The FIFA Confederations Cup is a quadrennial international men’s football tournament which acts as a curtain raiser to the FIFA world cup which happens next year. Usually, the Confederation Cup involves the winners of every continent international Men’s football tournament alongside the hosts of the next edition of the world cup. The tournament is held in the country hosting the world cup.
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Start Date & Opening Ceremony
The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Finals is the 10th edition of the tournament and this time, it will be held in Russia which is the host for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The tournament will be thrown open to the world after a glittering opening ceremony which will involve a number of celebrities performing in FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 opening event and officially start the countdown to the 2018 World Cup. The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 opening ceremony will take play on the eve of the first match of the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 17th June to 2nd July 2017.
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 TV Broadcasting Channels
The FIFA Confederations Cups will be organised in four different stadiums across four different cities. You can easily watch the tournament across various broadcasting channels around the globe. If you are in England, you can watch the cup on ITV Sports, Fox Sports 1 & 2 if you are in America, Telecinco for Spain, ARD TV if from Germany and Al Jazeera will be broadcasting in the Middle East. The people from Russia can enjoy the tournament on EBU and RTR channels, which are Confederations Cup 2017 official TV Broadcasters.
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Fixtures & Timetable
According to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Schedule, the competing teams will be divided into 2 groups of 8. Russia is already qualified as they are the host for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and Chile qualified last year as the winners of the Copa America. The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 timetable will be announced when all the teams to take part in the tournament are confirmed.
FIFA has confirmed that the Confederations Cup 2017 starting date is 17th June and the tournament will last until the 2nd July. The hosts Russia is confirmed to be playing in the opening match of the tournament at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Germany, on the virtue of being World Champions, has also qualified for the tournament.
The final draw for the tournament will take place on 26 November 2016 at the Tennis Academy in the city of Kazan. Germany is tipped by many on the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 winner prediction. Let us see which team makes it to the finals and win this cup.