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Fred double sends Brazil top of group
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Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here. Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte,...

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Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez netted twice but missed a late penalty in Mexico's 2-1 defeat of Japan Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Fred fired in from close range just after the hour-mark at the Arena Fonte Nova before adding another two minutes from time after Marcelo's shot was kept out by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

After the match, the Fluminense striker said he had benefited from finally overcoming a fractured rib.

"It is the game in which I have felt most comfortable since the tournament began. It's a credit to the medical staff who have helped me to recover. I'm happy to have played such a decisive part in the victory," Fred said.

Bayern Munich defender Dante had given Brazil the lead on the stroke of half-time by bundling in at the far post following Buffon's reflex save from a Fred header. Dante had been introduced 10 minutes earlier as a substitute for Chelsea's David Luiz, who was forced off with an injured right thigh.

Emanuele Giaccherini equalised after a cunning Mario Balotelli backheel before Fred and then Neymar -- the latter with a sumptuous free-kick -- gave Brazil a 3-1 advantage.

Giorgio Chiellini reduced the deficit with a low finish following Alberto Aquilani's cross before Fred's predatory instincts put the result beyond doubt.

At the Mineirao Stadium, Hernandez broke the 0-0 first-half deadlock by heading in twice within 12 minutes.

In a frenetic finish, Shinji Okazaki gave Japan hope five minutes from time, tapping in after Yasohito's deft one-touch pass from a Shinji Kagawa cross.

Hernandez missed the chance for a hat-trick when his spot-kick was kept out by Eiji Kawashima and he then sent the rebound crashing off the crossbar.

Mexico and Japan are eliminated from the tournament while Brazil and Italy's semifinal opponents will be decided by Sunday's Group B fixtures between Nigeria-Spain and Uruguay-Tahiti.

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Atletico keen on United's Hernandez

Jul 30 2014 8:34pm CDT | Source: ESPN STAR Sports

Javier Hernandez is unsure of his Manchester United future, but Atletico Madrid are willing to offer him an escape route from Old Trafford should he decide to ...
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Thursday's gossip column

Jul 30 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: BBC Sport - Football

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Atletico keen on Hernandez

Jul 30 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: football

Javier Hernandez is unsure whether he will remain at Manchester United next year but Atletico Madrid are willing to offer the Mexican an escape route from Old Trafford shoul ...
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Diego Simeone admits Javier Hernandez interest as Atletico Madrid ponder move

Jul 30 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Mirror Football

With first-team opportunities limited last term the Mexican striker is believed to be edging towards the exit door with the ...
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Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez of interest to Atletico Madrid

Jul 30 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, would be a "great option" for his side. Earlier this year, Hernandez stated that he needs more playing time, either at United or elsewhere, and was linked wi... Read the rest of the article hereClick here ...
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16 hours ago

Simeone confirms Hernandez interest

Jul 30 2014 5:41am CDT | Source: FOXSPORTSASIA.com

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted his side are still interested in signing Manchester United striker J ...
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Simeone confirms Hernandez interest

Jul 30 2014 5:32am CDT | Source: football

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted his side are still interested in signing Manchester United striker Javi ...
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17 hours ago

Arsenal & Manchester United stars off to Spain?

Jul 30 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Arsenal & Manchester United stars off to Spain? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Slowly but surely, Atletico Madrid are building their team for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign. After having defied the odds to break the Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony at the top of the table to claim the La Liga title, manager Diego Simeone lost two of his stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea. However the Rojiblancos signed Antoine Griezmann yesterday and are now ready to pursue their interest i ...
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17 hours ago

Atletico Madrid Confirm Talks to Sign Man United Striker

Jul 30 2014 4:55am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Old Trafford ace on Vicente Calderon radar. Check in to Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid have confirmed they are in talks to sign Man United forward Javier Hernandez according to the Metro. Read more Manchester United FC news. The La Liga side have seen star striker Diego Costa leave for Chelsea and David Villa secure an MLS switch, via a stint in the A-League, and as such certainly could do with additions to boost their attack. Diego Simeone has alread ...
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18 hours ago

Simeone: Hernandez deal is possible

Jul 30 2014 4:11am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has admitted he could move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, saying "anything is possible ...
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