Friday, June 12, 2009

FIFA Confederations Cup Previews

This pointless exercise gets underway Sunday. At the very least, however, it should provide some interesting match-ups, as well as some injuries and fatigue to some of your favorite club's players.

The tournament pits the winners of the the six FIFA federation tournaments around the world against each other, plus the World Cup winner and the Host Country. The Host Country will then host the World Cup the following year, so this tournament is also a bit of a test to see how how the hosts handle things.

This year we've got South Africa (hosts), Egypt (African Cup of Nations), Iraq (Asian Cup), Italy (World Cup), United States (Gold Cup), New Zealand (Oceania Nations Cup), Brazil (Copa America) and Spain (European Cup).

Confederations Cup: History

Team-by-team guide for the tournament

Eduardo Alvarez: Have Spain found their winning formula?

South Africa Gets Excited

In-Depth Country Previews:
United States
South Africa
New Zealand

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