Created on 10-06-2013 at 00:00 AM
Luiz Gustavo made the starting line-up as 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil conducted a successful dress rehearsal for the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 victory over France in Porto Alegre. Oscar (54), Hernanes (85) and Lucas Moura (90+3, penalty) scored for the five-time world champions against a France side lacking the rested Franck Ribery. Bayern midfielder Gustavo was substituted after 81 minutes, with centre-back Dante earning a cap as an 87th-minute replacement. Brazil contest the opening match of the Confederations Cup on 15 June against Japan. The game kicks off at 9 pm CET at the National Stadium in Brasília.
Germany U-21s exit Euro
Just two matches into the competition, Germany’s U-21 juniors are out of the European championship in Israel. Rainer Adrion’s side lost their second group fixture 1-0 to reigning champions Spain, and can no longer progress to the semi-finals after defeat to the Netherlands in their opening match. Just as in the 3-2 defeat to the Dutch, the decisive goal came with time almost up, Morata netting for the Spaniards on 86 minutes. FCB man Emre Can made his first appearance of the tournament as a 70th-minute substitute. Adrion’s team now meet Russia, who are also already out of the Euro, in their final match on Wednesday.