Confederations Cup

Javier Hernandez double gives Mexico 2-1 victory over Japan

Javier Hernandez of Mexico scores his first goal against Japan, on Saturday. Photo: EPA

With seven goals in his last eight games for Mexico, the 25-year-old Manchester United striker has now climbed up his country’s all-time scoring leaderboard to third spot.

Sunday, 23 June, 2013, 10:48am

Barcelona will get money's worth from Neymar, says Brazil coach Scolari

Neymar helped Brazil secure a 4-2 win at the Fifa Confederations Cup match against Italy on Saturday. Photo: Xinhua

The 21-year-old scored his third goal in as many Confederations Cup group matches - a thumping freekick - as the Selecao saw off the four-time world champions 4-2 to win Group A with a perfect record.

23 Jun 2013 - 10:41am

Balotelli and El Shaarawy give Azzurri ‘foreign’ look

Mario Balotelli (right) balances a ball on his finger beside Stephan El Shaarawy, his Confederations Cup striking partner. Photo: AFP

Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy, sons of immigrants, are the new faces of Italy. And the AC Milan forwards will be leading the attack for the Azzurri at the Confederations Cup.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Brazil faces heat of World Cup pressure

Dilma Rousseff. Photo: AP

On the field, the Confederations Cup can give Brazil's national team a major boost in their quest to win a sixth World Cup title next year. Off the field, the eight-team tournament will offer the first hints about where the country stands in its preparations for the main event in 2014.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

I must fight for place in Spain for Confederations Cup, says Iker Casillas

Spain's Fernando Torres shoots against Haiti. Photo: Reuters

Spanish captain Iker Casillas has admitted that he is not assured of his place in the side for the upcoming Confederations Cup, having not played a competitive match for the past four months.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:20am