Russia v New Zealand, 17 June 2017

Score2-0 to Russia
RefereeWilmar Roldán
CompetitionFIFA Confederations Cup Group A
VenueSaint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
The opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 featured host Russia and Oceania champions New Zealand. Russia dominated the game and were good value for their 2-0 win. The advent of video refereeing had an early disaster as the referee and video refs managed to miss an obvious Russian penalty early in the game

2  Russia

Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov

0  New Zealand

Manager: Anthony Hudson

Goals:

Michael Boxall own goal 31 OG
Fedor Smolov 69 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (captain)
Defender Georgi Dzhikiya
Defender Fedor Kudryashov
Defender Viktor Vasin
Defender/Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov
Midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin
Midfielder Denis Glushakov
Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin
Midfielder Aleksandr Samedov
Forward Dmitriy Poloz
Forward Fedor Smolov

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic
Defender Michael Boxall
Defender Kip Colvey
Defender Andrew Durante
Defender Deklan Wynne
Defender/Centre back Tommy Smith
Midfielder Michael McGlinchey
Midfielder Marco Rojas
Midfielder Ryan Thomas
Forward Chris Wood (captain)

Substitutions:

Alexander Bukharov for Dmitriy Poloz 64
Dmitry Tarasov for Aleksandr Erokhin 77
Aleksei Miranchuk for Fedor Smolov 90

Substitutions:

Bill Tuiloma for Kosta Barbarouses 61
Shane Smeltz for Marco Rojas 71
Monty Patterson for Kip Colvey 83

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov
Goalkeeper Guilherme
Defender Ruslan Kambolov
Defender Ilja Kutepov
Defender Roman Shishkin
Defender/Midfielder Igor Smolnikov
Midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy
Midfielder Dmitriy Kombarov
Midfielder Dmitry Tarasov
Midfielder/Forward Aleksei Miranchuk

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Glenn Moss
Goalkeeper Tamati Williams
Defender Sam Brotherton
Defender Tom Doyle
Defender Dane Ingham
Defender Storm Roux
Defender/Midfielder Bill Tuiloma
Midfielder Clayton Lewis
Midfielder Alex Rufer
Midfielder Themi Tzimopoulos
Forward Monty Patterson
Forward Shane Smeltz