<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:10:02 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Last-gasp drama provides joy for Panama, pain for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=last-gasp-drama-provides-joy-for-panama-pain-for-usa-2913287.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Final-day drama leaves Panama smiling, USA despairing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=final-day-drama-leaves-panama-smiling-2913249.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 05:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Intriguing finale awaits CONCACAF story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=concacaf-story-set-for-intriguing-finale-2912333.htmlAfter over two years of qualifying in the CONCACAF region for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the final questions will be answered on the very final day, with USA, Panama and Honduras all in the hunt for the last automatic ticket.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify in CONCACAF?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-in-concacaf-2911733.htmlWith just 1.5 tickets remaining from CONCACAF, the final day brings about a three-horse race between USA, Panama and Honduras to book their place at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, or keep their dream alive with a play-off spot.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[USA revive to deflate Panama hopes, El Tri win again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=usa-revive-to-deflate-panama-hopes-el-tri-win-again-2911177.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest CONCACAF qualifying action for Russia 2018 as USA finally found form at the expense of Panama, while Mexico underlined their position at the top of the Hexagonal standings.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Costa Rica and Panama chase World Cup dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=costa-rica-and-panama-chase-world-cup-dream-2910297.htmlWith just two matchdays left in the CONCACAF qualifiers, Costa Rica and Panama can seal their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ this Friday.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico's march to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-s-march-to-russia-2907401.htmlMexico sealed their place at Russia 2018 with three games to spare in what was their most straightforward qualification for over a decade. FIFA.com looks at how they did it.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ticos made to wait, Panama up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-made-to-wait-panama-up-to-third-2906984.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ticos eye qualification as USA, Panama scrap for third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-eye-qualification-as-usa-panama-scrap-for-third-2906675.htmlCosta Rica can become the second team through from the CONCACAF region with a victory over already-qualified Mexico, while USA will seek to bounce back from their defeat against Los Ticos against Honduras. FIFA.com previews these and the other matches in the region. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico Russia-bound, Costa Rica move closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-russia-bound-costa-rica-move-closer-2906522.htmlIn beating Panama on Friday, Mexico became the fifth side to qualify for Russia 2018.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico book early passage to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-book-early-passage-to-russia-2906505.htmlSat, 02 Sep 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mexico on brink of reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mexico-on-brink-of-reaching-russia-2905999.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Panama doing it for Amilcar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=panama-doing-it-for-amilcar-2906053.htmlPanama face Mexico on Friday, with their sights set on winning and paying tribute to their late team-mate Amilcar Henriquez, who died in April. 

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Fabian reveals all about his wonder goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=fabian-reveals-all-about-his-wonder-goal-2902675.htmlEintracht Frankfurt and Mexico creative midfielder Marco Fabian talks about his Russia 2017 Goal of the Tournament and looks ahead to El Tri's hopes during the next phase of World Cup qualifiers.

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Fabian's thunderbolt voted Goal of the Tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fabian-s-thunderbolt-wins-goal-of-the-tournament-2900773.htmlFootball fans across the world have voted in their thousands to choose Marco Fabian’s thunderbolt against Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals as the Hyundai Goal of the Tournament at Russia 2017.

 
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Goal of the tournameKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Juan Carlos Osorio suspended for six matches]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=juan-carlos-osorio-suspended-for-six-matches-2900625.htmlThe FIFA Disciplinary Committee have suspended Mexico’s national team coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, for six games following the FIFA Confederations Cup match for third place between Portugal and Mexico.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[A thief, karate and FC Porto: Adrien and Pepe explain two-goal miracle]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-thief-karate-and-fc-porto-adrien-and-pepe-explain-two-goal-miracle-2900072.htmlMon, 03 Jul 2017 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany crowned as Portugal bag bronze ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-crowned-as-portugal-bag-bronze-2899920.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a memorable final day at Russia 2017, which saw Germany take the trophy after a hard-fought win over Chile, and Portugal come from behind to snatch third place in dramatic circumstances.]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal come from behind to finish third]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/match-report.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Santos: We move forward and face the next moment]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=santos-we-move-forward-and-face-the-next-moment-2899650.htmlAhead of their rematch with Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, FIFA.com speaks with Portugal head coach Fernando Santos and players about his impressive record.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Maniche: Playing for third place is bittersweet]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=maniche-playing-for-third-place-is-bittersweet-2899541.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 16:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/preview.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Three things we learned from Mexico’s semi-final defeat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-things-we-learned-from-mexico-s-semi-final-defeat-2899507.htmlFinding the weight of history against them, El Tri went down 4-1 to Germany, a painful reverse that they can nevertheless learn from.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Goretzka fires Germany to the final]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/match-report.htmlA 4-1 win over Mexico, inspired by a quick-fire start, saw FIFA World Cup holders Germany tee-up a FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with Chile. 

