There were Germany, Chile and Portugal
– The national team of Russia on football in the first pot when the draw for the Confederations Cup in 2017, said the press-service of the International football Federation (FIFA) on Thursday.
It is noted that a place in the first basket provided to her, as a representative of the country-the organizer of the tournament. Also got here the teams with the highest performance in Thursday’s FIFA rankings – the team of Germany, Chile and Portugal.
The second basket was Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and a representative of Africa, who will be announced in February.
The draw will take place on 26 November in Kazan. It will hold the Deputy Secretary General of the FIFA football Affairs, Zvonimir Boban and the Director of the FIFA competitions and events Colin Smith. They will help the five-time champion of Russia Sergey Semak and two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva.
In the draw of the Confederations Cup, traditionally preceding the world Cup, attended by the winners of the continental Championships, the current world champion and the national team of the country hosting the tournament.
According to the tournament rules – it will be held from 17 June to 2 July – the teams will be divided into two groups. Two best her representative will be in semifinal, will compete in the finals.
The Confederations Cup in 2017, and the 2018 world Cup, to be held in Russia.