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  • © Getty Images Group B rivals meet in Moscow on Sunday Chile will advance to the semis even if they lose by one goal Australia need a two-goal win to be sure of going through Chile have one foot in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, secure in the knowledge that even a one-goal defeat to Australia in Moscow on Sunday will see them through to the last four of the competition. The situation is clear for the Australians, who have to win by two goals if they are to make sure of a semi-final place. A one-goal victory would leave the Socceroos relying on what happens in the day’s other match in Group B, while a draw or a defeat would mean an early flight home. Follow the match Live blog updating now| FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisDiego Zandrino with ChileThough he is well aware that Chile’s playing style demands a lot of his players physically, Roja coach Juan Pizzi will likely be asking them to press high and..

    Preview: Chile-Australia

    © Getty Images Group B rivals meet in Moscow on Sunday Chile will advance to the semis even if they lose by one goal Australia need a two-goal win to be sure of going through Chile have one foot in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, secure in the knowledge that even a one-goal defeat to Australia in Moscow on Sunday will see them through to the last four of the competition. The situation is clear for the Australians, who have to win by two goals if they are to make sure of a semi-final place. A one-goal victory would leave the Socceroos relying on what happens in the day’s other match in Group B, while a draw or a defeat would mean an early flight home. Follow the match Live blog updating now| FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisDiego Zandrino with ChileThough he is well aware that Chile’s playing style demands a lot of his players physically, Roja coach Juan Pizzi will likely be asking them to press high and..
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  • © Getty Images Germany need just a point to advance to the semis Cameroon must win by two clear goals to reach the last four Cameroon have previously reached the final, the Germans secured third in 2005 After having lost to Chile and drawn with Australia at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, Cameroon now find themselves in a difficult position. In order to reach the last four of the tournament, Les Lions Indomptables must not only defeat the reigning world champions, but they also need to do so by two clear goals. And although, as the cliché goes, anything is possible in football, Die Nationalelf, who only need a point to progress, will certainly fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals. They will, of course, be keen to finish the group phase with a flourish and, if possible, capture first place in Group B, which will depend on Chile’s result against Australia in Sunday’s other match. Follow the matchLive blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Ins..

    Preview: Germany-Cameroon

    © Getty Images Germany need just a point to advance to the semis Cameroon must win by two clear goals to reach the last four Cameroon have previously reached the final, the Germans secured third in 2005 After having lost to Chile and drawn with Australia at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, Cameroon now find themselves in a difficult position. In order to reach the last four of the tournament, Les Lions Indomptables must not only defeat the reigning world champions, but they also need to do so by two clear goals. And although, as the cliché goes, anything is possible in football, Die Nationalelf, who only need a point to progress, will certainly fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals. They will, of course, be keen to finish the group phase with a flourish and, if possible, capture first place in Group B, which will depend on Chile’s result against Australia in Sunday’s other match. Follow the matchLive blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Ins..
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  • © Getty Images Mexico need a point; victory alone would guarantee the hosts progress ​El Tri have only beaten Russia once before Saudi Arabian Fahad Al Mirdasiwill referee the game Group A leaders Mexico and the third-placed hosts meet at the Kazan Arena on Saturday 24 June at 18.00 (local time) in a match that could make or break both sides' chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. The picture is clear: a draw would be enough for El Tri to advance, while Russia need to win, or else their prospects will hinge on already-eliminated New Zealand defeating Portugal. Follow the matchLIVE blog | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisMartin Langer with MexicoAfter making much heavier weather of New Zealand than anticipated, Mexico have the opportunity to send out a statement against Russia. Though they only need a point to reach the next round, their players and coach will be determined not to go through a similar ordeal as they did last time ..

