Gianluigi Buffon saved three Uruguay penalties in Italy's second FIFA Confederations Cup penalty shootout in a matter of days to earn Cesare Prandelli's men third place.
A goal four minutes from time from Paulinho booked Brazil’s place in their third FIFA Confederations Cup final as they defeated Uruguay 2-1 in front of a passionate crowd at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
Diego Forlan marked his 100th appearance for Uruguay with a memorable goal in a 2-1 win over Nigeria, putting his side in a strong position to qualify from FIFA Confederations Cup Group B.
Reigning world champions Spain take on inaugural FIFA World Cup™ winners Uruguay, while four-time world champions Italy battle Mexico as FIFA.com previews the second day of FIFA Confederations Cup action.
Real Madrid put one foot in the semi-finals after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain gave them a 3-0 win at home to Galatasaray.
FIFA.com reviews a massive night of international action highlighted by headline-grabbing wins for England and Germany in glamour match-ups, while Argentina and Spain were amongst others that impressed.