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low's guide to penalty shootouts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-s-guide-to-penalty-shootouts-2899177.htmlGermany have not lost a penalty shootout at senior level for over 40 years. Following the country's victory over England on penalties in the U-21 European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday, Joachim Low spoke about how he approaches taking spot-kicks.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hernandez: You don’t play against the world champions every day]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-you-don-t-play-against-the-world-champions-every-day-2899143.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Mexico star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about his new versatility as a footballer.]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico out to banish bogeymen blues]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-out-to-banish-bogeymen-blues-2898836.htmlIf the the head-to-head record between the two sides is anything to go by, Mexico will have their work cut out when they meet Germany in the semi-finals at Russia 2017.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany-Mexico: Six things to watch out for]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-mexico-six-things-to-watch-out-for-2898838.htmlAs the current kings of world football prepare to square up with CONCACAF's latest conquerors for a spot in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final, we look at six points to watch out for as Germany meet Mexico.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/preview.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[El Tri: A team of two halves]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=el-tri-a-team-of-two-halves-2898278.htmlMexico performed far better in the second halves of their group-phase matches at Russia 2017 than in the first. We look at the reasons why.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Russia: Reasons for hope and areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-find-hope-and-areas-for-improvement-2898259.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Favourites advance as hosts bow out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-advance-as-hosts-bow-out-2898185.html FIFA.com rounds up the action as Group A concluded with wins for Portugal and Mexico that led to the former topping the group and Russia bidding farewell.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico overcome Russia to reach semis ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Osorio: We’ve been planning this for a long time]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=osorio-we-ve-been-planning-this-for-a-long-time-2897870.htmlFollowing their dramatic win over New Zealand and on the eve of their crucial match against Russia, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio talks team selection and his side's hopes.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Tie-breakers for Russia 2017 groups]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=tie-breakers-for-russia-2017-groups-2897745.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v Russia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico: Five areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-five-areas-for-improvement-2897439.htmlTop of their section and requiring just a point from their last group match to reach the semi-finals, Mexico nevertheless need to up their game in a few areas, as FIFA.com discussed with the Tri coach and players.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ronaldo and Peralta strike as brave Kiwis' hopes end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ronaldo-and-peralta-strike-as-brave-kiwis-hopes-end-2897138.htmlCristiano Ronaldo and Oribe Peralte were the match-winners for their respective sides on Matchday 2 in Group A as Portugal beat Russia and Mexico saw off a spirited challenge from New Zealand.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico hit back to see off Kiwis]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Herrera and Lozano, “brothers” in search of Mexican glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=dos-hermanos-mexicanos-en-busca-de-la-gloria-2896668-2896677.htmlDespite a six-year age difference, Hector Herrera and Hirving Lozano have experienced highly similar career paths, and have developed somewhat of a brotherly relationship.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico intent on writing a new story]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-con-la-determinacion-de-cambiar-la-historia-2896284-2896365.htmlEl Tri finally reversed on Sunday.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v New Zealand]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/preview.htmlMexico and New Zealand meet in Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Wednesday, and both will be feeling the pressure. FIFA.com looks ahead to the match, with analysis from our team reporters, stats and more.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Quaresma: This is a great Portugal team]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=quaresma-this-is-a-great-portugal-team-2896267.htmlInsanely talented and equally temperamental, Ricardo Quaresma has experienced emphatic highs but also deep lows with Portugal’s national team. He spoke to FIFA.com after scoring in Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Late drama lights up Moscow & Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=late-drama-lights-up-moscow-kazan-2895862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 2 of Russia 2017 as Mexico came from behind twice to deny Portugal, and late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas broke Cameroonian hearts.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017