    Preview: Mexico v Russia

    © Getty Images Mexico need a point; victory alone would guarantee the hosts progress ​El Tri have only beaten Russia once before Saudi Arabian Fahad Al Mirdasiwill referee the game Group A leaders Mexico and the third-placed hosts meet at the Kazan Arena on Saturday 24 June at 18.00 (local time) in a match that could make or break both sides' chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. The picture is clear: a draw would be enough for El Tri to advance, while Russia need to win, or else their prospects will hinge on already-eliminated New Zealand defeating Portugal. Follow the matchLIVE blog | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisMartin Langer with MexicoAfter making much heavier weather of New Zealand than anticipated, Mexico have the opportunity to send out a statement against Russia. Though they only need a point to reach the next round, their players and coach will be determined not to go through a similar ordeal as they did last time ..
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  • © Getty Images Portugal a point away from last four, All Whites bound for home Ronaldo set for a rest as Santos prepares to shuffle his pack Kiwis look to build on spirited showing against Mexico With one foot already in the semi-finals, Portugal will look to make sure of their spot when they take on already-eliminated New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. The All Whites, for their part, are still chasing an elusive first win at a senior FIFA tournament and will be out to show the same determination and intensity that was on display in their last outing. Follow the match LIVE blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisBrendon Hanley with New ZealandNew Zealand will be looking to replicate their fine performance in that 2-1 defeat to Mexico against the talent-laden Portuguese. Anthony Hudson stuck to his beliefs and played an attacking, pressing style against El Tri, so expect more of the same against the Europea..

    Preview: New Zealand-Portugal

    © Getty Images Portugal a point away from last four, All Whites bound for home Ronaldo set for a rest as Santos prepares to shuffle his pack Kiwis look to build on spirited showing against Mexico With one foot already in the semi-finals, Portugal will look to make sure of their spot when they take on already-eliminated New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. The All Whites, for their part, are still chasing an elusive first win at a senior FIFA tournament and will be out to show the same determination and intensity that was on display in their last outing. Follow the match LIVE blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisBrendon Hanley with New ZealandNew Zealand will be looking to replicate their fine performance in that 2-1 defeat to Mexico against the talent-laden Portuguese. Anthony Hudson stuck to his beliefs and played an attacking, pressing style against El Tri, so expect more of the same against the Europea..
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  • © Getty Images Both teams won their opening matches High-scoring game appears extremely likely Germany look to continue perfect competitive record against Chile This duel in Kazan pits the winners of the opening two Group B matches against each other. Chile scored twice late on to secure a 2-0 win over Cameroon, while Germany defeated Australia 3-2. Follow the match LIVE blog | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisSteffen Potter with GermanyAlthough those within the Germany camp agree that their team got off to a good start, there were still a few unexpected defensive gaps that Chile will be determined to exploit. As a result, I suspect Joachim Low will return to a back four against such strong opponents, a formation also familiar to many of his players from their club football. This will be a stern test for this young German side, and exactly the kind of challenge the coach and his charges were hoping for. The four-time world champions could..

    Preview: Germany v Chile

    © Getty Images Both teams won their opening matches High-scoring game appears extremely likely Germany look to continue perfect competitive record against Chile This duel in Kazan pits the winners of the opening two Group B matches against each other. Chile scored twice late on to secure a 2-0 win over Cameroon, while Germany defeated Australia 3-2. Follow the match LIVE blog | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisSteffen Potter with GermanyAlthough those within the Germany camp agree that their team got off to a good start, there were still a few unexpected defensive gaps that Chile will be determined to exploit. As a result, I suspect Joachim Low will return to a back four against such strong opponents, a formation also familiar to many of his players from their club football. This will be a stern test for this young German side, and exactly the kind of challenge the coach and his charges were hoping for. The four-time world champions could..
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  • © Getty Images Cameroon and Australia lost their opening matches Both coaches have been injecting fresh blood into their squads Thursday’s match will be the first ever between the teams Cameroon and Australia knew they faced a tall order when they were drawn in the same group as Germany and Chile. They also knew that their best hope of scoring a win would come in the match between them, a game that will take place in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with both sides having lost their opening encounters of the tournament. Follow the match Live blog updating now | FIFA Confederations Cup on Twitter | FIFA Confederations Cup on FB | FIFA Confederations Cup on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisPascal de Miramon with Cameroon“Disappointed with the result but satisfied with the performance.” That was Cameroon coach Hugo Broos’ reaction to his side’s opening match against Chile, an indication that he will largely stick with the same starting line-up against the Socceroos. With their first-ni..

