Brazilian football fans
The ninth edition of FIFA's Confederations Cup kicks off.
The tournament brings together top national teams from around the world to play for the title. This year will include national teams from Brazil, Spain, Uruguay, Tahiti, Mexico, Japan, Nigeria and Italy.
The Confederations Cup is set to be the biggest test for Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The country has been criticised for delays in the preparation of the stadiums for both tournaments.
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