Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says he is not worried about a hostile reception for his team when they face Brazil in Sunday's Confederations Cup final at the Maracana.
A man died as protesters clashed with police before Brazil's Confederations Cup semi-final against Uruguay this week, officials have said.
Spain vs. Italy
David Villa insists he is content with his diminished role in the Spain squad, after injury and a dip in form has seen him lose his place as an automatic pick in Vincente Del Bosque's line-up.
Mario Balotelli's absence from Italy's Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain could make the Azzurri play better as a team, coach Cesare Prandelli said.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez believes Diego Forlan's early penalty miss gave Brazil the impetus to grab a 2-1 win in their Confederations Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has lauded Brazil's young guns following the 2-1 Confederations Cup semi-final win over Uruguay on Wednesday, claiming the result has his side prepared for next year's World Cup.
Brazil vs. Uruguay
Euro 2012 final scorers Fernando Torres and David Silva look to set to start for Spain in Thursday's Confederations Cup semi-final rematch against Italy, with Roberto Soldado and Cesc Fabregas still battling muscle injuries.