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The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 9th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, is an international association football tournament that will be held in Brazil in 2013, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is expected to be held from 15 to 30 June 2013. Brazil are the defending champions
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The new Barça player inspired hosts to a 3-0 win over JapanHosts Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Japan. A stunning third minute goal from Neymar set Brazil on their way before Paulinho added a second three minutes into the second half. Substitute Jo completed the scoring in stoppage time.
Neymar's day for Brazil
Some fans in the 67,000 crowd had to be treated for the affects of tear gas fired by riot police at the protester who are angry at the cost of building stadiums for the tournament and next year's World Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's men are looking for a third successive Confederations Cup success after winning the tournament in 2005 and 2009.
The game came alive after three minutes when Neymar scored a stunning goal, smashing home a right foot shot from the edge of the box after a long cross from Marcelo was chested down by Fred.
Three minutes after the break, Brazil did find the net again when Paulinho met Dani Alves's cross and blasted home.
In a largely uneventful second half, Brazil coped easily with what limited danger Japan put in their path before Jo finished off a counter-attack to give them a convincing win.
3 - Brazil: Julio César; Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar; Hulk (m.74, Hernanes), Neymar (m.73, Lucas Moura) and Fred (m.80, Jô).
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA).
0 - Japan: Kawashima; Uchida, Yoshida, Konno, Nagamoto; Endo (m.77, Hosogai), Hasebe, Honda (m.87, Inui), Kiyotake (m.50, Maeda); Kagawa and Okazaki.
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni (ITA).
Goals: 1-0. Min.3: Neymar; 2-0. Min.47: Paulinho. 3-0. Min.92: Jô.
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Spain 2-1 Uruguay
Spain opened their Confederations Cup campaign with a narrow 2-1 win over Uruguay which the world and European champions dominated for long periods in Recife.
Pedro's deflected shot and a fine finish from Roberto Soldado put Spain 2-0 ahead before a late free-kick from Luis Suarez gave Vicente del Bosque's men some nervous moments towards the end.
Jordi Alba's cross from the left was just too far in front of Soldado with five minutes gone as Spain dominated from the start.
Spain went even closer five minutes later when Alba slid the ball across the edge of the area and Cesc Fabregas' shot came back off the post.
Andreas Iniesta had a shot from the edge of the area but Fernando Muslera gathered at the second attempt.
Spain took the lead after 20 minutes when Pedro's shot from the edge of the area was deflected past Muslera by Diego Lugano.
Uruguay's first chance fell to Edinson Cavani when he ran behind the Spain defence after half an hour but his flicked header to Luis Suarez's free-kick was straight at Iker Casillas.
Soldado increased the lead shortly after when Fabregas played him in on the edge of the area and he took a touch before firing home.
Four minutes into the second half Soldado was again just shy of making contact to a ball slid across the area.
Andreas Iniesta worked his own space in the area but dragged his shot wide as Spain continued to dominate.
With three minutes to go Suarez reduced the deficit when he curled a free-kick from the right just inside the near post and out of the stretch of the diving Casillas.Both sides had the chance to add to the scoring in four minutes of added time but failed to do so.
Balotelli hits late winner
Italy moved level with Brazil at the top of Confederations Cup Group A after beating Mexico at the Maracana.
Andrea Pirlo, playing his 100th game for his country, put Italy ahead in the first half with a stunning free-kick before Javier Hernandez levelled from the spot.
Mario Balotelli put the Italians ahead again with 12 minutes left to seal a deserved victory.
Mexico came into the match on the back of eight draws from their last nine matches and for a large period they looked set to continue that trend, thanks in the main to goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona.
Italy dominated the majority of the match but the Mexican stopper was in impressive form to keep them at bay, with Balotelli in particular frustrated until his late winner.
The Azzurri began strongly and seven minutes in Riccardo Montolivo broke down the left and although Balotelli made good contact from his cross, the striker's effort was deflected away by the goalkeeper.
The AC Milan striker had another effort moments later, his 20-yard effort bouncing awkwardly in front of the goalkeeper who did well to divert the ball away.
Moments later Mexico created their first opportunity, Giovani Dos Santos outmuscling Ignazio Abate and pulling the ball back to wide man Andres Guardado, whose powerful effort hit the bar.
Pirlo went down in the area under pressure from Guardado but his appeals were ignored by referee Enrique Osses.
If the Juventus man felt aggrieved by the decision, he put his frustrations to one side after 27 minutes when his curling 25-yard free-kick flew into the top corner.
Pirlo was running the match from the middle of the park and played a wonderful ball into Emanuele Giaccherini who failed to make the most of the chance.
However Mexico were looking dangerous themselves and after 34 minutes Dos Santos caught Andrea Barzagli on the ball before he was brought down by the defender in the box.
Hernandez sent Gianluigi Buffon the wrong way to level the scores with his 33rd international goal.
Balotelli was denied by Corona six minutes before the break before a wonderful first-time ball from Pirlo found Abate but his probing cross was pushed away by the goalkeeper.
Pirlo created another opportunity seven minutes into the second half, albeit inadvertently. His low free-kick was directed off the wall into the path off Giorgio Chiellini, who struggled to get the ball out of his feet and get a decent shot on target.
Pirlo fizzed a free-kick wide after 58 minutes, before Hector Moreno hauled down Balotelli just outside the box when the Italian was through on goal, with the referee unimpressed by the striker's protests, which included him throwing his boot in frustration.
Despite having decent periods of possession, Mexico struggled to create opportunities although Buffon should have been tested by Gerardo Flores but his free header from a free-kick went wide.
Italy's pressure finally told in the 78th minute when Balotelli proved too strong for Rodriguez as they challenged for a high ball before firing an unstoppable shot past Corona.
Substitute Raul Jimenez surged forward in the 88th minute before forcing a diving save from Buffon in what was a rare foray forward.
The result means Mexico will almost certainly have to register a positive result when they face tournament hosts Brazil on Wednesday, while a win for Italy against Japan should see them progress.
Brazil v Mexico
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Italy 4 - 3 Japan
Brazil and Italy Go Through
Brazil getting narrow victory over Mexico