Sunday 16 June:
The seventh FIFA Confederations Cup – a logistical rehearsal ahead of next year’s World Cup – is set to kick-off in Brazil, featuring the hosts, world champions Spain and the six confederation champions. Group A is Brazil, Japan, Italy and Tahiti. Group B consists of Zambia, Uruguay, Spain and Mexico. The tournament is the standard round-robin format, with the top two in each group progressing to the semi-finals.
Group A 16 June: Brazil 3-0 Japan Italy 3-1 Tahiti 19 June: Tahiti v. Brazil Japan v. Italy 22 June: Brazil v. Italy Japan v. Tahiti Group B 17 June: Spain v. Mexico Zambia v. Uruguay 20 June: Spain v. Uruguay Mexico v. Zambia 23 June: Spain v. Zambia Mexico v. Uruguay
We’ll post regular updates from the tournament.