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The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup, which was held in Brazil from 15 June to 30 June 2013 as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The most recent winners of the six continental championships appeared in the tournament, along with hosts Brazil and UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up Italy, who qualified because the Euro 2012 winners, Spain, had also won the most recent FIFA World Cup in 2010 thus securing a spot in the tournament.

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
Copa das Confederações da FIFA
Brasil 2013
FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 15–30 June 2013
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 68 (4.25 per match)
Attendance 804,659 (50,291 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Fernando Torres
Brazil Fred
(5 goals)
Best player Brazil Neymar
Best goalkeeper Brazil Júlio César
Fair play award  Spain
2009
2017

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup, which was held in Brazil from 15 June to 30 June 2013 as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The most recent winners of the six continental championships appeared in the tournament, along with hosts Brazil and UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up Italy, who qualified because the Euro 2012 winners, Spain, had also won the most recent FIFA World Cup in 2010 thus securing a spot in the tournament.

Host nation, Brazil successfully defended their title with a 3–0 win over Spain in the final. It was their fourth Confederations Cup title and third in a row, after previous wins in 1997, 2005 and 2009.

According to then FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was the best version of the tournament ever played. The competition was the first national team tournament to employ goal-line technology, which was also used at the 2014 World Cup.

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