Confederations Cup Kicks Off In Russia One Year Ahead Of World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it's time to focus on soccer and not worry about the future of the Confederations Cup.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid striker, who is in Russian Federation as Portugal prepare for their Confederations Cup opener against Mexico, is said to be "outraged" after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7million euros (£12.8million).

A bombing in the St. Petersburg metro that left 16 dead in April has also triggered fears that a similar attack could hit Russian Federation during the tournament. But the manager said the Chile result is now in the past and is viewing Sunday's game as an opportunity.

Host Russia were clearly the better side as they missed a handful of chances, but the three points was all that matters.

"I liked New Zealand's team but luckily we managed to cancel out their strengths and displayed ours, and that was the key to our win tonight", Cherchesov said.

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"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".

"He takes this tournament very seriously and is focused", said Ronaldo's team-mate Andre Silva, the striker who has just joined AC Milan from Porto.

Madrid sports media is awash with headlines suggesting Ronaldo wants out.

Russia, a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings, face Portugal on Wednesday while New Zealand play Mexico the same day.

"I don't know how it was to play on, but judging by the game it seemed the quality (of the pitch) was rather good".

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When the goal came, it had an ugly finish after two pretty pieces of individual skill once the All-Whites defense needlessly lost the ball.

Russian Federation were on the front foot early and had two chances cleared off the line in the opening 10 minutes.

Poloz's neat touch set up Denis Glushakov, who dinked his effort over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net. He prefers ice hockey and saw a team that carried fervent hopes of an Olympic title lose on home ice in the quarterfinals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

But for the next two weeks the main thing on the mind of the reigning Ballon d'Or holder is winning more silverware in the eight-nation World Cup warm-up event.

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