Host Russia will face off New Zealand in the first match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Saturday. Along with Russia and New Zealand, Pool A includes Portugal and Mexico.
Russia vs New Zealand FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Match Preview
Match Date: Saturday, June 17th 2017.
Match Time: 4 pm. (BST)/ 11 am. ET/ 8.30 pm. IST.
Match Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia.
Live Telecast: ITV1 (UK), Sony Six, Sony Six HD, and Ten 2 (India) and Fox Sports 1 (U.S.).
Russia vs New Zealand Live Streaming: ITV Hub, Fox Sports, Sony LIV and fubo.tv.
Russia vs New Zealand FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Match Prediction
Russia to win 3-1 against New Zealand.
Russia vs New Zealand 2017 Confederations Cup Squads
Russia Squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev, Marinato Guilherme, Andrei Lunev, Aleksandr Belenov. Defenders: Viktor Vasin, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov, Georgiy Dzhikia, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustädter, Andrey Semenov, Roman Shishkin. Midfielders: Yury Zhirkov, Igor Smolnikov, Yury Gazinsky, Denis Glushakov, Dmitry Kombarov, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov, Mario Fernandez, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksandr Erokhin, Aleksey Miranchuk, Dmitry Tarasov. Forwards: Aleksandr Bukharov , Artem Dziuba, Maxim Kanunnikov , Dmitry Poloz and Fedor Smolov.
New Zealand Squad: Goalkeepers: Stefan Marinovic, Tamati Williams, Glen Moss, Defenders: Andrew Durante, Thomas Doyle, Storm Roux, Michael Boxall, Kip Colvey, Themi Tzimopoulos, Deklan Wynne, Sam Brotherton, Tommy Smith, Dane Ingham, Midfielders: Bill Tuiloma, Clayton Lewis, Michael McGlinchey, Ryan Thomas, Forwards: Chris Wood, Monty Patterson, Shane Smeltz, Kosta Barbarouses, Marco Rojas and Alex Rufer.
Betting Odds: Russia 1.25, Draw 5.00 and New Zealand 11.00.
Hudson’s All Whites will be aiming to cause upsets that will surely announce them on the world footballing-stage and have certainly not arrived in Russia to make-up the numbers.
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