RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun. 30, 2013 (AMP) — Brazil 2013 : Brazil claimed a fourth FIFA Confederations Cup crown with a 3-0 win against Spain (halftime: 2-0) in the final on Sunday night at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Fred scored dual goals
Brazil dominated the first half thanks to goals from Fred ('2) and Neymar ('44). Leading 2-0 at the break, the Brazilians further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Fred in the 47th minute.
Fixtures and Results : Second stage
Brazil at the Confederations Cup
- 3 titles (1997, 2005, 2009)
- 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 1997)
- Statistics: Champions (1997, 2005, 2009) Runners-up (1999) Fourth Place (2001)
Spain at the Confederations Cup
- 2 participations in the qualifications (first in 2009)
- Statistics: Third Place (2009)
- 30 June 2013
- Rio de Janeiro
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