"If we play like we did the other night, I have all the confidence in the world", said Wood.
New Zealand is already eliminated after losing both games, though unsettled Mexico in a 2-1 defeat. "A wrongly scored goal can rob the team of points and medals, so it is better to wait a minute or two to make sure if the goal was right or not", he added.
It was suggested to Cherchesov that Russia's difficulty in securing results in key fixtures over recent years could once more haunt them when they meet Mexico, especially given that Juan Carlos Osorio's side are ranked 46 places above them in FIFA's official table. And we will play against the third strong team in Group A and this side has given their rivals the heat in the two previous meetings. "If we do well, we will take a step forward, and we keep growing as a team capable of playing against any team". Portugal kicked off their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-2 draw against South American giants Mexico.
Regardless of whether you agree or not with Mexico's most recent performance, El Tri is now on the cusp of earning a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. "We've changed quite a bit in terms of our line-up, our game, our attitude and the fans see that". We need to play with motivation. We have a great team spirit.
Mexico's Nestor Araujo, inseen in the fram, scores during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. We've seen everything has been tried and it's not one of those where if you deal with Ronaldo then that's it.
"But we had a period in that first half when we allowed them to come into the game and gave ourselves too much to do to get back into it". We are the only country that is not the champion of its respective continent. We should be happy with his goal!
New Zealand skipper Chris Wood almost grabbed a lifeline for the All Whites on the hour, but his back-post effort was scrambled off the line by a combination of Rui Patricio and Bruno Alves. The Hard Tackle attempts to take closer look at what will be the first ever match between the 2 sides.
Guardado said he was glad that Mexican fans have stopped homophobic chants that prompted a warning by Federation Internationale de Football Association.
"FIFA know about this and I hope that in a week's time it will be better".
Their next matches are the two-legged Oceania final for World Cup qualifying against the Solomon Islands in late August and early September.