Confederations Cup 2017 : Russia beats New Zealand 2-0

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Jun. 17, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2017 : Russia defeated New Zealand by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a Confederations Cup group stage game on Saturday night at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

Russia dominated the first half as a result of the unfortunate own goal scored by Boxall in the 31st minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Russians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Smolov in the 69th minute.

The result put the Russians top of Group A with 3 points. In their next game, Russia will meet Portugal at the Krestovsky Stadium on June 21, while New Zealand will face Mexico.

Fixtures and Results : Group A



Russia at the Confederations Cup

  • First appearance

New Zealand at the Confederations Cup

  • 4 participations in the qualifications (first in 1999)
New Zealand
2:0 (1:0)
  • 17 June 2017
  • 18:00
  • Saint Petersburg

Group A

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