Neymar and Fred inspire Brazil to Spain win

Neymar and Fred inspire Brazil to Spain win

An incredible Maracana atmosphere spurred Brazil to their third consecutive Confederations Cup, with a brilliant 3-0 win against World Cup holders Spain. Fred grabbed a brace and Neymar scored yet another brilliant goal.

Buffon the hero as Italy win on pens

Buffon the hero as Italy win on pens

Gianluigi Buffon saved three Uruguay penalties to partially banish Italy's Fortaleza shootout nightmare and earn them third place.

Spain through after penalty shootout

Spain through after penalty shootout

Spain and Italy, the finalists of EURO 2012, played out 120 minutes of fascinating football in Fortaleza, with a sudden-death penalty shoot-out required to separate the sides.

Foe remembered 10 years on

Foe remembered 10 years on

A capacity crowd held a minute's applause before the Brazil v Uruguay Confederations Cup semi-final in memory of Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroon player who died during a match in the same tournament exactly 10 years ago.

Brazil reach Maracana final

Brazil reach Maracana final

Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final of the Confederations Cup.

Spain dismiss 'sex, lies and videotape' story

 Spain dismiss 'sex, lies and videotape' story

Spain have dismissed a Brazilian media story accusing them of hosting a party at their hotel in Recife with alcohol, women and a game of strip-poker after their Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay last week.

Hernandez four leads Tahiti rout

Hernandez four leads Tahiti rout

Led by Abel Hernandez’s first-half hat-trick, Uruguay downed Tahiti 8-0 to advance to the Confederations Cup semi-finals as the second-placed team from Group B.

Spain punish Nigerian missed chances

Spain punish Nigerian missed chances

Jordi Alba grabbed a fine brace as Spain eased to a 3-0 win against a profligate Nigeria to top Group B.

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