Next summer’s tournament runs from 17th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017 with Russia playing their games in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kazan.
Russia 2017 Confederations Cup Home Kit
This is the Russia Confederations Cup home kit:
The scarlet shirt is more in line with previous designs. The 1986 World Cup kit worn by USSR inspires the wavy pattern which runs from the collar to the hemline.
The standard adidas template of white collar and cuffs features Three Stripes across the shoulder.
Finally, scarlet shorts and socks with white trim complete the kit.
Russia take part in the Confederations Cup as hosts of the next World Cup. FIFA holds this as a practice for the following year’s tournament. Next summer, they face:
- World Cup winners Germany,
- European champions Portugal,
- Copa America winners Chile,
- AFC Asian Cup winners Australia,
- CONCACAF Gold Cup champions Mexico, and,
- OFC Nations Cup winners New Zealand.
The winners of next winter’s Africa Cup of Nations join the seven other nations in the tournament.
Recent comments attributed to FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggest this is the last Confederations Cup. FIFA may create a club World Cup to be held in its place. It seems like a move to appease clubs over the international calendar and has yet to be finalised.
The FIFA General Council may prove the immovable object that stops the idea in its’ tracks due to the national FAs self-interests.