Brazil's 2014 World Cup infrastructure. The opening match is June 15 in the brand new Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília between host Brazil and Japan.

theDurk
05-14-13, 03:31 PM
Today, Brazil's coach Felipé Scolari announced their roster for the tournament:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers/ENG), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Jefferson (Botafogo)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona/ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Felipe Luis (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Jean (Fluminense), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Dante (Bayern Munich/GER), Rever (Atletico Mineiro)

Midfielders: Paulinho (Corinthians), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich/GER), Fernando (Gremio), Hernanes (Lazio/ITA), Jadson (Sao Paulo), Oscar (Chelsea/ENG), Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Bernard (Atletico Mineiro)

Forwards: Neymar (Santos), Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Leandro Damiao (Internacional)

There is a little controversy down there due to the notable lack of invites for Kaká and Ronaldinho. Young Bernard (20) gets the coveted Pelé #10, heretofore property of Ronaldinho.

BroadwayBomber55
05-14-13, 05:35 PM
Good chance for Brazil to win their fourth FIFA Confederations Cup and their first official trophy win since hosting and winning the 1989 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament.

EvanJ
05-15-13, 09:59 AM
Good chance for Brazil to win their fourth FIFA Confederations Cup and their first official trophy win since hosting and winning the 1989 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament.
Brazil won World Cups 1994 and 2002.

I might watch it some but I have no rooting interest.

theDurk
05-15-13, 12:38 PM
Brazil won World Cups 1994 and 2002.

I might watch it some but I have no rooting interest.

I saw that, too. I assume he means "official trophy win as host." They also have three Confederations Cups and four Copa Americas since 1989.

BroadwayBomber55
05-15-13, 12:54 PM
Brazil won World Cups 1994 and 2002.

I might watch it some but I have no rooting interest.

I'm meant to say Brazil hosting officially recognized tournaments and trying to win them on home soil.

Ashle
05-16-13, 03:39 AM
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament that will be held in Brazil in 2013, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference"></sup> The tournament is expected to be held from 15 to 30 June 2013. Brazil are the defending champions.

theDurk
05-19-13, 02:03 PM
Brazil is using more than 20,000 troops along its borders with 10 South American nations to reinforce security ahead of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in June.

The Defense Ministry says in a statement that 25,000 army, navy and air force troops began deployment on Saturday along the nearly 17,000 kilometers (10,600 miles) of border Brazil shares with its neighbors.

Planes, helicopters, and patrol boats will be used to stop drug trafficking, arms smuggling and other crimes, as well as the entry of illegal immigrants during the June 15-30 World Cup warm-up tournament.

Calls to the Defense Ministry for more details went unanswered on Saturday.



http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/brazil-beefs-security-confederations-cup-19208401#.UZkTPKJDmSo

Good to know no random Bolivians will be messing up the tournament.

theDurk
06-11-13, 01:26 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/06/10/sports/soccer/ap-soc-confed-cup-testing-the-country.html?pagewanted=1&seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimesgoal


SAO PAULO — Even if the Confederations Cup goes off without a hitch, the troubled preparations for the tournament have turned up the pressure on Brazil for the year ahead.

The World Cup warm-up tournament will begin as scheduled on Saturday, but only after Brazil drew complaints from FIFA and local critics for delays and cost overruns.

Interesting NYT article on Brazil's preparations.

theDurk
06-11-13, 01:32 AM
The broadcast TV program for the first week (times EDT):


ESPNHD Saturday, June 15 2:30 PM Confederations Cup: Brazil vs. Japan
ESPNHD Sunday, June 16 2:30 PM Confederations Cup: Mexico vs. Italy
ESPNHD Sunday, June 16 5:45 PM Confederations Cup: Spain vs. Uruguay
ESPNHD Monday, June 17 2:45 PM Confederations Cup: Tahiti vs. Nigeria
ESPNHD Wednesday, June 19 2:30 PM Confederations Cup: Brazil vs. Mexico
ESPNHD Wednesday, June 19 5:45 PM Confederations Cup: Italy vs. Japan
ESPNHD Thursday, June 20 2:45 PM Confederation Cup: Spain vs. Tahiti
ESPNHD Thursday, June 20 5:45 PM Confederations Cup: Nigeria vs. Uruguay
ESPNHD Saturday, June 22 2:30 PM Confederations Cup: Japan vs. Mexico
ESPNHD Sunday, June 23 2:30 PM Confederations Cup: Nigeria vs. Spain

Thank goodness the Yanks play Saturday at 7:15pm and Wednesday at 7:05pm. I hate to miss Brazil.

