This will be the eighth tournament (quite possibly the latter). Held under the auspices of FIFA. It involved the winners of each of the six continental Championships held by the respective confederations — CAF (Cameroon), CONMEBOL (Chile), UEFA (Portugal), AFC (Australia), OFC (New Zealand), CONCACAF (Mexico). They are joined by the winner of the last world Cup (Germany) and team in the country, which is subject to competition (Russia).
When buying a ticket is issued the Passport of fan (FAN ID). This card allows foreigners to apply for a visa to Russia (if required), and fans will be able to enjoy the right to free travel on public transport during the tournament. A similar procedure will be applied in the following year's world Championships-2018.
At the confederations Cup 2017 will be to operate the system of videophones arbitrators. Testing of the system, which allows judges during the match to see the record of questionable episodes, started a year ago.
The tournament will last until July 2, and opens today in St. Petersburg the match between Russia and New Zealand (beginning in 18.00).
Favorites of the Confederations Cup are called the three main teams in Portugal, Germany and Chile. A variety of predictions of the bookmakers you can see here. The reigning Champions headed Cristiano Ronaldo first match will play tomorrow in Kazan, where it will compete with the Mexicans. The greatest chances of an exit from group from the national teams of Russia, Mexico and Portugal (group A), and from another company — the teams of Chile and Germany (In). In the final, the highest probability of meeting the operating world champion and Europe.