Confederations Cup 2013: Power Ranking This Summer's Contenders

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Confederations Cup 2013: Power Ranking This Summer's Contenders
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The Confederations Cup will provide the world with a fantastic opportunity to steal an insight into some of the teams who will be present at next summer’s World Cup.

While the tournament will doubtless see some experimentation—as coaches attempt to settle on a formula that works or a balanced lineup that maximises their team’s strengths, I expect the majority of sides to focus on developing cohesion and mentality among their first eleven.

The Confederations Cup gives national teams an invaluable chance to test themselves against some of the world’s finest, and to endure and adapt to the demands of tournament football in the context of Brazil.

In this piece I rank the eight teams present at the competition, and give you an insight into each side’s tactical approach.

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