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Uruguay now readies to face Brazil at Confed Cup

June 24, 2013

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay’s last match at the Confederations Cup was pretty easy. The next one will be anything but.

The Uruguayans easily beat Tahiti 8-0 Sunday to finish second in Group B and reach the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Their reward is a match against host Brazil on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte.

Abel Hernandez, who scored four goals in the match against Tahiti, says “we’re facing one of the mightiest football powers in the world. ... Brazil has a wonderful team, but we’ve shown that we have a lot of confidence in ourselves and we have a very united group.”

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