2017 FIFA Confed. Cup: Russia beat New Zealand 2-0 in opening match

St. Petersburg, Russia (PANA) - Russia on Saturday beat New Zealand 2-0 in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations tournament played at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Michael Boxall's 31st minute own goal gave Russia the lead while Fedor Smolov's cool tap-in after 69 minutes gave the hosts all three points in the Group A match after President Vladimir Putin declared the tournament open.

Portugal and Mexico are the other countries in the group.
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