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Archives: Confederations Cup

1.3 Million Viewers Watch Brazil-Spain Confederations Cup Final On ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN’s coverage of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was watched by 1.3 million people in the United States. The TV rating for the final was a 1.2, according to Nielsen Company. Note that the ratings … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Shows How Media Overreacts Rather Than Follows International Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The media narrative constantly changes when it comes to international soccer.  Previously, we’ve been subjected to massive over-reaction to every Spanish triumph, but now as we sit two days removed from Spanish defeat at Maracana, we are hearing about how … Continue reading

6.4 Million Watch Brazil Against Spain in Confederations Cup on Univision

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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A total of 6.4 million viewers watched the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final game on Univision between Brazil and Spain on Sunday, June 30. It was Univision’s highest rated game of the 2013 Confederations Cup. Overall, the 2013 FIFA Confederations … Continue reading

Why Scolari Deserves Praise For Turning Brazil Into World Beaters

Posted on by Abe Asher
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As the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup drew to a close Sunday night in the famous Maracana, Luiz Felipe Scolari raged. He ranted and gesticulated, looking more like a wildly animated cartoon character than the coach who had just … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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 … Continue reading

Brazil vs Spain, Confederations Cup Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After an entertaining Third Place match earlier today, the stage is set for the final match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil, the hosts, playing Spain, the current European and World champions, in a match that should be … Continue reading

Italy vs Uruguay, Confederations Cup Third Place Match: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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I’ve never been a fan of the third place match concept. While the games often feature lots of goals, the idea of the match itself is practically meaningless. Yes, they decide who finishes in third place in a tournament, but … Continue reading

Could FIFA’s Role in the Brazilian Crisis Be Little More Than A Convenient Scapegoat?

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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A generation from now, naughty children around the world will be hushed into submission by whispers of a hideous and sinister figure from the darkest corner of history. Disobedient little ones will tremble at the mention of his name, balk … Continue reading

Brazil vs Spain, 2013 Confederations Cup Final Preview

Posted on by Josh Harris
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The tournament hosts Brazil will play the World and European Champions Spain on Sunday at Estadio do Maracana. For viewers in the United States, the broadcast for the match will kick off at 5:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. Spain … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Spain plays Italy today in the second semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The winner will face Brazil in the final on Sunday, while the losing team will play against Uruguay in the third-place match scheduled earlier on Sunday. … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Preview

Posted on by Josh Harris
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The second semi-final is an all-European affair, with reigning world champions Spain taking on Italy, the runners-up at UEFA Euro 2012. This match is also a re-run of last year’s continental final, which ended in victory for Spain. Italy have … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Viewership Up 26% On ESPN Compared to 2009

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Not including today’s semi-final, the first 12 matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 on ESPN and ESPN2 were seen by an average audience of 485,000 viewers, an increase of 26 percent in viewers to the 384,000 average who watched … Continue reading

Chaos In Brazil: The Wrath of a Nation Holds FIFA In a Vice

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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Anyone following the FIFA PR machine as it trips and skids its way through its response to the chaos unfolding in Brazil could be forgiven for thinking we’re in pantomime season. As the Confederations Cup quickly turns from close-season money … Continue reading

Brazil vs Uruguay, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The TV broadcast for today’s semi-final of the Confederations Cup between Brazil and Uruguay begins at 2:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The starting line-ups have been announced: Brazil starting lineup: Cesar, Alves, Thiago, Luiz, Marcelo, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Gustavo, … Continue reading

Brazil vs Uruguay Preview; Confederations Cup Semi-Final

Posted on by Josh Harris
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Brazil host Uruguay in the first semi-final of the 2013 Confederations Cup today (2:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN), a match which will add a little extra spice to what promises to be an intriguing encounter with a reinvigorated Brazil … Continue reading

Nigeria vs Spain and Uruguay vs Tahiti, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Today’s the last day of the first round of the Confederations Cup, we’ve got Nigeria against Spain and Uruguay vs Tahiti. Here’s the TV schedule for viewers in the United States: Nigeria vs Spain (Confederations Cup), 2:30pm, ESPN/WatchESPN Uruguay vs … Continue reading

Italy vs Brazil and Japan vs Mexico, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For the old fogies like me, Italy against Brazil conjures up memories of the 1982 World Cup in one of the greatest World Cup matches in the history of the tournament. Italy faced Brazil in the second round. For a … Continue reading

Spain vs Tahiti and Nigeria vs Uruguay, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Spain, Tahiti, Nigeria and Uruguay play their second matches of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup today. After Spain’s convincing 2-1 victory against Uruguay, the current World and European champions faces Tahiti in a true David vs Goliath match. Who would … Continue reading