2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Brasil – Schedule, Results, Standings

2013 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: BRASIL 2013 CONFEDERATIONS CUP CHAMPIONS

Group A Schedule, Results & Standings: (Win-Draw-Loss / Goals For-Goals Against / Goal Differential / Points)

  1. Brazil  3-0-0 / 9-2 / +7 / 9 (advanced to semi-finals)
  2. Italy 2-0-1 / 8-8 / 0 / 6 (advanced to semi-finals)
  3. Mexico 1-0-2 / 3-5 / -2 / 3 (eliminated)
  4. Japan 0-0-3 / 4-9 / -5 / 0 (eliminated)
  • June 15 – Brazil - 3 vs Japan0, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Nacional
  • June 16 – Mexico1 vs Italy2, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio do Maracana
  • June 19 – Brazil - 2 vs Mexico - 0, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Castelao
  • June 19 – Italy - 4 vs Japan - 3, 6:00 PM EST, Arena Castelao
  • June 22 – Italy - 2 vs Brazil - 4, 3:00 PM EST, Arena Fonte Nova
  • June 22 – Japan - 1 vs Mexico - 2, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Mineirao

Group B Schedule, Results & Standings: (Win-Draw-Loss / Goals For-Goals Against / Goal Differential / Points)

  1. Spain 3-0-0 / 15-1 / +14 / 9 (advanced to semi-finals)
  2. Uruguay 2-0-1 / 11-3 / +8 / 6 (advanced to semi-finals)
  3. Nigeria 1-0-2 / 7-6 / +1 / 3 (eliminated)
  4. Tahiti 0-0-3 / 1-24 / -23 / 0 (eliminated)
  • June 16 – Spain2 vs Uruguay - 1, 6:00 PM EST, Arena Pernambuco
  • June 17 – Tahiti - 1 vs Nigeria - 6, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Mineirao
  • June 20 – Spain - 10 vs Tahiti - 0, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio do Maracana
  • June 20 – Nigeria - 1 vs Uruguay - 2, 6:00 PM EST, Arena Fonta Nova
  • June 23 – Nigeria - 0 vs Spain - 3, 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Castelao
  • June 23 – Uruguay - 8 vs Tahiti - 0, 3:00 PM EST, Arena Penambuco

Knockout Stage:

  • (Semi-Final) June 26, Match 13 – (Group A Winner) BRAZIL – 2 vs 1 - Uruguay (Group B Runner-Up), 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Mineirao
  • (Semi-Final) June 27, Match 14 - (Group B WinnerSPAIN - 0 (7-6 on PK’s) vs 0 - Italy (Group A Runner-Up), 3:00 PM EST, Estadio Castelao
  • (3rd place play-off) June 30 – Uruguay - 2 vs 2- (2-3 on PK’s) ITALY, 12:00 PM EST, Arena Fonte Nova
  • (Final) June 30 – BRAZIL - 3 vs 0 - Spain, Estadio do Maracana on ESPN at 5:45 PM EST

Awards

  • FIFA Fair Play Trophy – Spain
  • Golden Ball winner – Neymar (4 goals)
  • Golden Shoe winner – Fernando Torres (5 goals)
  • Golden Glove winner – Julio Cesar
  • Silver Ball winner – Andres Iniesta
  • Silver Shoe winner – Fred (5 goals)
  • Bronze Ball winner – Paulinho
  • Bronze Shoe winner – Neymar

Final Standings, compared to my predictions

(Actual Standings – My Predictions)

  1. Brazil, Brazil
  2. Spain, Spain
  3. Italy, Uruguay
  4. Uruguay, Italy
  5. Mexico/Nigeria, Japan/Nigeria
  6. Japan/Tahiti, Mexico/Tahiti

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Semi-Finals – Brazil vs Uruguay / Highlights

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Semi-Finals – Spain vs Italy / Highlights

Preview (6-14-2013):

The FIFA Confederations Cup is considered one of the top three, International Soccer Tournaments (World Cup, Confederations Cup, Euro Cup) in the world. This tournament is played one year before the FIFA World Cup and takes place at the host nation (Brazil) of the World Cup. Brazil has won two consecutive Confederations Cup Finals and the host nation probably expects a third championship. This will be a nice preview of what we might see out of each nation in the 2014 World Cup. The eight teams playing in this year’s 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup are, Brazil (Host Nation), Spain (UEFA 2010 FIFA World Cup Champions), Tahiti (OFC 2012 Nations Cup), Nigeria (CAF 2013 African Cup of Nations), Mexico (CONCACAF 2011 Gold Cup), Uruguay (CONMEBOL 2011 Copa America), Italy (UEFA EURO 2012 Runner-Up) and Japan (AFC 2011 Asian Cup). Obviously some of these teams might not make the World Cup, but nevertheless, it’ll be great competition. In 2009, Brazil defeated the United States, 3-2 in the Confederations Cup Final, which took place in South Africa. Spain ended up winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup over the Netherlands.

Neymar is the big name to watch for in this tournament, the young Brazilian star recently signed with Barcelona and has huge expectations. Spain has won the last three major International Tournaments, (2012 Euro, 2010 World Cup, 2008 Euro) so the other 7 nations are hoping it’s their country that’ll knock off Spain from their run of championships.

* FIFA announced on April 2nd of 2013, that “Goal-Line Technology” will be provided for this tournament.

* According to espnmediazone.com / All matches will be in High-Definition on ESPNESPN2WatchESPN AND ESPNEWS

Brazil, Japan, Australia, Iran, & South Korea have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Predictions (6-14-2013):

Group A

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

Group B

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

Knockout Stage

  • Brazil defeats Uruguay in Semi-Final, Spain defeats Italy in Semi-Final
  • Uruguay defeats Italy in 3rd place game, Brazil defeats Spain in Final

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