Group B play in the Confederations Cup opened with the Spain vs Uruguay match, which ended with a 2-1 win for Spain. The Spanish were in control for all of the first half and most of the second half, although they let up a bit in the last 15 minutes, allowing Uruguay to score and get back in the game.
With these three points, Spain is one win away from a guaranteed spot in the Confederations Cup semifinals. Uruguay must now get a positive result in its match against Nigeria, and score as many goals as it can against Tahiti.
Pedro and Soldado gave Spain a 2-0 lead by the 32nd minute of the match, and it wasn’t until an 88th minute free kick goal by Suarez that Spain was ever in jeopardy of losing the three points. Now, Spain is on its way to earning the only title that has evaded this generation of talented footballers.
Four years ago, a Spanish team that was considered to be the best in the world was defeated by the USMNT in the semifinal stage, ending their chances. Now, Spain is considered a favorite to win the Confederations Cup, and has already shown it has the talent to overcome tough opposition such as Uruguay.
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