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18 June 2017, 02:12 | Marlene Fleming
Russia is set to host the 2018 World Cup in 12 stadiums spread across 11 cities including Moscow St. Petersburg Kazan and Sochi
Although Michael Boxall helped the ball over the line and was credited with an own goal. "This is why we play all of the hard games in the Islands".
"The game didn't go how we wanted to go", New ZealandcoachAnthony Hudson acknowledged.
Russia's coach suggested it was an advantage to have such a pep talk.
The Socceroos have a win and a draw against the Germans in their last two outings, with the World Cup winners resting many of their senior players to keep them fresh for next year's title defence.
Vitaly Mutko, deputy prime minister and organizing committee chief, told Germany's Spiegel Online: "The attempt to portray Russian Federation as a risky country is something we know about, we also saw that before the Olympic Games in Sochi".
"We know that it is going to be another tough game". The European champion opens its Group A program on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan.
Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities. "Cristiano is totally focused in helping our team".
In the only match played Saturday, Smolov took his chance to shine.
Meanwhile, New Zealand are appearing for the fourth time, although the All Whites are still hunting for a first win in the eight-team competition.
But Russia did increase their lead with just over 20 minutes left, Smolov finding Samedov on the right and then arriving unmarked in the box to convert his team-mate's cross.
The All Whites had a penalty claim turned down for a handball by Vasin but Russian Federation sealed all three points as Smolov started and finished a swift passing move in the 69th minute to extended their unbeaten streak to four matches under Cherchesov.
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.
Three minutes later New Zealand needed yet another goal-line clearance as Dmitry Poloz chested down a cross and touched it awkwardly past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, but Tommy Smith was there to boot away the slow-roller. A three-player race to meet the rebound off a post saw the sliding Boxall's trailing right arm get the final touch in a bundle of bodies.
The World Cup holders will provide the sternest of first-up tests for the Caltex Socceroos - even if this is a largely younger squad as they rest some key men.
The sporting halfway house that is the Confederations Cup begins this weekend, prompting the same question for football fans around the world.
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Team Korea answered with a goal from Ki Sung-yueng in the 62nd-minute, and Hwang Hee-chan leveled the score eight minutes later. But China, led by 2006 World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, scored its own penalty in the 68th when Gao Lin converted.