FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 16:12
It was Wood's Russian counterpart who scored, however, Smolov slipping past the New Zealand defence to get on the return of a one-two with Alexander Samedov and wrap up the win with a tap-in about 20 minutes from time. "We are here to watch some great football", Infantino said.
"We don't get a lot of opportunities to play against top teams, so this has been an unbelievable experience for us, and we're going to learn a lot from this game".
"We want to look at it with tranquillity as we don't know if this point will be good or not until we play the remaining two group stage matches and we know if we qualify for the semi-finals".
On the other side was Chris Wood, the 25-year-old New Zealander who is sought by newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, having scored 27 goals in the second-division Championship for Leeds United last season. "Our honest wish is to see Brazil's and Russia's national teams in the final match", he said on Tuesday at a meeting with speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin.
KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video.
"It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said.
Infantino stressed that it was important to make sure that the current Confederations Cup worked well as a warm-up and test event for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Achilles was chosen by the Hermitage Museum to work as a foreteller of the results of the soccer matches at the Confederations Cup.
The homophobic abuse was heard during Mexico's opening game against Portugal in Kazan on Sunday.
New Zealand boss Andrew Hudson could seek to rebalance his team after the inclusion of attack-minded duo Kosta Barbarouses and Marco Rojas left them lacking midfield numbers against Russia's early onslaught.