Admit it. This is the matchup we all wanted to see.
The tournament hosts against the world and European champions. The enthusiasm and attraction of a gelling Brazil team against a tight-passing, experienced Spanish outfit that might be the best international side we’ve ever seen.
It will be a spectacle, and those of us who watch it expecting the highest form of entertainment football has to offer will almost certainly not be disappointed. This has “classic” written all over it.
So why don’t we get the fun started a bit early?
Following are five bold predictions for Sunday’s Confederations Cup Final. While they might not all come to pass, here’s guessing at least three or four of them are proven correct at the final whistle.