2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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

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,[1] 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.[2]

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).

Qualified teams[edit]

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.[3]

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
  1. ^ If Russia or Germany win Euro 2016, the best-placed FIFA member not yet qualified will take the spot (see below).

Teams in contention[edit]

CAF berth[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

OFC berth[edit]

Winners of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup

Teams qualified for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup

UEFA berth[edit]

Winners of UEFA Euro 2016

Teams qualified for UEFA Euro 2016

Note: Russia (host nation) and Germany (World Cup champion) have already qualified for the Confederations Cup.

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
Piter Arena Otkrytie Arena
Capacity: 66,881
(new stadium)
Capacity: 44,829
Gazprom-Arena St. Petersburg.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]

Group stage[edit]

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)
A3 Match 2 A4

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
Russia  Match 5 A3

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
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)
B1 Match 3 B2

19 June 2017 (2017-06-19)
B3 Match 4 B4

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
B1 Match 7 B3

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
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]

 
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 match[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]

External links[edit]