2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Кубок конфедераций 2017
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 17 June – 2 July 2017
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
2013
2021
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be the 10th FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It will be held in Russia, from 17 June to 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Russia was announced as the host on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[2] The matches will be played in four different stadiums across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, and Sochi. It will be the first time Russia hosts the tournament, and the third time the Confederations Cup is held in the European continent. As hosts, the Russia national football team qualified automatically for the tournament; they will be joined by the six winners of the FIFA confederation championships and the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions, Germany.

The final tournament will be played in two stages: a group stage and a latter knockout stage. In the group stage, each team will play three games in a group of four, with the winners and runners-up from each group advancing to the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, the four teams will compete in single-elimination matches, beginning with the semi-finals and ending with the final match of the tournament. A third-place match will also be played between the two losing semi-finalist teams.

The defending champions, Brazil, who won the previous three Confederation Cups (2005, 2009, 2013), failed to qualify (for the first time since 1995) following their loss on penalties to Paraguay in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Copa América. 2015 AFC Asian Cup winners Australia became the first team to qualify from multiple confederations, having previously represented the OFC in 1997, 2001 and 2005.

Qualification[edit]

The eight competing teams will be the host nation, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships. If any team qualifies for multiple berths (such as, if the World Cup champions also won their continental championship), the next best-placed team from their continental championship qualifies.

After Russia secured a spot in the tournament as hosts, Germany were the first team to qualify via competition, after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The final match saw the Germans clinch the country's fourth world title through a 1–0 extra-time win against Argentina. Australia were the next team to qualify after beating South Korea 2–1 after extra time, in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final. This victory marked Australia's first Asian Cup win since their move from the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. It was also the first time a team had become champions of two confederations, following Australia's four OFC Nations Cup titles. Chile were the fourth team to secure a spot at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after defeating Argentina 4–1 on a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw after extra time, in the 2015 Copa América Final.

As 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions, Mexico's qualifying path saw them face 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions United States in the 2015 CONCACAF Cup play-off match. The new format, in which the two most recent CONCACAF Gold Cup winners compete to decide the representative team of CONCACAF, was won by the Mexicans 3–2 after extra time. New Zealand were the sixth team to qualify for the tournament after defeating Papua New Guinea 4–2 on a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw after extra time, in the 2016 OFC Nations Cup Final.

Portugal were the seventh team to qualify, after defeating host nation France 1–0 after extra time, in the UEFA Euro 2016 Final. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning team will take the eighth and final spot. This will be the first time in FIFA Confederations Cup history that three national teams from any single confederation will participate in the tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams have qualified for the tournament.

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Russia UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts 12 December 2010 0 (debut)
 Germany UEFA 2014 FIFA World Cup winners 213 July 2014 2 (1999, 2005)
 Australia AFC 2015 AFC Asian Cup winners 331 January 2015 3 (1997, 2001, 2005)
 Chile CONMEBOL 2015 Copa América winners 44 July 2015 0 (debut)
 Mexico CONCACAF 2015 CONCACAF Cup winners 510 October 2015 6 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2013)
 New Zealand OFC 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners 611 June 2016 3 (1999, 2003, 2009)
 Portugal UEFA UEFA Euro 2016 winners 710 July 2016 0 (debut)
TBD CAF 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners 85 February 2017 TBD
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

CAF teams in contention[edit]

Winners of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Teams qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Teams competing in qualifying that can advance to the final tournament

Final draw[edit]

The draw is scheduled to take place on 26 November 2016 at the Tennis Academy in the city of Kazan.[3]

Venues[edit]

Four cities will serve as the venues for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[4][5] All four venues will also be among the 12 used for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 8 October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament.[6]

Saint Petersburg Moscow
Krestovsky Stadium Otkrytiye Arena
Capacity: 66,881
(new stadium)
Capacity: 44,829
Krestovsky Stadium2.jpg Spartak stadium (Otkrytiye Arena), 23 August 2014.JPG
Kazan Sochi
Kazan Arena Fisht Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 45,015 Capacity: 47,659
RubinKazanNewStadium.png Стадион Фишт.JPG

Schedule[edit]

The full schedule was announced by FIFA on 24 July 2015 (without kick-off times, which will be confirmed later).[7][8] Russia will be placed in position A1 in the group stage and play in the opening match at the Zenit Arena in Saint Petersburg on 17 June. The distribution of the knockout stage matches are as follows:[9]

The draw will be held on 26 November 2016 in Kazan.[10]

All times are local Moscow time (UTC+3)

Group stage[edit]

The group stage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will take place from 17–25 June 2017. Each team will play three games, with the winners and runners-up from each group advancing to the knockout stage.

All times are local, MSK (UTC+3).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 17 June 2017. Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

17 June 2017 (2017-06-17)
18:00
Russia  Match 1 A2

18 June 2017 (2017-06-18)
18:00
A3 Match 2 A4

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
18:00
Russia  Match 5 A3

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
21:00
A4 Match 6 A2

24 June 2017 (2017-06-24)
18:00
A4 Match 9  Russia

24 June 2017 (2017-06-24)
18:00
A2 Match 10 A3

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 18 June 2017. Source: FIFA

18 June 2017 (2017-06-18)
21:00
B1 Match 3 B2

19 June 2017 (2017-06-19)
18:00
B3 Match 4 B4

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
18:00
B1 Match 7 B3

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
21:00
B4 Match 8 B2

25 June 2017 (2017-06-25)
18:00
B4 Match 11 B1

25 June 2017 (2017-06-25)
18:00
B2 Match 12 B3

Knockout stage[edit]

In all matches in the knockout stage, if the score are level at the end of 90 minutes, two 15-minute periods of extra time will take place. If the score are still level after extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
28 June — Kazan
 
 
Winner Group A
 
2 July — Saint Petersburg
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 13
 
29 June — Sochi
 
Winner Match 14
 
Winner Group B
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Third Place
 
 
2 July — Moscow
 
 
Loser Match 13
 
 
Loser Match 14

Semi-finals[edit]

28 June 2017 (2017-06-28)
21:00
Winner Group A Match 13 Runner-up Group B

29 June 2017 (2017-06-29)
21:00
Winner Group B Match 14 Runner-up Group A

Third place play-off[edit]

2 July 2017 (2017-07-02)
15:00
Loser Match 13 Match 15 Loser Match 14

Final[edit]

2 July 2017 (2017-07-02)
21:00
Winner Match 13 Match 16 Winner Match 14

References[edit]

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