Despite featuring only eight teams, the Confederations Cup offers plenty of star power with Neymar, Mario Balotelli and Andres Iniesta among the top players to watch.
The focus starts with Brazil and its rock-star forward Neymar, a recent Barcelona signing who is sure to attract much of the attention in the warm-up tournament for the World Cup. The 21-year-old striker hasn't been as successful with Brazil as he was with Santos, but he remains the country's biggest hope for a World Cup title at home in 2014.
At midfield, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari counts on Chelsea playmaker Oscar and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Lucas, who have successfully made the transition into European football. On defense, it will be Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva and Chelsea's David Luiz in the middle, and Barcelona's Daniel Alves and Real Madrid's Marcelo on the wings.
But Brazil isn't the only team full of world-class footballers.
Defending world champion Spain will bring Iniesta and Barcelo...