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New Zealand's players objected to Mexico skipper Diego Reyes tugging Michael Boxall's shirt as he made a surge into the opposition half.

"We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said.

Prolific striker Wood put New Zealand ahead soon before halftime in the 2-1 Confederations Cup loss to Mexico in Sochi but admits he spurned a hatful of other chances.

In continuation of their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup campaign, all four sides return on Saturday to see whether they will advance to the semi-finals. The transportation is free for football fans that have both a FAN ID and a ticket to the game.

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Russian Federation were high on confidence following their 2-0 win over New Zealand, whereas morale was somewhat low in the Portugal camp after they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico.

"We caused them a lot of problems so we go into this game with our own game plan".

After all, the Mexico Team has now 2nd position in the Group A statistics, in order to support the Team for the Knock out Round, this match and Upcoming match should qualify or else, the Team will nicely eliminated from the Federation Cup. The next game is only three days away and we need to know who is ready.

"Don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago (at the European Championships), we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%". "We will be doing all we can to get the three points".

"It is very hard to build a team when you have such an individual among you, because everything revolves around him", Smolov said.

He cited the most recent clash between these two teams as a reason for optimism.

The Central American side continue to press forward and their superiority was visible to all but as the New Zealanders looked to hold out, El Tri became bolder in their attacks.

"I'm expecting an incredible spirit from our team - this is a massive game for us". The second half saw Russian Federation testing the Portugal defence once again but failed to produce the clinical finish to eventually lose the match 1-0. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football.

"The game was really rough and violent".

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