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In June this year the New Zealand national football team, the All Whites, will compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup being hosted by the Russian Federation.  Pool matches have already been drawn, with New Zealand scheduled to play:

Russia, at the opening game of the FIFA Confederations Cup in St Petersburg on 17 June

Mexico, in Sochi on 21 June

Portugal, in St Petersburg on 24 June

For more information on the FIFA Confederations Cup visit the FIFA official website (external link).    

For more information on the New Zealand Football visit its official website (external link).

Tourist information

To learn more about Russia as the host nation for the tournament, and the host cities, visit the Welcome 2018 website (external link) which includes a useful tourist guide on the Confederations Cup events, tickets and stadiums.


All Tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, including the Confederations Cup tournament, are exclusively available for the purchase by members of the general public on the FIFA website (external link) and, during the Last Minute sales phase, at FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres in Russia. The unauthorised transfer, resale or further use of tickets is a violation of the General Terms and Conditions for the Use of Tickets.  Ticket purchasers are advised to be wary of fraudulent schemes.

Visas and Fan ID

Special arrangements have been put in place for foreign spectators attending the FIFA Confederations Cup.  Please refer to the FIFA Confederations Cup website for details on registration and the visa-free regime for Fan ID holders.  Please note that requests for delivery of Fan IDs will only be accepted until May 2017.  


New Zealand football fans intending to attend Confederations Cup matches in Russia are encouraged to register their travel plans on SafeTravel (external link). Our travel advisory for Russia (external link) is available on the SafeTravel website, and you can follow SafeTravel on Facebook (external link).