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Confederations Cup: Spain

Posted: June 16, 2013 at 10:42 am   /   Culture, UrbanStreetSoccer

Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France Capital: Madrid Population: 47,042,984 Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2%  Ethnic Groups: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types FIFA Ranking #1. Players to Watch: Juan Mata, David Silva

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Confederations Cup: Uruguay

Posted: June 16, 2013 at 10:31 am   /   Culture, UrbanStreetSoccer

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil Capital: Montevideo Population: 3,316,328 Languages: Spanish (official), Portunol, Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier) Ethnic Groups: white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent) FIFA Ranking #19. Players to Watch: Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani

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Confederations Cup: Brazil

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 9:24 am   /   Culture, UrbanStreetSoccer

Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean Capital: Brasilia Population: 199,321,413 Language: Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language), less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages Ethnic Groups: white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%, unspecified 0.7% […]

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Confederations Cup: Japan

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 9:21 am   /   Culture, UrbanStreetSoccer

Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan/East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula. Capital: Tokyo Population: 127,368,088 Language: Japanese Ethnic Groups: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% FIFA Ranking #32.  Player to watch: Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda 

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