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Topic - Estádio Do Maracanã
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is optimistic about Brazil's chances to win the World Cup title at home.
Defending champion Spain will play its opening 2014 World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the ill-tempered 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday's draw.
One of the worst finals in World Cup history _ Spain vs. the Netherlands _ will be reprised in one of the first games of the 2014 edition.
FIFA says tickets for the final and the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be available to fans when a new sales phase opens after Friday's draw in Brazil.
Fans will pay $90 for tickets to see World Cup matches in Brazil next year, $10 more than in 2010 in South Africa.
Five reasons to watch Brazil play Spain on Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup, a warmup tournament for next year's World Cup:
The Associated Press is following events in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil kicks off at 7 p.m. local time (2200 GMT). Follow this live feed for updates:
The Confederations Cup has the final nearly everyone wanted: a long-awaited matchup between world champion Spain and host Brazil.
Fernando Torres, who missed a penalty late in the match, scored four goals. David Villa added three goals, David Silva had two and Juan Mata had one.
A British schoolgirl visiting relatives in a tiny rural village in northern Jamaica was fatally shot when a lone gunman opened fire on a family at a roadside shop, officials said Sunday.
Enormous buildings suddenly collapse in this Olympic city's center, killing 17.
Sao Paulo will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup and Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium will stage the final, FIFA announced Thursday.
The nearly 2,000 workers renovating Maracana Stadium for the 2014 World Cup went on strike Thursday, citing unsafe conditions and demanding better pay and health care.