|Date ||Start time ||Venue
Sunday, June 16, 2013
6:00 p.m. ET
Spain will come into the Confederations Cup as the favorite to clinch another international trophy—adding to their success at the World Cup in 2010 and the recent European Championships in 2008 and 2012. However, that's not to say that Uruguay aren't capable of knocking off La Roja in this one, with La Celeste possessing more than enough strike-power in attack to hurt the heavy favorites.
Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan are capable of forming a dynamic partnership in attack at their best, and they'll certainly need to be that against Spain.
Uruguay haven't been in the greatest form this year, but their recent qualifying win against Venezuela will no doubt have given them a huge boost. However, will it be enough to beat Spain, who are undefeated in their last nine matches against the South American heavyweights?
Spain are undefeated in their last 22 matches (since November 2011), and are simply so difficult to break down. They have a very solid defense and dynamic midfield that is capable of shutting Uruguay out of the game and forcing their opponents to spend most of the match chasing them in attack.
La Roja's biggest question mark is around their finishing, and the likes of Fernando Torres will certainly need to be on their game if they're going to win this one. But with the amount of chances that will likely fall their way, you'd have to think that Spain are definitely capable of finding the back of the net here.
And when that happens, this one should be all over.
Prediction: Spain 2, Uruguay 0
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