Daniel Fria – The Soccer Guy at Exquisite Sports Talk
Only two teams remain in the FIFA Confederations Cup – Spain and Brazil – the two favorites of tournament. Brazil looks to captivate their fans while Spain fights to keep their team atop the rest of the world. Here’s what to watch for during the Confederations Cup Final Sunday.
Neymar is a beast. What else can I say? Only being 21 years of age, Neymar looks to like he could become the next best Brazilian footballer. When he is on, you better believe that Brazil is on. His talent is unmatched and he seems to get better and better.
Neymar just signed with FC Barcelona – I cannot wait to see what him and Messi will do together.
Despite under-achieving superstar goals set by fans in Chelsea throughout this Cup, Fernando Torres proves that he is still one of the best strikers. Torres is aggressive in finding his shots, leading the entire field with 5 goals. If the ball is in the box, count on Torres to find a way to get it in the back of the net.
The Spanish team has played together for many years now and the majority of the team plays for the top clubs in La Liga, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid. They have won numerous championships, including the EuroCup 2008, 2012, and the World Cup in 2010. This is by far the best team in the World, no doubt about it.
Brazil on the other hand, is a team of individuals. Neymar and company may not be talented enough to take down an amazing Spanish team.
Prediction: Spain 4-3
This will be a high scoring affair. Brazil’s may have a slight advantage with home field, but in the end Spain’s chemistry and veterans will be too much for them to handle. With the likes of Xabi Alonso, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, and Fabregas – Brazil’s young team will not be able to keep up with these vets.
Regardless of who wins, be ready for both Spain and Brazil to carry this momentum into next year’s World Cup.