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2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was the 10th FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It was held in Russia, from 17 June to 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[1]

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Кубок конфедераций 2017
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 17 June – 2 July 2017
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runners-up  Chile
Third place  Portugal
Fourth place  Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 43 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 628,304 (39,269 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Leon Goretzka
Germany Lars Stindl
Germany Timo Werner
(3 goals each)
Best player Germany Julian Draxler
Best goalkeeper Chile Claudio Bravo
Fair play award  Germany
2013
2021
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup participating teams

Russia was announced as the hosts on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[2] The matches were played in four different stadiums across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, and Sochi. It was the first time Russia has hosted the tournament, and the third time the Confederations Cup has been held in the European continent. As hosts, Russia qualified automatically for the tournament; they were joined by the six winners of the FIFA confederation championships and the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions, Germany.

The final tournament was played in two stages: a group stage and a latter knockout stage. In the group stage, each team played three games in a group of four, with the winners and runners-up from each group advancing to the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, the four teams competed in single-elimination matches, beginning with the semi-finals and ending with the final match of the tournament. A third-place match was played between the two losing semi-finalist teams.

The defending champions, Brazil, who won the previous three Confederation Cups (2005, 2009, 2013), failed to qualify for the first time since 1995 following their loss on penalties to Paraguay in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Copa América. 2015 AFC Asian Cup winners Australia became the first team to qualify from multiple confederations, having previously represented the OFC in 1997, 2001 and 2005. This was the first Confederations Cup to feature video assistant referees (VARs).

World champions Germany won their first title following a 1–0 win over Chile in the final.[3]

Contents

QualificationEdit

The eight competing teams were the host nation, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships. If any team qualified for multiple berths (such as, if the World Cup champions also won their continental championship), the next best-placed team from their continental championship would have qualified.

After Russia secured a spot in the tournament as the hosts, Germany were the first team to qualify via competition, after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The final match saw the Germans clinch the country's fourth world title through a 1–0 extra-time win against Argentina. Australia were the next team to qualify after beating South Korea 2–1 after extra time, in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final. This victory marked Australia's first Asian Cup win since their move from the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. It was also the first time a team had become champions of two confederations, following Australia's four OFC Nations Cup titles. Chile were the fourth team to secure a spot at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after defeating Argentina 4–1 on a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw after extra time, in the 2015 Copa América Final.

As 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions, Mexico's qualifying path saw them face 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions United States in the 2015 CONCACAF Cup play-off match. The new format, in which the two most recent CONCACAF Gold Cup winners compete to decide the representative team of CONCACAF, was won by Mexico 3–2 after extra time. New Zealand were the sixth team to qualify for the tournament after defeating Papua New Guinea 4–2 on a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw after extra time, in the 2016 OFC Nations Cup Final.

Portugal were the seventh team to qualify, after defeating host nation France 1–0 after extra time, in the UEFA Euro 2016 Final. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning team, Cameroon, took the eighth and final spot with their 2–1 win against Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final.[4] This was the first time in FIFA Confederations Cup history that three national teams from any single confederation (Russia, Germany and Portugal from UEFA) participated in the tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
  Russia UEFA Hosts 1 2 December 2010 0 (debut)
  Germany UEFA 2014 FIFA World Cup winners 2 13 July 2014 2 (1999, 2005)
  Australia AFC2 2015 AFC Asian Cup winners 3 31 January 2015 3 (1997, 2001, 2005)
  Chile CONMEBOL 2015 Copa América winners 4 4 July 2015 0 (debut)
  Mexico CONCACAF 2015 CONCACAF Cup winners 5 10 October 2015 6 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2013)
  New Zealand OFC 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners 6 11 June 2016 3 (1999, 2003, 2009)
  Portugal UEFA UEFA Euro 2016 winners 7 10 July 2016 0 (debut)
  Cameroon CAF 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners 8 5 February 2017 2 (2001, 2003)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 All of Australia's previous appearances were as champions of the Oceania Football Confederation. This was their first appearance representing Asia.

