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UNTIL TOMORROW
We'll be back on Tuesday to bring you the latest news from the Brazil, Uruguay and Italy camps, with the three teams holding media conferences. Until then, follow us on twitter on @FIFAcom and our Facebook page!

Brazil's players Fred, Neymar, Marcelo and Oscar jog during a training session

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
Here are some of our Facebook users favourite Group A goals:

Ines Nakouri said: I love Spain, but honestly pirlo's free-kick was the best. It represents the great technies of this talented player and shows his ability of controlling the ball. he's so accurate. Kinda art. 

Michael Di Gangi: balotelli's goal was amazing

Arnav Villa: neymar's venomous volley against japan

Julio Cesar warns Brazil of Uruguay threat

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar believes his team must be fully prepared and focused for a difficult semi-final with Uruguay on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte. 

Julio Cesar warns Brazil of Uruguay threat

SPAIN REST-DAY
Iker Casillas, Javi Martinez, Ignacio Monreal, Raul Albiol, Santi Cazorla and Jesus Navas all enjoy a bit of rest and recuperation the day after their 3-0 win over Nigeria.

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas (C) of Spain enjoys a drink amid his teammates Javi Martinez (L), Ignacio Monrea (2nd L), Santiago Cazorla (3rd R), Jesus Navas (2nd R) and David Villa at the Playa Futuro

BALOTELLI OUT
AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of the FIFA Confederations Cup and will be heading back to Italy. "The examinations carried out in Fortaleza on Mario Balotelli showed a grade-one tear in the quadriceps muscle of the left leg," the Italian Football Federation have said in a statement.

Italy's forward Mario Balotelli

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
We asked our followers on Twitter (@FIFAcom) a question about the best goal at the Confeds so far, and here's what one of them had to say:

Fabregas, Soldado doubtful for semi-finals

Spain are having to plan for their semi-final match against Italy with the possibility of being without midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Roberto Soldado due to muscle injuries. 

Fabregas, Soldado doubtful for semi-finals

GROUP STAGE NUMBERS
 - Total attendance: 574,180 / Average attendance: 47,848
 - Goals: 58 / Average goals: 4.83
 - 
Most goals: Spain (15) / Least goals: Tahiti (1)
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No. of penalties: 7 (4 scored / 3 missed)
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Goals scored by subs: 8 (out of 58, 13.79%)
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Goals in first 10 mins: 7 (12.07%) / Last 10 mins: 10 (17.24%)

STAT ATTACK: YESTERDAY
 - Abel Hernandez's opening goal against Tahiti yesterday (after one minute, 19 seconds), is the second-fastest in Confeds history. The fastest was Hassan Mubarak's strike in 1997 (after 39 seconds, UAE-South Africa)
- Hernandez became the fourth player to score four goals in a Confeds game
- Spain set a record of 28 competitive games undefeated with their victory yesterday, eclipsing France's 27-match run between 1994 and 1999
Fernando Torres (eight goals) is one goal shy of Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Ronaldinho's record Confeds goal haul
Tahiti established a new Confeds record for goals conceded (24) during their time in Brazil
- The four semi-finalists are all former winners of the FIFA World Cup

Abel Hernandez of Uruguay celebrates

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Many happy returns to Brazilian Confeds squad member Jean, who turns 27 today.

BRA
  • JEAN (BRA)
  • Defender
  • Date of Birth: 24 June 1986
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Shirt number: 15
  • Position: Defender
  • Current club: Fluminense
  • International Caps: 5
  • International Goals: 0
  • First international: Argentina - Brazil (21 November 2012)

BAYERN MUNICH
With Luiz Gustavo and Javi Martinez at the Confeds looking forward to working with their new club coach in Germany, Brazilian defender Dante has been tweeting his approval after Pep Guardiola was presented to the media today.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
We asked our followers on Twitter (@FIFAcom) a question about the teams heading home from the Confeds, and here's what one of them had say:

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Newspapers across Spain have been reacting to Group B's finale.

Marca lead with 'Una maquina de ganar' (A winning machine), while AS have 'Semifinal: Con nuevo record' (Semi-final: with a new record) on their front page. ABC go with 'Espana, con paso firme en Brasil' (Spain, steadily in Brazil). Sport lead with 'Cohete Alba' (Rocket Alba) while Mundo Deportivo simply go with 'Nigeria 0-3 La Masia', a reference to the famous Barcelona youth system.

In Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport looks ahead to the semi-finals, saying 'Mazzata Balotelli' (Balotelli blow), with the news that Gli Azzurri's No9 will miss their showdown with Spain.

 Jordi Alba of Spain celebrates with David Silva (21) and Fernando Torres (L)

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
Our FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Facebook users have been speaking about a picture of Luis Suarez exchanging shirts with Teaonui Tehau. Here's what some of them had to say:

Reny Carrillo: Much respect for the Tahiti players! Regardless of those massive beatings...they played through it like real champs. Plus they scored a goal!

Matthew Tavaglione: Tahiti gave good effort, just played too many good countries. Impressive for a 200,000 person island. 

Elisa Alvarez Puertas: Those Tahitian players had the time of their lives! 

Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Teaonui Tehau of Tahiti swamp shirts

TAHITI
We spoke exclusively to members of the Tahiti squad as they prepare to head home having won the hearts of a nation.

Gilbert Meriel of Tahiti acknowledges the fans

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  • Fernando Muslera
  • Thiago Silva and David Luiz of Brazil walk to the pitch prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain
  • Brazilian goalkeepers Jefferson, Julio Cesar and Diego Cavalieri of Brazil pose with the FIFA Confederations Cup trophy
  • Jerome Boateng looks on next to Toni Kroos during a Bayern Muenchen press conference
  • 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
  • Thiago Silva of Brazil lifts the trophy after the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final
  • Spain players line up for a team photo prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain
  • Goalkeeper Iker Casillas (L) of Spain flanked by his teammate Victor Valdes during a training session, ahead of their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

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