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(CBC)   On the final day of Confederations Cup, can Uruguay finish the Cinderella story with a medal? Can Brazil make it three in a row or will powerhouse Spain capture their first? Italy/Uruguay @ 12 ET (ESPN2 and CBC), then Brazil/Spain @6 ET (ESPN & CBC)   (cbc.ca) divider line 253
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2013-06-30 06:52:38 PM

TheManofPA: Barring something crazy, this will end Spain's downright amazing 29-game unbeaten streak


Funny enough, they brought that same streak into the last Confederations cup. We all know what happened next.
 
2013-06-30 06:52:43 PM
Let's be clear: if security doesn't hold outside and those protestors are inclined to go into the stadium, they are making a beeline for the pitch for sure.

Don't know how exactly I want that to turn out. It's a good game (if chippy), but you have to understand why they're angry.
 
2013-06-30 06:53:18 PM

SmackLT: Gosling: Meanwhile, tear gas from protests outside drifting into the stadium. Best that halftime comes now.

Seriously?


That's out of Bob Ley's mouth as they closed out the half.
 
2013-06-30 06:53:50 PM

yookaloco: ESPN.com reporting Neymar has been elected president of Brazil in an inpromptu election.


Heh, and Barca fans are rubbing their hands at the prospect of Neymar AND Messi picking teams apart.

MBK: Spain has played 2 really bad games back to back.  Makes me wonder if teams are catching up with them or if their style is getting old or both.


Ian mentioned about Spain not using a "false 9" in their formation.  Maybe a good time to start using it again.
 
2013-06-30 06:55:00 PM

MBK: Spain has played 2 really bad games back to back.  Makes me wonder if teams are catching up with them or if their style is getting old or both.


I think it's more Brazil countering it effectively and Spain not dealing with it well. Good passing can wear out a team trying to press hard, but Spain has not been passing as well as they should.
 
2013-06-30 06:56:07 PM

Gosling: SmackLT: Gosling: Meanwhile, tear gas from protests outside drifting into the stadium. Best that halftime comes now.

Seriously?

That's out of Bob Ley's mouth as they closed out the half.


Not even the first time this tournament. Albeit, just trace amounts. But yeah.
 
2013-06-30 06:56:08 PM

MBK: Spain has played 2 really bad games back to back.  Makes me wonder if teams are catching up with them or if their style is getting old or both.


People have found out the system. The problem is that Spain has great footballers in defence and not great defenders. The defenders get found out by teams who have the skill to go at them.

In attack Spain do not look to make that killer ball so if you stand off them a bit, keep your shape, press a bit they will pass the ball between defenders all night. See Barca vs Chelsea in the CL final or here.
 
2013-06-30 06:58:44 PM
Reports saying it's about 5,000 people that got to the stadium shortly before kickoff. Rocks got met with tear gas.
 
2013-06-30 06:58:45 PM

Norfolking Chance: In attack Spain do not look to make that killer ball so if you stand off them a bit, keep your shape, press a bit they will pass the ball between defenders all night. See Barca vs Chelsea in the CL final or here.


Yeah, there's a lot of footage to see on Spain if you look at Barca games, seeing 7 of them play for that team. So if you follow what other teams did to beat Barca, they can do the same to pick apart Spain
 
2013-06-30 07:02:39 PM

Dinobot: Yeah, there's a lot of footage to see on Spain if you look at Barca games, seeing 7 of them play for that team. So if you follow what other teams did to beat Barca, they can do the same to pick apart Spain


That is the peril of taking so much of your national team from one club. A whole lot more gametape to look at to see what works against you.
 
2013-06-30 07:05:29 PM

Gosling: Dinobot: Yeah, there's a lot of footage to see on Spain if you look at Barca games, seeing 7 of them play for that team. So if you follow what other teams did to beat Barca, they can do the same to pick apart Spain

That is the peril of taking so much of your national team from one club. A whole lot more gametape to look at to see what works against you.


Plus Barca have had their bacon pulled out of the fire by Messi's sheer brilliance more than most people will admit. Without a Messi the tikka-takka system just means you have possesion and no goals.
 
2013-06-30 07:05:59 PM
Fred only scores 90 seconds into a half!
 
