The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Brazil, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup from 15 to 30 June 2013. Brazil are the defending champions. Uruguay, Italy and Spain will have the opportunity to become the third team (after Argentina and France) to win all three major FIFA tournaments: the World Cup, the Olympic football competition and the Confederations Cup.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: The Brazil team line up during the International Friendly match between Russia and Brazil at Stamford Bridge on March 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 11: The Spain team celebrate winning the World Cup as captain Iker Casillas (C) waves to fans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 29: The Japanese team celebrate winning the AFC Asian Cup Final match between the Australian Socceroos and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium on January 29, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images) PASADENA, CA - JUNE 25: Javier Hernandez (C) #14 Mexico celebartes after defeating United States in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship at the Rose Bowl on June 25, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, JULY 24: Uruguay National team players celebrate with the trophy their victory of the Copa America 2011 against Paraguay at Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium on July 24, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Jaime Lopez/LatinContent/Getty Images) KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: Gianluigi Buffon (L) of Italy thanks the fans for their support after the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 06: Tamatoa Wagemann and Nicolas Vallar of Tahiti speak during the friendly match between Sydney FC and Tahiti at Macquarie Uni on February 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Joseph Yobo and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Nigeria and Burkina at FNB Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)