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Absolute destruction. I feel as though Spain's reign of dominance is over, with Bayern and Borussia demolishing spanish club football and Brasil now destroying Spain at international level. Germany for 2014 World Cup :D
Its over. Brazil have to worry about Germany I believe more than Spain. On a side note I love how pedro accussed Neymar of diving lol looks whos talking!!!
Impressed with the result! Couldn't see the actual match though, was on the road and just came back. Brazil has to be considered serious contenders for the WC now.
What a final :))
Crushed. Massacre. Great way to blow them out mate.
But but, they have overrated players, and Neymar wont be able to deal with European defenders. Frigging called it, said he was every bit as talented as he was said to be one could give a damn. I enjoyed watching that spanking
a lot of people saying the end of an era for spain but i do not think so world cup 2014 will decide in 2009 spain lost againt usa in the semi final but they won the world cup in 2010 time will tell
I think they'll be back...a confederations cup final loss won't convince me.
Brazil's biggest strength is clearly their defense, David Luiz was crucial today for them, so was Julio Cesar. And Thiago Silva was also great. Now for the penalty, WHY THE HELL would you make Ramos take that shot??? WHY!? Navas, Xavi, Iniesta, out of all the options, was Del Bosque TRYING to lose this game? The Spanish team isn't as fast and as adaptable as they once were. Brazil's speed and pressure was too much for the Spanish defense. But again, you have to recognize what Luiz and Julio Cesar did in this match. Anyway, this makes the 2014 World Cup very interesting, and I don't even think Brazil is going to win it...
Shout out to all the folk on here who didn't (and probably still don't) rate Neymar :D
I think it was normal for people to not be so sure for Neymar because most of them saw him on youtube and not on the field and he wasn't doing well on the big stage.But people always knew he has plenty of talent and now thay he finally manage to deliver on a pretty good tournament,it's normal in my opinion that people apprecicate his talent and his footballing compétences(not theatrical compétences) a little bit more :) sorry for my english
spain were demolished, but i wouldnt write off a team after one loss in 2 years. brazil looked good and played well. as for neymar, the guy has talent and looked like he coped with european defenders just well. his only downfall will be playing in messi shadow and people labelling him a flop if he doesnt accomplish what messi has. i think he will do great for barca. cant wait for the world cup 2014. germany/brazil final would be perfect.
I still don't rate Brazil too high. I think Germany would smash them. Nice win though, and nice to see someone do well apart from Spain. The World Cup is a whole different ball game compared to this cup.
The facts that people have overlooked!; Brazil had an extra day of rest. Brazil didn't play 120 minutes in previous game. Brazil had advantage of conditions, players experienced in those conditions. Brazil had massive support. Brazil got a lucky start with Fred's 1st goal. Luiz saved Brazil bacon. Julio probably had the best game of his life. Massive contrast between QPR & Brazil. Spain were tired from the start, only Pedro looked eager in the starting XI. Spain were booed all game. Pedro chance could of changed the game. Ramos missed the penatly. Pique won't be getting cocoa for a very long time! Del Bosque said in his semi-final interview, "We're ready to go home". Clearly indicating Spain wasn't physically fit enough for the conditions or the tournament as a whole. Congratulations to Brazil, however to those who think the Spanish are done... Think again, only 2 defeat in 45 competitive games. Everything was against Spain yesterday, that happens rarely as their record proves! Spain missed Xabi Alonso and Cesc. If both were available against Brazil their possession game would of made Brazil weakened. Their false 9 formation is easily their best too, Xabi and Cesc are needed for that to work. Brazil closed down Xavi and Iniesta quite easily, having another 2 great passers of the ball would of unsettled Brazil pace and confidence. Neymar completely opened up Spain's right defensive side, Arbeloa and Pique. Arbeloa has never been a world class right back but Azpilicueta could be, seems like the Alba on the right. Pique was shocking all night, bet he's glad Neymar is his team mate next season! Brazil played really well, especially Luiz and Julio. Spain played poorly, well below their average never mind their best.
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