Confederations Cup – Play-off
start: 19:00 (GMT+2)
4 of the Russian tournament consists of the current World and Europe
champions and also the champions of North and South America. And now
we present to your attention the first semifinal meeting against
Portugal and Chile that will be held on Wednesday, 28th
of June in the capital of Tatarstan.
team of Fernando Santos
to the results of three matches of the group stage the most favorable
impression both by results and the game has made Portugal. With two
winnings and one draw against main challenger the current champions
of Europe together with Mexico earned 7 points but became the winners
of the first quartet according to the best goal difference:
Portugal – Mexico – 2:2 (Quaresma, Cedric – Chicharito,
–Russia – 1:0 (Ronaldo);
Portugal –New Zealand – 4:0 (Ronaldo, Bernardo
Silva, Anderson Silva, Nani);
team of Juan Antonio Pizzi
to the results of the last 3rd
round in both groups occurred the change of leaders. But if in the
first quartet Mexico lost to Portugal only by the goal difference
then Chile for 90 minutes of the last game against Australia really
disappointed all fans.
Bundesteam in Sochi was devastating Cameroon (3:1), Alexis Sánchеz,
Arturo Vidal and others at home arena of Spartak, Moscow were not
able to win over the champions of Asia (1:1).
– Cameroon – 2:0 (Vidal, Vargas
Chile –Germany – 1:1 (Sánchеz, – Stindl);
Chile – Australia – 1:1 (Rodriguez, – Troisi);
after that silly draw against obvious underdog the team of Juan
Antonio Pizzi had to fight with the strongest opponent in the
semifinal battle. And after finishing of Sunday matches the
bookmakers delivered verdict:
2.25, draw – 3.30, Chile– 3.10;
you see, the favorite of the match is the team of Fernando Santos.
But the defense game of Portugal still raises a lot of questions. And
Chile despite its failure during the match against Australia is as
ambitious as Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners.
both teams to score (yes) – odds