The first match of FIFA confederations cup is going to be played between the Russia and Newzealand on 17th june at Krestovsky Stadium ,Saint Petersburg on 8:30 pm onwards.
Russia qualified as 2018 FIFA world cup hosts and proving as a strong competant in this cup.
Newzealand qualified as 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners and become a strong challenger to the other teams of FIFA confederations cup.
So both the teams give strong competition to each other and there will be a fascinating match to see.
EXPECTED NEW ZEALAND TEAM
Goalkeeper: Stefan MARINOVIC,Glen MOSS,Tamati WILLIAMS
Defender: Sam BROTHERTON,Deklan WYNNE, Themi TZIMOPOULOS, Michael BOXALL,Dane INGHAM,Thomas DOYLE,Kip COLVEY,Andrew DURANTE,Storm ROUX
Forward: Kosta BARBAROUSES,Chris WOOD,Shane SMELTZ,Marco ROJAS,Monty PATTERSON,Alex RUFER,Tommy SMITH,Alex RUFER
Midfielder: Bill TUILOMA,Michael McGLINCHEY,Ryan THOMAS,Clayton LEWIS
EXPECTED RUSSIA TEAM
Goalkeeper: Igor AKINFEEV,Vladimir GABULOV,GUILHERME
Defender: Igor SMOLNIKOV,Roman SHISHKIN,Viktor VASIN,Georgy DZHIKYA,Fedor KUDRIASHOV,llya KUTEPOV,Dmitry KOMBAROV
Forward: Dmitry POLOZ, Fedor SMOLOV,Aleksandr BUKHAROV,Maksim KANUNNIKOV
Midfielder: Iury GAZINSKY, Denis GLUSHAKOV, Ruslan KAMBOLOV, Alexey MIRANCHUK, Aleksandr GOLOVIN, Yury ZHIRKOV, Alexander SAMEDOV, Aleksandr EROKHIN, Dmitry TARASOV
MATCH VENUE DETAIL
City : Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Stadium : Krestovsky Stadium
Capacity : 68,134
Refree : Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Coach (Russia) : Cherchesov Stanislav
Coach(Newzealand) : Hudson Anthony
Date : 17th june 2017
Timing : 8:30 pm IST
Russia is a very strong and competitive team. Being the host nation will definitely be an important factor in the Confederations . They have a great opportunity to advance and play excellent football. It’s nice to see New Zealand participate in this tournament, it will be good for their continual growth in the sport. But the winning probability of this match will be towards Russia because of their good game strategy.
TV Schedules/ Live Stream
TV channels which will broad cast FIFA confederation CUP match Russia vs New Zealand on SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY LIV, SONY SIX HD, SONY SIX SD, TEN 1 HD, THN 2, TEN 3.