2013-06-30 07:06:04 PM
WHAT NICE FOOTBALL. Brasil kiling it.
 
2013-06-30 07:06:11 PM
BRAZIL
FRED

GAME FARKING OVER!
 
2013-06-30 07:06:20 PM
FRED!!! #2
 
2013-06-30 07:06:32 PM
check and mate
 
2013-06-30 07:06:45 PM
That looked so easy.
 
2013-06-30 07:06:53 PM
YABBA DABBA DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-06-30 07:06:55 PM

TheManofPA: Fred only scores 90 seconds into a half!


Both of them, too.
 
2013-06-30 07:07:01 PM
Jesus Christ, nothing more you can ask from Fred there. I feel like the defender should've stopped it, but WOW what a nice goal.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-30 07:07:12 PM
There are a lot of pretty Brazilian girls.

Unf.  I need to go to the World Cup next year...
 
2013-06-30 07:10:12 PM
Tonight, the protestors will be played by the Spanish national team. Brazil will be playing the role of truncheon-wielding law enforcement officers with tear gas cannons on mounted on paramilitary vehicles.
 
2013-06-30 07:10:28 PM

MBK: There are a lot of pretty Brazilian girls.

Unf.  I need to go to the World Cup next year...


I'm going. I'll post pictures.
 
2013-06-30 07:11:39 PM

ADubs86: MBK: There are a lot of pretty Brazilian girls.

Unf.  I need to go to the World Cup next year...

I'm going. I'll post pictures


HELL YES!
 
2013-06-30 07:11:55 PM
repeat of liverpool milan?
 
2013-06-30 07:12:02 PM
penalty!
 
2013-06-30 07:12:32 PM
PENALTY!
 
2013-06-30 07:12:47 PM
I'd give that a 5.6 from the Spainish player
 
2013-06-30 07:13:04 PM
oh my goodness, spain, what is wrong with you
 
2013-06-30 07:13:08 PM
Holy crap, he missed it
 
2013-06-30 07:13:16 PM
and it goes outside!
 
2013-06-30 07:13:17 PM
It'll be at least 3-1.
 
2013-06-30 07:13:18 PM
HE MISSED!!!!!! LULZ!!!!
 
2013-06-30 07:13:24 PM
Missed that by a mile...wow~!
 
2013-06-30 07:13:26 PM
FAIL

If you've got a fail pic, break it out.
 
2013-06-30 07:13:37 PM
PENAL PENAL PENAL

MISSED!
 
2013-06-30 07:13:38 PM
Tonight Spain has been replaced by a high school soccer team. Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2013-06-30 07:13:41 PM
Can't even get a penalty on-target, it's just not your day.
 
2013-06-30 07:13:57 PM
Oops.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-30 07:14:07 PM
Spain should HAVE 2 goals.  But brilliant defense and poor PK/good goalie kills them.
 
2013-06-30 07:15:56 PM
And Ramos drops the cup again.

/not really
 
2013-06-30 07:17:16 PM

VTGremlin: Tonight Spain has been replaced by a high school soccer team. Let's see if anyone notices.


That's exactly what it looks like; they look awfully tired as well.
 
2013-06-30 07:17:29 PM

RminusQ: oh my goodness, spain, what is wrong with you


Tonight Spain have been swapped with England. Will any one notice
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-30 07:18:41 PM
Everytime I feel bad for Spain, I remember that they HAVE DOMINATED SOCCER FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS.  And won everything.

F*ck em!
 
2013-06-30 07:19:34 PM

Gosling: One thing you can say, nobody's saving anything for some other game later on.


i1.ytimg.com

Last game of the year, can't hold anything back!
 
2013-06-30 07:19:59 PM
Spain just can't overcome Brazil's energetic pressing. Yellow jerseys every time someone is on the ball.
 
2013-06-30 07:20:56 PM
We've secretly replaced Spain with 2007-2008 Derby County FC. Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2013-06-30 07:22:13 PM

ADubs86: We've secretly replaced Spain with 2007-2008 Derby County FC. Let's see if anyone notices.


LOL
 
2013-06-30 07:22:29 PM
I love Ian Snarke.
 
2013-06-30 07:26:25 PM
AAaaaannnnndddd your outa heerrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
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