FIFA Confederations Cup, 2013

Hosts Brazil went into this Confederations Cup as favourites. Already the most successful nation in the tournament's history, they were looking to clinch a fourth title.

Spain who qualified as World Cup winners looked to provide their toughest challenges as reigning world and European Champions on a 22 match unbeaten run.

Italy qualified by reaching the final of the European championships as Spain were already world champions.

Uruguay, Mexico, Japan and Nigeria, each champions of their confederation, went into the tournament hoping to provide and upset.

After becoming OFC champions for the first time, 5000-1 outsiders Tahiti were playing on the biggest stage ever in their history.