Veteran Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri was part of the squad that won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He was selected to be part of the Brazil squad to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on the back of his good form at club level. Diego Cavalieri was playing for Fluminense in the Brazilian league at the time. The experienced goalkeeper featured 348 times for Fluminense in the league over a period of seven years between 2011 and 2018. Diego Cavalieri enjoyed the best spell of his career during his time in his native Brazil with Fluminense.
For the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, Brazil scored three times in their final clash with Spain to win the tournament. Striker Fred scored twice to take his tally for the tournament to five goals, while Neymar was also on target for the Brazilians during the game. Fred was able to finish as the joint leading goalscorer with his two goals against the Spanish team in the final. Alongside Fred, Spanish striker Fernando Torres also scored five goals. Spain finished the final with ten men after Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was sent off midway into the final.
Diego Cavalieri was unable to step on the pitch throughout the tournament due to the form of Julio Cesar who was the first choice goalkeeper for the Brazilian team until the final match of the tournament.
Spain made an appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup for the first time at the 2013 edition, but they were second best to the Brazilians. On their part, Brazil contested their fifth FIFA Confederations Cup final in total and they were able to secure their third title with the win over Spain. Neymar was one of the two players who scored in the final and he was named the best player at the end of the game.