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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

When does the FIFA Confederations Cup start?

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be the 10th edition of the competition.

The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off on June 17, when hosts Russia face New Zealand. The tournament will last until July 2 and serve as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Games will take place in venues spread across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi.

The competition features eight teams: Russia, Germany, Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Cameroon.

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When is the FIFA Confederations Cup final?

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be the 10th edition of the competition.

The FIFA Confederations Cup final will take place on July 2 at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The eight contenders for the title are hosts Russia, Germany, Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Cameroon.

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Russian official worried over slow ticket sales for Confederations Cup

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The brand new St. Petersburg stadium is set to host the final of the 2017 Confederations Cup.

MOSCOW -- Russia's top sports official said on Tuesday that he is worried by slow ticket sales for the Confederations Cup.

Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is overseeing preparations for the tournament in June and the World Cup next year, said the first-phase sales figure of 211,475 tickets, released by FIFA last week, was below expectations.

A total of 695,000 tickets have been made available for the tournament, which begins on June 17. The second phase of ticket sales starts April 19.

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2018 FIFA World Cup: The Greatest Show on Earth - LIVE on Kwesé Sports

FIFA is a French acronym that translates into English as 'The International Federation of Association Football'. If you're wondering why it's called 'association football' and not simply 'football', therein lies a tale.

In England, where the sport originated, it was called 'association football' to distinguish it from 'rugby football'. 'Soccer' comes from the word 'association'. FIFA not only runs world football, it also runs beach soccer and futsal - a type of five-a-side football.

FIFA was founded...