Live Streaming: Spain vs Brazil - Confederations Cup 2013 Final
Spain vs Brazil: Key head-to-head battles in the Confederations Cup final
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After edging past their bitter-rivals Italy in the nail-biting semifinal, Spain have set the highly awaited clash against Brazil in the Confederations Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on Sunday. The match that nearly everyone wanted features the best in the world up against the best in the history in the tournaments ultimate showdown.
"I think everybody was waiting for this Confederations Cup final to be Spain vs. Brazil," Spain captain Iker Casillas said. "I think the two teams that deserve to play the final are actually playing it."
Jesus Navas scored the decisive penalty in the shootout after extra time ended 0-0 in a draining match that was made more difficult by heat and thick humidity.
Nobody missed in the shootout until Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci shot over the bar to give Navas an attempt at the winner. The recently signed Manchester City midfielder calmly beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to end a top-class battle and send Spain to another major final.
While calling his squad "lucky" to win, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was not about to concede the final due to fatigue, even though Spain has one less day of rest than Brazil, which beat Uruguay 2-1 Wednesday.
"We have to now consider what we have to do in the three days to recover. And we will definitely stand up to Brazil in the Maracana," the manager said. "The players should feel just as happy as kids playing in the Maracana. They have won a lot, but they want to win in the Maracana.