Confederations Cup Recap: Spain's First Performance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Confederations Cup Recap: Spain's First Performance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Spain eased past Uruguay in their first match in Group B of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The 2-1 score line fails to reflect Spain's dominance of the game as they were comfortable throughout and went 2-0 up in the first.
The selecao brasileira have arrived in Fortaleza, north Brazil, ahead of their meeting with Mexico in the Confederations Cup tomorrow.
Initially, there was some cause for worry because there was hardly a sign of players carrying any traditional samba instruments. Robinho and Ronaldinho were among the former players who would proudly carry the drums and tambourines to rally the team around at the World Cup and other tournaments.
Confederations Cup Recap: Mexico-Italy A Pirlo Balotelli Show is a post from: Serie A Weekly Confederations Cup Recap: Mexico-Italy A Pirlo Balotelli Show is a post from: Serie A Weekly A sublime free-kick from Andrea Pirlo and a second half strike from Mario Balotelli allowed Italy to kick-off their Confederations Cup campaign on a winning note.
"Children play soccer with their father at Mucuripe beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Fortaleza is a host city of the Confederations Cup match between Brazil and Mexico next Wednesday, June 19.
Footballers on Holiday 2013 'The Boys of Summer' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's the holiday season for the professional footballer. A time to slip off the boots, slither out of the muddy jersey, and jet off on ahard-earned vacation of sand, sea, and hard-earned recuperation. Fans will be flocking to Twitter to see the sneaky snaps of their favourite stars in unfamiliar territory.
The Nigerian players called up to represent their nation for their first time ever—since the International Champions Cup became the FIFA Confederations Cup—missed their flight on Thursday from Windhoek to Johannesburg where they would catch a connection to Brazil.
Players and technical staff started a strike due to a reduction in their bonus payments over the recent victory against Kenya and Wednesday draw versus Nambia for the African qualifiers aiming the 2014 World Cup.
Brazil star Neymar got the 2013 Confederations Cup off with a bang with a scintillating strike against Japan. The arrowed shot was the first of three goals for hosts Brazil as they trounced a lackluster Japan side 3-0 in the opening game of the 2013 Confederations Cup tournament.
Video- Neymar goal vs Japan 2013 Confederations Cup June 15 Brazil is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Video- Neymar goal vs Japan 2013 Confederations Cup June 15 Brazil is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This stunning Neymar goal vs Japan ( VIDEO BELOW) was the first goal 0f the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Brazil vs Japan 2013 Confederations Cup Goals 3-0 Highlights Neymar Paulinho Jo Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Brazil vs Japan 2013 Confederations Cup Goals 3-0 Highlights Neymar Paulinho Jo Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Brazil vs Japan 2013 ( Brasil Japan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Brazil vs France 3-0 ( Neymar, Paulinho, Jo) Estadio Nacional, Confederations Cup Group A- 16.
The Confederations Cup is on! While it promises to be one of the most interesting Confederations Cup ever, the opening match between Brazil and Japan was a disappointment. Brazil did just what they had to do to defeat a poor Japanese side 3-0. While the Japanese were indeed a huge disappointment one did not have the feeling that Brazil was feeling comfortable.
2013 Confederations Cup Brazil Step One Defeat Mexico For Italy is a post from: Serie A Weekly 2013 Confederations Cup Brazil Step One Defeat Mexico For Italy is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italy kick off their 2013 Confederations Cup campaign with a tricky tie against Mexico on Sunday. The Azzurri are coming off two disappointing draws but are still favourites to win their.
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup begins today with host Brazil facing Japan. For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on ESPN and WatchESPN. The kick-off is scheduled for 2:30pm ET.
Brazil opens the tournament at a brand-new stadium in Brasilia, a 68,000 capacity stadium named Estadio Nacional.
It's been almost two years since Brazil last played a competitive match. It was in a 0-0 penalty kick shootout loss to Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America. In less than 24 hours, the five-time world champions look to hit the ground running in their capital city of Brasilia against Japan.
FIFA made available close to 12-thousand extra tickets for the Confederations Cup, which kicks off this Saturday, according to their official website. Prices will remain the same as when tickets first got distributed, starting from $28 (national market) and $60 (international market) for a group stage match to $209 (national market) and $220 (international market) for the final on June 30.
Brazil have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup for the sheer fact of hosting the tournament, and will face a tough task of also qualified Japan, who will look to "shock" the world with a spirited performance. A load of pressure seems to have been lifted from Luis Felipe Scolari and Brazil after defeating France 3-0 in Porto Alegre in their last international friendly capping off a five game unbeaten run for the Selecao.
Confederations Cup preview: Spain, Brazil and Italy favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with a number of the favourites for next year's World Cup taking part. The mini-tournament only features eight teams, but the hosts, Spain and Italy will look to flex their muscles ahead of the real event next summer.
