Confederations Cup: Mexico and Portugal draw, Chile beats Cameroon
Mexico 2 Portugal 2; Cameroon 0 Chile 2
Mexico 2 Portugal 2
J. Hernández 42 Quaresma 34,
H. Moreno 90+1 Cédric 86
Cameroon 0 Chile 2
Vidal 81 Vargas 90+1
Russia Played 1 1 victory 0 draws 0 defeats Goals scored 2 Goals against 0 Points 3
Mexico 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Portugal 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Chile 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameroon 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Confederations Cup: Russia kicks off
Russia 2 New Zealand 0 was the result of the opening game of the Confederations Cup which comprises a competition between the winners of the seven confederations plus the host nation of the next FIFA World Cup, in this case Russia.
Russia (Host nation FIFA 2018) Mexico (CONCACAF) Portugal (Winner UEFA 2016) New Zealand (Oceania Football Confederation winner 2016)
Cameroon (2017 Africa Cup of Nations) Chile (2015 Copa América) Australia (2015 Asian Cup winner) Germany (Winner FIFA 2014)
Saturday June 17
Group A Russia 2 New Zealand 0
Saint Petersburg Stadium
Boxall 31 (own goal)
17 shots, 9 on target (2 goals, 2 blocked, 6 saved) and 8 off was Russia's production tonight in which a fluid display of football swept the visitors off their feet. That said, New Zealand had their chances especially towards the end of the match and proved why the All Whites were such a sensation in the 2014 World Cup. However Russia dominated and put on a firm and sound display of football, the players with the most remarkable performances being Glushakov and Smolov, who had 4 shots on goal.
The Russian key to the match was pace and aggression, moving players onto the ball and running off the ball at the same time.
Sunday June 18
Monday June 19
Wednesday June 21
Mexico New Zealand
Thursday June 22
Saturday June 24
New Zealand Portugal
Sunday June 25
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