This is going to be a very exciting match. Both the teams have done well till now and are hoping to win the match to be able to move to the next state. While Mexico had stunned Portugal that was playing with its star player Ronaldo by playing a tie, Russia, as the host nation is determined to showcase its soccer prowess.
As the two teams head to the Group A final group match, the soccer fans across the world are excited with anticipation of a hard fought match. There is no denying that it will either be the earliest exit for a Confederations Cup host since 2011, or yet another premature departure from Mexico at a major tournament. A loss for Mexico will sent it packing back to the Mexico City within no time.
Portugal’s entry into semifinals is almost secure. The team powered by Ronaldo have secured four points from the last two outings. They are expected to gatecrash into semis with a rather easy victory over New Zealand, a team that has ensured its exit from the tourney, no matter what happens with its match against Portugal.
In Russia vs Mexico match, a draw will ensure that Mexico enters the next round, while Russia is eliminated from the tournament. That being said, El Tri would prefer a straight victory over the hosts to assure safe passage. That assurance has been lacking with the Mexican team recently, especially in their last match against New Zealand. Manager Juan Carlos Osorio made eight changes to his lineup for the match, a move that was heavily criticized back in North America. New Zealand scored an early goal off of a turnover, and Mexico were on the verge of disaster. But to Osorio’s credit, he made changes in the second half and Mexico were able to gut out a 2-1 victory.
Here are the basics:
DATE: Saturday, June 24, 2017
KICKOFF TIME: 11:00 a.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Kazan Stadium
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