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FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 started in Russia

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FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 started in Russia


footykits.ruFIFA Confederations Cup 2017 started on Saturday, 17th of June, with a football match between Russia and New Zealand, TASS reports.

The football competitions with participation of eight football teams are held for the 8th time already. Expert community and football fans consider the tournament as a general rehearsal before the Word Cup.

Six national football teams taking part at the Confederation Cup are current champions of their continental tournaments. A winner of the last World Football Cup and national team of the country hosting the competitions have a right to participate in the tournament by default. The drawing of Confederation Cup 2017 took place at the end of November. The football matches are scheduled in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi.

The Confederation Cup 2017 has three newcomers – Russia, Portugal and Chili. The teams taking two first places in groups A and B will enter half finals. The winners of the half finals scheduled for July, the 2d will meet at the match for the Cup in St. Petersburg, whereas consolation finals will be held in Moscow.

All football fans with Fan ID and registered at the website will have a right for a free ride on public transport including rides between cities.

Earlier, the main coaches of seven football teams took part in the advertising campaign. Each of them pronounced a phrase in Russian, which, in their opinion, characterizes the upcoming competitions best of all.

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The Confederations Cup has begun in Russia. The first game was played in a new stadium in Saint Petersburg. “Welcome to Russia”—with these words Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his speech at the opening ceremony. A Russkiy Mir correspondent experienced firsthand the warmth with which Russia’s “Northern Capital” welcomed foreigners and football fans from all over Russia.