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Thanks for joining us for the penultimate day of the Confeds. Join us tomorrow for the fantastic finale to this year's competition from Brazil, as the hosts look to overcome FIFA World Cup holders Spain, while Italy face off against Uruguay in the match for third place.

We'll leave you with an image of the Maracana, the venue for tomorrow's showdown between Vicente Del Bosque's men and Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

An aerial view of the Maracana Stadium

In terms of titles, [Brazil] are the ‘fathers’ of football and we’re still getting started, but the game will still begin 0-0.

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque arrives at a press conference

Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of tomorrow's match for third place.

Claudio Marchisio of Italy looks on

Here's what our Club members have been saying ahead of tomorrow's Final.


Judging by the way Spain played Italy, I say it won't be so close.It should be an easy game for Brazil, at least easier than the challenge Brazil got from Uruguay... I say 3-1 Brazil...

29/06/2013 21:02

Unless Spain would play an abnormal bad game they'll surely win this match. They're far better than Brazil!

29/06/2013 19:14

Brazil will win this game, but based on their last game against Uruguay, it'll be a close one with late scoring.

29/06/2013 17:58

Suarez: Every time we pull on the Celeste shirt we want to win and claiming third place would really mean a lot to us.

 Fernando Muslera, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez of Uruguay look dejected

I don’t know what it’s going to be like. I don’t know if I’m going to cry. I do know it’s going to be emotional, though.

Neymar of Brazil celebrates

The last time Brazil met Spain was in a 1999 friendly match in Vigo, Spain.

Fernando Morientes of Spain is challenged by Asuncao of Brazil

 - Total attendance: 687,746 / Average attendance: 49,125
 - Goals: 61 / Ave goals per game: 4.36
 - Penalties: 8 (4 scored / 4 missed)
Goals first half v second half: 25 v 36
Goals in first ten mins: 7 (11.48 per cent)
Goals in final ten mins: 11 (18.03 per cent)

Paulinho: My qualities

Many people outside Brazil were unfamiliar with Corinthians midfielder Paulinho before the FIFA Confederations Cup. But thanks to his versatile performances for A Seleção, his name is now just like his presence on the pitch: everywhere.

Paulinho: My qualities

The six players on the shortlist for the adidas Golden Ball have been announced.

Detail of the 'adidas Golden Ball Award Trophy'

Welcome to the penultimate day of the Confeds. The carnival comes to a conclusion tomorrow afternoon as the hosts face Spain in a mouthwatering finale.

We've got the latest news, photos and videos from Brazil as we build-up to tomorrow's match for third place in Salvador and the Final at the iconic Maracana.

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas stretches for the ball just to see it cross the line during the penalty shoot-out against Italy during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 semifinal football match, at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, on June 27, 2

Welcome to the penultimate day of the FIFA Confederations Cup here in Brazil. We’ll be looking ahead to tomorrow’s Final and match for third place and keeping you up to date with the very latest from those squads still left in the tournament.

You can get involved as well, just tweet us @fifacom using the hashtag #confeds, or Have Your Say by clicking ‘Add Your Comment’ in any article. We'll be posting up some of the best tweets from our Twitter followers as well as comments from our Club users. If you're not a Club member yet - you can sign up here.

  • 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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