2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be the 10th FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It will be held in Russia, from 17 June to 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Russia was announced as the host on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The matches will be played in four different stadiums across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, and Sochi. It will be the first time Russia hosts the tournament, and the third time the Confederations Cup is held in the European continent.

The city of Kazan is located on the left bank of the Volga River in the European part of Russia, 800 kilometers to the east of Moscow. A fast-growing city with a population of 1,200,000 people, it is the home of a great variety of nationalities and is famous for its ethnic and religious diversity. In 2005 Kazan celebrated its 1000th anniversary, making it one of the oldest cities in Russia. Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, is a city whose cultural heritage is made up of several layers and where different religions are intertwined in unusual ways. This is reflected not just by the centuries of coexistence of Orthodox Christians and Muslims, or by the eclectic Temple of All Religions, but also by the bilingual (Russian-Tatar) street signs.
One of the most stretched-out cities in the world, Sochi is a narrow strip of land sprawling 90 miles across the Black Sea coastline. The unique combination of the subtropical climate in the coastal area and the mountains of the North Caucasus over the seaside makes this place one of Russia’s most attractive tourist destinations. Sochi is also among the world’s largest sources of hydrosulfuric springs and iodine-bromine waters, a competitive advantage that keeps the city in high demand among Russian and foreign vacationers.