The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup, is an international association football tournament currently being held in Brazil, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.The eight-team tournament began on 15 June 2013 and will conclude with the final on 30 June 2013. Host nation Brazil are also the defending champions.
According to the president of FIFA Joseph Blatter, the 2013 FIFA Confederations World Cup was the best confederations cup of the history.
The third place match will be contested between Uruguay and Italy. Brazil will play Spain in the championship match; Spain has the opportunity to become the third team (after Argentina and France) to win all three major FIFA tournaments: the World Cup, the Olympic football competition and the Confederations Cup.
The competition is the first national team tournament to employ goal-line technology, which will also be used at the 2014 World Cup.
Host country Brazil
Dates 15–30 June
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Matches played 14
Goals scored 61 (4.36 per match)
Attendance 687,746 (49,125 per match)
Top scorer(s) Fernando Torres (5 goals)
VENUE : RIE DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
DATE : JUNE 30, 2013
TIME : 19:00
REFEREE : BJORN KUIPERS (NED)
World Cup-winning Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said"It's the match everyone wanted to happen,"
The 21-year-old Neymar said. "The entire world wanted it and everybody will be watching it."