Russia vs. New Zealand live stream info, TV channel, start time, lineups: Watch the Confederations Cup opener online

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:

How to watch

When: Saturday at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium
TV: FS1 and Telemundo
Stream: fuboTV and Fox Sports GO
Follow: CBS Sports App

Player to watch

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. 

Live blog


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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