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Brazil Vs Mexico: Confederations cup

Jun 18, 2013   //   by markus   //   News  //  Comments Off

The confederations cup has been rather entertaining so far with nations bringing their strongest teams along and it is both Brazil and Spain that are strong favourites to win the competition but Italy are definitely contenders but we turn our attention to Friday’s game where Mexico take on Brazil.

Mexico will go into this game with everyone expecting them to lose and will be the under dog’s but they need a good result if they are to prevail further into the competition following a 2-1 defeat to Italy but Mexico showed they are capable of beating the Brazillians as they showed in the Olympic games but this will be more difficult with more senior players and they will have to be at the top of their game defensively to hold of the likes of Neymar and Hulk and they do have an outlet through Giovani Dos Santos who has proved that he can be a problem for defenders with his quick feet.

Brazil go into this as strong favourites and on paper they are by far the better team with the majority of their player playing for top teams in Europe or at least being linked with the best and one man that Mexico will have to watch out for is the new Barcalona man Neymar who showed against Japan what he is capable of with a beautiful volley into the top corner. Also by being in their home country there is a huge pressure for Brazil to win this competition but they will have to overcome Spain at some point to do so which can be a very difficult task but they should get through the group stages with comfortably and from there they should be capable of beating the majority of teams left in the competition.

This is an easy one and I’m going to predict a 2-0 win to Brazil.