USA vs. Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup Final
The United States ended Spain’s 15-match win streak Wednesday, and battles five-time World Cup champion Brazil tonight at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.
With strikers Kaka and Robinho leading the way, the South Americans present a difficult task for the U.S. In 13 attempts, the Americans have only defeated Brazil once—a single-goal victory at Los Angeles in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Yes, the South Americans are the heavy favorites to win this match but they know that if they play as they did against South Africa in the semis, they could be in trouble. The main problem for Brazil appears to be in defense, or when the attacking players lose confidence.
Prediction: The Americans had an amazing game-play against Spain, so you would never know. But I think Brazil will win this match (2-1). The U.S. will need another miracle if it intends on winning the Confederations Cup.
The game starts at 8:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Brazil fought back from 2-0 down to lift the Confederations Cup of 2009 with a spectacular win in Johannesburg. The five-time World Cup champions produced a stunning second-half comeback to defeat the United States 3-2. You can watch the highlights here.