World Cup holders Germany and the six winners of Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations descend on Russia for the two-week tournament that will allow the hosts to assess the readiness of four of its World Cup venues and its ability to handle fans from overseas.
"Dorogiye druzhya (dear friends), dobro pozhalovat (welcome)", Infantino said.
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a training session ahead of the Russian Federation 2017 Confederation Cup football tournament in Kazan on Saturday.
This year's tournament will be held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russian Federation. Spasibo Rossiya (Thank you Russia). "We're very optimistic coming into this tournament". Michael Boxall got a touch on the ball and was credited with an own goal.
Russian Federation and New Zealand will be battling on the pitch today to win the game.
According to the draw, Group A includes Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico, Group B - Chile, Australia and Germany. The hosts were comfortably the better team against the weakest nation in the competition, yet they will be in for an infinitely more competitive game against Portugal on Wednesday. Mexico next face New Zealand at Fisht Stadium in Sochi the same day.
"Last week we were watching some games that they [New Zealand] had been playing". The Soviet Union took the honours in that game by defeating New Zealand 3-0.
When it comes to sports, he's more on par with Kim Jong Il - a well-known fan, but not exactly an authority on the games.
National coach Stanislav Cherchesov, however, was less optimistic in an interview last week with the DPA.
Against the run of play, Cameroon had the ball in the net when Michael Ngadeu headed home from a free-kick, but the goal was immediately ruled out as Vincent Aboubakar was adjudged to have felled Arturo Vidal off the ball.
The referee failed to give it and the video assistant referee did not disagree.
Next year in 2018, Russian Federation will be making their fourth appearance at a FIFA World Cup where they will be the hosts.
"We'll hope that the guys play with full commitment, like real warriors and athletes, to at least please the fans with their effort to win", Putin said. Striker Smolov and midfielder Glushakov fired a goal each to take their team to a comfortable victory.
He added: "We're a team that is incredibly resilient and we don't let those things affect us, and on top of that, Woodsy [Chris Wood] has been an incredible captain for us the majority of the time I've been here". Yet if they had wanted an uncomplicated opener in which to introduce their country to the wider world ahead of next year's World Cup on home soil, the Kiwis offered the flawless opponents.
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The players who have already arrived in Vegas realize that although they're starting over, they aren't starting from scratch. The other 30 teams protected either seven forwards , three defensemen and a goaltender, or eight skaters and a goalie .
CRISTIANO RONALDO avoided questions about his future last night as rumours the Portugal star wants to leave Real Madrid intensify. Even so, not putting Lozano in the game was a unusual choice from a manager who nearly always looks for a win.
We have a great team spirit. "There wasn't a lot in it tonight, it was very close", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson said. Stay tuned to playcaper for latest updates on match day! "The game against Mexico feels like a final", Cherchesov said.
Teams were allowed to protect only one goaltender from the draft. "Obviously we have a great group of guys and great chemistry". Vegas is still widely expected to select Fleury, making him their first starting goalie and potential face of the franchise.
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Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
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