Mexico - Hernandez - 66' Japan 1-2 Mexico, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

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14 Hernandez Japan 1-2 Mexico, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

He scored two but could’ve had a hat trick.

Chiciarito missed a penalty late in the game. Whilst the initial spot kick was well-saved by Ochoa, Hernandez absolutely skies the rebound just couple of yards from goal.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x115ym6_chicharito-falla-penalty_sport#from=embediframe

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20 Abate (02 Maggio, 30') Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Abate was forced off on the half-hour mark through injury. His cries of pain and his inability to move his arm suggest a dislocated shoulder.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqKMejV6IHY

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Brazil - Fred - 88' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Buffon can only deflect Marcelo’s shot into the path of Fred, who is onside to tap in his second of the game.

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Brazil - Fred - 66' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

After seeing Balotelli show great strength to assist Italy’s equalising goal, Fred obviously wanted to get in on the limelight. He shows brilliant power to hold off the Italian defence and place a shot into the roof of the net.

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Brazil - Neymar - 55' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Neymar strikes for his third goal in three games. This time, it’s a powerful free kick, hit so low and hard that Gianluigi Buffon never sees it coming.

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Italy - Giacherrini - 51' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Sheer class and strength from Balotelli, who flicks the ball onto Giacherrini. The midfielder then strikes it perfectly into the far corner of the goal, across the face of the goalkeeper.

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Brazil - Dante - 45' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Dante manages to scrap home a goal on the rebound. A special moment for him, as he comes from Salvador, the town in which the match was held.

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Meaning they top Group A. Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

Brazil and Italy were already through to the semi-final, but this game was important nonetheless.

The winner of this match doesn’t have to face tournament favourites Spain in their first knockout match, thus making a path to the final much easier*.

The result of this match means the two semi finals will be:
– Spain v Italy
– Brazil v probably Uruguay. Only a literal miracle in Nigeria and Tahiti’s remaining games will prevent Uruguay from finishing group B as runners up.

Here’s the final results of Group A.

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Italy - Chiellini - 71' Italy 2-4 Brazil, 22nd June 2013 by Confederations Cup 2013

A controversial goal that set tempers flaring in the Brazil camp. As the ball is delivered, the referee blows his whistle and indicates a penalty to Italy after Mario Balotelli is pulled to the ground.

However, the players didn’t hear/ignored the referee, and scored. The referee then changed his mind and allowed the goal.

This angered the Brazil players, who will (rightfully) argue that the laws of the game state that one plays to the whistle. As soon as the ref blows his whistle, play is stopped, regardless of whether the decision to do so is correct.

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