Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Sunday, 25 Jun, 2017

We have a team rule: the maximum trust, the maximum respect and the maximum attitude.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Moscow Standard Time at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Saturday, June 24.

Coming off a stunning 2-1 win over New Zealand on Wednesday, the Mexican futbolistas will have their work cut out for them as both Mexico and Russian Federation attempt to qualify for the next round. Though they only need a point to reach the next round, their players and coach will be determined not to go through a similar ordeal as they did last time out, meaning that complacency should be out of the question.

The midfielder, who will join City on 1 July, helped the Selecção to a 4-0 triumph over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg, doubling his side's lead. We are aware of that. We are playing away from home against the host nation with a lot of support from their fans and who are fighting to qualify.

Ronaldo let his football do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Mexico. They have other top players.

Alexei Smertin said that Russian footballers should play more official games on the worldwide level, rather than just friendly matches.

Osorio said Mexico has been waiting for this type of game.

The goalkeeper apparently wasn't sure if he could use his hands and ended up taking too long to commit to the ball with his feet, allowing Lozano to nip in and head it into the open net.

In Portugal's first game against Mexico, their back line was exposed as slow to react on crosses.

"Portugal has always played well otherwise it would not become European champions".

"Games have the possibility of 120 minutes, that's different from a 90-minute game".

But it only lasted four minutes.

"If the team is so much higher than us in rankings, on paper they are better than us".

Santos said key defender Luís Neto is certain to feature in the game today.

"I have only seen Javier Hernandez on television".

Following the Portugal match, Cherchesov was photographed smiling into a camera at the stadium alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We improved greatly when Hector came in and we have to see what happens now against Russian Federation", said Osorio.

Portugal: Patricio 6, Eliseu 6, Alves 6, Pepe 5, Semedo 7, Moutinho 6, Danilo 6, A Silva 7, B Silva 7, Quaresma 6, Ronaldo 7. "I don't know if I am going to play with or without Cristiano - I don't want the opponents to know". We have a definite plan but I would not want to go into details. "We're not overawed by it, we're looking forward to it". "We are thinking about how to achieve results", Hudson said.

Their last match is against host nation Russian Federation, who can send Mexico packing home early if they're able to take home the three points. The Oceanic champions have scored just one goal, with Leeds top scorer Chris Wood netting against Mexico. "A good match awaits us", he concluded. We had a chance to get a draw. "Now we're just thinking about how to win the game", the 28-year-old said.

"We will try to approach it (the game against Portugal) with the right attitude and organisation". We have 26 or 27 players to choose from but we have incredible belief.

Vasin added: "I don't think I have anything interesting to say on the subject".