The 2013 Confederations Cup features a good mix of teams from around the globe and no shortage of star power. With the World Cup less than a year away, the tournament is an opportunity for international football to start taking center stage again.Brazil, Spain and Italy headline the eight-team field. Big things will be expected from all three sides next summer. Then there's a group of sleeper teams in Japan, Mexico and Uruguay. Finally, long shots Nigeria and Tahiti hope to surprise.
With that in mind, let's examine some of the big names who should have a major impact on the marquee event. It wouldn't be a shock if one of these three players leads his team to the championship.
by Tim Daniels