FIFA Confederation cup is a men national football team championship which is played between the each of six FIFA Confederation. It is held after every 4 years among the champions of each confederation which are UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC and FIFA World Cup winner. FIFA Confederation cup 2017 is the tenth edition of the championship that will be held in Russia. On 2nd of December 2010, it was announced that Russia will host the upcoming Confederation cup. We are here to provide you complete wiki including start date, schedule, teams, venues and team squads of this competition.
Start date: 17 June 2017
End date: 2 July 2017
The first match of Confederation Cup 2017 will be played on 17th of June 2017 in Russia with a grand opening ceremony. Total of 16 matches will be played throughout the competition. Host nation Russia will play first match against New Zealand at Krestovsky Stadium located in Saint Petersburg. The stadium also got the honor to host final match that will be played on 2nd July 2017.
FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 Host Nation
Host nation: Russia
For the first time in football history, Russia will be hosting the Confederation Cup. Also, this is third time that the competition is going to be held in Europe. On 2nd December 2010, it was officially announced that Russia will host the tenth edition of FIFA Confederation Cup. Being host nation, Russia automatically qualified for the competition which means total eight teams will play this national football championship.
On 24 July 2015, schedule of the competition was announced for all eight qualified teams. Check out the complete schedule fixtures below.
|Russia vs New Zealand||17 June 2017||18:00||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|Portugal vs Mexico||18 June 2017||18:00||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|TBD vs Chile||18 June 2017||18:00||Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow|
|Australia vs Germany||19 June 2017||18:00||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|Russia vs Portugal||21 June 2017||18:00||Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow|
|Mexico vs New Zealand||21 June 2017||21:00||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|TBD vs Australia||22 June 2017||18:00||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|Germany vs Chile||22 June 2017||21:00||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|Mexico vs Russia||24 June 2017||18:00||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|New Zealand vs Portugal||24 June 2017||18:00||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|Germany vs TBD||25 June 2017||18:00||Fisht Olympic Stadium, sochi|
|Chile vs Australia||25 June 2017||18:00||Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow|
|Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B||28 June 2017||TBD||Kazan Arena, Kazan|
|Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A||29 June 2017||TBD||Olympic Stadium, Sochi|
|Loser Match 13 vs Loser Match 14||2 Jul 2017||TBD||Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow|
|Winner Match 13 vs Winner Match 14||2 Jul 2017||TBD||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
According to FIFA rules, the competition should be played between 6 teams from six confederation. But there is host nation and FIFA World Cup winner, we have eight national football teams who will compete for the title. Three teams from UEFA, one from AFC, one from CONMEBOL, one from CONCACAF, one from OFC and one from CAF have made it to the championship. Take a look on all qualified teams.
|Qualified team||Confederation||Qualified as||Qualified date|
|Russia||UEFA||2018 FIFA World Cup Host||2 Dec 2010|
|Germany||UEFA||2014 FIFA World Cup Champions||13 Jul 2014|
|Australia||AFC||2015 AFC Asian Cup Champions||31 Jan 2015|
|Chile||CONMEBOL||2015 Copa America Champions||4 Jul 2015|
|Mexico||CONCACAF||2015 CONCACAF Cup Champions||10 Oct 2015|
|New Zealand||OFC||2016 OFC Nation||11 Jun 2016|
|Portugal||UEFA||UEFA Euro 2016 Champions||10 Jul 2016|
|Cameroon||CAF||2017 Africa Cup of Nations Champions||5 Feb 2017|
Three teams [Russia, Portugal and Chile] are playing this competition for the first time. Being host nation Russia qualified for the competition. Chile and Portugal won the first ever Copa America and UEFA Euro respectively and qualified for Confederation Cup 2017. For the first time in this competition, three teams [Germany, Portugal and Russia] from UEFA have qualified for the this championship.
Russia have picked up four football stadiums to host these games. These are Krestovsky Stadium, Otkrytiye Arena, Fisht Olympic Stadium and Kazan Arena. Krestovsky Stadium is the biggest stadium which can accommodate 68, 134 spectators. This ground will host first and last match of the competition.
All team squads will be updated after the official announcement.
All eight qualified teams are grouped into two groups have four teams each. There will be round robin games at first stage and based on their performances, teams will qualify for knock-out round. According to FIFA rules, two teams of same confederations cannot be drawn into same group except if there are three teams from same confederation.
This is the first ever Confederations Cup edition in each three teams from same confederation [Russia, Germany, Portugal] have qualified. So Group A is featured with two teams of same Confederation. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the next round which is semi final round.
Total prize money of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is calculated as $24 million. It is $4 million more as compared to the previous edition which was $20 million. The prize money distribution is:
- Winning team: $5 million
- Runners-up: $4.5 million
- Third place: $3.5 million
- Semi finalist: $3 million
- 5th place: $2 million
- 6th place: $2 million
- 7th place: $2 million
- 8th place: $2 million
|Country||Television Broadcasting Rights|
|Germany||ARD TV, ZDF|
|Italy||RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Sky Italia S.R.L.|
|Mexico||OTI, S.A.B. de C.V, TV Azteca, Televisa, S.A. de C.V|
|Russia||EBU, RTR, CR1|
|Switzerland||SRG SSR, EBU|
|United Kingdom||ITV Sport|
|United States||Telemundo, Fox Sport 1 / 2, NBC Universo, NBC Deportes, Fox Sport, ESPN|
See full list here: Confd. Cup 2017 broadcasting rights
There are lots of Sponsors of this football competition. Adidas, Coca Cola, Gazprom, Hyundai-Kia, VISA, Wanda Group are the FIFA partners. Check out the other sponsors of Confd. Cup 2017
|FIFA Partners||FIFA World Cup Sponsors||Regional Partners|