While I don't normally pay attention to the pre-World Cup warmup FIFA puts on show every four years, there's reason for Chelsea supporters to pay attention to the Confederations Cup this time around. Although the Blues don't have the most players from any one club in the tournament (I think that honour goes to A.S. Dragon of Tahiti), they're the only team which is sending players from three different countries to the tournament.
Brazil get Oscar and David Luiz. Spain boast Juan Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta and Fernando Torres. Nigeria feature John Obi Mikel and Kenenth Omeruo. That's reason enough to spend some time watching -- who can resist a bit more Oscar or Mata?
Here's the group stage schedule, so far as the Chelsea boys are concerned. TV information has been listed when available and is, of course, subject to change.
Brazil vs. Japan - June 15th (8 pm BST, BBC 3; 3 pm EDT, ESPN); June 16th (1:30 am IST, Star Sports).
Brazil vs. Mexico - June 19th (8 pm BST, BBC 3; 3 pm EDT, ESPN); June 20th (1:30 am IST, Star Sports; ESPN).
Italy vs. Brazil - June 22nd (8 pm BST; 3 pm EDT, ESPN3); June 23rd (1:30 am IST).
Spain vs. Uruguay - June 16th (11 pm BST, BBC 1; 6 pm EDT, ESPN); June 17th (4:30 am IST, Star Sports).
Tahiti vs. Nigeria - June 17th (8 pm BST, BBC 3; 3 pm EDT, ESPN); June 18th (1:30 am IST, Star Sports; ESPN).
Spain vs. Tahiti - June 20th (8 pm BST, BBC 3; 3 pm EDT, ESPN); June 21st (1:30 am IST).
Nigeria vs. Uruguay - June 21st (11 pm BST, BBC 3; 6 pm EDT, ESPN); June 22nd (4:30 am IST).
Nigeria vs. Spain - June 23rd (8 pm BST; 3 pm EDT, ESPN); June 24th (1:30 pm IST).