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Brazil beats Spain 3-0 to win Confederations Cup

Updated: June 30, 2013, 11:49 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil.

The Selecao rewarded the fans with a comprehensive victory over the best national team of the 21st century, an ego-boosting 3-0 smothering of world champion Spain in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday night.

Nice, yes.

But Brazil is focusing on the really big prize: the World Cup that it hosts next year.

"We know that the tournament that we will be ...

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