- The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup begins on Saturday, June 17 in Russia
- Several stars are expected to shine in the global soccer fiesta
- Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the players that is light-up the competition
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will start on Saturday, June 17, 2017 as host nation Russia will face New Zealand in the opening match of the competition that is expected to come to an end of July 2, 2017.
The tournament is a preparatory competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will also be in Russia. It is played every four years - one year before the World Cup year.
Current holders are Brazil who defeated Spain 3 - 0 to win the 2013 edition in a remarkable fashion.
However, there are football stars that are expected to shine in the competition, and we take a look at their photos below
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal
2. Javier Hernandez - Mexico
3. Aaron Mooy - Australia
4. Timo Werner - Germany
5. Christian Bassogog - Cameroon
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