They pressed, never allowed Spain to get their offense going, and had terrific ideas in the final third.
Spain could have pulled a goal back but Sergio Ramos muffed his penalty shot (off a Marcelo foul on Jesus Navas inside the box). It didn’t help La Roja that center back Gerard Pique was sent off for a tackle on Neymar (justly so as he was the final man between him and Iker Casillas).
Happy for Brazil but here's the brutal truth. Each time Brazil has won the Confederations Cup... they lost in the succeeding World Cup.
1997 Confed Cup champs 6-0 over Australia.
1998 World Cup they lose to Zidane and France 3-0
2005 Confed Cup champs 4-1 over Argentina
2006 World Cup France knocks them out of the q'finals 1-0 via Thierry Henry's goal
2009 Confed Cup champs with a 3-2 win over the United States
2010 World Cup the Netherlands sends them packing 2-1 via pair of goals by Wesley Sneijder
2013 Confed Cups champs with a 3-0 win over Spain
2014 World Cup....?