VenuesEdit

Four cities served as the venues for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[5][6] All four venues will also be among the 12 used for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 8 October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament.[7]

Saint Petersburg Moscow
Krestovsky Stadium
(Saint Petersburg Stadium)
Otkrytiye Arena
(Spartak Stadium)
Capacity: 68,134 Capacity: 45,360
   
Kazan Sochi
Kazan Arena Fisht Olympic Stadium
(Fisht Stadium)
Capacity: 45,379 Capacity: 47,659
   

ScheduleEdit

The full schedule was announced by FIFA on 24 July 2015 (without kick-off times, which were confirmed later).[8] Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match against New Zealand at the Zenit Arena in Saint Petersburg on 17 June. The distribution of the knockout stage matches was as follows:[9]

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 26 November 2016, 18:00 MSK (UTC+3), at the Tennis Academy in Kazan.[10]

For the draw, the eight teams were allocated to two pots. Pot 1 contained the hosts Russia and the three highest-ranked teams in the November 2016 edition of the FIFA World Rankings (shown in parentheses below):[11] Germany, Chile, and Portugal. Pot 2 contained the remaining four teams: Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the winners of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, and regardless of their identity, could not be among the three highest-ranked participating teams),[12] which was won by Cameroon on 5 February 2017 to complete the line-up.[13]

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four, with each group containing two teams from Pot 1 and two teams from Pot 2. During the draw procedure, teams were drawn into alternating groups (Group A, then Group B, repeating), and assigned a position within the group by drawing another ball. As hosts, Russia were automatically assigned to Position A1 in the draw. Since there were three teams from Europe, one of the two groups was certain to contain two teams from the same confederation (Russia and Portugal), the first time this happened in a FIFA Confederations Cup.[14]

Pot 1 Pot 2
  1. ^ Assigned to A1

Match officialsEdit

A total of 9 refereeing trios (a referee and two assistant referees), 1 support referee, and 8 video assistant referees were appointed for the tournament.[15][16]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee Video assistant referee
AFC   Fahad Al-Mirdasi   Abdullah Al-Shalawi
  Mohammed Al-Abakry
  Ravshan Irmatov
  Alireza Faghani   Reza Sokhandan
  Mohammadreza Mansouri
CAF   Bakary Gassama   Jean-Claude Birumushahu
  Marwa Range
  Malang Diedhiou
CONCACAF   Mark Geiger   Joe Fletcher
  Charles Justin Morgante
  Jair Marrufo
CONMEBOL   Néstor Pitana   Hernán Maidana
  Juan Pablo Belatti
  Enrique Cáceres
  Sandro Ricci
  Wilmar Roldán   Alexander Guzman
  Cristian De La Cruz
OFC   Abdelkader Zitouni
UEFA   Milorad Mažić   Milovan Ristić
  Dalibor Đurđević
  Artur Soares Dias
  Ovidiu Hațegan
  Clément Turpin
  Gianluca Rocchi   Elenito Di Liberatore
  Mauro Tonolini
  Damir Skomina   Jure Praprotnik
  Robert Vukan

Match ballEdit

The official match ball for the Cup was produced by Adidas, and was named "Krasava",[17] which is a Russian slang word for "beautiful" or "awesome".

