The Confederations Cup
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+2)
Next to Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico their first matches of the new Confederations Cup will play the current World, South America, Africa and Asia champions– Germany, Chile, Cameroon and Australia. And here you can see the calendar schedule of 6 matches of the group stage in the 2nd quartet:
Sunday, the 18th of June
19:00. Chile – Cameroon (Moscow)
Monday, the 19th of June
16:00 Germany-Australia (Sochi)
Thursday, the 22nd of June
16:00. Cameroon-Australia (St. Petersburg)
19:00. Germany-Chile (Kazan)
Sunday, 25th of June
16:00. Germany-Cameroon (Sochi)
16:00. Chile-Australia (Moscow)
Now we are going to visit Moscow and its famous Spartak Otkritie Arena where the new holder of the Africa Cup of Nations will play its first match on Sunday.
Will due respect to this tournament it is necessary to mention that the European fans are much more interested in the game of furious lions during the World championships. Three years ago in the country where Pele is from the team of Volker Finke lost to Mexico (0:1), Croatia (0:4) and Brazil (1:4) and what is absolutely fair, has taken the last fourth place in its group.
Now critically renewed team of Hugo Broos needs 4 points to catch Nigeria in the 2nd African group. We revise you that during two start rounds Cameroon lost 4 points in matches against Algeria (1:1) and Zambia (1:1).
So, it is quite possible that the forthcoming World Cup in Russia will be held without Cameroon. But will we see the current champion of the South America in the final tournament of the world championship?
As for 4 rounds prior the ending of the CONMEBOL qualification stage Chile takes only the fourth line with 23 points. And although 4 teams will get direct berths for the forthcoming world forum behind Chile are the teams from Argentina (1 point) and Ecuador (3 points). And that is why the team of Juan Antonio Pizzi has no right to relax…
An obvious favorite of the forthcoming champion is the South America as the team has two world class football players – attacking half back of Bayern Munchen Arturo Vidal and winger from Arsenal, London Alexis Sánchеz. Moreover, African lions came to Moscow without Carlos Kameni, Nicolas N'Koulou, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Cameroon– 4.75, draw – 3.60, Chile – 1.73;
Our tip: Chile to win - odds 1.64 Pinnacle