By defeating Spain with an outstanding match and having scored three goals to the best soccer team in recent years, Brazil regained the favorite label for the World Cup that the country currently organizes, although the protests in the streets and near stadiums planted doubts to the organization.
Indeed, the Confederations Cup, that the FIFA recommends the host country to organize before the World Cup, is the main test and although that in soccer and stadiums matter, Brazil approved, the protests of thousands of Brazilians in the streets, and near the stadiums of major Brazilian cities, claiming too much investment in social projects such as the approximately $ 15,000 million destined to prepare the country for the World Cup 2014, raised the alarms, and there is a year to implement corrections.
Returning to the soccer, Brazil made a perfect job. It won the group stage, the semifinals and the finals in an ascending campaign, defeating traditional rivals and former champions of the world such as Italy and Uruguay, and butchered the favorite one, Spain, yesterday with two goals from Fred and one from Neymar, who was declared the best player of the tournament, which brought together the champions of each confederation and the last world champion.
In the consolation match, Italy beat Uruguay for third place in the tournament, by defining the match over penalties 3-2 after a tie 2-2 in regulation and overtime.