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SuperSport Defender Nets Own Goal As Russia See Off New Zealand

FIFA Confederations Cup Report: Russia v New Zealand 17 June 2017

By SL International - Jun 17, 2017 06:53 PM

FIFA Confederations Cup 

Result: Russia 2-0 New Zealand 

Date: 17 June 2017

Venue: Stadion Krestovskyi

A SuperSport United defender scored an own goal, as Russia claimed a 2-0 win over New Zealand to begin their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with three points.

The hosts nearly went ahead after after seven minutes when Viktor Vasin's glancing header crashed against the upright with Stefan Marinovic well beaten.

New Zealand, meanwhile, were finding it tough to hold maintain possession of the ball, which led to a lack of chances.

Russia eventually broke the deadlock in the 30th minute as Denis Glushakov was played through on goal by Fyodor Smolov and lobbed on-rushing Marinovic. Although Michael Boxall helped the ball over the line and was credited with an own goal.

The All Whites barely threatened in the opening 45 minutes, as Roman Akinfeev enjoyed a quiet first stanza.

Marinovic had to be at his best shortly after the break, as he produced a superb save to keep out Dmitry Poloz's impressive header.

New Zealand opted for a change on the hour-mark, as Kosta Barbarouses made for way Bill Tuiloma as they pushed for an equaliser.

However, it was Russia who got the next goal in the 69th minute as Boxall failed to deal with Samedov's cross, which allowed Fyordor Smolov to tap into an empty net.

New Zealand nearly pulled a goal back in the 77th minute but Akinfeev produced a fine save to keep out Ryan Thomas' effort, before Tommy Smith saw his header cleared off the line a minute later.

The All Whites did look livelier in the closing stages, but Russia managed to hold out to keep the clean sheet.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jun 19, 2017 09:08 AM
Hadluck player
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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Jun 18, 2017 11:55 PM
Brockie is being overlooked
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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Jun 18, 2017 11:54 PM
Good atart by the hosts
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Westero Jun 18, 2017 09:31 AM
It is good is not here for the final
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fura da bravo Jun 18, 2017 08:49 AM
mxm bt he had no choice wena cowditor anyone ebebukel game yayaz lonto just tht u want to blackmail his name n ssu reputation ,ai ur hadline hv no approach sonny ,that ball was already in ,anyway did you evr played soccer ? i dnt think so mna
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zion gate keeper Jun 18, 2017 08:27 AM
Kkkkkk ur headline sures dat u hate ss utd and boxal mr editor,why when bafana lost u ddnt single out players and their local clubs like wat u dd to ss utd now
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Tumza086 Jun 18, 2017 08:25 AM
I'm glad boxall won't be playing in the final next week against pirates,they should have taken Brockie too coz that white entourage of supersport destroyed us last tym in the nedbank fina, had they called Brockie it would have been minus two problems for us
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i_skhura73 Jun 18, 2017 08:15 AM
Had he was told it was Pirates, you'd see flames
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clemz7 Jun 18, 2017 07:53 AM
That ws not an ongoal its lies
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kwaziee Jun 18, 2017 07:51 AM
The whole defence of New Zealand os poor
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Unknown Citizen Jun 18, 2017 07:19 AM
So Boxall will jet to SA for Nedbank final n go back
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blackwadadaat@gmail.com Jun 18, 2017 07:03 AM
Not own goal ! Lie Russia scored an early goal
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Musawenkosi84 Jun 18, 2017 05:56 AM
What own goal?
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Transkeian Jun 18, 2017 05:06 AM
was that an own goals?
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Diski Legend Jun 18, 2017 04:20 AM
This NZ coach do not believe in Brockie even in World cup qualifiers he left him, but there is nothing special that Brockie can do since the NZ play the poor football. There are no good final passes for the strikers. I see no single point for NZ in this Confed because they are left with difficult matches.
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Diski Legend Jun 18, 2017 04:13 AM
@Maserati112 he is the only player in PSL called in Confederations cup, he'll get a chance to play against the 4 times Ballon d'or winner.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 17, 2017 11:46 PM
I was suprice to not saw Brockie there bt Boxwall is there and on second goal why was want to cleare the danger ball using right foot while was cuming on left cross loool
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MrMncubeSir Jun 17, 2017 11:27 PM
Cow
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Nick#10 Jun 17, 2017 10:25 PM
Brokkie deserves a call up than this NZ cows
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KennyZ Jun 17, 2017 10:21 PM
NZ can not play dangerous balls into the 18yd area therefore Brockie would not be effective at all.... They just don't have a great final pass shameshame, in fact they could not put together 7 passes together every time they had the ball

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