Confederations Cup 2013: Major Storylines to Follow

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Confederations Cup 2013: Major Storylines to Follow
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The recent swathe of World Cup qualifiers has once again given everyone a taste of the joys of international football.

While the month of June will see many nations advance towards next summer’s global centrepiece (and many fall away) there are few better ways to get that fix of international football than by investing in the inevitable drama of the Confederations Cup.

In this article, I examine some of the key storylines and subplots likely to unfold and unveil themselves during the competition. With numerous stars on show, and the impending spectre of the World Cup cranking up the pressure on international coaches, expect drama and intrigue of the highest order.

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