FORTALEZA, Brazil -- The Confederations Cup has got the final nearly everyone wanted. [url=http://www.clippersnbateamshop.com/we

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FORTALEZA, Brazil -- The Confederations Cup has got the final nearly everyone wanted. Wesley Johnson Jersey . The World Cup holder against the five-time world champion. The two-time European winners against the tournament host. Spains passing wizards vs. Brazils new star, Neymar. Spain came through an exhausting scoreless 120 minutes and then a penalty-kick shootout 7-6 over Italy in the semifinal Thursday and will face Brazil in Rio de Janeiros Maracana Stadium on Sunday to cap the World Cup warm-up tournament. "I think everybody was waiting for this Confederations Cup final to be Spain vs. Brazil," Spain captain Iker Casillas said. "I think the two teams that deserve to play the final are actually playing it." Jesus Navas scored the decisive penalty kick after a draining match made more difficult by heat and thick humidity. Nobody missed in the shootout until Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci shot over the bar to give Navas an attempt at the winner. The recently signed Manchester City midfielder coolly beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to end a top-class battle and send Spain to another major final. While calling his squad "lucky" to win, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was not about to concede the final due to fatigue -- even though Spain has one less day of rest than Brazil, which beat Uruguay 2-1 Wednesday. "We have to now consider what we have to do in the three days to recover. And we will definitely stand up to Brazil in the Maracana," the manager said. "The players should feel just as happy as kids playing in the Maracana. They have won a lot, but they want to win in the Maracana. Italys Emanuele Giaccherini hit a post in the 93rd minute and Buffon deflected Xavi Hernandezs kick off a post in the 115th. Those were the best chances in extra time, and then came 12 perfect penalties before Bonucci missed. "We were lucky in the penalty shootout," Del Bosque said. "It was a very difficult match for us. ... It was a marvelous team effort by both teams. It was a clean and sporting match that was played under very difficult climatic conditions." Spain, winner of the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, went second in the shootout. The 35-year-old Buffon and 32-year-old Casillas, among the worlds elite goalkeepers for more than a decade, exchanged handshakes with English referee Howard Webb before the shootout and then hugged each other. Antonio Candreva, Alberto Aquilani, Daniele De Rossi, Sebastian Giovinco, Andrea Pirlo and Riccardo Montolivo all converted their kicks for the Italians. Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Juan Mata and Sergio Busquets made their kicks for Spain. After Bonucci failed, Buffon dived to his right and Navas sent the kick past his outstretched arm. Spain beat Italy 4-0 in last years Euro final and defeated the Azzurri 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie in the 2008 Euro quarterfinals. "We played a great match. We created and we conceded, but we were always in the match," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said. "Theyre still ahead of us, but were improving. "In these conditions, between absences and fatigue, its nearly impossible to go all the way, but the guys really moved me." Italy, missing injured Mario Balotelli, dominated the first half. Spain, without injured Cesc Fabregas and Roberto Soldado, settled down and bolstered by the second-half insertion of Navas and Mata, wound up with 54 per cent possession and a 19-13 advantage in shots. Italy will face Uruguay in the third-place match in Salvador, also Sunday. Before kickoff, about 5,000 anti-government protesters battled police about 1 mile from the stadium. These were the latest in a series of nationwide protests that have hit Brazil since June 17. Demonstrators, expected to turn out again Sunday, are angered about corruption and poor public services despite a heavy tax burden. 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The 2-1 win at Stoke on December 19 took them up to sixth but they are winless in 12 league matches since, leaving them in 15th place, eight points clear of Norwich City in 18th.But despite their recent travails, Pardew believes his side can give surprise league leaders Leicester a fright this weekend. Leicesters Jamie Vardy scores the only goal in the reverse fixture in October The results at home havent been what Ive wanted since I got here, says Pardew. Our philosophy is to go toe-to-toe.I want us to be more consistent and be an established Premier League team. For half of last term and half of this one we were, but we must improve.Ive got some great players here, I love managing them and I love it here. Im looking forward to these next nine games.Our history is littered with upsets against the odds, thats what this club is about. The stars have aligned and the planets have aligned for Leicester this season. Theyve had hardly any injuries, made hardly any mistakes in their campaign.Now the run is clear for them, they are the cleear favourites, even Sir Alex Ferguson said theyre going to win it. Patrick Beverley Jersey. For us, its envy a little bit for what theyve done and also admiration. Yohan Cabaye scores the first goal in the 2-0 FA Cup win at Reading Pardew is taking heart from the 2-0 win at Reading in the sixth round of the FA Cup and is urging his team to translate their Cup form to the league. They have won just four league matches at Selhurst Park this season. He said: Were in decent form but not as much in the league and we have a chance to turn that around in this next spell and theres a real determination this week on my part, the coaches part and among the players to do that.I noticed in the end period of the Reading game that we saw the game out comfortably. 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