Sports

Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

Russian Federation are hosting the tournament as they prepare for next year's World Cup while New Zealand (unsurprisingly) qualify as Oceania champions. At the St. Petersburg stadium it ended; Russian Federation 2-0 New Zealand.

Russian Federation made an impressive start to the tournament in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, winning 2-0 thanks to Michael Boxall's own goal and a Fyodor Smolov strike, in a victory that was more convincing than the scoreline suggests.

It will be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg - the new home of Zenit.

"The infrastructure, hotels, transportation systems - everything's ready".

The FIFA Confederations Cup is viewed by experts as a rehearsal for the organisers, with only one year to go to the FIFA World Cup.

This can prove quite an interesting tournament for betting enthusiasts as they wait for the start of the new season in top football leagues, and we believe that placing your bets with bet365 would be the right thing to do. We're all feeling courageous and will take things on full of optimism.

The tournament's organising committee told Reuters it had launched a programme allowing "underprivileged Russian fans" to attend matches for free and that local authorities were in charge of distributing those tickets. Portugal and Mexico, the reigning European and North American champions, respectively, remain heavy favorites to advance from Group A and will face each other Sunday in Kazan.

For Putin, the World Cup is an opportunity to showcase the country to a global audience.

Shprygin was among a group of Russian fans expelled from France after violence flared before and during Russia's Euro 2016 match against England in Marseille.

Cameroon, Australia and New Zealand are not really expected to progress from the group stage, let alone fight for the coveted trophy, but they will attempt to defy the odds and at least improve their position in the Fifa Rankings.

To watch this match online in the United States, you can stream it on the Fox Soccer Match Pass subscription service, or for free on Fox Sports Go depending on your internet provider.


  • Walmart Buying Bonobos For $310 Million In Cash

    Walmart Buying Bonobos For $310 Million In Cash

    Women's online retailer ModCloth drew a similar negative reaction after it was snapped up by Walmart earlier this year. The retailer also has rapidly expanded its online assortment to more than 50 million items as well.
    Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

    Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

    Bush and Obama administrations. "With respect to this subject, only the president [or] his attorneys are authorized to comment". He noted that Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing.

    Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe

    Flynn is one of several people connected to Trump who is alleged to have had improper communications with the Kremlin. Clinton would later blame Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for costing her the election.
  • Southern California liquor store gets payout for selling winning $448M Powerball ticket

    Those figures are just the amounts withheld up front; your final tax burden is likely to be even higher. The jackpot is the tenth biggest in US history and has odds of winning that are one in 292 million.
    Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

    Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

    Warmbier was taken into custody in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March last year. He said Otto "is not in great shape right now" and that his family is "adjusting to a different reality ".
    India vs Pakistan: Hardik Pandya ending the all-rounder conversation in style

    India vs Pakistan: Hardik Pandya ending the all-rounder conversation in style

    Indian bowlers took nine Pakistan wickets for 164 runs to complete the win as Wahab Riaz did not come out to bat. Earlier, India posted a mammoth 319 in 48 overs, courtesy a solid opening stand and then a late burst.
  • Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers

    Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers

    Meanwhile, Katy , who joined Twitter in February 2009, thinks she is so popular on Twitter because she writes her own tweets . Twitter celebrated Perry's achievement with a video showcasing some of her most read and retweeted posts .

    Father's Day is an opportunity to ask Dad about his health

    He worked at the same company as a printer from about the age of 21 through 60, until he claimed disability for failing eye sight. Well things have changed as with the men are helping more with cooking so the working wife won't have to do quite as much.
    Netflix Voices Support for Net Neutrality After CEO Flip Flop

    Netflix Voices Support for Net Neutrality After CEO Flip Flop

    Ironically, Netflix would actually have more to gain if current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai completely reverses net neutrality. Netflix's participation is notable because it represents a bit of a of change of heart for the company.
  • Jo Cox's husband 'awed' by togetherness celebrations on anniversary of killing

    Jo Cox's husband 'awed' by togetherness celebrations on anniversary of killing

    A desire for unity and togetherness rather than the divisiveness of politics and the public debate in recent years. Peter's Church of which Knight is the leader of, will hold its " Great Get Together " on Sunday.
    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. Flake said two members of Scalise's security detail were wounded, and another man was wounded in the chest.
    2 dead in magnitude 6.9 quake near Tajumulco, Guatemala

    2 dead in magnitude 6.9 quake near Tajumulco, Guatemala

    An natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.9 has struck Guatemala, close to the country's border with Mexico. Schools in the affected region have been closed for the day while building inspections are carried out.