Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

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Group B has Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon.

His comments flatly contradicted an anti-racism group's report 48 hours earlier which detailed incidents including an African player complaining of racist abuse by an opponent during a Russian Premier League game and a hardline fan group segregating part of a stadium for people of "Slavic appearance". "We knew it was going to be a hard game, which was against the host nation and the first one".

The Caltex Socceroos arrive in Russian Federation today ahead of their fourth appearance at the FIFA Confederations Cup.

But for Australia, the Confederations Cup is both a means to an end and a worthy competition in its own right. The All-Whites won every match they played in the OFC Nations Cup until having to settle for a penalty shootout win in the final after a scoreless regulation period.

They've long had mediocre results at major worldwide tournaments, though, failing to qualify for three of the last six World Cups and not getting out of the group stage in the three they did reach.

Sunday July 2: Third place playoff, 1pm.

First, Aleksandr Samedov's corner found Viktor Vasin, whose diving header from 12 yards struck the inside the post before being hacked clear off the line by Michael McGlinchey.

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The New York Times reported that Hodgkinson was licensed to buy guns in IL , his state of residence. "The charges were dismissed". According to the complaint, Hodgkinson had fired shots outside a home and punched his daughter in the face.

On 15 minutes, Russian Federation went direct and dropped in a long-ball for Poloz who got behind the defense, but Marinovic came off his line to clear the ball.

Fedor Smolov celebrates scoring Russia's second goal.

After New Zealand lost possession in a risky area, Poloz's neat touch released Glushakov, who clipped his finish over Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net as he and Smith frantically tried to clear.

"I thought I scored the opening goal but it doesn't really matter who was credited for it", Glushakov said. We're all feeling fearless and will take things on full of optimism. I wouldn't say in the past years we have been winning a lot of tournaments, but of course we want to achieve more than we have achieved in the past several years in terms of football.

Vitaly Mutko, deputy prime minister and organizing committee chief, told Germany's Spiegel Online: "The attempt to portray Russian Federation as a unsafe country is something we know about, we also saw that before the Olympic Games in Sochi".

Russia's players duly delivered a victory their head of state had all but demanded this week by beating a poor New Zealand team 2-0.

"The objective for us was to come here and do something significant, do something that no other New Zealand team has done before and that hasn't changed", said Hudson.

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