Brazil and Spain are gearing up for a showdown on Sunday in football’s Confederations Cup final.
They have not faced in other in over 27 years. Back then, in 1986, Brazil won, 1-0.
Brazil also have the confidence that comes with having not lost a home match since 1975.
But Spain have had a run of good luck themselves, remaining unbeaten in 29 competitive games, and determined to notch up another win on Sunday.
“I think you can’t be scared of anything and just have to play,” says Brazilian forward Neymar.
“Spain’s a great team and we’re going to be facing the best in the world. They have the best players in the world. But we have good players here on the Brazilian team.”
Spain’s star striker Fernando Torres is arguably their biggest weapon, but Brazil’s Neymar and Fred have so far lived up to expectations on the big stage. And both countries are keen to cement their place as worthy contenders for next year’s World Cup.