In Russia started the confederations Cup in 2017. The opening match has started at stadium «Sankt-Petersburg». Meet the teams of Russia and New Zealand. Earlier in the same stadium hosted the opening ceremony. Before the meeting, spectators and players greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In St. Petersburg started a football match between the national teams of Russia and New Zealand. It is reported TVC.ru.
Before the game, fans and players were welcomed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. In addition, the speech said the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino. Also in the stands are the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Deputy Prime Minister of the country Vitaly Mutko.
In the starting lineup of Russian national team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has released goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, defenders Viktor Vasin, George Djikia and Fyodor Kudryashov. In midfield play Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov, Alexander Erokhin and Denis Glushakov. The attack came out Dmitry Poloz and Fedor Smolov.
Previously at the stadium «Saint-Petersburg» took place the opening ceremony of the tournament. In addition to St. Petersburg, football games will be held in Moscow, Sochi and Kazan. The tournament involves eight teams. Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico, Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon.