Ahead of the tournament, we provide you with all the must-knows of the tournament.

1) The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 is the seventh edition under this name. The first took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1997. Before this there were two preceding tournaments in 1992 and 1995 known as the King Fahd Cup which were also organised by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and which are generally included in historical and statistical reviews. 

2) The FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 will be Brazil’s seventh consecutive participation the most of all national teams. They also have been awarded the most trophies having won in 1997, 2005, 2009 and being runners-up in 1999.

3) The only teams to successfully defend their title are France in 2003 and Brazil in 2009.

4) To date 29 teams have participated in at least one edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. In Brazil 2013 Tahiti will be the only newcomer.

5) This will be the fourth edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup to be played one year before in the same host country as the FIFA World Cup™. The first was Korea/Japan 2001, followed by Germany 2005 and South Africa 2009.

6) Brazil 2013 will be the first FIFA Confederations Cup with four representative teams that were former world champions: Uruguay, Italy, Brazil and Spain.

7) Five out of the eight participating teams at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 were also present in the FIFA World Cup 1950™ also hosted by Brazil: Italy, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Brazil.

8) Brazil will be the fifth different confederation to host the FIFA Confederations Cup – South America. Asia have already done so four times, Europe twice, North Central America and Caribbean 
once and Africa once. Only the Oceania zone has not yet hosted the event. In the eight competitions held to date, South Americans have claimed the title four times (with three wins for Brazil and one for Argentina) although Europe have almost matched the feat with three titles (two for France and one for Denmark). The only other title went to North and Central America thanks to Mexico’s win over Brazil on home soil in 1999. Each confederation has been represented in the final at least once. So far, only France (2003) and Brazil (2009) have successfully defended their title.

9) Only previous hosts Mexico (1999) and France (2003) triumphed on home soil. Japan did, however, reach the final in 2001.

10) All confederations have been represented at least once in a FIFA Confederations Cup final. Australia’s qualification in 1997, when they were still part of the Oceania Football Confederation, was the biggest surprise.Continental derbies have been few and far between at the FIFA Confederations Cup. Two teams from the same confederation have only come up against each other on three occasions. The most recent encounter was the super clásico between Brazil and Argentina in the 2005 final. The two before that were Mexico and USA in 1999 and France and Turkey in 2003. This list could be extended in 2013 if Brazil meet Uruguay or if Spain play Italy.

12) Brazil’s goalkeeper Dida is the player with the most participations. He was present in five editions from 1997 to 2005 for a total of 22 matches. Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Brazil’s Ronaldinho are the all-time top scorers with nine goals each.

13) No foreign coach has ever won a FIFA Confederations Cup title. All eight winning coaches were native. Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Carlos Alberto Parreira are the only two to have won both the FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup.

For further information on the Confederations Cup check out: FIFA.com