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Spain beats Italy 7-6 on PKs to reach Confed final

Updated: June 27, 2013, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

FORTALEZA, Brazil -- The Confederations Cup has got the final nearly everyone wanted.

The World Cup holder against the five-time world champion. The two-time European winners against the tournament host. Spain's passing wizards vs. Brazil's new star, Neymar.

Spain came through an exhausting scoreless 120 minutes and then a penalty-kick shootout 7-6 over Italy in the semifinal Thursday and will face Brazil in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on Sunday to cap the World Cup warm-up ...

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