2013 Confederations Cup: Biggest Winners and Losers from This Year's Tournament

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2013 Confederations Cup: Biggest Winners and Losers from This Year's Tournament
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The 2013 Confederations Cup is in the books, and for many, the tournament certainly didn't go as expected. World champions Spain were defeated by a supposedly overrated Brazil, players who were supposed to shine simply sputtered and several unheralded stars left their marks in a big way.

It was—from start to finish—a tournament of shock and awe.

And from the opening whistle to the last, there were many big winners and losers—both on a national and individual level. Read on to see who the big winners (and losers) were of the 2013 Confederations Cup and how that impacts international football in the years ahead.

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