NyQuil
06-13-13, 01:16 AM
The only rooting interest I have is watching Mexico get smashed.

dabomb2045
06-13-13, 01:18 AM
The only rooting interest I have is watching Mexico get smashed.

Indeed. They arent exactly playing well in WC Qualifying right now, so I dont see them doing very well in this tournament either.

theDurk
06-13-13, 12:10 PM
I have two main interests:

1. I want to see how Brazil handles the infrastructure/security/everything else as a dry run to the WC.

2. My only chance to see the Brazil side in matches that mean something prior to the WC. This is Scolari's dry run, too.

http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/48407_brazil-japan__scolari_says_selecao_are_coming_together.html

http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/48372_brazil_vows_to_be_ready_with_world_cup_one_year_away.html

BroadwayBomber55
06-13-13, 09:14 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup squads

Group A
Brazil (Host)
http://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/copa-das-confederacoes/medico-da-selecao-brasileira-confirma-corte-de-leandro-damiao,8a2cbefc69f1f310VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD.html

Japan (2011 AFC Asian Cup champions)
http://www.jfa.or.jp/eng/topics/2013/90.html

Mexico (2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions)
http://www.femexfut.org.mx/portalv2/aspx/WEB_DetalleNoticia.aspx?pnIDNtca=40982

Italy (2012 UEFA Euro runner-up)
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2101283/index.html

Group B
Spain (2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 UEFA Euro champions)
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2085263/index.html

Uruguay (2011 CONMEBOL Copa America champions)
http://www.tenfield.com.uy/2013/06/los-23-celestes-de-la-copa-confederaciones

Tahiti (2012 OFC Nations Cup champions)
http://www.ftf.pf/?p=7016

Nigeria (2012 CAF African Cup of Nations champions)
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/soccer-nigeria-nine-changes-squad-confederations-cup-130704710.html

BroadwayBomber55
06-13-13, 09:14 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup match officials
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/07/83/07/matchofficialsforfifaconfederationscup2013.pdf

BroadwayBomber55
06-13-13, 09:15 PM
BB55's Picks - 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Group Stage

Group A
1. Brazil
2. Italy
3. Mexico
4. Japan

Group B
1. Spain
2. Uruguay
3. Nigeria
4. Tahiti

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:18 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 Fixtures: June 15, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Three-time overall and two-time defending FIFA Confederations Cup champions Brazil will start their three-peat and fourth overall bid against 2011 AFC Asian Cup winner Japan in the appetizer to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Brazil kicks off inside the Brazilian capital, Brasília's Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha.

GROUP A
1 15/06 16:00 Brasilia Brazil - Japan

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:23 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 FT Scores: June 15, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Great start for 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil after a 3-0 whitewash over 2011 AFC Asian Cup winners Japan in Brasilia.

Newly-signed Barcelona forward Neymar started the scoring three minutes in. Paulista made it 2-0 three minutes into the second half and former Manchester City and Everton striker Jo polished off the Blue Samurai in stoppage time.

Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar had a five-save clean sheet.

1 15/06 16:00 Brasilia Brazil 3:0 (1:0) Japan

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:32 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 Fixtures: June 16, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
UEFA Euro 2012 runner-up Italy will try to make the FIFA Confederations Cup knockout stages this time after being eliminated in the group stages four years ago in South Africa.

The Azzurri will take on 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup winner Mexico as they travel to Brazil after a disappointing start in the Hexagon round inside Rio de Janeiro's iconic Estádio do Maracanã.

2 16/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Mexico 1:2 (1:1) Italy

Group B
Two-time defending UEFA European and 2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain will want a successful tuneup towards the 2014 FIFA World Cup as they take on 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America winners Uruguay.

Both Spain and Uruguay (along with Italy) are trying to become the third team to win all three major FIFA tournaments: FIFA World Cup, Olympic football competition and the FIFA Confederations Cup.

3 16/06 19:00 Recife - Uruguay

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:44 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 FT Scores: June 16, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up Italy edged 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico 2-1 as the Azzurri start off their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a victory.

