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With the Confederations Cup starting Saturday when hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St. Petersburg, here are five things to know about the June 17-July 2 tournament:The 2017 edition is being held over a fortnight with two groups containing the six winners of the FIFA confederations tournaments joined by world champions Germany and hosts Russia.World champions Germany face Copa America title-holders Chile, 2015 Asian Cup champions Australia and Africa Cup of Nations winners Cameroon in Group B.The 16 matches are being shared by the capital Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.The Selecao were winners of the Confederations Cup in 2005, 2009 and 2013, when they hosted the tournament, but this is the first time Brazil have failed to qualify since the field was expanded to eight teams in 1997 .
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