Here are the top and strongest contenders who can win the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 scheduled to be held in Russia this year. The Champions of each confederations are all set for the Mini World Cup glory. World Champions Germany are one of the strongest competitors, but astonishing Portugal, unstoppable Chile are also playing this championship. But wait a minute, you can predict the winner at FIFA Confd. Cup 2017 predictions. So here are the teams in increasing order who can win this title.
Top Teams / Contenders Who Can Win FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Kindly note that Africa team is not included in this list as African team yet to qualify for the competition.
7. New Zealand
Despite playing three editions of Confederations Cup, New Zealand have not won this tournament so far. Yes, New Zealand is one of the best teams in OFC confederations, but they struggles while playing against European and American teams. In past three editions of FIFA Confederations Cup, New Zealand failed to go beyond Group stage. This time, they are featured in Group A with Russia, Portugal and Mexico. So New Zealand are the seventh most favorite to win this competition.
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Six times OFC Nations Cup Winners, three times Asian Cup Winners Australia could create problems to their group rivals in Confd. Cup. Although they have not won this title, but they were exceptionally well in Confd. Cup 1997 when they finished the campaign at second spot. In order to qualify for the semi final round, Australia have to go through Germany, Chile and African Champion.
Don’t forget: Groups and points table of Confd. Cup 2017
Mexico have played most FIFA Confederations Cup editions which makes them the most experienced team of this competition. Also, they won this title in 1999. Qualified as Winner of Gold Cup, Mexico are all set to repeat history of Confd. Cup 1999. In year 2016, Mexico lost just a game during the Copa America Centenario at the hands of Chile. It was huge defeat of 0-7 that costed them elimination from the tournament.
One thing that will play crucial role for Russia during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is their fan support. The hosts will have enormous support from their fans. But Russia are playing their first ever Confederations Cup which could make them nervous little bit. So playing against the Champions would be a tough task for them.
Two back to back Copa America titles makes Chile third most favorite team to win this competition. La Roja showed phenomenal performances in past few big football events including FIFA World Cup and Copa America. Chile are also one of those teams who are going to make debut in this tournament. Looking on their current performances, Chile are in top three contenders who can win it.
After bagging UEFA Euro title in 2016, The Navigators are eyeing FIFA Confederations Cup. Under the guidance of Fernando Santos, Portugal have improved their game to great extent. For attack, they have World’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, while for defense, they have wall in the form of Pepe. Pepe was named as man of the match in the final of UEFA Euro 2016. Although it is their first tournament, but Portugal are second most favorite who can lift this trophy in Russia.
The Germans are the favorites to win FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 title. Four times World champions have played this competition two times, but failed to win it. So this is why they are expected be more aggressive. Having strong defense, flexible midfield and beautiful attack, Germany is considered as the strongest competitor of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. Check schedule of competition here.