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Brazil joins 2014 World Cup favourites' league after Confederations Cup win
Spain's 29-match winning streak came to an end after Brazil defeated them 3-0 in the final match of the Confederations Cup. This was Brazil's fourth Confederations Cup win. Earlier, they had won the championship in 1997, 2005 and 2009.

Sunday's thumping victory against Spain just made them the favourites for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which will be one of the biggest in the World Cup history with a number of strong teams expected to make the cut. Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Argentina, and Holland etc. are some favourites, even before the teams have been decided.

All these teams have star players in their ranks and have a great football history, so they are going to challenge Brazil on their home turf.

Spain had an impressive run until the finals, but against Brazil, they were not at their brilliant best, and thus paved way for Brazil to dominate the game. If you give Brazilians a small inch to step on, they will convert that inch to feet in no time.

What makes Brazil an impressive unit is not only their outstanding players, but also their energy on the field, which just stands out. After Brazilians attacked the Spanish side from all sides with such energy and speed in the first quarter of the game, it was thought that the samba boys energy could come to an end after which the Brazilians would be frustrated with Spain's dominance, but their energy was always better and looked a motivated side to win rather than the Spanish side. There were very few sparks in the game shown from the Spanish side, a very rare match for them when they looked second best.

With the 2014 World Cup expected to be played in similar conditions and atmosphere, the Brazilians, which are accustomed to such type of weather will make it a difficult world cup for their opponents, as that is what Spain was made to realise in Sunday's final, where they also learnt a lesson, as they also need an alternate and an effective strategy when their tika taka does not see the light of the day.

But, talking about World Cup, there is still one more year left. Hence, big teams such as France, Belgium, and Argentina who were not present in the competition must have watched the competition with utter interest, so as to make their strategies according to their opponents.

Spain with this defeat will get back to their drawing board and make few corrections in their game and more importantly have alternate plans when their key player like Iniesta looks out of touch, but, Brazil who thrashed Spain will head into the 2014 World Cup as favourites and rightly so. If any team even thinks of defeating Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, that team needs to play out of their skin and have luck on their side to defeat this Brazilian side, which can only get better with experience.

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