Never before has a FIFA Confederations Cup boasted such a high-profile line-up.

The 2013 edition promises to be one of the most attractive tournaments ever from a sporting point of view, with four FIFA World Cup™ champions, including current holders Spain, as well as Italy, Uruguay and hosts Brazil – the latter making their record seventh consecutive appearance – all in the starting blocks.

Completing the line-up will be continental champions Mexico, Japan, newcomers Tahiti, as well as the yet to be confirmed African champions. The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, to be held between 15 June and 30 June, will only increase anticipation for the following year's FIFA World Cup.

Approximately 830,000 coveted tickets will be available for purchase. The first tickets will go on sale on 21 November 2012 when FIFA Partner Visa is helping to fuel fan excitement surrounding the event.

Visa card holders worldwide will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase a limited amount of tickets in a pre-sale which will run for ten days (21-30 November) prior to the Official Final Draw for the event. During this pre-sale phase, VISA card holders will be able to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for categories 1-3.

As of 3 December 2012 all ticket categories, including category 4 – which is exclusively reserved to Brazilian residents – will go on sale. Football fans may then apply for tickets until 15 January 2013, with the day and time of the application during this sales period having no bearing on the success of the application.

All requests will be gathered and, if required, a random selection draw will take place at the end of the sales phase. During the Last Minute Sales Phase, tickets will be made available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis only, up until the final matchday of the tournament.

Although the 16 matches represent only a quarter of the FIFA World Cup schedule, its field of first-class participants will guarantee a smaller, but no less appealing affair. Football fans can expect fascinating encounters on the pitch, in the stands, and throughout the six host cities.

The Media Information Kit contains all necessary ticketing information for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 (see pdf document on the right).