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Confederation Cup final enjoys record viewing figures

The final of the FIFA Confederations Cup between Brazil and Spain attracted the largest sports television audience of the year in Brazil and topped 2013 television viewing figures in Spain. FIFA said the average television audience for matches at the Confederations Cup across key markets was more than 50 per cent higher than in 2009 in South Africa.

Over 69.3 million viewers tuned in to the 2013 final across ten key markets such as Germany, France, the United States, and China, 11 million more than the audience for the final of the 2009 tournament in South Africa in those markets.

About 42 million Brazilians watched the final between Brazil and Spain live with 36.7 million turning on coverage on TV Globo, and Bandeirantes drawing in a further 5.3 million viewers.

In Spain, 10.7 million enjoyed the game on Telecinco.

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