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Thanks for joining us for the day of the first semi-final here in Brazil. It was a remarkable finish in Belo Horizonte as Paulinho headed the hosts into yet another Confeds Final. 

Join us tomorrow to see who will join A Selecao in Sunday's finale, as Spain take on Italy in a re-match of the UEFA EURO 2012 final.

With the crowd at the Estadio Mineirao paying tribute to the life and career of Marc-Vivien Foe, we'll leave you with an iconic image from the big screens at the stadium today.

View of the big screen as the tenth anniversary of the death of footballer Marc-Vivien Foe is remembered

We asked our followers on Twitter a question, and here's what one of them said:

I’d say that this is the most exciting game I’ve coached in since the 2002 World Cup. What the players did was amazing, though the real stars of the day were the fans. They helped us overcome our problems and they carried us into the final.

 Luiz Felipe Scolari head coach of Brazil celebrates

I don’t like to talk about ifs and buts, but what I can say is that when we missed that penalty we gave Brazil the shot in the arm they’d been lacking up to that point. You just have to accept results, though, and we accept this defeat. That said, we could have taken the game into extra-time and we even had chances to win it. I’m going away a proud man, though, because I know that if we can play like that, we can give anyone a game.

Oscar Tabarez head coach of Uruguay looks on

Our FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Facebook users have been commenting after the game too, here's what some of them had to say:

Baf Ts'ehlana: Brazil are redeeming themselves

Nathalie Abreu: Brazil won because they are playing really good. Every team comes through depending on how much they want out of a game

Ines Nakouri: Great atmosphere!! Congrats Brasil, hard luck Uruguay

 Cristian Rodriguez of Uruguay competes with Oscar of Brazil


Here's what members of the Club have been saying after the game.



26/06/2013 23:15

I normally root for Brazil... but today Uruguay made Brazil look weak. If Spain gets past Italy,,, I don't see Brazil getting the lucky win.

26/06/2013 23:08

This was the hardest match for Brazil, as I said Brazil and Uruguay is always a hard game for both teams.. Now I want Spain!! It's gonna be much easier for Brazil than this against Uruguay because Brazil plays better against European teams.

26/06/2013 22:58

 - There have now been 20 consecutive games at the Confeds without a draw
 - This year's Confeds has seen 61 goals, the previous record was 56 (in 2005)
 - Brazil extend their record number of consecutive Confeds wins to 11
 - It was the 23rd time Brazil had scored first in the Confeds (21 wins, two draws)
 - Only 50 per cent of the penalties have been scored in this year's Confeds (4/8)

Another incredible Confeds game has finished, and there are plenty of talking points. Julio Cesar's fantastic penalty save, Neymar's two assists and, of course, Paulinho's thumping late header. Stick with us for the very latest reaction as we get it and your video highlights will be on this LIVE blog as soon as we get them.

The final whistle sounds.

Paulinho's dramatic late winner has sent the hosts into Sunday's Final. It was a thrilling game, with boths sides attacking and counter-attacking. The game looked to be heading into extra-time until Brazil's No18 thumped his header past Muslera. Diego Forlan will look back with regret after his penalty was saved by Julio Cesar, but in truth, Brazil dominated the match with the majority of possession and the clearer chances.

DANTE (in) comes off the bench to replace NEYMAR JR (out) (Brazil)
(2 - 1) PAULINHO (Brazil) scores!!
W.GARGANO (in) comes off the bench to replace A.GONZALEZ (out) (Uruguay)
MARCELO (Brazil) is yellow carded.
A.GONZALEZ (Uruguay) is booked by the referee.
HERNANES (in) comes off the bench to replace OSCAR (out) (Brazil)
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  • Landon Donovan of USA celebrates scoring
  • 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

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