The FCC in Numbers


The final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 attracted the largest sports television audience of the year in Brazil

FIFA's TV Division delivered a stunning array of images and sound from the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, perfectly capturing the atmosphere and drama at one of the largest sporting events this year for millions of viewers across 202 territories worldwide.

FIFA TV achieved record service bookings from broadcasters at the Confederations Cup in a clear sign of the huge demand that can be expected from Media Rights Licensees and global audiences during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

The FIFA Confederations Cup was a crucial milestone for the global television broadcast community, not least because it served such an important role in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but also because the viewing audience's response to this tournament was phenomenal.

The FIFA Confederations Cup now sits comfortably among the top tier of global sporting events.

Record Audience

The final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 attracted the largest sports television audience of the year in Brazil and topped the 2013 television viewing figures in Spain, rounding off the most popular FIFA Confederations Cup on record in broadcast terms.

The tournament set new viewing records in key markets from the group stages all the way to the final, cementing its position as a major event in the global sporting calendar and giving a clear indication of the demand broadcasters can expect for coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. 

The average television audience for matches at this year's FIFA Confederations Cup across key markets was more than 50% higher than in 2009. Over 69.3 million tuned in to the 2013 final across ten key markets such as Germany, France, the United States and China, more than 11 million higher than the audience for the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 in those markets.

Winning Focus

A record worldwide TV audience watched Fred and his teammates parade the FIFA Confederations Cup trophy.

Spanish Record

In Spain, 10.7 million enjoyed the game on Telecinco – the biggest audience for any programme on Spanish television this year and an eye-catching result, given the late-night timing of the broadcast in Spain.

High Quality

FIFA TV experts ensured the production and delivery of an international TV signal of the highest quality.

All matches were produced in high-definition standard 16/9 with a minimum of 18 cameras per venue, while the stadium in Belo Horizonte, the Estadio Mineirao, served as a testing venue for some of the FIFA World Cup™ production enhancements. 

FIFA TV also tested FIFA TV Team Crews during the FIFA Confederations Cup to fine-tune the full roll-out for the project in 2014.

Broadcasters in over 189 territories held the broadcast rights for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, giving them the option of broadcasting full matches live and/or delayed, as well as showing highlights clips from all 16 matches right after the final whistle.

In addition, a daily highlights show of a duration of 24 minutes was produced for broadcasters to air after each day's play. FIFA worked closely with a number of providers – including HBS, DeltaTre and the European Broadcasting Union – to ensure delivery of a global broadcast signal with world-class production values.

At the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013…

  • 69.3 million

    viewers across ten key markets tuned in to watch the final

  • 804,659

    fans attended 16 matches

  • 46 tons

    of gourmet food was eaten

  • 6,000 bottles

    of Tattinger Champagne were consumed

  • 1.6 million

    Twitter accounts followed

  • 3,340

    accredited broadcast media were registered

  • 960

    youngsters aged six-17 took part in the FIFA Youth Programme

  • 6,000

    catering sector jobs created

  • 7,600

    hospitality staff employed

  • 190,000

    requests for tickets received in the first 24 hours

  • 200,000

    pieces of glassware were used in hospitality

  • 80

    international merchandising licensees were approved

  • 9,623

    merchandising items were sold via FIFA’s Official Fan Shops

  • 100,000

    potential volunteers applied for positions

  • 500

    courtesy vehicles were provided

  • 8.6 kgs

    is what the FIFA Confederations Cup trophy weighs

  • 16

    matches were played

  • 68

    goals scored

  • 6 stadiums

    hosted the matches

  • 10 countries

    share a border with Brazil