Category Archives: Confederations Cup

Saturday Ticker: Brazil defeats Italy to win Group A; Mexico rebounds with win vs. Japan; and more

While Brazil continued its perfect start in the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 win over Italy, Mexico ended its winless slide with a 2-1 win over Japan to wrap up their stay in South America. Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

A battle for Group A supremacy highlights this Soccer Saturday as Confederations Cup hosts Brazil face Italy. Follow all of the day’s action from Brazil and the U-20 World Cup in Turkey here on SBI. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Calls increase to halt Confederations Cup amid Brazil protests; Higuain closing in on Arsenal move; & more

Rioting in the Confederations Cup has taken one life, and FIFA, thought they deny it, are being asked to cancel the rest of the tournament. The Brazil organizing committee are even nervous that the World Cup could be moved to the U.S. or Italy. Continue reading »

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Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

The 2013 Confederations Cup continues on Thursday with a lopsided Spain and Tahiti matchup and a battle between Uruguay and Nigeria. Continue reading »

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Thursday Kickoff: Italy tops Japan in seven-goal thriller; Neymar puts on a show in Brazil victory; and more

In a back and forth affair, Italy came back from two goals down to top Japan, 4-3, at the Arena Pernambucano in Recife at the Confederations Cup in Brazil. Continue reading »

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Brazil takes on Mexico in a re-match of last year’s Olympic final at the Confederations Cup. Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: Australia qualifies for World Cup; Tahiti score in Nigeria demolition; and more

Australia have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after defeating Iraq, 1-0, in their final World Cup qualification match. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Balotelli leads Italy over Mexico; Spain outclasses Uruguay; and more

Italy took down Mexico 2-1 in the Confederations Cup thanks to the strength of Mario Balotelli and the precision shooting of Andrea Pirlo Continue reading »

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Sunday Kickoff: Brazil opens Confed Cup with big win over Japan; Spain and Italy reach Euro U-21 Final; and more

Host Brazil kicked off the 2013 Confederations Cup in style on Saturday, defeating Japan 3-0 in Brasilia. Elsewhere, Spain and Italy punched their tickets to Tuesday’s European U-21 Final with shutout wins in the semifinals. Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

The start of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup highlights a Saturday of international action that includes UEFA U-21 semifinals and action from the USWNT. Follow all of the action here on SBI. Continue reading »

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SBI’s 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

With just one year left before the start of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil hosts Spain, Italy, Mexico and other championship clubs from around the world for the Confederations Cup. We preview all eight teams and lay out the schedules for this two-week tournament. Continue reading »

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Scolari announces Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari released his Brazil squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup, which features Oscar, Hulk, Lucas, and Neymar. Missing out are experienced midfielders Kaka and Ronaldinho, among others. Continue reading »

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