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World Football's 5 Biggest Confederations Cup Upsets of All Time
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The ninth edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup begins this Saturday (June 15) having come a long way from its previous incarnation as the King Fahd Cup.

Since FIFA took control of the competition in 1997, the tournament has gone from its bi-yearly run to its current holding once every four years—since 2005—where it now acts as something of a dress rehearsal ahead of the following year's World Cup.

Inviting the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships, as well as the World Cup holders and the host nation, it now offers the opportunity for early bragging rights ahead of the main event the following summer.

However, through the course of time, since it's evolution from the four-team tournament it was back in 1992, there have been a number of relative shocks, with the presumed favourites being left defeated by supposedly lesser foes.

With that in mind, here's a look at five of the biggest Confederations Cup upsets since it became an eight-team affair.

Let's take a gander shall we:

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