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Thanks for joining us today for the second matchday of the 2013 Confeds. It's the end of another fantastic day of action from here in Brazil. If you're not heading to bed where you are then carry on the conversation on Twitter by tweeting us @fifacom and using the hashtag #confeds.

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We look forward to seeing you back here for tomorrow's matchday, when Tahiti begin their Confeds campaign against Nigeria.

We'll leave you with another stunning image of the iconic Maracana, which made its competitive return today for Mexico against Italy.

General View during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Mexico and Italy at the Maracana Stadium


"It could have been catastrophic for us, but we improved... and our professional image [was] rescued."

Uruguay's national football team coach, Oscar Washington Tabarez, offers a press conference


"When you see Pirlo in action it’s hard not to sit back and enjoy it. I know how that feels because I’ve been watching him for years."

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli, Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo present the new team shirt


"We knew [Suarez and Cavani] could hurt us, but we completely nullified them"

Vicente Del Bosque head coach of Spain looks on

Take a look at some of the best images from Spain 2-1 Uruguay. We'll have video highlights for you very soon.

Spain 2-1 Uruguay (FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013)


"It's very difficult to generate any kind of danger when you don't touch the ball. Spain is the best side in the world. They are a candidate to win the World Cup."

 Luis Suarez of Uruguay evades Sergio Ramos of Spain



- Luis Suarez ended Spain's run of five matches without conceding in major international tournaments
- Spain have now won seven matches in a row in FIFA tournaments
- It is Vicente Del Bosque's 61st win in 72 matches as the Spanish national team coach (85% win rate)

Roberto Soldado of Spain (C) celebrates

The final whistle sounds.
(2 - 1) L.SUAREZ (Uruguay) scores direct from a free-kick!
MATA (in) comes off the bench to replace PEDRO (out) (Spain)
J.MARTINEZ (in) comes off the bench to replace XAVI (out) (Spain)
ARBELOA (Spain) is booked by the referee.
D.FORLAN (in) comes off the bench to replace D.PEREZ (out) (Uruguay)
S.CAZORLA (in) comes off the bench to replace FABREGAS (out) (Spain)
M.LODEIRO (in) comes off the bench to replace W.GARGANO (out) (Uruguay)
The second half kicks off.
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  • FC Bayern Munich's players (L to R) Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, defender Diego Contento, French midfielder Franck Ribery, Austrian midfielder David Alaba and Brazilian defender Dante attend a training session
  • Bayern Munich's French midfielder, Franck Ribery (L) and his teammate goalkeeper Manuel Neuer give a press conference
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  • Spain players line up for a team photo prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain

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