Confederations Cups:Russia Cruise Past New Zealand

The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zealand 2-0 on Saturday in St. Petersburg.

Russia's president was in the $750 million new stadium in his native St. Petersburg to see forward Fyodor Smolov's 69th minute goal add to an own goal by New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st.

Russian Federation made a rapid start, with Aleksandr Golovin having a drive unconvincingly dealt with by New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, before the hosts were twice denied by goal-line clearances.

Before the problems with the grass, issues with the stadium's retractable pitch technology made the playing surface vibrate and rendered it unfit for matches.

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The coach dedicated the victory to Pakistani fans saying they deserve it for what they have been through, "It's massive for them". Lot of credit also goes to senior players like Hafeez bhai (Mohammed Hafeez) and a brilliant spell from Amir, said Sarfraz.

"Here, on modern football arenas there will be tough, honest, fair fight until the last minutes of the match", Putin said in Russian, adding that the eight-team, two-week event would "unite nations and continents, to promote the values of fair and attractive play".

But the venue, which will also host the final on July 2, came through this opening test unscathed, even if there was a considerable number of empty seats.

The first warning sign for New Zealand came in the seventh minute when Michael McGlinchley was forced to hack off the line after Viktor Vasin's header came back off the inside of the post.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has also implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents. However, the VAR disallowed the goal for an offside infringement earlier in the move.

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The score was opened in the 31st minute when midfielder Denis Glushakov shoved the ball into the lower left corner of the visitors' net, reports Tass news agency. "The main thing is that we took the lead".

"Obviously in the first game of the tournament we wanted to get a better result than we did", New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said.

Played out under the warm St Petersburg sun, the afternoon began with a colourful and entertaining opening ceremony featuring a cast of 12 dancers and more than 2,000 artists.

"So, we're slightly deflated but the team showed a lot of spirit".

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