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo connected on his trademark free-kick strikes from 30-yards out to give Italy a 1-0 lead after 27 minutes.

However, El Tri received a penalty in the 34th minute when Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli tripped Giovani Dos Santos in the area.

Manchester United striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez converted from the spot to make it 1-1.

But the Azzurri made Jose Manuel De la Torre's hot seat even hotter when former Inter Milan and Manchester City turned AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli shrugs off two Mexican defenders Francisco Rodriguez and Hiram Mier to score the winner in the 78th minute.

However, Balotelli received a yellow card for showing off his muscular physique after scoring the goal.

2 16/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Mexico 1:2 (1:1) Italy

Group B
Two-time defending UEFA Euro and 2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain defeated Uruguay 2-1 in the Confederations Cup opener.

Spain outshot Uruguay 17-4 in the match and were rewarded when Barcelona forward Pedro and Valencia talisman striker Roberto Soldado scored first half goals in the 20th and 32nd minutes to give La Roja Furia a 2-0 halftime lead.

Uruguay got on the board with two minutes to go when former Ajax Amsterdam turned Liverpool striker Luis Suarez bended in a free-kick, but it wasn't enough for the two-time FIFA World Cup champions.

3 16/06 19:00 Recife Spain 2:1 (2:0) Uruguay

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:46 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 Fixtures: June 17, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
2012 OFC Nations Cup champions Tahiti and 2013 CAF African Cup of Nations champion Nigeria completes the first Group Matchday of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

4 17/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Tahiti - Nigeria

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:49 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 1 FT Scores: June 17, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
It was a thrashing by Nigeria 6-1 over Tahiti in Belo Horizonte.

Varese on-loan from AC Milan forward Nnamdi Oduamadi netted a hat trick with Elderson chipping in with a brace.

Tahiti defender Jonathan Tehau headed in a goal in the 54th minute, but also scored an own goal with two minutes to go.

4 17/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Tahiti 1:6 (0:3) Nigeria

BroadwayBomber55
06-19-13, 02:51 AM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 2 Fixtures: June 19, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Brazil and Italy can secure their spots in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semifinals if they beat Mexico and Japan.

5 19/06 16:00 Fortaleza Brazil - Mexico
6 19/06 19:00 Recife Italy - Japan

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-13, 10:36 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 2 Fixtures: June 19, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Both Brazil and Italy advance to the semifinals of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0 to send the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions packing.

Barcelona livewire Neymar continues to shine with a goal in the ninth minute and assisted on Jo's stoppage time sealer.

Meanwhile, Italy heads into a showdown for top spot in Group A against Brazil after edging 2011 AFC Asian Cup champions Japan 4-3.

It looked like an upset was on the cards when the Blue Samurai drew first blood with a penalty in the 21st minute.

Japan was able to take advantage of Italy's defensive miscues when AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio had a terrible backpass that allowed Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to topple Stuttgart's Shinji Okazaki in the area.

CSKA Moscow winger Keisuke Honda converted the penalty to give Japan a 1-0 lead.

Moment's later, Manchester United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute when Juventus center half Giorgio Chiellini mistimed a clearing attempt.

The Azzurri got on the board in the 41st minute when AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi headed in a Andrea Pirlo corner. However, De Rossi picked up a booking will miss Italy's match against Brazil.

Italy scored the first two goals of the second half in a two-minute span when Juve winger Emanuele Giaccherini forced Schalke 04 right back Atsuto Uchida to score an own goal to prevent a cross for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli in the 50th minute.

Balotelli got his goal from the spot in the 52nd minute when Wolfsburg and Japan captain midfielder Makoto Hasebe conceded the spot kick with a handball in the box to give Italy a 3-2 lead.

However, Okazaki pulled Japan level at 3 in the 69th minute.

But two Juve stars combined on the winner with four minutes to go when Claudio Marchisio set up Sebastian Giovinco.

Japan refused to give up and had a goal ruled offside with one minute to go.

Both Brazil and Italy are in the semifinals with seeding to be determined.

5 19/06 16:00 Fortaleza Brazil 2:0 (1:0) Mexico
6 19/06 19:00 Recife Italy 4:3 (1:2) Japan

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-13, 10:43 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 2 Fixtures: June 20, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
Spain and Nigeria could book their spots in the semifinals if they are victorious against Tahiti and Uruguay.

