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Confederations Cup 2013

Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

Confederations Cup

Confederations CupThe 2013 Confederations Cup takes place in Brazil from June 15 - June 30.

Matches will be held in the following Brazil venue cities though as yet they remain unconfirmed:
Belo Horizonte, Recife, Brazilia, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Salvador.

Keep up-to-date with all the action on Soccerphile Confederations Cup Blog

Stadiums

Belo Horizonte, Recife, Brazilia, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Salvador.

Teams & Groups

There are 8 competing teams, Brazil (hosts, 2002 World Cup winners and Confederation Cup holders), Italy (qualify as 2012 European Championships runners-up), Spain (2012 European Champions and 2010 World Cup winners), Mexico (CONCACAF Gold Cup winners), (African Champions 2013), Japan (2011 Asian Champions), Uruguay (2011 Copa América winners) and Tahiti (2012 OFC Nations Cup winners) divided into two groups.

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aerial view of the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Time

Brazil is UTC/GMT -3 hours.

Group A

Team Played Won Drawn Lost F A Points
Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Team Played Won Drawn Lost F A Points
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
African Champions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Schedule

Confederations Cup 2013 tournament schedule
Date KO (Local Time) Match Venue
Sat 15 June 16.00 Brazil v Japan Brazilia
Sun 16 June 16.00 Mexico v Italy Rio de Janeiro
Sun 16 June 19.00 Spain v Uruguay Recife
Mon 17 June 16.00 Tahiti v African Champions Belo Horizonte
Wed 19 June 16.00 Brazil v Mexico Fortaleza
Wed 19 June 19.00 Italy v Japan Recife
Thur 20 June 16.00 Spain v Tahiti Rio de Janeiro
Thur 20 June 19.00 Uruguay v African Champions Salvador
Sat 22 June 16.00 Italy v Brazil Salvador
Sat 22 June 16.00 Japan v Mexico Belo Horizonte
Sun 23 June 16.00 African Champions v Spain Fortaleza
Sun 23 June 16.00 Uruguay v Tahiti Recife
Semi Finals
Date KO (Local Time) Match Venue
Wed 26 June 16.00 Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B Belo Horizonte
Thurs 27 June 16.00 Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A Fortaleza
       
Third Place Play-Off
Date KO (Local Time) Match Venue
Sun 30 June 13.00   Salvador
       
Final
Date KO (Local Time) Match Venue
Sun 30 June 19.00   Rio de Janeiro

Predictions

Host nations traditionally do well in this tournament, Mexico winning in 1999, France in 2003 and Japan reaching the final in 2001 with Germany semi-finalists in 2005, though Brazil broke this trend by defeating the USA 3-2 in South Africa in 2009. Euro 2012 winners Spain may be the early bookies' favorites, with Brazil unpredictable under new coach Felipe Scolari and Italy unlikely to take this event too seriously. Japan and Mexico, who are past winners of this competition, will not be push-overs though are unlikely to challenge Brazil on home soil and top-ranked Spain; Tahiti look way out of their depth in this company.

2013 Confederations Cup preview - a look ahead at the chances of the young Brazilian team.

Past Winners

Year Hosts Winners
1992 Saudi Arabia South Africa
1995 Saudi Arabia Denmark
1997 Saudi Arabia Brazil
1999 Mexico Mexico
2001 Korea/Japan France
2003 France France
2005 Germany Brazil
2009 South Africa Brazil