CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2009

Confederations Cup a dry run for 2010 World Cup

June 13, 2009
By Luke Cyphers
(Archive)
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Busy. Focused. Nervous.

And we're not talking about the teams at the Confederations Cup.

The first African nation awarded a World Cup is putting itself to the test the next two weeks, with eight teams, including three of the top-ranked international sides in the world -- Spain, Italy and Brazil -- here to compete.

Play opens Sunday with the host team, South Africa, taking on Iraq in Johannesburg, and the Euro 2008 champion Spaniards against ...

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