Ronaldo, Former Real Madrid and Barcelona Striker
FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
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Spain kick off their Brazil 2013 campaign against Uruguay on 16 June and will be going all out to win the only major honour still to elude them. Buy Spain v Uruguay Tickets!
Former Real Madrid and FC Barcelona striker Ronaldo believes reigning champions Spain are the favorites to win the next FIFA World Cup in 2014. O Fenômeno led his country to victory at Korea-Japan 2002. He says a final in final between La Roja and Brazil would be spectacular and may be the main event next year.
"Spain have the style and the players that the whole world would love to have," he told the Royal Spanish Football Federation's official website. "They have the base of players from Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are the two best clubs in the world.
"At this moment, Spain are the big favorites to win the two tournaments. They are world and European champions," said Ronaldo. "A Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain would be spectacular for everyone. Although Spain are better than Brazil, playing at home could help."
The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years. It is contested by the holders of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC), along with the FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation.
The FIFA Confederations Cup Final will be played on Sunday June 30 2013 at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Current UEFA Champions, Spain will shortly be participating for the second time at Brazil 2013, the Festival of Champions, in a country that has given a lot to the beautiful game.
“Brazil has a footballing soul. It lives and breathes the game, which is why it’s a pleasure for Spain to go to a country that so fully embraces football.” said Villar Llona.
This edition of the tournament, which Brazil will contest as hosts, also features current FIFA champions Spain, Tahiti, Nigeria, Mexico, Japan and Italy, bringing to four the number of former world champions taking part.
FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil – June 15 – 22
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