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Neymar, the best player at the Confederations Cup

by Football Pub on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Brazil won for the fourth time in history the Confederations Cup (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013), after defeating on the Marcana the national football team of Spain with an emphatic 3-0, following goals scored by Fred in minutes 2 and 47, respectively Neymar before the end of the first half, in the 44th minute.

The new player of Barcelona was chosen the best player of the competition and won the “Golden Ball” of the tournament, with 43% of votes. “The Silver Ball” was won by his future colleague at Camp Nou, Andres Iniesta, who won with 27% of votes, while Paulinho took the third position on the podium, with 16% of votes.

Fernando Torres scored 5 goals and an assist in four games, and was awarded with the “Golden Boot”, followed by Fred (5 goals, 1 assist, 5 games) and Neymar (4 goals, 2 assists).

After yesterday’s game ended the series of 29 official matches without defeat for Spain.

Julio Cesar, Brazil goalkeeper, was named the best goalkeeper of the competition.

Brazil is the first team to defeat Spain in a competitive match since the Iberians were designated in 2010 world champions, in South Africa. The last national team that managed this performance was Switzerland, in the group stage of the World Cup 2010.

So Scolari’s boys ended a series of 29 official matches without defeat for Spain, the absolute record in the history of the national football teams of the world.

However, the South-Americans should not have too many reasons to be happy, considering that everytime a team won the Confederations Cup has failed to win the world title next year.

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