FIFA approves regulations for the Confederations Cup 2017

They come into force on January 10, 2017
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The International Football Federation approved regulations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, which will be held in Russia. This was announced by the "Russia-2018" Organising Committee head and Russian Football Union President Vitaly Mutko.

"The regulations for the Confederations Cup have been approved. They come into force as of today," he said.

Mutko also noted that FIFA introduced a number of amendments to the regulations in order to allow stronger players to play in the tournament.

"Several amendments were introduced to the regulations regarding player status and transfers. Earlier, it allowed Category A players to take part in tournaments only once a year. An exception was made for Mexico’s squad and Africa’s team, because this year they had other tournaments. All in all, clubs were obliged to allow players to join national teams for both tournaments, so that everybody had the opportunity to play their strongest squad," he said.

The Confederations Cup will be held from June 17 to July 2, ,2017 in four Russian cities – Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi and Kazan. Squads from Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico are in Group A, Chili, Germany, Australia and the Africa Cup of Nations winner (which will start on January 14) are in Group B.