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Thanks for joining us for day four of the FIFA Confederations Cup here in Brazil. We hope you join us again tomorrow for the return of the hosts, as Felipao is set to name an unchanged Brazilian XI against Mexico. In the later game tomorrow, Andrea Pirlo will be looking to win his 101st Italian cap, and he'll be hoping it's as memorable as his 100th appearance.

We'll leave you with an image from today's Brazilian training session, with Confeds poster-boy Neymar looking to add to his sensational opening day strike tomorrow.

Brazil's forward Neymar takes part in a training session

Let's take a look at what members of the club are saying about the Confeds.


I can wait for the next game againts Tahiti! Let's go España! Spain 5-2 Tahiti! lets play!

18/06/2013 21:23

Thank GOD for Luis Suarez. Amen.

18/06/2013 21:16

This could get intersting. If Spain "just" wins by four goals and Nigeria wins that puts them both at 6 points with Nigeria ahead by goal differance going into Sunday head to head.

18/06/2013 19:32


Barcelona have confirmed that Spain's inspirational captain Carles Puyol is to undergo further knee surgery to remove a cyst.

Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol looks on as he gives a press conference


This was yesterday's shot of the day, check out images from the rest of the Confeds so far.

Jonathan Tehau of Tahiti celebrates with his team-mates

We're a day away from Brazil's second game at this year's Confeds. Here are some head to head stats from their previous clashes with Mexico.

 - This will be the fourth Brazil-Mexico encounter in the Confeds, making it the most played fixture in the tournament's history (alongside Brazil-USA)
 - The game will be Brazil's 30th in the Confeds, the most in the tournament
 - Mexico are second behind them, with tomorrow's game their 21st
 - The pair have faced off 37 times, with A Seleção leading by 21 wins to ten
 - The most significant of those ten Mexico wins was the 1999 Confeds Final, which El Tri won in front of 110,000 spectators at the Azteca stadium
-  This game pits together the only two teams at the 2013 Confeds who have already won the tournament
 - The Mexican's last win in the Confeds was on 19 June 2005, eight years to the day tomorrow


Nigeria's first goal at this year's Confeds has now been accredited as an own goal by Nicolas Vallar. It had previously been awarded to Uwa Echiejile.

Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel (R) is challenged by Tahiti's defender Nicolas Vallar

Luiz Felipe Scolari tells the assembled press that he will name an unchanged Brazil side for the game in Fortaleza against Mexico tomorrow.

Luiz Felipe Scolari the Head Coach of Brazil looks on

While you can tweet us @fifacom using the hashtag #confeds, we've also got our brand new 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Facebook page, which you have already been using to get in touch with us about the tournament so far.

Here are some recent posts:

Ejikeme Justus: Tomorrow's matches will definitely be tougher. Previous matches have enabled the teams to adapt and put their houses in order.

Ridwan 'Tobi Jare-Ajao: Kudos to Brazil for hosting the Confederation Cup. Victories for Team Brazil and Team Italy tomorrow will see the duo advance to the semis... Come on Samba Boys!!!

Elaine Ifeoma Emaviwe-Ong: Very happy with the updates on FB especially when the games are screened at 3am here

Like the page, leave a comment and you might end up on here!


Italy-Egypt was the 100th match played in the history of the Confeds. Egypt beat the reigning FIFA World Cup holders 1-0, thereby becoming the first African team to defeat Gli Azzurri

After the first round of games, the average attendance for the tournament so far is 50,610 - putting it only second to the 1999 Confeds in Mexico. There are still 12 more games to go in 2013 though!

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

Tunisia goalkeeper Ali Boumnijel played against Germany in the Confeds at the age of 39 years and two months, making him the oldest player in the history of the tournament


 - Nnamdi Oduamadi is the first African player to score a hat-trick in the Confeds 
 - Jonathan Tehau is the first Tahitian to score in a FIFA tournament
 - Nigeria remain unbeaten in the Confeds, with two wins and two draws
 - Jonathan Tehau is the first player to have scored for both sides in a FIFA tournament and lose. The previous six players to do so all ended up on the winning side
 - Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria is one of eight Confeds games to have produced seven goals. Only Brazil 8-2 Saudi Arabia has produced more

Jonathan Tehau of Tahiti celebrates after scoring

Many happy returns to Japan's Shuasku Nishikawa, who turns 27 today.

  • Shusaku NISHIKAWA (JPN)
  • Goalkeeper
  • Date of Birth: 18 June 1986
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Shirt number: 12
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Current club: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • International Caps: 8
  • International Goals: 0
  • First international: Japan - Hong Kong (8 October 2009)
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