2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
|Кубок конфедераций 2017|
|Dates||17 June – 2 July 2017|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
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.
Russia was announced as the host on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 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.
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.
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
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
On 8 October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament.
|Krestovsky Stadium||Otkrytiye Arena|
|Kazan Arena||Fisht Olympic Stadium|
|Capacity: 45,015||Capacity: 47,659|
The full schedule was announced by FIFA on 24 July 2015 (without kick-off times, which will be confirmed later). 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:
- The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg will host the final on 2 July.
- The Kazan Arena in Kazan will host the first semi-final on 28 June.
- The Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi will host the second semi-final on 29 June.
- The Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow will host the third place match on 2 July.
All times are local Moscow time (UTC+3)
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.
|Tiebreaking criteria for group stage|
|The teams will be ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
|1||Russia (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Knockout stage|
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.
|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|
|2 July — Moscow|
|Loser Match 13|
|Loser Match 14|
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B
28 June 2017
|Winner Group A||Match 13||Runner-up Group B|
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A
29 June 2017
|Winner Group B||Match 14||Runner-up Group A|
Third place play-off
Loser Match 13 v Loser Match 14
2 July 2017
|Loser Match 13||Match 15||Loser Match 14|
Winner Match 13 v Winner Match 14
2 July 2017
|Winner Match 13||Match 16||Winner Match 14|
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