confederations cup

Mexico about more than Hernandez, warns Mustafi

Mexico about more than Hernandez, warns Mustafi

Mexico are a team without superstars and that is what makes them dangerous to Germany in the Confederations Cup, says Shkodran Mustafi. 27 Jun 2017
New Zealand player ratings - who impressed at the Confederations Cup?

New Zealand player ratings - who impressed at the Confederations Cup?

The All Whites’ slim flicker of hope of advancing to the next round of the Confederations Cup was extinguished in the early hours of Saturday morning. 27 Jun 2017
Stats amazing - Can marvels at Liverpool newboy Salah

Stats amazing - Can marvels at Liverpool newboy Salah

Emre Can was taken aback by the dazzling numbers Mohamed Salah ran up at Roma last season and backs him to bring similar form to Liverpool. 27 Jun 2017
Football addict forced to turn to Confederations Cup for fix

Football addict forced to turn to Confederations Cup for fix

Man soothing dependence with obsessive interest in FIFAs ninth-most prestigious tournament, reveal Back of the Net 27 Jun 2017
Germany v Mexico: Werner's eyes on the prize as El Tri aim to start on time

Germany v Mexico: Werner's eyes on the prize as El Tri aim to start on time

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner believes Germany's team spirit will be key in the Confederations Cup semi-final against Mexico in Sochi. 27 Jun 2017
Death to John the Pragmatist!

Death to John the Pragmatist!

So, we’re out of the Confederations Cup. Two draws and a one goal loss against Germany, Chile and Cameroon rated three, four and 32 respectively against our plucky 48. 27 Jun 2017
Confeds Cup Diary: Ronaldo gold for Silva, don't touch the dial in Chile

Confeds Cup Diary: Ronaldo gold for Silva, don't touch the dial in Chile

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is sometimes accused of making it all about him but he showed another side in Russia on Monday. 27 Jun 2017
FIFA referees chief praises VAR but sees work to be done

FIFA referees chief praises VAR but sees work to be done

The experiment with VAR has pleased FIFA at the Confederations Cup but there is no commitment yet to use it at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 27 Jun 2017
Confederations Cup Social Diary: No rest for Ronaldo, Trapp still smiling and FIFA honours Marc-Vivien Foe

Confederations Cup Social Diary: No rest for Ronaldo, Trapp still smiling and FIFA honours Marc-Vivien Foe

Some focused gym-work for Cristiano Ronaldo and a tribute to Marc-Vivien Foe lead the top social media posts for Confederations Cup day 10. 27 Jun 2017
Portugal v Chile: Pizzi ready for tough challenge as champions of Europe and South America clash

Portugal v Chile: Pizzi ready for tough challenge as champions of Europe and South America clash

Portugal and Chile meet for the first time in competitive action in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday. 26 Jun 2017
Draxler, Kimmich and Can lavish praise on ton-up Low

Draxler, Kimmich and Can lavish praise on ton-up Low

Julian Draxler, Joshua Kimmich and Emre Can were children when Joachim Low took charge of Germany but delight in playing under him. 26 Jun 2017
Australia-Chile player ratings - who starred, who surprised?

Australia-Chile player ratings - who starred, who surprised?

Australia’s Confederations Cup campaign came to a disappointing but satisfying end following a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Copa América champions Chile. 26 Jun 2017
Five things we learned: Australia v Chile

Five things we learned: Australia v Chile

The ultimate result disappointed, but this was one of the best Socceroos performances in recent memory. 26 Jun 2017
Match analysis: Australia v Chile

Match analysis: Australia v Chile

A dominant performance from Australia against world number four Chile was not quite enough to progress to the semi-finals of the 2017 Confederations Cup, with a number of missed chances culminating in a 1-1 draw. 26 Jun 2017
Ange: It's a missed opportunity

Ange: It's a missed opportunity

Ange Postecoglou paid credit to his players after their awesome effort against Chile but remains disappointed with the Socceroos' elimination from the Confederations Cup. 26 Jun 2017
Chile boss praises 'aggressive' Socceroos

Chile boss praises 'aggressive' Socceroos

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has lavished praise on Australia after his side was held to a 1-1 draw at the Confederations Cup. 26 Jun 2017
Cahill: We got in Chile's faces

Cahill: We got in Chile's faces

Australia's stand-in skipper Tim Cahill insists the Socceroos unsettled Chile, putting them under pressure and forcing them to play long balls in their absorbing clash overnight. 26 Jun 2017
Troisi: We’re changing perceptions

Troisi: We’re changing perceptions

James Troisi says the Socceroos are extremely proud of their performance against Chile in Moscow but are disappointed they didn’t get the victory they wanted. 26 Jun 2017
Irvine: We could've put Chile to bed

Irvine: We could've put Chile to bed

Jackson Irvine admits the Socceroos are not happy to be going home from Russia but is adamant they more than held their own against South American champions Chile. 26 Jun 2017
Mooy hails record-breaking Cahill

Mooy hails record-breaking Cahill

Australia exited the Confederations Cup on Sunday but not before giving Chile an almighty fright in Moscow. 26 Jun 2017
Confederations Cup Diary: Drax on the beach, and did FIFA just troll Akinfeev?

Confederations Cup Diary: Drax on the beach, and did FIFA just troll Akinfeev?

A suggestion for the man to supplant Igor Akinfeev in Russia's goal and a frank admission from Julian Draxler feature in our round-up. 26 Jun 2017