Brazil will face the world champion Spain in the Final of Confederation Cup which will be played on 30th June, 2013 at Estadio do Maracana stadium.
Brazil is the home team, supporters will be there all over like the previous matches which will be the main advantage for Brazil.
Both Spain and Brazil are unbeaten in the competition.
Brazil have a young squad and they need a little bit experience in order to dominate world football again. But Daniel Alves and Thaigo Silva both have a vital role to play they are good and have a lot of experience.
Spain have both skills plus experience. They are the best team in the world with best players like Xavi, Iniesta, Iker Casillas, Ramos.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Neymar is proving his worth in this competition. He has scored in every group match and is providing assist too. He is the top goal scorer for Brazil with 3 goals along with Fred. His all 3 goals were superb. Neymar is the player to watch in this semifinal.
For Spain, Iniesta is the player to watch, such a delightful player with great vision and skills, create chances by providing key passes.
26th June, 2013 Brazil 2-1 Uruguay (FIFA Confederations Cup)
23rd June, 2013 Italy 2 - 4 Brazil (FIFA Confederations Cup)
20th June, 2013 Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico (FIFA Confederations Cup)
16th June, 2013 Brazil 3 - 0 Japan (FIFA Confederations Cup)
10th June, 2013 Brazil 3 – 0 France (Friendly)
27th June, 2013 Spain 0-0 Italy (7-6 PSO) (FIFA Confederation Cup)
23rd June, 2013 Nigeria 0 – 3 Spain (FIFA Confederation Cup)
20th June, 2013 Spain 10 - 0 Tahiti (FIFA Confederation Cup)
16th June, 2013 Spain 2 - 1Uruguay (FIFA Confederation Cup)
12th June, 2013 Spain 2 – 0 Republic of Ireland (Friendly)
HEAD TO HEAD:
7th June, 1978 Brazil 0-0 Spain (FIFA World Cup)
8th July, 1981 Brazil 1-0 Spain (Friendly)
1st June, 1986 Brazil 1-0 Spain (FIFA World Cup)
12ts Sep, 1990 Spain 3-0 Brazil (Friendly)
13ts Nov, 1999 Spain 0-0 Brazil (Friendly)
J.Cesar; D.Alves, T.Silva. D.Luiz, Marcelo; L.Gustavo, Paulinho; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.
Luiz Filipe Scolari has no injury worries, his squad is fully fit. He will go with the same squad as against Uruguay in semifinal. Defence line will be the same with Gustavo and Paulinho in midfield. Paulinho is displaying good football due to which he has gained attraction from many clubs. The front three will be the same with Oscar behind them.
Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Soldado, Pedro.
Fabregas and Soldado both couldn’t play last match against Italy due to injuries. But now both are fit and will start against Brazil. Spain bench is too strong that Del Bosque has no worries, he has a variety of quality players. Jesus Navas played really well in last match and hopefully he will again appear in this match may be in the second half.
Spain 2-1 Brazil.