Confederations Cup of 2017
The Confederations Cup of 2017 — the eighth football tournament among the national teams held under the auspices of FIFA which has to take place from June 17 to July 2, 2017 in Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi, Kazan). It's considered as "rehearsal" tournament before the World Cup which will take place in 2018. The tournament will be played at stadiums which will host also World Cup matches in 2018.
Winners of each of six continental championships held by the relevant confederations (KAF, KONMEBOL, UEFA, AFK, OFK, KONKAKAF), the winner of the World Cup and team of the country in which the competition is held will take part in the Confederations Cup.
At the moment seven participants of tournament are known: Russia (hostess of tournament), Germany (world champion of 2014), Australia (winner of the Cup of Asia 2015), Chile (winner of the Cup of America 2015), Mexico (winner of butt match between holders of the Gold cup 2013 and Gold cup of 2015), New Zealand (winner of the Cup of the nations of OFK 2016) and Portugal (champion of Europe 2016).