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Soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez will participate in the sports event.

Russia will host this year's Confederation Cup. The eight-team international tournament kicks off on June 17 when the host nation takes on New Zealand.

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Qualifying teams in this year's competition include Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia, and Germany. The premiere game gets underway when Russia takes on New Zealand.

Goal reports that soccer superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez will participate in the sports event.

The Confederation Cup precedes the World Cup by a year to guarantee that the facilities and provisions of the host country are ready. The tournament lasts for just over two weeks and the championship game is played on July 2 in St. Petersburg.

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