SquadsEdit

Each team had to name a preliminary squad of 30 players. From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad could be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match, where the replacement players did not need to be in the preliminary squad.[18] The official squads were announced by FIFA on 8 June 2017.[19][20]

Group stageEdit

All times are local, MSK (UTC+3).[21]

TiebreakersEdit

The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals. The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Article 19.6):[18]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
3   Russia (H) 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

17 June 2017 (2017-06-17)
18:00
Russia   2–0   New Zealand
Report

18 June 2017 (2017-06-18)
18:00
Portugal   2–2   Mexico
Report
Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 34,372
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
18:00
Russia   0–1   Portugal
Report Ronaldo   8'
Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 42,759
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
21:00
Mexico   2–1   New Zealand
Report Wood   42'
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 25,133
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

24 June 2017 (2017-06-24)
18:00
Mexico   2–1   Russia
Report Samedov   25'
Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,585
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)

24 June 2017 (2017-06-24)
18:00
New Zealand   0–4   Portugal
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Chile 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Australia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4   Cameroon 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: FIFA

18 June 2017 (2017-06-18)
21:00
Cameroon   0–2   Chile
Report
Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 33,492
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

19 June 2017 (2017-06-19)
18:00
Australia   2–3   Germany
Report
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 28,605
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
18:00
Cameroon   1–1   Australia
Zambo Anguissa   45+1' Report Milligan   60' (pen.)

22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
21:00
Germany   1–1   Chile
Stindl   41' Report Sánchez   6'
Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 38,222
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

25 June 2017 (2017-06-25)
18:00
Germany   3–1   Cameroon
Report Aboubakar   78'
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 30,230
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

25 June 2017 (2017-06-25)
18:00
Chile   1–1   Australia
Rodríguez   67' Report Troisi   42'
Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 33,639
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each), where each team was allowed to make a fourth substitution. If still tied after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.[18]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
28 June — Kazan
 
 
  Portugal 0 (0)
 
2 July — Saint Petersburg
 
  Chile (p) 0 (3)
 
  Chile 0
 
29 June — Sochi
 
  Germany 1
 
  Germany 4
 
 
  Mexico 1
 
Third place play-off
 
 
2 July — Moscow
 
 
  Portugal (a.e.t.) 2
 
 
  Mexico 1

Semi-finalsEdit

28 June 2017 (2017-06-28)
21:00
Portugal   0–0 (a.e.t.)   Chile
Report
  Penalties  
0–3
Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 40,855
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

29 June 2017 (2017-06-29)
21:00
Germany   4–1   Mexico
Report Fabián   89'
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 37,923
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)

Third place play-offEdit

2 July 2017 (2017-07-02)
15:00
Portugal   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Mexico
Report Neto   54' (o.g.)
Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 42,659
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)

FinalEdit

2 July 2017 (2017-07-02)
21:00
Chile   0–1   Germany
Report Stindl   20'

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[22] The player awards were all sponsored by Adidas.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Julian Draxler   Alexis Sánchez   Leon Goretzka
Golden Boot Silver Boot[23]
  Timo Werner   Leon Goretzka   Lars Stindl
3 goals, 2 assists 3 goals, 0 assists
Golden Glove
  Claudio Bravo
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Germany

Additionally, Fifa.com shortlisted six goals so that football fans could vote on the tournaments' best.[24] The poll closed on 10 July.

Hyundai Goal of the Tournament
Goalscorer Opponent Score Round
  Marco Fabián   Germany 3–1 Semi-finals

StatisticsEdit

Prize moneyEdit

Based on final position, teams received prize money from FIFA.[26]

Competition stage Final position Prize money (US dollars)
Final Winners $5,000,000
Runners-up $4,500,000
Match for third place Third place $3,500,000
Fourth place $3,000,000
Group stage Fifth to eighth place $2,000,000

TicketingEdit

Tickets were distributed in four stages: pre-sale for VISA owners, random draw, first come first served and last minute sales.[27]

