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June 30, 2013

5 reasons to watch the Confederations Cup final

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Brazil playing at home

Brazil invented "O Joga Bonito (The Beautiful Game)." Ever since Brazil was awarded the right to host the 2014 World Cup six years ago, there has been a huge amount of pressure on the team. And the Confederations Cup final will serve as a big test to see if the young team is ready to unseat Spain.

Preparing for the World Cup

The Confederations Cup is designed to test six of the 12 stadiums to be used for next year's tournament along with airports and transportation systems. Sunday's final can be used as an introduction to the big event, the 32-nation spectacle next year.

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