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Jonathan Wilson: Confed Cup has shown that Brazil and Spain both need to improve

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The Confederations Cup is intended as a dry run for the World Cup host, to road test the stadiums, the infrastructure and the internal organization with an eight-team tournament a year before the 32-team main event. But it also serves as a trial for the teams involved, placing their squads under the stress of tournament conditions in a way the usual qualifying series cannot. It would be no great surprise if Sunday's final, between Brazil and Spain, turns out to be a dress rehearsal for next year's final -- even if both sides have shown significant flaws.


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