7 20/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Spain - Tahiti
8 20/06 19:00 Salvador Nigeria - Uruguay

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-13, 11:29 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 2 FT Scores: June 20, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
Spain blazed through to the semifinals of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The defending FIFA World Cup and two-time UEFA European champions vaporized 2012 OFC Nations Cup champions Tahiti 10-0.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres had four goals and assist with fellow teammate winger Juan Mata added a goal and two assists.

Barcelona winger/striker David Villa added a hat-trick and Manchester City winger David Silva completed the scoring with two goals and assists.

Meanwhile, 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America titleholders Uruguay edged 2013 CAF African Cup of Nations winners Nigeria 2-1 to keep their semifinal hopes alive.

Former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid forward Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th cap for Uruguay in style with his assist to Malaga defender Diego Lugano's goal 19 minutes in.

However, Nigeria pulled level thanks to Chelsea's John Obi Mikel in the 37th minute.

But Forlan scored the winner six minutes into the second half to pull Uruguay level with Nigeria for second with three points.

Tahiti is eliminated from the FIFA Confederations Cup.

7 20/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Spain 10:0 (4:0) Tahiti
8 20/06 19:00 Salvador Nigeria 1:2 (1:1) Uruguay

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-13, 11:33 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 3 Fixtures: June 22, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Brazil and Italy will face off to see who wins Group A. Mexico and Japan are playing for pride.

9 22/06 16:00 Salvador Italy - Brazil
10 22/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Japan - Mexico

theDurk
06-25-13, 07:50 AM
Semi-Finals are set. Brasil Uruguay on Weds. and Italy Spain on Thursday. So far, Neymar has delivered for Brasil, but Italy had the upper hand in the second half of the final match, despite losing 4-2. Officiating was sketchy, with Italian fans complaining offsides on two Brazilian goals, while Italy was allowed to score after the ref had whistled a penalty in the zone. Neymar's goal came on a free kick, and, while beautifully struck, the penalty itself was iffy.

Brasil is showing potential, but needs to step up its game to the next level to win the next two games.

The tournament seems to continue to despite the massive and sometimes violent demonstrations occurring in the streets of all major cities. This outbreak was foreseen by absolutely nobody, and, whatever happens on the pitch, this is not the warm-up to the World Cup that Brasil had hoped for.

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:15 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 3 FT Scores: June 22, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group A
Neymar scored again to help Brazil win Group A over Italy 4-2.

Fred scored twice as Brazil doubled up on the UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up.

Manchester United striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice as 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico ended their FIFA Confederations Cup run on a high with a 2-1 victory over 2011 AFC Asian Cup champions Japan.

9 22/06 16:00 Salvador Italy 2:4 (0:1) Brazil
10 22/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Japan 1:2 (0:0) Mexico

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:27 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 3 Fixtures: June 23, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
It's down to 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America champions Uruguay and 2013 CAF African Cup of Nations winners Nigeria for second place in Group B after Spain.

Nigeria needs to beat Spain and get help from Tahiti against Uruguay. Uruguay needs to beat Tahiti and hope that Nigeria fails to beat Spain.

11 23/06 16:00 Fortaleza Nigeria - Spain
12 23/06 16:00 Recife Uruguay - Tahiti

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:43 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Group Stage

Group Matchday 3 Fixtures: June 23, 2013

From FIFA.com

Group B
Palermo striker Abel Hernandez scored four times leading the 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America champions Uruguay to a 8-0 romp over Tahiti.

Hernandez had a quadruple and assist. Former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro chipped in with a goal and two assists. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez comes off the bench and delivered a brace.

Both Uruguay and Tahiti were down to 10 men after Uruguayan defender Andrés Scotti was sent off in the 51st minute for a second booking.

Tahiti defender Teheivarii Ludivion also hit the showers in the 59th minute for two bookings.

Defending FIFA World Cup and two-time UEFA European Champions Spain blanked Nigeria 3-0 to complete a perfect 9 for 9 in group play.

Barcelona wing back Jordi Alba had a brace with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres coming off the bench and scoring a header in the 62nd minute.

