Brazil media acclaims national team's Confederations Cup win

Folha de Sao Paulo declared Luiz Felipe Scolari's team had endeared itself to those yearning for Brazil's return to the "joga bonito". Another daily, Terra, said Neymar had "turned the tables" after Barcelona's 4-0 victory over the 21-year-old's former club Santos in the FIFA Club World Cup final in Japan in 2011.

updated: July 02, 2013 13:16 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's media hailed the country's return to football's elite after their 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

"The champions are back! Brazil smashes Spain at the Maracana," screamed popular Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo Monday, reports Xinhua.

The newspaper highlighted the efforts of Fred, who scored twice in the final Sunday, and Neymar, winner of the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament.

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