Confederations Cup: Clashes as Brazil trounce Spain

Earlier Sunday, thousands of demonstrators marched toward Maracana, most of them peacefully. "There won't be a final," chanted some of them, who earlier released 20 balloons into the sky with a huge poster reading "FIFA, get out." The demonstrators ran in all directions under a cloud of tear gas but police awaited them at every corner.

updated: July 01, 2013 08:42 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: With a fiesta of football inside and demonstrations outside, Sunday was a day of stark contrasts in Rio as hosts Brazil whipped Spain 3-0 to win a third successive Confederations Cup even as protesters clashed with police near legendary Maracana stadium.

Inside the ground, the atmosphere was deafening as an inspired Brazil raced to a two-goal lead by half-time through Fred and Neymar before Fred added a third.

The contest was all but over as Sergio Ramos then missed a penalty for Spain, the world champions.

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