Russia vs. New Zealand live stream info, TV channel, start time, lineups: Watch the Confederations Cup opener online
The hosts open up the tournament with a winnable contest
The 2017 Confederations Cup begins on Saturday morning when host Russia welcomes New Zealand to Saint Petersburg Stadium. A pre-World Cup test run, the competition features eight teams from around the world in a competitive two-week international cup a year before the World Cup.
Here's how you can watch the opening match and what to know:
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Russia captain Igor Akinfeev. The veteran goalkeeper has 98 caps for his nation and is a quality goalkeeper. Playing for CSKA Moscow, he likely won't have a lot to do in the opener but he will be forced to make a couple big saves, and we'll see if he can come up big to help the hosts get a result in the opener.
Russia to win - 3/10
Draw - 4/1
New Zealand to win - 10/1
Russia rolls in the opener with a big first half. Russia 3, New Zealand 0.
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The cup begins in mid-June in Russia