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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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After a recent rare day of no soccer, the Confederations Cup kicks back into action on Wednesday afternoon with two high-profile matchups.

Brazil face a beleaguered Mexico side in the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza in the first match of the day. El Tri kept the game close during their last match against Italy until the strength of Mario Balotelli proved the difference. Against Brazil, they’ll once more have to face an impressive combination of speed (Neymar, Dani Alves, Oscar) and strength (Fred, Hulk, Thiago Silva). The game is a re-match of last year’s Olympics tournament final, which Mexico won, 2-1.

In the second match of the day, Italy faces Japan in the Arena Pernambuco in Recifi. A win for the Italians will almost qualify them for the knockout round of the competition, while the Japanese squad will need three points to keep their hopes alive.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

3pm – ESPN/ESPN3 – Brazil vs. Mexico

6pm – ESPN/ESPN3 – Italy vs. Japan


  1. what a crazy and wonderful game!!! very entertaining

    Japan is good, technically very good and gaining all the time, very hard working team, evolving before our eyes

    • Japan suck. They proved they sucked against Brazil. You think they are good because Italy had an off day. The U.S. would smash those little sushi. Brazil and Italy are not even as good as they were in the past. Your logic is off. Get a room with sanfran415.

      • if you can…I’m daring you

        did you hear what Roberto Martinez said about them after this game?

        hi Kildman, how about you and me get a room?

  2. hopefully this game shows that the US would not necessarily beat Japan more often than not. Japan are a solid team and in 10 games, i think the US/Japan split them.

  3. That penalty call that Italy got was simply awful. Japan guy slides and blocks the shot, it bounces into the ground and into his arm. What is he supposed to do? Simply a horrendous call

  4. Japan are just going crazy on Italy right now.

    They are absolutely mortal kombating them right now and going for the “finish him” already.


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