Mata to start against Brazil

Juan Mata has been handed a starting role for Spain in tonight’s Confederations Cup Final, replacing David Silva.

The Chelsea man is the only change for La Roja from their semi-final win against Italy, as he comes in for Manchester City’s Silva to support Fernando Torres in attack.

Brazil, meanwhile, keep faith with the same XI that started their semi-final win against Uruguay.

Confederations Cup Final starting line-ups

Brazil: Julio Cesar, Alves, Thiago, Luiz, Marcelo; Gustavo, Paulinho; Neymar, Oscar, Hulk; Fred

Spain: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi; Pedro, Mata, Torres

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