Most people predicted that Brazil would win first place at the Confederations Cup after favorites Spain lost to the US in the semi-final. However, I don’t think that anyone expected the win to come in such a thrilling way. Maybe the Brazilians felt like paying tribute to Michael Jackson or maybe they just didn’t realize [...]

In what was Brazil’s worst game in the tournament, South Africa failed to capitalize on numerous chances often denied by goalkeeper Cesar and eventually lost to an unimpressive Brazil on an 88th minute goal. Alves who entered the game in the 82nd minute scored the winning goal from a free kick 21 meters away from [...]

It had to happen some time but, honestly, I didn’t think it was going to happen against the USA team. Spain finally lost a game after winning 15 in a row and going 35 games undefeated. It was the Americans’ grid and determination that ended the Spaniards’ winning streak and not necessarily their exemplary skill. [...]

Yesterday was a sad day for Italian soccer fans but a great day for Brazilian and American ones. After Brazil’s victory over World Cup holders Italy and a surprise win for the USA over Egypt, the two teams from the American continent advanced to the next round of the Confederations cup while Italy and Egypt [...]

Spain achieved a world record 15-game winning streak when it defeated South Africa at the Confederations Cup finishing at the top of Group A in the competition. With this win, Spain now has 1 game more than Brazil the previous record holder for most wins in a row. Moreover, Spain is undefeated in 35 consecutive [...]

While the most expensive signing in soccer history, i.e., Cristiano Ronaldo, was partying it up with Paris Hilton in Las Vegas, the second most expensive and probably most talented soccer player active today Kaka was leading his country to victory over Egypt at the Confederations Cup. (In my opinion, Kaka and Barcelona’s Messi are the [...]

Defending European champions Spain had no problem crashing New Zealand in the 2009 Confederations Cup opener currently taking place in South Africa in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. Liverpool striker and Spanish international Fernando Torres scored 3 goals in the span of 11 minutes (in the first 17 minutes of the game nonetheless) to [...]