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All eyes will be on Brazil where whole host of big names are in action including Uruguay and Liverpool's Luis Suarez, as well as Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata

The Confederations Cup 2013 kicks off on Saturday in Brazil with no less than 17 Premier League players taking part in the World Cup warm-up tournament.

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Premier League stars at the Confederations Cup

Santi Cazorla
Nacho Monreal
Spain
Spain

Cesar Azpilicueta
David Luiz
Juan Mata
John Obi Mikel
Oscar
Fernando Torres
Spain
Brazil
Spain
Nigeria
Brazil
Spain
Sebastian Coates
Pepe Reina
Luis Suarez
Urguay
Spain
Uruguay

Jesus Navas
David Silva
Spain
Spain

Shinji Kagawa
Javier Hernandez
Japan
Mexico

Gaston Ramirez
Maya Yoshida
Uruguay
Japan
Chelsea are the best represented English club at the tournament with six players involved, including Brazilians David Luiz and Oscar, who will be hoping to make it three Confederations Cup wins in a row for the hosts.

Spain will prove tough opposition for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men, though, and Blues stars Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres will feature for the reigning world and European champions.

They will be joined in Vicente del Bosque’s side by fellow English-based players such as Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Manchester City duo David Silva and Jesus Navas and the Arsenal pair of Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal.

Champions Manchester United are represented by Chicharito who will be looking for goals with Mexico and Shinji Kagawa, whose Japan side take on Brazil in the opener on Saturday night.

Also featuring for Japan is Southampton’s Maya Yoshida while the Saints are also represented by Gaston Ramirez, who will be hoping to inspire Uruguay to a first Confederations Cup triumph.

He will be joined by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who will be back in action for South American champions Uruguay following his 10-game club ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, and fellow Red Sebastian Coates.

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel features for African champions Nigeria, while Euro 2012 runners-up Italy and 2012 Oceania Nations Cup winners Tahiti complete the line-up and are the only countries not to include any Premier League-based players.

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