The Brazilian Congress is to investigate the amount being spent on the 2014 World Cup, following the protests which marred the recent Confederations Cup. - Vickery: Confed Cup protests a dress rehearsal Protests and rioting took place throug...
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli praised his team after clinching third place at the Confederations Cup as they defeated Uruguay on penalties.
Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has set his sights on a place in the World Cup final next summer after silencing the critics with three saves in a penalty shootout as Italy overcame Uruguay to finish third at the Confederations Cup.
Spain's players refused to make excuses after their 3-0 Confederations Cup final defeat by hosts Brazil in the Maracana on Sunday.
Brazil striker Neymar, who won the Golden Ball after being named the best player at the Confederations Cup, will have minor throat surgery before moving to Barcelona.
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.
Brazil vs. Spain
Former Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira believes the Selecao can bring an end to Spain's dominance on the world stage with victory in Sunday's Confederations Cup final.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has praised Brazil's organisation of the 2013 Confederations Cup, insisting the quality of football has provided a welcome distraction to the ongoing protests.