FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

Henrietta Brewer
June 17, 2017

Benjamin Moukandjo's side were thashed 4-0 by Colombia in their final warm up gave, losing their last competitive against Guinea as well meaning they head into the tournament low on confidence.

In Group A Russian Federation will play OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand in St. Petersburg on June 17, Euro 2016 champions Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico in Kazan on June 24.

There were no major recommendations for next year's World Cup only "minor technical details".

Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions Germany, 2015 Copa America Champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champion Australia, 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal, OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Champion Cameroon.

Russian Federation is "absolutely ready to start this tournament", Mutko said.

"Both initiatives are extra tools for the referees and match officials to prevent discriminatory attitudes and ensure that the atmosphere in the stadium is one of fair play and respect".

"I think we love proving people wrong".

"Portugal always shows ambition in every competition that it plays", Alves said.

"I can't wait for the tournament to start, so we can enjoy this football celebration". "What we want to do is silence the crowd". From New Zealand to OH, a group of Mexican fans has been traveling the world for nearly a decade following the national team. Cameroon will no doubt have a tough time against Germany and Chile in Group B, since the current squad can't boast of any stars from Europe's top leagues.

Defender Michael Boxall says one of the big talking points for the Kiwis has been belief and mentality: they believe they can beat the biggest teams in the world through hard work, determination and quality football.

Cedric Soares and Pepe, who had been practicing separately because they were not fully fit, joined the rest of Portugal's group in Thursday's session at Rubin Kazan's training grounds.

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