The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup from Brazil kicks off tomorrow on CBC and Sportsnet World. The eight-team competition, featuring Brazil, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Tahiti and Uruguay is a precursor to next years FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Between the two networks, all games will be shown live culminating with the third place and championship game on June 30.
Veteran CBC sports broadcaster Scott Russell with host the coverage in-studio and will be joined by former Canadian women’s national team member Clare Rustad and former Canadian men’s national team member and Sportsnet host Craig Forrest to provide analysis. Brenda Irving will be on-site in Brazil providing reports.
CBC will screen five games of the group stage live, plus the third place and championship match. Sportsnet World will show live the non-CBC games, as well as encore screenings each night. Every game will also be available live online at cbcsports.ca. CBC will broadcast an hour-long documentary at 4:30pm ET before the final on Sunday, June 30 on the history of the Confederations Cup.
All matches will also be available on TLN Telelatino and TLN En Español, as well as in French on TVA Sports. Full schedule is below.
Sat Jun 15, 2:45pm — Brazil vs Japan (CBC live, SN-World 9pm)
Sun Jun 16, 2:45pm — Mexico vs Italy (CBC live, SN-World 9pm)
Sun Jun 16, 5:45pm — Spain vs Uruguay (CBC live, SN-World 12am)
Mon Jun 17, 2:45pm — Tahiti vs Nigeria (SN-World live)
Wed Jun 19, 2:45pm — Brazil vs Mexico (SN-World 4pm)
Wed Jun 19, 5:45pm — Italy vs Japan (SN-World live)
Thu Jun 20, 2:45pm — Spain vs Tahiti (SN-World live)
Thu Jun 20, 5:45pm — Nigeria vs Uruguay (SN-World live)
Sat Jun 22, 2:45pm — Japan vs Mexico (CBC live, SN-World 9pm)
Sat Jun 22, 2:45pm — Italy vs Brazil (SN-World live)
Sun Jun 23, 2:45pm — Nigeria vs Spain (SN-World live)
Sun Jun 23, 2:45pm — Uruguay vs Tahiti (CBC live, SN-World 9pm)
Wed Jun 26, 2:45pm — Semi-Final 1 (SN-World live)
Thurs Jun 27, 2:45pm — Semi-Final 2 (SN-World live)
Sun Jun 30, 11:45pm — Third Place Final (CBC live, SN-World 9pm)
Sun Jun 30, 5:45pm — Final (CBC live, SN-World 12am)