Confederations Cup: briefly about global football tournament
Confederations Cup - a football competition, which takes place among the national teams. This tournament is organized during the year up to the moment that should take place directly World Cup. That is, in other words, the Confederations Cup - a "dress rehearsal" before the long-awaited football event.
In brief about the competition
So, what interesting things you can tell about the competition? Confederations Cup - a tournament that involves the winners of each of the continental championships, which are only six: South, North and Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Also be sure to take part and the winner of the last championship team of the country that will host the tournament. In general, the Confederations Cup - a competition in which eight teams participating.
By the way, when the world champion is a winner yet and continental championship, in this case, to participate in the games are invited to the second finalist. These are the rules of the tournament.
On the history of
We would like to mention the history of the championship. It is not as rich as, for example, in the case of the UEFA Champions League. But at the same time, the competition did not take out of nowhere. So, this tournament is a follower of the competition under the name "King Fahd Cup." He passed earlier on a similar principle, but not everywhere, but in only one of Saudi Arabia. This competition was organized only twice: in 1992 and 1995, respectively. And then, in 1997, FIFA, taking it as a basis, he decided to organize the first real, official Cup. After it approved his conduct every two years. Then, some time later, namely from 2005, the championship began to spend less twice, ie every four years. The venue was administered the country in which the planned World Cup. For example, if the latter has been appointed to the 2014 th, the Confederations Cup was held in 2013. Basically, everything is logical, not without reason as many call it a "dress rehearsal" before the long-awaited championship. Unfortunately, this tournament is famous not only bright and unforgettable matches. In the year 2003 there was a terrible tragedy in the framework of the competition. It was a semi-final match of Cameroon team against Colombia. Then, during the game he died Marc-Vivien Foé. The player national team of Cameroon had a heart attack, and he simply could not survive.
About the participants and winners of the
In 2009, participants in the competition were the following teams: Italy, South Africa, USA, Egypt, Iraq, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand. Then became a champion of the World Cup in 2014 mistress, that is Brazil. On the second place was the US team, won the third and fourth teams of Spain and South Africa.
In 2013, the participants were no longer the same country. Four of the previous remain, while the rest were replaced by others. So, the participants of the Cup-2013 Confederations: Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Japan, Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria. As can be seen, the composition has changed a bit.
Yet unknown to the list of those countries that will play the Confederations Cup matches in 2017. But clearly a part of the German team will, Russia, Australia, Chile, Mexico, USA.
Just a history of the tournament the winners are the five teams. It teams of France, Mexico, Brazil, Denmark and Argentina. The reigning champion - the country, which in 2014 held the World Cup. And it's Brazil.
Confederations Cup in Russia
After two or three years in our great country, there will be events that will excite all fans of football. It's Confederations Cup and the World Cup. In particular, it is necessary to talk about the first of these. Confederations Cup will be the eighth among all the national football competition, held under the auspices of FIFA. Matches will be played at the stadium where in 2018 the team will perform in the framework of the World Cup. As it was already possible to see known yet to all participants. But a little later, the final list will be announced necessarily. Meanwhile in Russia are in full operation, related to the construction and renovation of stadiums. It is expected that they will be stunning. Indeed, the Russian Federation has come to grips with the question of the Championship and Cup. It is a great honor, and visitors from other countries will be accepted with great honor and respect. Plus - on the updated stadiums.