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UNTIL TOMORROW...
Thanks for joining us for day 14 of the Confeds here in Brazil. Join us tomorrow when we'll be building up to the match for third place and the Final on Sunday. The Maracana awaits Spain and the hosts for what should be a thrilling finale to the Confeds carnival.

 Marcelo, Oscar, Fred and Neymar during a Brazil training session

MEDIA BRIEFING REACTION
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter described the Confeds as the "highest quality" on-the-pitch compared to previous tournaments.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter speaks during a press conference

NEYMAR
We will be playing for our families, our friends, but above all for the Brazilian nation. We are ready for what will be an historic match.

Brazil's forward Neymar gestures during a press conference

REFEREE NEWS
Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will take charge of Sunday's Final.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers signals

BRAZILIAN SPORTS MINISTER ALDO REBELO
I believe that Brazil has done its utmost effort in order to organise the Confederations Cup, meeting all the expectations of the country and of the world.

 Brazilian minister of sport, Aldo Rebelo talks with the media

CBF PRESIDENT JOSE MARIA MARIN
We have worked with great effort in the last few months to be able to deliver not only a dress rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup, but an event of an international standard which shows our skills to perform something better and even more special in the year of 2014.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 16:  (center) President of COL Jose Maria Marin and Secretary of Brazil

FIFA PRESIDENT JOSEPH S. BLATTER
It is the first time that FIFA has started with the biological passport for anti-doping controls for blood and urine. All controls have been carried out out of competition, with all players absolutely negative. The Goal-Line Technology: it worked well. Referees were happy and all were perfectly in place.

 FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter gives a thumbs up

FIFA PRESIDENT JOSEPH S. BLATTER
When we look on the pitch I have to say this is the best Confederations Cup in quality that we have ever organised. Football has played a positive part here. When we say football connects people, it has connected people in the stadia. It was a good competition and we are happy to be back next year here in the FIFA World Cup.

 FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter addresses the organisingcommittee members along with deputy chairman, Jacques Anouma

FIFA PRESIDENT JOSEPH S. BLATTER
As the President of FIFA I have to say that from the organisational point of view I am particularly happy with what has happened here. We have received only compliments from the eight delegations that have been participating in this competition.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter

MEDIA BRIEFING LIVE STREAMING
We'll soon be streaming a LIVE media briefing following a meeting of the Local Organising Committee, due to get underway at 15.00 local (20.00 CET).

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter greets Aldo Rebelo, Brazilian sports minister during the FIFA organising committee meeting

360 PANORAMIC PHOTO
We have a fantastic new feature on FIFA.com: the 360 panoramic photo. Our team of highly skilled photographers bring you an incredible view from inside the Estadio Mineirao.

General view of the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

THE MORNING AFTER: DEL BOSQUE
The Spain coach said fatigue would be no excuse for failure in the FIFA Confederations Cup final against Brazil after his side edged a gruelling semi-final with Italy on penalties in Fortaleza.

Vicente del Bosque the Spain Head Coach speaks to his players at half-time

CESARE PRANDELLI REACTION
Cesare Prandelli says his side would benefit from the kind of continuity that Spain have enjoyed in recent years, though the Italy coach believes Gli Azzurri have the 'quality to battle it out with the best' following their hard-fought Brazil 2013 semi-final.

Head coach Cesare Prandelli attends a press conference

The importance of volunteers

Volunteering was the main theme of the FIFA Confederations Cup daily media briefing on Thursday 27 June, at the Estadio do Maracana.

The importance of volunteers

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
We just asked our Twitter followers who they thought the best player was at this FIFA Confederations Cup so far. Here's just one of our many replies!

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