The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup begins today with host Brazil facing Japan. For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on ESPN and WatchESPN. The kick-off is scheduled for 2:30pm ET.
Brazil opens the tournament at a brand-new stadium in Brasilia, a 68,000 capacity stadium named Estadio Nacional.
Don’t be surprised if Japan causes a shock today by either getting a win or draw against a Brazil side, who despite being buoyed by their home fans, have been playing poorly lately despite beating France 3-0 in a recent friendly.
FIFA will use goal-line technology in an international game for the first time today for Brazil-Japan. GoalControl is its name.
Brazil starting 11: Cesar, Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Oscar, Dias, Paulinho, Fred, Neymar, Hulk.
Japan starting 11: Kawashima, Nagatomo, Uchida, Konno, Yohsida, Honda, Endo, Kiyotake, Kagawa, Hasebe, Okazaki.
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