Spain will know at the weekend who they will be facing in next summer’s Confederations Cup, with the draw taking place in Brazil.
Saturday will see the teams picked out of the hat for the tournament that acts as a dress rehearsal for the following year’s World Cup.
The Confederations Cup pits the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships – UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC and OFC – against each other, along with the winner of the last World Cup and the host nation.
Hosted by Brazil, next summer’s edition of the tournament will also list La Roja, Japan, Mexico, Uruguay, Tahiti and the winners of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. With Spain as World Cup winners and European Championship winners, Euro 2012’s losing finalists Italy take the UEFA slot.
The competition consists of two groups of four teams drawn, with the top two from each group progressing to semi-finals.
Brazil are the tournament’s current holders, with Spain losing in the 2009 edition at the semi-final stage to the United States.