The 10th edition of FIFA Confederations Cup has been scheduled to play from 17 June to 2 July 2017 in Russia. 8 national football teams from around the world will participate in 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil were the defending champion in the tournament but they failed to qualify for championship. Four major cities of Russia will host the event.
Russia was the first team to qualify for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 as they are hosting the tournament. By winning 2014 FIFA World Cup Germany directly qualify for the competition. Let’s have a look at the teams for 2017 confed. cup.
- Russia (Hosts)
- Germany (FIFA World Cup 2014 Winner)
- Australia (AFC Asian Cup 2015 Winner)
- Chile (Copa America 2015 Winner)
- Mexico (CONCACAF Cup 2015 Winner)
- New Zealand (OFC Nations Cup 2016 Winner)
- Portugal (UEFA Euro 2016 Winner)
- Cameroon (Africa Cup of Nations 2017 Winner)
|Group A||Group B|
|Zenit Arena||Saint Petersburg||67,000|
|Fisht Olympic Stadium||Sochi||48,000|
Hosts Russia will be taking on New Zealand in the opening match of 2017 Confed cup on June 17 at Zenit Arena. After 12 group matches, top two teams from each group will make into knockouts of championship. Semi-Finals are scheduled to play on 28 and 29 June. Final of the tournament will be held on 2nd July in Saint Petersburg’s Zenit Arena stadium.
Let’s have a look at the complete schedule of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.
|17 June 2017||Match 1||Russia vs New Zealand||Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg|
|18 June 2017||Match 2||Portugal vs Mexico||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|18 June 2017||Match 3||Cameroon vs Chile||Otkrytie Arena, Moscow|
|19 June 2017||Match 4||Australia vs Germany||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|21 June 2017||Match 5||Russia vs Portugal||Otkrytie Arena, Moscow|
|21 June 2017||Match 6||Mexico vs New Zealand||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|22 June 2017||Match 7||Cameroon vs Australia||Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg|
|22 June 2017||Match 8||Germany vs Chile||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|24 June 2017||Match 9||Mexico vs Russia||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|24 June 2017||Match 10||New Zealand vs Portugal||Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg|
|25 June 2017||Match 11||Germany vs Cameroon||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|25 June 2017||Match 12||Chile vs Australia||Otkrytie Arena, Moscow|
|28 June 2017||Match 13||Semi-Final 1||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|29 June 2017||Match 14||Semi-Final 2||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|2 July 2017||Match 15||Third Place Match||Otkrytie Arena, Moscow|
|2 July 2017||Match 16||Final||Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg|
Facts and Statistics
1. 2017 season is the 10th edition of Confederations Cup.
2. Brazil is the most successful team of competition but first time in the history of championship they failed to qualify for the event.
3. This is the first FIFA Confederations Cup edition in which three national teams (Russia, Portugal and Chile) to make debut in the tournament.
Read more facts about event here.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has got the official rights to telecast FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 live matches in Russia and other belonging European regions. ZDF to broadcast all Confed. cup games in Germany. Some of the major broadcasters of the tournament have been listed below.
Russia: EBU , RTR , CR1
Germany: ZDF, ARD TV
India: Sony Six
USA: NBC Universo, Fox Sports
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