Osorio defends Mexico fans after FIFA's latest discriminatory chant warning
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 7:39
New Zealand's 2-0 opening game defeat against hosts Russian Federation on Saturday leaves them with the unwanted record of going 10 Confederations Cup games without a win, and five games at the Tournament of Champions without a goal.
"Obviously, we have much to learn from you as far as football is concerned as you focus on what is forming professional schools and opens paths to victories, work with children and create conditions for their practicing football", Volodin said.
Unlike the first game in Sochi between Australia and Germany where it was hard to find their fans, the Mexicans invaded Sochi in large number and it was great to finally get a feel that an global football competition the size of the Confederations Cup was taking place in this city. "We had enough chances to win the game".
Portugal play the hosts in Moscow on Wednesday before completing their group fixtures against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on June 24.
And he was all smiles escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the pitch before he netted his first goal of the tournament inside eight minutes at the home of Spartak Moscow. Salcedo was subsequently taken off the field on a stretcher and ruled out of the tournament.
"My future is the national team", he said. "We want to prepare properly and do everything we possibly can to get a result".
Mexico ended the day as Group A leaders with four points, ahead of Portugal on goal difference.
Portugal, the reigning European champions, will start with the slight edge, but if they go into the game overconfident they could very lose.
"Anyone that has watched us over the last few games knows that we like to press, so I don't think that will be any different against Mexico".
Mexico brought on Hector Herrera after the interval and piled on the pressure early in the second half, Giovani firing over from a glorious chance after a move that had seen Javier Aquino impressively denied by Stefan Marinovic's sharp save.
"It is very hard to build a team when you have such an individual among you, because everything revolves around him", Smolov said. "We have a clear understanding of what we need to do".