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The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA . It is contested by the holders of each of the six ( UEFA , CONMEBOL , CONCACAF , CAF , AFC , OFC ) regional championships, along with the current FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation, to bring the number of teams up to eight.
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup was the ninth FIFA Confederations Cup , which was held in Brazil from 15 June to 30 June 2013 as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup .  The most recent winners of the six continental championships appeared in the tournament, along with hosts Brazil and UEFA Euro 2012 runners-up Italy , who qualified because the Euro 2012 winners, Spain , had also won the most recent FIFA World Cup in 2010 thus securing a spot in the tournament.