11 23/06 16:00 Fortaleza Nigeria 0:3 (0:1) Spain
12 23/06 16:00 Recife Uruguay 8:0 (4:0) Tahiti

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:55 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Knockout Stage

Semifinal Fixtures: June 26, 2013

From FIFA.com

Two of South America's most legendary national teams collide in the first semifinal of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Three-time FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup host Brazil and defending 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America champions Uruguay have met before in major tournaments.

Uruguay want another shocker against Brazil on their home soil like their famous 1950 victory inside Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

However, Brazil want revenge and Neymar will like to do it against Diego Forlan and company.

13 26/06 16:00 Belo Horizonte Brazil - Uruguay

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:58 PM
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Knockout Stage

Semifinal Fixtures: June 27, 2013

From FIFA.com

It's the UEFA Euro 2012 final rematch in the second semifinal between Spain and Italy.

Spain were in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup before in 2009 South Africa before losing to Landon Donovan and the United States in a shocking 2-0 defeat.

That mark the last time La Roja Furia last lost a knockout stage match in any UEFA or FIFA tournament.

As for Italy, they won't have Mario Balotelli who was sent home due to injury.

But the Azzurri want to prevent a repeat of Poland/Ukraine one year ago.

14 27/06 16:00 Fortaleza Spain - Italy

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-13, 05:58 PM
BB55's Picks - 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Knockout Stage

Semifinals

Brazil over Uruguay

Spain over Italy

theDurk
06-26-13, 03:28 PM
https://twitter.com/KetyDC/status/349969696524742656/photo/1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNtXlbQCMAAxKvX.jpg:large

Big mess outside the Mineirão, Brazil not looking great inside...

theDurk
06-26-13, 03:45 PM
Brazil 1-0 Neymar to Fred 41'

theDurk
06-26-13, 04:11 PM
1-1 as Cavani scores for Uruguay at the start of the second half. Very nervous stadium now....

theDurk
06-26-13, 04:48 PM
Paulinho!!!!! 2-1 Brazil!! Great header!!

theDurk
06-26-13, 04:57 PM
Brasil hangs on to win. It was great watching with all of you. Heading to the Ironbound with the whole family for the Final on Sunday.

b_joseph
06-26-13, 05:11 PM
Probably the worst Brazil have played in this tournament..good win though.

BroadwayBomber55
06-26-13, 07:58 PM
It kinda had that 1950 FIFA World Cup final feeling between Brazil and Uruguay today.

It would've been another disaster if Uruguay upset Brazil.

theDurk
06-26-13, 09:58 PM
It kinda had that 1950 FIFA World Cup final feeling between Brazil and Uruguay today.

It would've been another disaster if Uruguay upset Brazil.

But not nearly the level of the Maracanaço. Not even close. But plenty of torcedores in the Mineirão were having painful flashbacks while things were tied.

Did you know that none of the Brazilian players on that team were ever considered for another World Cup team, and that Brasil abandoned their old uniform colors after that match (white top with blue collar, white pants) for the green and gold still used today?

BroadwayBomber55
06-27-13, 10:38 AM
But not nearly the level of the Maracanaço. Not even close. But plenty of torcedores in the Mineirão were having painful flashbacks while things were tied.

Did you know that none of the Brazilian players on that team were ever considered for another World Cup team, and that Brasil abandoned their old uniform colors after that match (white top with blue collar, white pants) for the green and gold still used today?

Yeah, Brazil had to change their uniforms since that Maracanzo defeat to Uruguay because it was criticized for lacking patriotism and had to use the Brazilian flag colors: Green, Yellow, White and Blue.

DontHateOnNumber2
06-27-13, 01:08 PM
I'm late to the forum party for this one, seeing as how I really only chat soccer with my friend Stephen, but I guess it's officially the Neymar coming out party, yes? He's always been fantastic in club play but struggled with the national team. Now his form is pretty solid and showing his maturity as a playmaker a opposed to only a slick scorer. Liga will be on lockdown for the foreseeable future with Barca's strengthened attack now.

b_joseph
06-27-13, 04:29 PM
Yeah, for the folks who doubted him, this has really been his moment to prove them wrong. He dives too much but the talent is so advanced for his age.

theDurk
06-27-13, 05:16 PM
Wow, I just checked the Spain-Italy match. Nil-nil (I love footie talk) in extras after one 15 minute extra. Going to watch the rest...

EDIT: ...and now penalty kicks!!

6 all sudden death kicks!!

Bonucci misses for Italy...can Spain convert?

