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A dry run for next year's World Cup in Brazil

A photographic look at opening day action from the FIFA Confederations Cup and Brazil's 3-0 win over Japan

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Soccer fans react as they walk through a cloud of tear gas as riot police clash with demonstrators outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia June 15, 2013. Protests continued in Brasilia over the government's economic policies and the hosting of major sporting events as Brazil's national soccer team prepared to play Japan in the Confederations Cup opening match.

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An activist demonstrates in front of riot police outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia June 15, 2013. Protests continued in Brasilia over the government's economic policies and the hosting of major sporting events as Brazil's national soccer team prepared to play Japan in the Confederations Cup opening match.

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Activists and students stand in a cloud of tear gas as they clash with riot police outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, June 15, 2013. Protests continued in Brasilia over the government's economic policies and the hosting of major sporting events as Brazil's national soccer team prepared to play Japan in the Confederations Cup opening match.

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A boy with green hair spray gestures before the Confederations Cup Group A match between Brazil and Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Performers participate in the Confederations Cup opening ceremony before the Group A soccer match between Brazil and Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Fans hold a Brazilian flag before the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter (front L) speaks next to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (front R) before the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Japan at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Dani Alves (L) and Japan's Yuto Nagatomo fight for the ball during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Neymar (L) kicks to score a goal during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match against Japan at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar dives to make a save during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match against Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Paulinho (C) shoots to score during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match against Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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A young Brazilian soccer fan reacts as he watches the opening Confederations Cup soccer match between Brazil and Japan at a community center in the Liberdade neighborhood or Japantown, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Neymar holds his shinbone after being tackled during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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Spectators watch the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Japan at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Thiago Silva (L) fights for the ball with Japan's Shinji Kagawa during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Brazil's Jo (R) scores past Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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Japan's players walk on the field after losing their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match to Brazil at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia June 15, 2013.

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