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Russia: Russian fans celebrate win over New Zealand01:13

Russia: Russian fans celebrate win over New Zealand

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
June 17, 2017 at 21:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Jubilant Russian football fans left Zenit Arena celebrating as Russia beat New Zealand in the opening match of the Confederations Cup, Saturday.

"Listen, it was really cool" said Russian team supporter before adding "I think today the whole St. Petersburg and whole Russia are satisfied with us."

Outnumbered fans of New Zealand football team were frustrated with the results but didn't lose hope: "I have mixed feelings really. They could have played with more confidence. We will see what will be next," said an All Whites supporter.

The match ended with victory for Russia 2-0, with goals by Denis Glushakov and Fedor Smolov. Russia will go on to face Portugal on June 21, who will play Mexico this Sunday.

This year's Confederations Cup will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan from 17 June to 2 July, 2017, as a lead-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Eight teams will compete in 16 matches for the 2017 Confederations Cup title.

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Jubilant Russian football fans left Zenit Arena celebrating as Russia beat New Zealand in the opening match of the Confederations Cup, Saturday.

"Listen, it was really cool" said Russian team supporter before adding "I think today the whole St. Petersburg and whole Russia are satisfied with us."

Outnumbered fans of New Zealand football team were frustrated with the results but didn't lose hope: "I have mixed feelings really. They could have played with more confidence. We will see what will be next," said an All Whites supporter.

The match ended with victory for Russia 2-0, with goals by Denis Glushakov and Fedor Smolov. Russia will go on to face Portugal on June 21, who will play Mexico this Sunday.

This year's Confederations Cup will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan from 17 June to 2 July, 2017, as a lead-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Eight teams will compete in 16 matches for the 2017 Confederations Cup title.

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