Brazil are the deserved winners of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup after convincingly beating Spain 3-0 in the final on Sunday night. The Brazilian team outperformed, outmuscled and outwitted Spain with two goals by Fred and another sublime goal by Neymar.
The performance by Brazil was spectacular — one of the best games I’ve personally seen this year. However, there were ugly scenes outside Maracana Stadium as the police fired tear gas at protesters (see photo below). The Associated Press is reporting that there were 5,000 protestors.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Police clashes at start of Brazil Confederations Cup final — BBC News
- First major look at goal-line technology on TV, and it’s glorious — Pro Soccer Talk
- Spurs complete the signings of Alen Halilovic and Tin Jedvag from Dinamo for €20M — 101GG
- Darren Bent keen on Newcastle United move if Alan Pardew stays as manager — The Telegraph
- Blackpool accept transfer bid from Cardiff for Tom Ince, says father (and manager) Paul — Independent
- Paolo Di Canio poised to take Daniel Bessa to Sunderland from Inter — The Guardian
- Swansea City are eyeing a move for former Birmingham City striker Christian Benitez — Sky Sports
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