THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

14 June ~ This Saturday sees the opening match of the Confederations Cup with hosts Brazil facing Japan. While Brazil have won the tournament a record three times (1997, 2005 and 2009), they fell just short in 1999 losing a sensational 4-3 final to hosts Mexico in front of 110,000 fans at Estadio Azteca. Despite a few star players missing for the Brazilians, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, it was still a shock when Mexico won their first Confederations Cup.

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