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Brazil vs Spain takes place in the Confederations Cup 2013 Final on Sunday in what will be the perfect showcase for the tournament for football fans around the world. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below). A preview of the Confederations Cup 2013 Final is laid out below.
In head to head matches Brazil are on top after eight matches against Spain, with Brazil winning four, drawing two, and Spain managing on two wins from the eight games.
However, Spain have been the dominant force in world football over the past decade and they are now unbeaten in their last two encounters against Brazil. However, the Spain have only beaten Brazil once in competitive matches – all the way back in the 1934 World Cup.
In the 1950 World Cup Brazil destroyed Spain 6-1 in the final round.
Brazil come into this final in fine goal scoring form. They have scored at least twice in each of their last eight matches now, so fans can expect goals. Over those eight games Brazil have scored an impressive 22 goals.
This match is very unlikely to end in a goalless draw like Spain's semi-final against Italy, as Brazil have scored in 12 consecutive Confederations Cup games, and have won their last 11 matches in the tournament.
If Brazil can win today they would become the first team to win three consecutive Confederations Cup tournaments. At the moment both Brazil and France won two consecutive tournaments, but Brazil will try and better that today.
If things do go to penalties, Spain may be more confident. Spain managed to score every single penalty they had in the shootout with Italy a few days ago, and their penalties were a showcase of how a shootout can be conducted and won. Spain have won their last three penalty shoot-outs, scoring 15 of 17 spot-kicks.
However, in Brazil's last penalty shootout they failed to even score one. They lost 2-0 in a penalty shootout to Paraguay in the Copa America 2011, missing all four penalty kicks they took.
Spain also had scored in 15 consecutive matches before their semi-final goalless draw with Italy. So it would be a big surprise if they were to go goalless for a second match in a row. Expect goals from the European giants tonight.
Spain are also unbeaten in 29 competitive matches coming into this game – winning 24 and drawing five of their last 29 games.
They are unbeaten in 26 games in all competitions, with their last loss coming against England in 2011.
The game kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.