Overview of the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017; Teams, Fixtures, Venues

The Confederation Cup tournament features 8 teams from around the world who are the hosts of the next year's FIFA World Cup, defending World Champions or respective current Continental Champions.

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The biggest prize of International football in 2017, The FIFA Confederation Cup are all set to begin from the 17th of June in Russia when the hosts take on New Zealand.

The Confederation Cup tournament features 8 teams from around the world who are the hosts of the next year’s FIFA World Cup, defending World Champions or respective current Continental Champions.

The 2017 edition will feature:
Russia (Hosts), Germany (World Champions), Portugal (European Champions), Chile (South American Champions), Mexico (North American Champions), Australia (Asian Champions), Cameroon (African Champions) and New Zealand (Oceanian Champions).
The 8 teams have been divided into two groups as follows:

Group A: Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico.
Group B: Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon.

Here are the complete fixture list for the tournament:

Date Match Time (local / IST)
June 17 Russia vs New Zealand 18:00 / 20:30
June 18 Portugal vs Mexico 18:00 / 20:30
June 21 Russia vs Portugal 18:00 / 20:30
June 21 Mexico vs New Zealand 21:00 / 23:30
June 24 Mexico vs Russia 18:00 / 20:30
June 24 New Zealand vs Portugal 18:00 / 20:30

Group B:

Date Match Time (local / IST)
June 18 Cameroon vs Chile 21:00 / 23:30
June 19 Australia vs Germany 18:00 / 20:30
June 22 Cameroon vs Australia 18:00 / 20:30
June 22 Germany vs Chile 21:00 / 23:30
June 23 Germany vs Cameroon 18:00 / 20:30
June 23 Chile vs Australia 18:00 / 20:30

Semi-finals:

Date Match Time (local / IST)
June 28 Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B 21:00 / 23:30
June 29 Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A 21:00 / 23:30

Third-place play-off:

Date Match Time (local / IST)
July 2 Loser Semi-Final 1 vs Loser Semi-Final 2 15:00 / 17:30

Final:

Date Match Time (local / IST)
July 2 Winner Semi-Final 1 vs Winner Semi-Final 2 21:00 / 23:30

 

The matches will be played in the following 4 venues:

Otkrytiye Arena: (MOSCOW)

The home of the Moscow Club Spartak is popularly called the Spartak Stadium. The stadium at the heart of the nation’s capital, has a capacity of 45,360. Opened in 2014, the venue will be playing host to three group league matches – Russia vs Portugal, Cameroon vs Chile and Chile vs Australia. It will also host the Third Place Match.

Kazan Arena: (KAZAN)

Russian side Rubin Kazan moved into their newly made home stadium in 2013. The stadium is known to have Europe’s largest outside screen, which runs across the entire outer wall of a stand. The 45,379 capacity venue will also be hosting 3 group games – Portugal vs Mexico, Mexico vs Russia and Germany vs Chile, in addition to hosting the First of the two Semi Finals.

Fisht Stadium: (SOCHI)

The stadium was originally built for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics as an enclosed indoor arena. The stadium formerly known as the Fisht Olympic Stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremony of the events. After being reconstructed to an open air football venue, the 40,000 seater stadium will be the venues for three group league matches – Mexico vs New Zealand, Australia vs Germany and Germany vs Cameroon, along with the Second Semi Final.

Krestovsky Stadium: (SAINT. PETERSBURG)

The home of Russian club Zenit are also known as Saint Petersburg Stadium or Zenit Arena. The 68,134 seater, massively over budget stadium was very late to be completed. The beautifully built stadium is also the host of three group matches – Russia vs New Zealand, New Zealand vs Portugal and Cameroon vs Australia. It will also be the host to determine the champions of the 2017 Confederation Cup, when the FINAL takes place on the 2nd of July.

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