Spain-Brasil final! Whew...

theDurk
06-27-13, 05:49 PM
Yeah, for the folks who doubted him, this has really been his moment to prove them wrong. He dives too much but the talent is so advanced for his age.

The final challenge is Sunday for him. Making a mark against Spain to win the Cup will really put him on the international football map. Might get him a few boos in Barca, though. I can't wait. Ironbound, here we come.

DontHateOnNumber2
06-28-13, 05:56 AM
The final challenge is Sunday for him. Making a mark against Spain to win the Cup will really put him on the international football map. Might get him a few boos in Barca, though. I can't wait. Ironbound, here we come.

Brazil was my pick two months ago! Glad to see I look smart thus far haha.

fredgmuggs
06-28-13, 03:03 PM
Wow, I just checked the Spain-Italy match. Nil-nil (I love footie talk) in extras after one 15 minute extra. Going to watch the rest...

EDIT: ...and now penalty kicks!!

6 all sudden death kicks!!

Bonucci misses for Italy...can Spain convert?

Spain-Brasil final! Whew...

Lou isn't going to be happy about that.

theDurk
06-28-13, 03:56 PM
Lou isn't going to be happy about that.

Yep. Italy has not beaten Brasil since the 1982 World Cup. They are dying to break that string. The 1994 WC final defeat hurts them as much as 2001 hurts Yankee fans, if not more. Now they have to wait until next year.

I have to say, 1982 still hurts badly for fans of Brasil.

Spain was the better team on Wednesday.

BroadwayBomber55
06-30-13, 03:43 PM
Wow, what a third-place game in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Italy outlasted Uruguay 3-2 in penalties after a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes.

Davide Astori gave the Azzurri a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute with his volley off a set piece.

However, transfer target Napoli striker Edinson Cavani pulled La Celeste level in the 58th minute.

But Bologna attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti answered the call for Italy with his free kick strike in the 73rd minute to give Italy a 2-1 lead.

But Cavani wasn't going to be denied when his own free kick strike five minutes later levelled the match at 2.

With no goals decided in the last 12 minutes of regulation plus stoppage time, the match added 30 minutes of extra time.

And Italy suffered a blow when AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo was sent off in the 110th minute for his second booking.

Fortunately for the Italians, Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kept Diego Forlan, Cavani and company at bay with 10 saves.

With no goals scored in extra time, the match went into penalties.

Buffon came up huge in Uruguay's first penalty when he saved Forlan's spot kick.

Alberto Aquilani converted to give Italy a 1-0 lead after Round 1.

Cavani and Stephan El Shaarawy converted for their teams with Italy leading 2-1 after Round 2.

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez tied the game at 2 and Fernando Muslera saved Mattia De Sciglio's spot kick to keep it tied at 2 a piece after Round 3.

Uruguay had a chance to take the lead in Round 4, but Buffon stoned Martín Cáceres.

That allowed Juventus forward Emanuele Giaccherini to bury his penalty into the back of the net and give Italy match point at 3-2 after Round 4.

Uruguay needs to score.

And Buffon came up trumps for the Azzurri when he saved Walter Gargano's penalty and give Italy the bronze medal in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

DontHateOnNumber2
06-30-13, 06:47 PM
Highlight moments all in this final. Luiz out of nowhere to deny Mata was amazing. And Neymar just scored again. I'll be waiting for the serious influx of Nike ads now haha

theDurk
06-30-13, 09:15 PM
The final challenge is Sunday for him. Making a mark against Spain to win the Cup will really put him on the international football map. Might get him a few boos in Barca, though. I can't wait. Ironbound, here we come.

Mission accomplished for Neymar. Here, the whole family watched a game that could not have been better if it were scripted.(Didn't make it to the Ironbound.) The goal line save and the first goal were electric for anyone rooting for the green and gold. 2014 here we come.

And Alexei Lalas can kiss my bunda for repeating that Brasil would be better off losing so that they get humble and come into the Cup making improvements.

I like the spin that today's show gives confidence in Felipão's strategy and in this young, athletic and dynamic team that ran the Spanish ragged for 90+ minutes. Hexacampeão em 2014!!! Viva Neymar e Fred!

BroadwayBomber55
07-01-13, 10:53 AM
Spain might be the favorite for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but Brazil and Italy were their pain in the caboose in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.