SponsorshipEdit

Broadcasting rightsEdit

Territory Broadcaster Ref.
  Albania RTSH [40]
  Argentina TyC, DirecTV [40]
  Armenia ARMTV [40]
  Australia SBS, Optus Sport [40][41]
  Austria ORF [40]
  Azerbaijan AzTV, İTV [40]
  Belarus BTRC [40]
  Belgium VRT, RTBF [40]
  Bolivia Unitel, Red Uno, DirecTV [40]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT [40]
  Brazil Globo, SporTV, Band [40]
  Brunei Astro [40]
  Bulgaria BNT [40]
  Canada CTV, RDS, TSN [40]
  Chile Canal 13, TVN, Mega, DirecTV [40]
  China Tencent Sports [42]
  Colombia Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV [40]
  Costa Rica Teletica, Sky [40]
  Croatia HRT [40]
  Cyprus CyBC [40]
  Czech Republic ČT [40]
  Denmark DR, TV 2 [40]
  Ecuador RTS [40]
  El Salvador TCS, Sky [40]
  Estonia ERR [40]
  Faroe Islands DR [40]
  Finland Yle [43]
  France TF1, SFR Sport [40][44]
  Germany ARD, ZDF [40]
  Georgia GPB [40]
  Greece ERT [40]
  Greenland DR, TV 2 [40]
  Guatemala TVA, Sky [40]
  Honduras Televicentro, Sky [40]
  Hong Kong LeSports [40]
  Hungary MTVA [40]
  Iceland RÚV [40]
  India Sony Pictures Networks [40]
  Indonesia RTV, OrangeTV [45][46]
  Ireland RTÉ [40]
  Israel KAN [40]
  Italy Sky [47]
  Japan Fuji TV, NHK [40]
  Kosovo RTK [40]
  Latvia LTV [40]
  Liechtenstein SRG SSR [40]
  Lithuania LRT [40]
  Macau TDM [48]
  Malaysia Astro [40]
  Malta PBS [40]
 MENA[note 1] beIN Sports [40]
  Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca [40]
  Moldova TRM [40]
  Montenegro RTCG [40]
    Nepal Sony Pictures Networks [40]
  Netherlands NOS [40]
  New Zealand Prime, Sky Sport [49][40][50]
  Nicaragua Ratensa [40]
  Norway NRK, TV 2 [40]
  Pakistan Sony Pictures Networks [40]
  Panama Corporación Medcom, Televisora Nacional, Sky [40]
  Paraguay TyC [40]
  Peru Latina Televisión, DirecTV [40]
  Philippines ABS-CBN [40]
  Poland TVP [40]
  Portugal RTP [40][51]
  Puerto Rico Telemundo Puerto Rico, Punto 2 [52]
  Romania TVR [40]
  Russia Channel One, Match TV [53][54]
  Serbia RTS [40]
  Slovenia RTVSLO [40]
  South Africa SABC, SuperSport [55]
  South Korea KBS, MBC, SBS [40]
  Spain GOL [56]
 Sub-Saharan Africa[note 2] SuperSport, Star Times [40]
  Sweden SVT [40]
   Switzerland SRG SSR [40]
  Taiwan ELTA TV [57]
  Thailand Channel 3 [58]
  Turkey TRT [40]
  United Kingdom ITV[note 3] [40]
  United States Fox, Telemundo [40]
  Uruguay Monte Carlo TV, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC [40]
  Venezuela Meridiano Televisión, Venevisión [40]
  1. ^ excludes Israel
  2. ^ excludes South Africa
  3. ^ ITV did not broadcast the third-place match

LogisticsEdit

Free travel via additional trains travelling between host cities during the sporting events were provided to spectators holding match tickets or documents granting access to the match, along with FAN ID.[59]

FAN IDs were issued to all spectators of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 for access to a stadium. FAN ID gave the opportunity to use free transport services on the match days in the cities hosting the sports events. The foreign citizens, who come to the Russian Federation as spectators of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 matches, could use their FAN IDs for multiple visa-free entry into and exit from the Russian Federation upon presentation of valid identity documents that are recognized as such by the Russian Federation, during the period that started ten days before the date of the first match and ended ten days after the date of the last match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.[60] There were complaints that Russian authorities were canceling FAN IDs without notice very close to kickoff times.[61]

In 2015, the Russian Ministry of Sport and Local Organising Committee launched a website aimed at providing coverage of the preparation process ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.[62]

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