friendlies – Play off
start: 13:00 (GMT+2)
of July Sunday in 6 hours prior the final match of the Confederations
Cup in St.-Petersburg in Moscow on Otkritie Arena will be held
consolation game of two semifinal losers – Portugal and Mexico.
EUROs have already cancelled such finals as it rises a lot of
questions. But at the World Champions and the Confederations Cup FIFA
gives its due to old historic traditions.
team of Fernando Santos has disappointed its fans during the
semifinal match against Chile that was held in Kazan. Usually they
say that wasn’t the best day of Ronaldo and his teammates. Despite
great number of scoring chances the match ended with the score 0:0.
during the penalty shootout Ricardo Quaresma, João Moutinho and Nani
have failed to score 3 times – 0:3.
if the current champions of Europe despite their final defeat were
fighting on equal ground with Chile then day after during the final
match between Germany and Mexico in Sochi, Bundesteam from the very
beginning(after two scored goals) became an obvious favorite – 4:1.
let us summarize: Portugal has lost due to simple unluck of scoring
chances realization during the semifinal march in Kazan. But the day
after Mexico has lost to the World Champions without special fight.
if we compare two losers of the semifinal battles then we consider
that the team of Fernando Santos is an obvious favorite for the
– 2.15, draw – 3.60, Mexico – 3.10;
Portugal (Asian handicap 0) – odds 1.72 Pinnacle