Brazil face Japan in Confederations Cup opener


BRASILIA: Brazil clash with Japan in Brasilia Saturday in the opening game of the Confederations Cup, an appetizer for the World Cup, which they will host next year. The two-week tournament, which ends June 30, gets underway after nationwide protests over higher transport prices and amid resentment over the huge investments made for sporting events while deep social inequality festers. A three-time winner, Brazil are aiming for a fourth title but face stiff competition from Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan and Tahiti.


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