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Qualification:

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8 teams qualify for the competition:

Brazil as hosts;

the 2010 South Africa World Cup winner (Spain);

the 2012 Poland/Ukirane European Championship winner (Italy, as runner-up to already qualified Spain);

the 2011 Argentina Copa America winner (Uruguay);

the 2013 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations winner;

the 2011 Qatar Asian Cup winner (Japan);

the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner (Mexico);

the 2012 OFC Nations Cup winner (Tahiti).





Group stage:

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Format:

All matches from the Group stage and Knockout stage take place in Brazil.

8 teams are drawn into 2 groups of 4 teams (Groups A and B).

Teams from the same confederation cannot be drawn in the same group.

Each team plays the others from its own group once - for a total of 3 games each, over 3 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. draw.



Qualification for the Knockout stage:

1-2 place of each group: qualify for the Knockout stage.





Knockout stage:

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Format:

4 teams from Group stage contest the winner in a knockout format.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Group stage standings:

1st in Group A vs 2nd in Group B;

1st in Group B vs 2nd in Group A.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



3rd Place:

The two Semi-finals losers meet each other to contest 3-4 place.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming 2013 Brazil Confederations Cup winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.


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