Brazil won the FIFA Confederations Cup for
the second time, beating Argentina 4-1 Wednesday night behind a pair of
goals by Adriano.
Kaka and Ronaldinho also scored for the defending World Cup champions,
who played the tournament without top forward Ronaldo, taking a break
following his Spanish League season with Real Madrid, and other stars
such as Roberto Carlos and Cafu.
"It's wonderful for Brazil to have so many talented forwards," Brazil
coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said. "We have many good players, and I
don't think other teams have so many, so I think that it's a good
problem. We have good replacements. It's wonderful."
Adriano, who led the tournament with five goals, scored in the 11th
minute when collected a ball from Cicinho, turned inside between two
defenders, jumped over a third and beat goalkeeper German Lux with a
powerful left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty. Adriano got
another goal in the 63rd when he outjumped Gabriel Heinze and headed in
Cicinho's cross from 6 yards.