While we're less one than year away from the first match of FIFA World Cup 2014, the FIFA Confederations Cup starts tomorrow. The tournament, which is a dry-run for the World Cup, features eight teams from around the world competing over two weeks. The teams competing are Brazil, Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Uruguay and Tahiti.
In news that may shock peacekeepers and cheerleaders of Brazil's Confederations Cup, more than 300 people participated in a protest on the outskirts of theMané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia this morning.
The protesters set fire to car tires that they lined up on the road and this generated a cloud of black smoke, which led to traffic being cordoned off and the road being temporarily closed.
Two weeks ago was an exciting day for football and could quite well go down as a date in history where another divine footballing marriage was sealed. That was the day when Brazil's most prodigious talent since Ronaldo — Neymar da Silva Santos Junior — completed his long-awaited transfer to Barcelona.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special! This week, Fanny Naguesha (Mario Balotelli's fiancée) causes a stir in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo unites with Irina Shayk in Miami,Raul Meireles and his wife hit the beach and Neymar takes up a second job as Lucas Moura's Barber!
Brazil's Lucas Moura may be earning €250,000 per week at Paris-Saint Germain, but it's good to know that he simply can't be bothered with expensive hair salon visits right in the middle of the 'selecao's Confederations Cup campaign.
Brazil face Mexico in the estádio Castelão on Wednesday knowing that a win is likely to take them through to the next phase of the Confederations Cup. Mexico go into the tie after losing 2-1 to Italy in Rio. Another loss and the Mexicans will be heading home.
Brasilia experienced everything a World class event has to offer Saturday. A dominant 3-0 win for the Home team, angry protesters engaging in conflict with the police outside the stadium, and a crowd superior to 67,000 soundly booing FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff.
The protracted transfer of Santos and Brazil'sflamboyant forward Neymar came to a closure recently when he formally joined Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of $75 million on a five-year contract. Even though Barcelona had made a down payment of $13 million a while back, with the view tocompleting the transfer after the 2014 World Cup, Real Madrid were lurking, and Barca decided not to take chances, completing the transfer a year early, and in the process stumping-up a further $22 million for the earlier-than-scheduled move.
Brazil start their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan on Saturday in the estádio Mané Garrincha in Brasília. In a group that includes Mexico and Italy, the hosts are more than aware that a convincing result against Japan is essential. Luiz Felipe Scolari is expected to start with the same team that beat a weakened France side 3-0 last weekend in Porto Alegre.
I want to share this video. Perhaps a lot of people disagree, surely a lot of people, football fans, would rather ignore it. But there is truth in the fact that a world cup overshadows a lot of things that are, much, much more important. Football is the most important of all unimportant thins, but sadly a lot of powerful and rich people want to make us think that it is the most important to
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of some of Brazil's biggest cities to join rapidly growing protests against a rise in public transportation cost, longstanding government corruption, exorbitant taxes and large amounts of public money spent on the ongoing Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
"Everything in Brazil is a mess. There is no education, health care — no security. The government doesn't care.We're a rich country with a lot of potential but the money doesn't go to those who need it most.
The top storyline it seems ahead of the Confederations Cup this summer has been the molasses-like pace that some of the World Cup stadiums in Brazil are being completed at.
The Maracana, Brazil's jewel piece and stadium to host the opener and final, is still undergoing construction on parts of the stadium, though FIFA President Sepp Blatter eased fears that it wouldn't be finished in time for the start of next summer's World Cup.
The transfer of Julio Cesar to Arsenal was almost a done deal in the media just a week or two ago. His current club QPR accepted that he would leave and he was not going to cost all that much, so it should have been done and dusted by now, but no deal has been announced and there is an eerie silence coming from the media.
The young Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to contribute a lot more next season and help the Gunners to end the long trophy drought that is really starting to become an issue for fans and players alike. The talented 19-year old is not a striker, but he knows that his Arsenal return of just two goals last season was well below par for him and he knows he can do a lot better.
If you've been paying attention to the pandemonium in Brazil, you might notice this football-mad country is pretty damn mad about some football, namely the World Cup (the Rio Olympics aren't helping either). Basically, just like everyone else who throws a big party, they're not happy with the costs and all the having to clean up afterwards while the husband naps in his chair.
One of the characteristics of the Brazilian national team's reconstruction during the present World Cup cycle is the uneven distribution of quality. There is significant depth in defense (especially in the center) and in defensive midfield, but the pool becomes drastically more shallow as one goes further up the pitch.
On Saturday, the 2013 Confederations Cup will kick off at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia, as Brazil take on Japan in the opener of themeaningless much-anticipated eight-team tournament (see our instructional guide to caring about it here).
It's a precursor to the World Cup Finals that will be hosted in the South American country one year from now, and while excitement around the world grows for the upcoming football festivities, the majority of locals seem far less enthused.
In which UFC hardnut Anderson Silva (who is signed to Real Ronaldo's 9ine sports management agency) stars in a really rather good yarn about what it'd be like if he'd realised his childhood dream of playing for Brazil instead of opting to punch people's lights out for a living.