What is the difference between the FIFA Confederations Cup and The world Cup ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years. The competition is organised by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World Cup winner and the host country, to bring the number of teams up to eight.

    The tournament was originally organised by and held in Saudi Arabia and called the King Fahd Cup (or Intercontinental Championship), contested in 1992 and 1995 by the Saudi national side and some continental champions. In 1997, FIFA took over the organization of the tournament, named it the FIFA Confederations Cup and staged the competition every two years.

    Since 2005, it is held every four years, in the year prior to each World Cup in the host country of the forthcoming World Cup. Considered a dress-rehearsal for the World Cup it precedes, it uses around half of the stadia intended for use at the following year's World Cup and gives the host nation, who qualifies for that tournament automatically, a vital taste of competitive football during two years of friendlies. At the same time, participation was made optional for the South American and European champions.

    When the World champion is also winner of its confederation championship, then the World Cup runner-up also enters the Confederations Cup, ensuring eight teams for the tournament. In the 2005 tournament, however, Brazil, as World champion, and World Cup runner-up Germany, as host, had qualified. When Brazil also won the Copa América, the vacant eighth spot was awarded to Argentina, runner-up in the Copa América.

    The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, because of World War II.

    The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s). The World Cup is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 final.

  • 1 decade ago

    the FIFA Confederations Cup is dubbed the mini FIFA World Cup with only 8 teams competing in this tournament. the 8 teams featured in this tournament are the continental champions from their own confederations plus the host nation which is usually held one year before the actual FIFA World Cup takes place at the same country. the FIFA Confederations Cup is now considered a dress-rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup it precedes; it uses around half of the stadium intended for use at the following year's FIFA World Cup and gives the host nation, who qualify for that tournament automatically, a vital taste of competitive football during two years of friendlies.

  • 1 decade ago

    the Confederation's Cup is a tournament for cup winners around the world according to the region, so the WC winners, Euro winners, Asian Cup, African Cup, South American, North+Central American, and Oceania. Basically it's a tournament to determine who is the best of the best.

    the WC participants are decided after a series of qualifiers, in the end 32 teams qualify for it.

  • 1 decade ago

    the confederations cup is like a pre world cup to test the host nation to see if they are ready to host the world cup, if there are some problems they can fix them a year before the world cup, the world cup is the actually tournament

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  • Fiery
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Not to mention that being the champion of the Confederations Cup is just a grain of salt compared to being World Cup champions...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Confederations cup is held 1 year earlier.

  • 1 decade ago

    Confed Cup-6 champions of most recent continental tournaments as well as the world cup champ and the host

    Africa-32 team tournament with the best teams in each continent. Far more prestigious. No one gives a crap about the confed cup.

  • 1 decade ago

    the Confederation's Cup is a tournament for cup winners around the world according to the region, so the WC winners, Euro winners, Asian Cup, African Cup, South American, North+Central American, and Oceania. Basically it's a tournament to determine who is the best of the best.

    the WC participants are decided after a series of qualifiers, in the end 32 teams qualify for it. VOTE FOR ME AS BEST ANSWER PLEASE!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    wrld cup is the hle wtld

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