Monday, July 01, 2013

STILL WONDERING HOW BRAZIL SHOCKED SPAIN IN THE CONFEDERATION FINALS? THESE PICTURES AND VIDEO SAYS IT ALL!

Job done: Brazil's players lift the trophy after a sensational performance against the world champions Spain
It is no longer news that Brazil inspired by new sensation Neymar, shocked the whole world by defeating world champion and probably, the best football national team in the world, Spain in the finals of the FIFA Confederation cup which was decided in the newly refurbished Maracana stadium

It was a great game for the host who were criticised by pundits with some saying the Felipe Scholari's team was not the sort of Brazil team  that can compete in next year summer world cup which they will be hosting.

They also made history by being the first team to win the confederation cup three consecutive times after winning in Germany 2005 and South Africa 2009 previously.

So it was celebration galore for a country that had seen protest in the past weeks because of the competition and trust Brazilians, they celebrated right from the stadium even to the street. Check out some of the pictures which depicted moments before, during and after the match. 


One for the future? A Brazil fan holds up a mock World Cup trophy as he watches his side take control in Rio

All smiles: A Brazilian fan watches on as Brazil win the Confederations Cup


Not quite: Colombian singer Shakira was in Rio to watch her boyfriend Gerard Pique in action
                          Pop star, Shakira was on hand to watch her boyfriend Pique play for Spain
Happy? Pop star Shakira watches as her boyfriend Pique's side lose in the cup final


Flying high: Marcelo (left) tries to keep the ball away from Spain's Xavi


And they're off: Fred scored a close-range effort early on in the match


Tormentor: Neymar ran tirelessly at Ramos and the Spain back four in a sensational showing Flare up: Thiago Silva points a finger in the face of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas Letting fly: Neymar rifles a shot into the roof of the net as Iker Casillas scrambles to keep it out
                              Neymar scores a subline&sweet goal against Spain.
Letting fly: Neymar rifles a shot into the roof of the net as Iker Casillas scrambles to keep it out



Fit of pique: Gerard Pique was red-carded for a foul on his new Barcelona team-mate Neymar


Nice to meet you: Gerard Pique was red-carded for a foul on his new team-mate Neymar

Flare up: Thiago Silva points a finger in the face of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas

Almost another: Hulk (right) is charged down by Casillas as the Zenit St Petersburg striker tries a lob

Extraordinary: David Luiz slid to clear Pedro's effort off the line showing incredible athleticism
                                           David Luiz saved a Pedro's goal bound strike.
Friend or foe? David Luiz (right) chases down his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres


Humbled: Andres Iniesta and Torres look reluctant to re-start the game after the third goal of the night
Drink it in: Brazil's players celebrate in front of their own fans after securing the victory

Say cheese: David Luiz poses with the trophy after the ceremony at the Maracana


Star of the show: Neymar lived up to his ever-growing reputation with a stunning show of his talents
Now there is a new kid on the block in Neymar. Can we say the same after the summer world cup next year? Only time will tell

Pictures Courtesy of DAILYMAIL



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