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Football amid fury: Protests rage as Brazil lifts Confederations Cup

Updated 0757 GMT (1557 HKT) July 1, 2013
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Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal in its 3-0 victory over Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
But the build up to the final was marred by clashes between protesters and police in the streets near the Maracana. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
The match itself was fully committed, with players from both sides desperate to finish the tournament in style. Scott Heavey/Getty Images
The mood on the streets of Rio de Janeiro remained hostile as Brazil and Spain took to the pitch. YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Many people in the streets near the stadium were affected by the effects of tear gas. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
But inside the stadium, Brazilian fans attempted to put the country's problems aside for 90 minutes. Michael Regan/Getty Images
Hulk of Brazil and Sergio Ramos of Spain compete for the ball in a match the hosts dominated. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
In the end, two goals from Fred (pictured) and Neymar gave Brazil an emphatic win over the World and European champions. Michael Regan/Getty Images
Brazil players Dante, left, and Dani Alves, in a wig, celebrate with their winner's medals. Scott Heavey/Getty Images
Spain's Xavi and Cesar Azpilicueta of Spain appear dejected in defeat. Scott Heavey/Getty Images