2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
|Кубок конфедераций 2017|
|Dates||17 June – 2 July|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is the 10th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organized by FIFA, and will be held between 17 June and 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The host will be Russia, as announced on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 World Cup.
Since the host country, Russia and the 2014 World Cup Champions, Germany, are both from UEFA, and a third team will qualify from UEFA Euro 2016, this will be the first time that three teams from the same confederation will take part in any Confederations Cup. 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.
Brazil, who have won the previous three Confederation Cups (2005, 2009, 2013), failed to qualify following their loss on penalties to Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Copa América. This will mark the first time since the tournament's inception that Brazil will not participate (excluding the King Fahd Cup).
The eight competing teams will be the hosts, the reigning World Cup champions, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships. Starting from this tournament, the two most recent CONCACAF Gold Cup champions will compete in a play-off (called the CONCACAF Cup) to decide the representative team of CONCACAF.
If any team qualifies for multiple berths (e.g., if the World Cup champions also won their continental championship), the next best-placed team from their continental championship qualifies.
Past Confederations Cup championships won are in bold.
|Team||Confederation||Qualification method||Date of qualification secured||Appearance|
|Russia||UEFA||2018 FIFA World Cup host||12 December 2010||1st|
|Germany||UEFA||2014 FIFA World Cup winners||213 July 2014||3rd (1999, 2005)|
|Australia||AFC||2015 AFC Asian Cup winners||331 January 2015||4th (1997, 2001, 2005)|
|Chile||CONMEBOL||2015 Copa América winners||44 July 2015||1st|
|Mexico||CONCACAF||2015 CONCACAF Cup winners||510 October 2015||7th (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2013)|
|TBD||OFC||2016 OFC Nations Cup winners||611 June 2016||TBD|
|TBD||UEFA||UEFA Euro 2016 winners[A]||710 July 2016||TBD|
|TBD||CAF||2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners||812 February 2017||TBD|
- If Russia or Germany win Euro 2016, the best-placed FIFA member not yet qualified will take the spot (see below).
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
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- DR Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Winners of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup
- Teams qualified for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup
Winners of UEFA Euro 2016
- Teams qualified for UEFA Euro 2016
On 8 October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament.
|Piter Arena||Otkrytie 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 Piter Arena 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 Otkrytie Arena in Moscow will host the third place match on 2 July.
|1||Russia (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Knockout stage|
|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 match
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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