Confederations Cup kicks off

Russian Federation are automatically part of the Confederations Cup as they're hosting the tournament, as well as the 2018 World Cup.

Security has been stepped up for the tournament, while the Russian organizers have played down fears of hooliganism after the country's fans were involved in violent scenes at Euro 2016.

The former Russian global goalkeeper has set his squad the ambitious task of winning the Confed Cup, a tournament that serves as a tune-up for next year's World Cup. "Both teams have great players, it will be a tough match".

Qualifying teams in this year's competition include Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia, and Germany. We are ready to fight.

National coach Stanislav Cherchesov, however, was less optimistic in an interview last week with the DPA.

"I believe we will have the same team as we did in this game against Portugal". "So, we're slightly deflated but the team showed a lot of spirit".

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The sporting halfway house that is the Confederations Cup begins this weekend, prompting the same question for football fans around the world. The match between Mexico and Russian Federation will be played on Kazan Arena on June 24. He described that number as usual for such a tournament. If they play with full focus, they will easily defeat New Zealand as it doesn't seem in its form.

"Two hours before the match I received an email which said that my Fan ID had been cancelled, which means I was barred from entering the stadium", Shprygin told AFP.

Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov's second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg, in the tournament opener.

The Russian team is playing its next match against Portugal at Spartak Arena in Moscow, while New Zealand is going to the Russian southern resort of Sochi, where they are scheduled to play Mexico at the Fisht Stadium.

But Mutko was prickly when reminded that Human Rights Watch reported this week that workers for World Cup stadiums - including immigrant North Koreans - had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions or suffered reprisals for raising concerns.

Rather than these issues in the spotlight, tournament organisers will be hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo - arguably the world's best footballer - seizes the moment. Real Madrid forwardwants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday.

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