The FIFA Confederations Cup is a soccer tournament held everyÂ 4Â years, 1 year prior to the FIFA World CupÂ and played by eight member nation teams. The tournament features the winners of the six confederation championship leagues that the Federation Internationale de Football Association oversees, along with the reigning World Cup champion and host nation.
The six FIFA leagues include:
- the Asian Football Confederation
- Confederation of African Football
- Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
- Oceania Football Confederation
- South American Football Confederation
- Union of European Football Associations
Once each confederation determines its individual winner, each team is assigned to a four-team group, similar to the World Cup. After the group stage, the top two teams from each group are seeded and meet in the knockout stage. The winners of the knockout stage game meet for the Confederations Cup title.