Confederations Cup hosts Russia are playing Mexico in Kazan in their final Group A match. Cherchesov’s team need to win to guarantee a semifinal spot, while Mexico need just a point to reach the knockout stages. Follow the action with our live updates below.
24 June 2017
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Ronaldo has picked up another man of the match award for the game in St. Petersburg – that’s three in three for the Portugal star. The award for the Mexico-Russia game went to El Tri striker Hirving Lozano. The 21-year-old striker was lively on his first appearance at the tournament, and got what turned out to be the winning goal.
Full-time: Mexico 2-1 Russia. The hosts are out of the Confederations Cup at the group stage, while Mexico are through to the semifinals. A cracking game, but not the result Russia needed.
Nani has added a fourth for Portugal in injury time. Looks like a rout in the north of Russia.
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⚽️ Nani (90’)
(90+1) Alanis goes in the book for Mexico. All the Russian players high up the pitch now.
Over in St. Petersburg, Portugal are now 3-0 up against New Zealand.
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⚽️ (Andre Silva 80’)
The All Whites are heading home with three defeats in three games, and are yet to win a game at four Confederations Cup tournaments. Andre Silva added the third for the European champions.
(87 mins) Mexico keeping the ball well, Russia looking very leggy now. They’ve fought hard since going down to 10 men, but it’s been to big an ask for them.
(80 mins) Russia are still giving it a good go. They are racing to get the ball forward every time they win back possession, but the clock is against them. If only that Smolnikov chance had gone in…
(78 mins) Another change for Russia – striker Maksim Kanunnikov, of Rubin Kazan, comes on for Smolov. The Russia No. 9 had a quiet game by his standards.