Fifa confident despite Brazilian protests

Fifa confident despite Brazilian protests
Fifa are confident the opening match of the Confederations Cup will go ahead as planned in Brasilia on Saturday, despite protests outside the stadium.

Confederations Cup timetable

Confederations Cup timetable

The Confederations Cup this year promises to be one of the most competitive of tournaments. Here's the line-up of games over the next two weeks.

Nigeria

Nigeria

As African football has improved in depth, Nigeria found qualifying for both the continental and global stage more difficult.

Italy

Italy

The beaten finalists at UEFA EURO 2012, Italy will be Europe’s representatives at the FIFA Confederations Cup as their conquerors Spain are also the reigning world champions.

Japan

Japan

The first team to qualify for the World Cup next year, a new look Japan impressed at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

Spain

Spain

Spain booked their passage to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 as world champions, after clinching the most coveted crown in the global game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico booked their place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 thanks to their 4-2 defeat of arch-rivals USA in a pulsating CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 final.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil qualified automatically as Host Nation.

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