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At least 17 construction workers have died and many others have faced exploitation and labor abuses while building stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. Ange Postecoglou's men conceded four times to Brazil in their last warm-up game, although more concerning will be the fact that they have conceded two goals in their recent World Cup qualifiers against both South Arabia and Thailand.

"These are ground-breaking changes in the global fight against discrimination that will mark the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup", FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement. A spokesperson said this assessment was based on quarterly inspections conducted by independent experts and trade union representatives.

"Fans and those who love Russian football expect better results from our national team", said Putin ahead of the first match.

The Fifa Confederations Cup will start on June 17, with eight teams vying for a place in the final, to be held in Saint Petersburg on July 2.

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Africa's leading Digital TV operator, StarTimes has announced that the FIFA Confederations Cup, RUSSIA 2017 will be broadcasted live on its channels, ST World Football, channel number 245 and ST Sports Premium, channel number 246. One subcontractor told an investigation by the Observer that 190 "downtrodden" North Koreans worked in "slave-like conditions" and were treated like "prisoners of war" when they were constructing stadiums a year ago.

More than 80 delegates from Kia Motors, Fifa, and media attended the official vehicle handover ceremony at the 45,360-capacity stadium, home to the newly-crowned Russian Premier League champions, Spartak Moscow, and the Russian worldwide football team.

There is only one tournament bigger and that is the World Cup, so this tournament is a great opportunity for exposure.

The governing body went onto say that "particularly severe or recurring issues among contractors" are being directed to Russian authorities, who have the responsibility to "protect human and labour rights" in their territories.

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Human Rights Watch also said that workers were hesitant to speak about abuses, fearing reprisals from their employers.

"The apparent surveillance and detention of a Human Rights Watch researcher and pressure on workers not to report abuses suggests that those responsible for labour conditions on World Cup sites have something to hide", added Buchanan.

Coach Santos is feeling more confident about things after switching his attention to the Confederations Cup following the victory over Latvia.

But it seems every other country is taking the tournament seriously.

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"FIFA's programme began well after much World Cup construction was underway and covers only stadiums and no other World Cup infrastructure construction". The second semifinal will be played at Fisht Stadium on June 29.

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