Brazil`s media hailed the country`s return to football`s elite after their 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.
Spain looked forward to a chance for World Cup revenge Monday after Brazil hammered the world champions 3-0 in a humiliating Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium.
Brazil star Neymar won the accolade of best player at the Confederations Cup after his starring role in a competition which culminated in a 3-0 stroll over Spain.
Two goals from Fred and a stunning Neymar finish saw Brazil claim their third straight Confederations Cup title in emphatic fashion, as they brushed Spain aside 3-0 in the final on Sunday.
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque reflected on his side’s 3-0 defeat in the Confederations Cup final to Brazil by claiming that the hosts had luck on their side for two of their goals.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari celebrated his team’s Confederations Cup final victory over Spain, but maintained that much more difficult challenges lie ahead if they are to repeat the feat during the World Cup next summer.
Spain go into Sunday`s Confederations Cup final against Brazil unbeaten in 29 competitive games stretching back to the 2010 World Cup.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has already declared this year`s Confederations Cup, hors d`oeuvre for the World Cup in 12 months time, the best ever.
Brazil defender Thiago Silva has saluted Spain`s strength in depth ahead of Sunday`s Confederations Cup final.
Brazilian star Neymar vowed on Friday to help fire Brazil to a third straight Confederations Cup title at the expense of world champions Spain.
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