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The 2009 Confederations Cup is all wrapped up, with Brazil having won the tournament. There is time for some closing thoughts on the the two-week long World Cup taster, with a look at Spain's run in the tournament, the crime rate and the top three players all ready for a good read through.
Getting Closer...Much Closer
The United States put in a valiant effort against Brazil in their first appearance in a major final. They came up short in the end, but Goal.com's Greg Lalas says the time is coming when the U.S. will no longer revel in moral victories. Respect is nice, but trophies are everything.
Luis Fabiano scored a second half brace to lead Brazil to a comeback 3-2 win over the United States in the Confederations Cup final. Early goals from Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan put the U.S. two goals to the good, but a scintillating second half performance from Brazil took the cup.
A Sprint To Third
The third place match in the Confederations Cup was a thriller with Spain walking out the winners in overtime. After taking a lead in the second half, South Africa passed out two quick goals only to level the match in injury time, but Spain proved too strong in the extra frame.
Fired Up, Ready To Go
It will be a historical night for the U.S. Men's National Team when they take the field against Brazil on Sunday. Goal.com takes a look at how U.S. Soccer has always been intertwined with Brazil and wonders what this latest moment really means for United States soccer.
The Confederations Cup Final is set for Sunday and so to are the U.S. Men's National Team. Coach Bob Bradley spoke of the team's emotional state at the moment, which is surprisingly loose. Also, pick your starting XI for the final match. Who gets the nod if you were in charge?
There was no upset in the Confederations Cup second semifinal. A late free kick from substitute Dani Alves was enough for Brazil to beat hosts South Africa. The Samba Kings will move on to face the USA in the final, and South Africa will battle Spain for third place.
The Barcelona star has been unhappy to see his Spain teammate suffer such a controversial season at the Bernabeu, while also discussing his determination to keep playing.
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