Brazil wins Confederations Cup

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

After 4:1 victory over Argentina, Brazil won this year's Confederations Cup yesterday. The match took place in Frankfurt, Germany, in very bad weather conditions.

In 12th minute Adriano dribbled past some opponents and scored a great goal from over eighteen meters. Lux had no chance. Four minutes later Kaká scored the next goal with another powerful long shot from the outer of the penalty area.

After that, the Argentinians seemed as if they lost belief in positive outcome, but they were determined to change the situation. Riquelme, Sorin, Placente and others were trying to score a goal, but were unable to do get one past the posts.

At the beginning of the second half, in 46th minute, full-back Cicinho, who is currently playing for Santos, made a wonderful pass to Ronaldinho, and there was 3:0 on the scoreboard. Next goal, scored by Adriano, came about twenty minutes later, after Ronaldinho's pass.

Argetinians still wanted to change the result. Two minutes after Adriano's goal, Pablo Aimar, a substitute, scored, but his team was unable to win.

When the match were reaching the end, Brazilian substituters started to dance and be delighted over the title that they won.

Brazil's first matches at the Confederations Cup were poor. Their draw with Japan, and loss to Mexico, made their supporters unhappy. But Carlos Alberto Parreira led the team to the top of competitions, which is considered a preparation for the World Cup.

Scorers

Adriano 12, 63, Kaká 16, Ronaldinho 46 - Aimar 65

Lineups

Brazil: Dida - Lucio, Roque Junior, Cicinho (replaced by Maicon in 86th minute), Gilberto - Kaka (Renato, 86th), Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho - Adriano, Robinho (Juninho, 90th)
Argentina: Lux - Zanetti, Coloccini, Heinze, Placente - Cambiasso (Aimar, 56th), Bernardi, Riquelme, Sorin - Figueroa (Tevez, 72nd), Delgado (Galletti, 81st)


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