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UNTIL NEXT YEAR...
Thanks for joining us for the final day of the Confeds. It's been a remarkable festival of football as the host nation continues their preparations to host the FIFA World Cup next year.

For A Seleção, it couldn't have ended better. They lifted the trophy for a record third consecutive time. Neymar claimed the adidas Golden Ball, Julio Cesar grabbed the adidas Golden Glove and the Maracana was filled with a yellow sea of rapturous fans to watch their side celebrate the final win.

Spain will take stock and look to come back stronger, but the FIFA World Cup holders were put under pressure from the first whistle to the last and were never allowed to settle in possession.

The headlines screamed O Rei Neymar last week. Brazil's latest No10 has a huge season ahead of him with Barcelona and if he manages a similar performance in this stadium in just over 12 months' time, he will surely earn his place at the top table of Brazilian greats.

Thanks for being with us throughout the Confeds, we'll leave you with one of the images of the day - Thiago Silva lifting the Confeds trophy in the Maracana. Obrigado e boa noite.

Thiago Silva of Brazil lifts the trophy with his team-mates

LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI REACTION
Nobody expected such an emphatic result, not against the world champions. But let’s not get carried away. This is more than a title because we’ve shown that we’re on the right path and that we can now take a little more confidence with us as we travel down it. I also want to draw attention to the support the team had off the pitch. It’s a message for the whole of Brazil. We have to get along and stick together to make sure things move forward.

Luiz Felipe Scolari head coach of Brazil reacts

VICENTE DEL BOSQUE REACTION
Obviously this defeat hurts, but I think deep down that we’ve had a good Confederations Cup. I’d rather take the positives away with me today. I’ve been with an exceptional group of players who have given their all in what have been a fantastic 28 days together. David Luiz’s goal-line clearance at the end of the first half was the difference between us drawing level and going 2-0 down, though there’s no point in talking about little details. Overall Brazil were the better side.

Vicente Del Bosque head coach of Spain looks on

BRAZIL PLAYERS AND COACHING STAFF WITH THE CONFEDS CUP

 The Brazil players and coaching staff celebrate with the trophy

BRAZIL LIFT THE TROPHY

Neymar of Brazil lifts the trophy with his team-mates

The players pass the trophy around to one another as they take it in turns to kiss and lift it for the rapturous crowd.

Thiago Silva lifts the trophy and the stadium erupts once more - from the moment the national anthem began before the match right up until the Paris Saint-Germain defender lifts the Confeds Cup, A Selecao's fans have been pushing their team on. 

The noise and colour around this historic stadium is something to behold - a remarkable scene.

Led up the stairs by Luiz Felipe Scolari, the Brazilian team head to the podium to collect the trophy.

Spain go up to collect their medals and are appluaded by the Maracana crowd.

Neymar picks up the adidas Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player, as the stadium chant his name.

BRA
  • NEYMAR (BRA)
  • Forward
  • Date of Birth: 5 February 1992
  • Height: 174 cm
  • Shirt number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Current club: Santos FC
  • International Caps: 37
  • International Goals: 23
  • First international: USA - Brazil (10 August 2010)

Julio Cesar goes up to collect the adidas Golden Glove, and he is followed up by Paulinho, who picks up the adidas Bronze Ball, Andres Iniesta picks up the adidas Silver Ball.

It's Fernando Torres who collects the adidas Golden Boot, thanks to his five goals, one assist and is separated from Fred by virtue of having played less minutes.


ESP
  • Fernando TORRES (ESP)
  • Forward
  • Date of Birth: 20 March 1984
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Shirt number: 9
  • Position: Forward
  • Current club: Chelsea FC
  • International Caps: 104
  • International Goals: 36
  • First international: Portugal - Spain (6 September 2003)

Neymar heads up to the podium and is greeted by CBF President Jose Maria Marin. The Brazil No10 is presented with the tournament's bronze boot. He is followed up the stairs by Fred who collects the silver boot.

Iker Casillas goes up to collect the Fair Play trophy, which Spain took home despite Gerard Pique's red card.

The Brazilian players have started the celebrations on the pitch, and are singing and dancing while several members of the squad are playing instruments. The crowd join them in their jubilation. Spain, understandably, look stunned and disappointed as they stand on the pitch waiting for the trophy ceremony to start.

BRAZIL 3-0 SPAIN PHOTO GALLERY

Brazil-Spain (FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final)

BRABRAESPESP
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME
Brazil have won their third consecutive Confeds thanks to a Fred brace and another brilliant Neymar goal. Pique saw red late on after Sergio Ramos had missed a penalty. There are remarkable scenes at the Maracana as A Selecao's players, coaching staff and fans celebrate another remarkable trophy. Brazil's win is Spain's biggest defeat in a competitive match for almost three decades

  • Brazilian goalkeepers Jefferson, Julio Cesar and Diego Cavalieri of Brazil pose with the FIFA Confederations Cup trophy
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  • 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
  • Jose Manuel de la Torre head coach of Mexico in action
  • Julio Cesar of Brazil celebrates with the adidas Golden Glove award

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