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Thanks for joining us for day seven of the FIFA Confederations Cup here in Brazil. We hope you join us again tomorrow for the return of the hosts, as Brazil take on Italy in the battle to top Group A at 16.00 local time. group's other game, played at the same time, Jpan and Mexico will battle it out to avoid the wooden spoon.

We'll leave you with an image from today's Brazilian training session, with Confeds poster-boy Neymar looking to add to his two goals at the tournament so far. Until then, don't forget to follow us on twitter @FIFAcom and LIKE our official Facebook page.

Brazil's forward Neymar takes part in a training session

After discussions with the coach and the technical staff, we decided to invite children from a favela to share a few special moments with our players. Above all, we wanted to show that football is not only a sport, but that there is also a social aspect to our game. That's why we decided to invite children from the favela, so they could discover the true meaning of football. We also invited them to the match in the Maracana, so they could experience this wonderful stadium too.

The Tahiti players greet their fans

"The humidity is something we have to deal with, as it really is difficult. I don't know what performance we can put in against Brazil. The humidity and heat is difficult, so we have to figure out how to deal with it."

Italy's coach Cesare Prandelli listens to questions during a press conference

Nigeria hope to end Spain's run

On Group B's final matchday, African champions Nigeria go head-to-head with world and European champions Spain, hoping to end their run of 14 unbeaten games and qualify for the semi-finals in the process. But a monumental win might not be enough.

Nigeria hope to end Spain's run


 - Diego Lugano ended a barren spell in front of goal that had lasted over 18 months - he last scored in the French Cup for PSG on 8 January 2012
 - Diego Forlan also ended a goal drought, finding the net for La Celeste for the first time since scoring against Venezuela on 2 June 2012
 - Nigeria's defeat meant they lost their unbeaten Confeds record. Denmark are now the only unbeaten side in the tournament's history

Diego Forlan of Uruguay looks on

Our Facebook users have been loving a picture of the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. You can join in with the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 Facebook page. Here's what our users have been saying:

Esteban Tenorio: Awesome and beautiful

Stuard Felix Tait: Looks beautiful.. Looks a bit like cape town stadium that hosted the 2010 world cup

Fox Nino: Beautiful stadium

A general view prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B match between Nigeria and Uruguay at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador)

Spain's 10-0 win over Tahiti saw a number of records yesterday:

 - It was the most emphatic Confeds victory, eclipsing the previous record of six-goal winning margins (Brazil 6-0 Australia in 1997 and Brazil 8-2 Saudi Arabia in 1999)
 - Equalled the record for number of goals in a game (Brazil 8-2 Saudi Arabia in 1999)
- Fernando Torres became first player to score two Confeds hat-tricks, after his treble against New Zealand in 2009
 - Torres is the third player to score four goals in a match (after Marzouk Al Otaibi and Cuauhtemoc Blanco)
 - Tahiti have equalled the record of 16 goals conceded in a single Confeds tournament, set over five matches by Saudi Arabia in 1999

Spain's forwards David Silva, David Villa, Fernando Torres and midfielder Jesus Navas celebrate

Many happy returns to Mexico's Pablo Barrera, who turns 26 today.

  • Pablo BARRERA (MEX)
  • Midfielder
  • Date of Birth: 21 June 1987
  • Height: 172 cm
  • Shirt number: 7
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Current club: CD Cruz Azul
  • International Caps: 55
  • International Goals: 6
  • First international: Mexico - Guatemala (17 October 2007)

The FIFA U-20 World Cup has now kicked off in Turkey - you can follow the action with our LIVE matchcast service.

The official mascot of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 waves to the crowd

Newspapers around the globe have been reacting to the incredible win for Spain yesterday.

AS in Spain had '¡DIEZ GOLES! Record en Maracana' (TEN GOALS! A record in the Maracana) while Mundo Deportivo went with 'Se Hinchan' (SWELLING WITH PRIDE).

Record in Mexico simply went with 10-0! as the headline on their front page, using the image below to illustrate the game.

Mickael Roche of Tahiti shakes hands with David Villa of Spain


KESHI: "I hope we can maintain this standard and just up the concentration levels a bit and be a little more professional. As for Spain, we can’t wait to play them."

TABAREZ: "Since the draw was made we’ve been saying this was our big game. We’ve taken a step towards the semi-finals. We’re not there yet, but we’ve smoothed the path."

Uruguay's coach Oscar Washington Tabarez is pictured before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match against Nigeria



DEL BOSQUE:  "Tahiti set an example in terms of fair play and went forward whenever they had the opportunity."

ETAETA: "What’s happened to us in Brazil has come as a huge surprise because we’ve had tremendous support from the fans despite being heavily beaten. We’ve won the hearts of the people."

Vicente Del Bosque the Head Coach of Spain greets Eddy Etaeta head coach of Tahiti (L)

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  • 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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