Brazil forward Neymar hailed his teammates for their comprehensive 3-0 defeat of reigning world champion Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday. “We have achieved something which everyone thought was impossible -- and proved that nothing is impossible. The team played incredibly well -- more than people expected. We have made a lot of people happy,” the 21-year-old said. Neymar later won the Golden Ball, which is given to the tournament’s best player, for contributing four goals and three assists in five games for Brazil.
Brazil defender David Luiz praised the beaten finalist. “People know what we are capable of but they have to have the humility to recognize what a great opponent Spain is,” the Chelsea defender said. “None of us could have dreamed that Brazil would beat the current world champions 3-0. We showed technique, class and talent. It was a perfect moment."