Russia Win Against New Zealand in Confederations Cup Opener
18 June, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Ora Austin
Russian Federation made sure of victory in the second half, with Fyodor Smolov's third goal in four internationals ensuring president Vladimir Putin, who called for improved performances in the event, was applauding happily in the stands.
An official opening ceremony for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation was held in front of packed spectators stands of the newly-built football stadium in the countrys second largest city of St Petersburg.
However, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said last week terrorism did not pose any threat to Confederations Cup participants and spectators.
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 starts today in Russian Federation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get.
"For the first time in history, our state, Russia, hosts the continents' strongest teams".
An own-goal from Michael Boxall and Fedor Smolov's second-half strike sealed all three points for new coachStanislav Cherchesov's side as the tournament hosts impressed at the Krestovsky Stadium.
Arriving by helicopter close to the stadium barely 20 minutes before kickoff, he was soon installed in the main grandstand making a speech to launch the tournament. "It allowed us to play", Cherchesov said. Though 50,251 were in St. Petersburg Stadium that still left more than 10,000 empty seats.
Stacked against Mexico is Portugal's star playerCristiano Ronaldo, who is the first player in FIFA history to win The Best FIFA Men's Player Award, "the highest individual player award in world [soccer]" according to FIFA.
The UK firm features a very good coverage of the showpiece tournament, quoting a plethora of pre-match and in-play betting markets, with their Each Way First Goalscorers and Bore Draw Money Back offers available throughout the competition. "This is why we play all of the hard games in the Islands".
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It will be European champion Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, taking on Gold Cup victor Mexico in a game that is likely to decide the group victor.
In addition to the opening game, St. Petersburg will host two other matches during the group stage of the tournament: Cameroon vs Australia on June 22, and New Zealand vs Portugal on June 24.
"But just training every day with them (the squad) and the intensity we trained at and the focus and being around the group and that type of environment, I started the new season at my club a completely different player".
"When the tournament kicks off, the interest will increase and of course the focus will be on the Russian Federation national team", Mutko said.
Regular names like Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels have all been rested as fringe and emerging players are given a chance to shine.
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