Italy Beats Uruguay In Penalties For Third Place In Confederations Cup

Wow. That was a pretty good game, right? The Confederations Cup consolation match between Italy and Uruguay was a meaningless game in a meaningless tournament, and it wasn't supposed to do anything more than whet our appetite ahead of tonight's final between Brazil and Spain. Along the way, it turned out to be the… » 6/30/13 5:30pm 6/30/13 5:30pm

Uruguay Just Conceded A Semi-Maybe-Own Goal To Italy

Italy is taking on Uruguay in the Confederations Cup third-place match, and so far, the first half has been absolutely hectic. Both sides are getting forward with some of the world's best strikers running at tired defenders, and there have been plenty of chances. So it's strange that the first goal came on an… » 6/30/13 1:00pm 6/30/13 1:00pm

Tomorrow's Brazil-Spain Confederations Cup Final Is All About Neymar

The Confederations Cup doesn't really matter. The games are scrimmages, and tomorrow's result between Brazil and Spain will have no bearing whatsoever on the World Cup. The tournament is just a dry run to make sure Brazil's stadiums and services will be able to handle next year's influx of fans. What does matter,… » 6/29/13 3:15pm 6/29/13 3:15pm

Spain Beats Italy After Epic Penalty Kick Shootout

Today, Spain played Italy in the semifinal of the Confederations Cup. It was a great game, likely the best of the tournament, because for the first time in years, Spain looked vulnerable. Italy countered Spain's dominance in possession by countering quickly when they won the ball, attacking through wing play or… » 6/27/13 9:15pm 6/27/13 9:15pm

Today, We'll Get Our First Look At Soccer's New Goal Line Technology

Goal line technology will be used in soccer will be used for the first time at this year's Confederations Cup, which starts today. There's long been a debate in soccer whether the sport should introduce more technology in its matches, especially when it comes to goal line technology. Soccer's a free-flowing game with… » 6/15/13 1:45pm 6/15/13 1:45pm