Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, teams, group, TV, guide, preview

THE Socceroos are on their way to Russia for the dress rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup, returning to the Confederations Cup for the first time since representing Oceania in 2005.

The 2017 Confederations Cup will take place in host country Russia from 17 June to 2 July, 2017.

The Confederations Cup acts as a test event before the 2018 World Cup, also to be hosted in Russia. Nations gain entry by winning their Confederation’s tournament, meaning Australia gained entry through winning the 2015 Asian Cup.

In addition to the six winners of their respective confederation tournaments, the reigning World Cup winners (Germany) and the host nation (Russia) compete.

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