FIFA warns Mexico over "insulting" chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

The Confederations Cup hosts take on the European champions in Moscow on Wednesday with Smolov's burgeoning reputation even leading to comparisons with the Real Madrid superstar. The European champions will be hoping to add some extra silverware to their worldwide trophy cabinet, whilst Russian Federation are chasing their first major trophy as a nation in their history, whilst simultaneously preparing for next summer's World Cup tournament.

"It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football", said Ronaldo, who is under more scrutiny than usual playing for his country after it emerged on Friday that he wants to quit Real Madrid and leave Spain as a result of an investigation into his tax affairs.

Mexico were cheered on by their ever-faithful Pancho Villa's Army supporters group, who took time out to visit the Kazan Kremlin donning traditional Mexican dress and national team jerseys.

"Definitely we're in a position now where we've got another opportunity to show the world and other countries who do not expect a lot from New Zealand that we can actually play and we're a good team. We do not have to sound the alarm".

US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans
While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. The president suggested that North Korea will face consequences for what happened to the young man.

He said: "As far as discussions are concerned I will not think about them until the end of the tournament".

"Don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago (at the European Championships), we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%".

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Portugal boss Fernando Santos spoke out about the new system in the wake of his side's draw, calling it "confusing."

Trump Says Otto Warmbier Should Have Been Brought Home Sooner
They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas ". Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier , speaks during a news conference after his son returned to the USA last week.

Russian Federation will go into the game with none of their players on yellows. Even though Portugal had recorded two convincing victories in the build up to the 2017 Confederations Cup, they were expected to face some problems at the tournament finals due to having a number of key men arriving after hard club campaigns. "Come to Russia! You will feel the best football tournament ever", he added.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich clarified yesterday that reports linking Ronaldo with a possible move to the German champions if the Portuguese made a decision to leave Real were a hoax.

Ronaldo's future remains cloudy after reports in Portugal suggested he wanted to leave the Champions League winners after Spanish authorities launched an investigation into his tax affairs. "We'll be courageous and ultimately we want to make sure the country is proud of what we do".

Tropical storm Bret could weaken to depression by Wednesday: NHC
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast has it tracking toward the Gulf Coast in the area of the Louisiana-Texas border. Tuesday , and the NWS has already issued watches and warnings along the Texas and Louisiana coasts in line with the changes.

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