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Confederations Cup starts Saturday

The 2017 Confederations Cup will take place in host country Russia from 17 June to 2 July, 2017. The Confederations…

The 2017 Confederations Cup will take place in host country Russia from 17 June to 2 July, 2017.

The Confederations Cup acts as a test event before the 2018 World Cup, also to be hosted in Russia. Nations gain entry by winning their Confederation’s tournament. Australia gained entry through winning the 2015 Asian Cup.

In addition to the six winners of their respective confederation tournaments, the reigning World Cup winners (Germany) and the host nation (Russia) compete.

WHO IS COMPETING?

Australia – 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champions (Asia)

Chile – 2015 Copa America winners (South America)

Germany – 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions

Mexico – 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners (Central America)

New Zealand – 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners (Oceania)

Portugal – EURO 2016 winners (Europe)

Russia – Host Nation

Cameroon – Winner of African Cup of Nations

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