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July 3, 2013

Brazil wins the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

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Photo: David Villa of Spain shoots the post during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Ronald Martinez.

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Photo: Iker Casillas of Spain looks on during the penalty shoot-out during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Spain and Italy at Castelao on June 27, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Clive Mason.

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Photo: Fans during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Japan and Mexico at Estadio Mineirao on June 22, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Laurence Griffiths.

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Photo: Brazil v Japan: Group A - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. Eiji Kawashima of Japan looks on as the ball enters the goal at National Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Clive Rose.

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Photo: Fans of Brazil during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 19, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Clive Rose.

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Photo: Marcelo of Brazil competes with Gerardo Torrado of Mexico during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 19, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images.

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Photo: Dani Alves of Brazil and Andres Guardado of Mexico fight for the ball during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 19, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Miguel Tovar.

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Photo: Dani Alves of Brazil kicks the matchball during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador) on June 22, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Clive Mason.

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Photo: Thiago Silva of Brazil heads to the goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil on June 22, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Robert Cianflone.

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Photo: adidas marketing display during the final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 between Brazil and Spain at Maracana Stadium on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Ricardo Ramos/LatinContent/Getty Images).

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Photo: adidas marketing display during the final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 between Brazil and Spain at Maracana Stadium on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Ricardo Ramos/LatinContent/Getty Images).

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Photo: Fernando Torres of Spain and David Luiz of Brazil in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo © 2013 Getty Images/Getty Images for Sony.)

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Photo: Dani Alves of Brazil controls the ball during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador) on June 22, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Clive Rose.

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Photo: Fred of Brazil holds the adidas Silver Boot during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo © 2013 Getty Images / Laurence Griffiths.

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup, and was held in Brazil from 15 June to 30 June 2013 as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Host nation Brazil successfully defended their title.

Eight national teams (Brazil, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, Japan, Nigeria and Tahiti) played in six different cities during the biggest test before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Brazil won the Cup defeating FIFA World Cup holders Spain 3-0 in the final match.

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