Thanks for joining us for another fantastic day of Confeds action. We wave goodbye to Tahiti and Nigeria, after they were defeated by Uruguay and Spain respectively. Their victories mean they complete the semi-final line-up, with the knockout round starting on Wednesday.
Brazil face Uruguay on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte in a re-match of that famous 1950 FIFA World Cup Final (dubbed Maracanazo by Brazilian fans). Fortaleza is the venue for another final re-match, with Spain facing Italy almost a year after the finale of UEFA EURO 2012.
We'll leave you with one of the images of the day, Luis Suarez exchanging shirts with Tahiti's Teaonui Tehau after La Celeste's 8-0 victory. The Tahitians won no points at the 2013 Confeds, but secured their place in the hearts of many football fans around the world.
OSCAR TABAREZ REACTION
"We rested a few players because if they’d played today it would’ve been trickier for them to recover in time [for the semi-finals]. We took a risk in that regard, but things turned out very well. We’ve now got two more opportunities to give a good impression of our national team and, even though we’re aware of Brazil’s ability, we’ll be aiming for a positive result.”
EDDY ETAETA REACTION
"This kind of game shows the gigantic difference between professional and amateur football – it’s an abyss! The tournament’s over for us, but we leave here having learned a lot of lessons. In spite of the defeats and the emphatic scorelines, we’re going to keep on playing and trying to improve, little by little."
WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
We asked our followers on Twitter (@FIFAcom) a question about the Confeds semi-finals, and here's one of the responses:
VICENTE DEL BOSQUE REACTION
"We were up against very good opponents and, what’s more, the heat was incredible. We knew that Nigeria play a very dynamic and pleasing brand of football, that they wouldn’t dwell on the ball in midfield and they’d try to win the game. Now’s the time to get some rest and then tomorrow we’ll start thinking about Italy."
STEPHEN KESHI REACTION
"If we coolly analyse the game, then 3-0 is a harsh result, but this is football and these things happen. I think that we suffered from nerves in front of goal. The good thing is that we created chances, even if we couldn’t take them. That’s something we need to work on and I hope we see an improvement soon."
POST-MATCH STAT ATTACK
- Spain today secured their 28th competitive match unbeaten, setting a new world record by topping France's previous unbeaten streak
- All teams qualified for semi-finals are reigning or former FIFA World Cup champions
- Spain have now scored in their last 15 matches
- Hernandez's quadruple is the fourth in the history of the Confeds
- Fernando Torres has now scored eight Confeds goals, one shy of Ronaldinho and Cuauhtemoc Blanco's record of nine
- Torres scored having been on the pitch for one minute and 41 seconds
- Uruguay's 8-0 win equals their biggest ever at a FIFA tournament (1950 FIFA World Cup v Bolivia)
Good match, we are in semifinals! Italy is the next opponent!! Let's go for it! #VamosSefutbol— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@Cesc Fàbregas Soler) 23/06/2013 23:48
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We'll have video highlights soon, as well as the very latest reaction from the coaches and players as the semi-final line-up is confirmed. Group B saw Spain and Uruguay finish first and second - with Nigeria third and Tahiti bottom.
It's a fantastic brace for Jordi Alba and Spain top the group with a comprehensive victory. They will now face Italy in the semi-final in a re-match of the UEFA EURO 2012 final.
Fernando Torres closed in on the tournament's record goalscorers with his eighth Confeds goal.
Another goal for the Liverpool forward who scores his third goal of the tournament with a good finish. However, his celebrations are understandably muted.
Jordi Alba grabs his second of the game after breaking the offside trap, he was found in space behind the Nigeria backline, rounded Enyeama and calmly slotted home.