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Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

brazil neymar spain 600x347 Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

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.

brazil military protest crackdown Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

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4 Responses to Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Eplnfl says:

    Have to think the go the government will need to bend on something. WC must go on. Will they give up on 2016 Olympic Games ? It may be necessary to ensure pease at the WC.

  2. Bergkamp_10 says:

    Did Samba won against Total Football today? It maybe too early to say anything since it’s just one game, but it was a scintillating performance which had the blueprint laid by Bayern Munich.

  3. Derek says:

    This tournament has made me into a Neymar hater. My lord he goes down like a sack of bricks when ever a slight breeze touches him.

    • San Fransiscan says:

      This tournament made me love Neymar, but I know in a couple of months I’ll start to hate him when he starts diving for Barcelona.

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