Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, results, teams, TV & guide to the World Cup warm-up

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez will extend already lengthy seasons even further when they participate in the summer showpiece in Russia Russia will continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup by hosting the Confederations Cup this summer. The eight-team tournament is held the year before each World Cup to give the host country an opportunity to test their facilities and provisions ahead of the main event. It features the champions of each confederation – decided through competitions such as the European Championship and Copa America – as well as the World Cup hosts and the reigning world …

Ronaldo far from Portugal’s only threat, warns Osorio

Mexico’s manager wants to focus on Portugal’s collective danger, rather than just the talent of their superstar attacker Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio says it would be futile to create a game plan for Sunday’s clash with Portugal that focuses only on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. The Gold Cup winners begin their Confederations Cup campaign against

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Mexico isn’t afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo, but should it be?

El Tri coach Juan Carlos Osorio and his players made it clear the Portugal star doesn’t intimidate them, but can they stop the Real Madrid superstar? How do you stop a player like Cristiano Ronaldo? It’s a question many managers have tried and failed to answer, and it’s Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio’s turn to try and keep the Portugal attacker silent as El Tri open their Confederations Cup campaign against Ronaldo and the Selecao. Heading into Sunday’s group match, Mexico has …

Mexico Confederations Cup schedule: When and how to watch El Tri’s games in Russia

El Tri kicks off their tournament schedule Sunday with a massive test against Portugal and Goal runs through everything you need to know The Mexican national team is ready to get rolling in Russia.  After winning the CONCACAF Cup playoff against the United States to earn a place at the 2017 Confederations Cup, El Tri are carrying a strong squad into the practice run for the 2018 World Cup. Mexico not focused on Ronaldo Mexico competed in the 2013 Confederations Cup but lost its first two matches against Brazil and Italy and, despite topping Japan in the final group game…

‘No problem’ if no-one backs the Socceroos – Troisi

Australia will face the third and fourth-ranked nations in world football over the next week but remain confident of victory Socceroos midfielder James Troisi has embraced Ange Postecoglou’s target of winning the Confederations Cup as Australia travel to Russia. Postecoglou conceded on Wednesday that his goal of winning the World Cup warm-up event could sound

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Osorio, Mexico not focused on Ronaldo

While wary of the Portuguese star, El Tri know how threatening Portugal’s squad is top to bottom Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says his team is focused on more than just Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its Confederations Cup opener against Portugal. Moreno to Roma a good fit Osorio’s men face the European champions in Kazan on Sunday looking to make a strong start in Group A. While Ronaldo shapes as a major threat to Mexico, Osorio said there was more to worry …