The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, is an international association football tournament currently being held in Brazil, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Six stadiums are used, each in a different city. The FIFA Confederations Cup is an event held every four years in the country chosen to host the World Cup. The competition has become the first national tournament to employ goal-line technology, which will also be used at the 2014 World Cup.
This week a study of the 10 most valuable players in the Confederations Cup:
10 1.) Neymar - $250 Million
Neymar made his debut for Santos in 2009. He was chosen as the Best Young Player of Campeonato Paulista in 2009. He was also the Best Forward Player of Campeonato Paulista in 2010 and top scorer of the Brazilian Cup in 2010 with eleven goals. Neymar finished the 2010 season with forty-two goals in sixty games. Neymar was again chosen as the player of the year in 2011.
Club: Barcelona / SpainSelection of Brazil.Position: Forward, 21 years.
9 2.) Iniesta - $174.9 million
Iniesta passed through the lower echelons of the Spanish team winning the U16 European Championship, the Under-19 European Championship and contesting the final of the World Cup 2003 Youth Football and games with the Under 21.
Club: Barcelona / SpainSelection of Spain.Position: Midfielder, 29 years.
8 3.) Cavani - $160.2 million
Cavani moved to Montevideo at the age of 15, leaving the Club Salto Uruguay FC. In 2006, he debuted with the first team, participating in the Open Championship that year.
Club: Napoli / ItalySelection of UruguayPosition: Striker, 26 years.
7 4.) Cesc Fabregas - $159.6 million
Cesc Fabregas began his career in FC Barcelona, where scouts from Arsenal FC signed him in 2003, at the age of 16. Since the season 2004/05, he became a regular player in the first team, being named team captain in 2008/09. He returned to Barcelona on August 15 of 2011, after eight years in England.
Club: Barcelona / SpainSelection of Spain.Position: Midfielder, 26 years.
6 5.) David Silva - $128.7 million
David Silva, is a footballer Spanish. He plays mid field, but can also play front. In the season of 2012/13, he belonged to Manchester City in the Premier League in England. He also plays with Spain National football team, with which he won the championship of the 2008 European cup, the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
Club: Manchester City / EnglandNational Team of Spain.Position: Forward, 27 years.
5 6.) Juan Mata - $126.9 million
Born in Burgos, where his father, Juan Manuel Mata Rodriguez was playing at that time. He plays both the position of midfielder and the front and his current team is Chelsea FC, the Premier League of England .
Club: Chelsea / EnglandNational Team of Spain.Position: Forward, 25 years.
4 7.) Hulk - $119.6 million
Hulk started playing professionally with Esporte Club Vitoria in Salvador, Bahia, then emigrated on loan to Japan to play for Kawasaki Frontal. Despite having been purchased months later, he was transferred to a second division team from the same country, where he played the entire 2006 season.
Club: Zenit / RussiaSelection of Brazil.Position: Forward, 26 years.
3 8.) Busquets - $117.3 Million
Busquets debuted with the senior team on April 1 of 2009, at a meeting of the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Turkey Championship in Istanbul, which ended with 1-2 in favor of Spain.
Club: Barcelona / SpainSelection of Spain.Position: Midfielder, 24 years.
2 9.) Luis Suarez - $109.9 Million
Luis Suarez debuted on May 3, 2005. He scored his first official goal on September 10 2005. Almost a year after his debut, he became entrenched as the undisputed holder. Suarez scored 11 goals in 33 games. From the start of the season 2007/2008,with Amsterdam Ajax, they secured the services of the Uruguayan for 7.5 million Euros.
Club: Liverpool / EnglandUruguayan team.Position: Forward, 26 years.
1 10.) Thiago Silva - $109.1 Million
Thiago Silva born on 22 September 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, he is a international Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender in Paris Saint-Germain.
Club: Paris Saint Germain / FranceSelection of Brazil.Position: Defender, 28 years.