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We appreciate you following along with our coverage of Mexico and Russia's final Group A match at Russia 2017. The journey ends for the hosts after a respectable showing, while Mexico advance to the semi-finals after coming from behind for the third consecutive match.
POSITIVES FROM CHERCHESOV
Cherchesov: To some extent I'm happy with all three games. Today we played more like the second half against Portugal. We are moving in the right direction.
RELIVE: POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE
Watch what both coaches had to say following Mexico's 2-1 win.
Russia are the first host nation at the FIFA Confederations Cup to be eliminated after the group stage since Korea Republic in 2001.
has been electedBudweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!
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Joyful scenes on the pitch as Mexico celebrate their ticket to the semi-finals.
Portugal wins Group A and will play in Kazan on 28 June vs. Group B runners-up. Mexico finish second in Group A and will play in Sochi on 29 June vs. winner of Group B.
The stadium (which is 100 per cent full by the way) still believes in a miracle. They chant 'Russia' and 'we need a goal'. They need two goals, actually.
Last substitution by Russia. Cherchesov gives the opportunity to Max Kanunnikov who plays for Rubin Kazan to shine at the stadium he knows very well. Smolov is out.
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Zhirkov's sending off makes Russia's task that much more difficult.
📸PHOTO Hirving Lozano celebrates putting 🇲🇽Mexico into the lead against 🇷🇺Russia #ConfedCup #MEXRUS https://t.co/oB1EMGYdiE— #ConfedCup (@#ConfedCup) 24/06/2017 16:20:40
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|Juan CARLOS OSORIO (COL)||Stanislav CHERCHESOV (RUS)|