    Preview: Cameroon v Australia

    © Getty Images Cameroon and Australia lost their opening matches Both coaches have been injecting fresh blood into their squads Thursday’s match will be the first ever between the teams Cameroon and Australia knew they faced a tall order when they were drawn in the same group as Germany and Chile. They also knew that their best hope of scoring a win would come in the match between them, a game that will take place in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with both sides having lost their opening encounters of the tournament. Follow the match Live blog updating now | FIFA Confederations Cup on Twitter | FIFA Confederations Cup on FB | FIFA Confederations Cup on IG FIFA.com team reporter analysisPascal de Miramon with Cameroon“Disappointed with the result but satisfied with the performance.” That was Cameroon coach Hugo Broos’ reaction to his side’s opening match against Chile, an indication that he will largely stick with the same starting line-up against the Socceroos. With their first-ni..
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  • The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled later today, but we think there will be few surprises – there have been so many leaks that little is left to the imagination. In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the expected features of the new flagship killer. Some of these are plain rumors, others have been officially confirmed in the form of teasers. For example, the image below is official and reveals the dual camera with, let's say, a familiar design. The camera On the back will be a combo of 16MP f/1.7 main camera and a 20MP f/2.6 telephoto camera. Both with Sony sensors. It is essentially the R11 camera system. Low-light photography will definitely be a highlight of the camera, black & white photos could also be a focus.OnePlus 5 official camera samples: Night shot • B&W shot The selfie camera should be a 16MP shooter, likely unchanged from the 3T. The screen From what we’ve seen and heard so far, the OnePlus 5 will come with the familiar 5.5” AMOLED display of 1080p resol..

    OnePlus 5 rumor round-up: a preview of the new flagship killer

    The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled later today, but we think there will be few surprises – there have been so many leaks that little is left to the imagination. In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the expected features of the new flagship killer. Some of these are plain rumors, others have been officially confirmed in the form of teasers. For example, the image below is official and reveals the dual camera with, let's say, a familiar design. The camera On the back will be a combo of 16MP f/1.7 main camera and a 20MP f/2.6 telephoto camera. Both with Sony sensors. It is essentially the R11 camera system. Low-light photography will definitely be a highlight of the camera, black & white photos could also be a focus.OnePlus 5 official camera samples: Night shot • B&W shot The selfie camera should be a 16MP shooter, likely unchanged from the 3T. The screen From what we’ve seen and heard so far, the OnePlus 5 will come with the familiar 5.5” AMOLED display of 1080p resol..
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  • © Getty Images Russia top Group A after their opening-day defeat of New Zealand Fernando Santos set to rotate his players Gianluca Rocchi of Italy to referee the match The hosts will defend their leadership of Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 against the European champions, who conceded a late equaliser in their opening match against Mexico. Wednesday’s match at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow is already a sell-out. Follow the match Live Blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisIgor Borunov with RussiaRussia are taking nothing for granted after overcoming New Zealand in their opening match and are well aware of the need to make adjustments when they take on altogether more challenging opponents in Portugal. After pressing the All Whites hard and pinning them back in their area, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side will need to be careful in their approach on Wednesday. As group leaders, the Russians will let the ..

    Preview: Russia v Portugal

    © Getty Images Russia top Group A after their opening-day defeat of New Zealand Fernando Santos set to rotate his players Gianluca Rocchi of Italy to referee the match The hosts will defend their leadership of Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 against the European champions, who conceded a late equaliser in their opening match against Mexico. Wednesday’s match at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow is already a sell-out. Follow the match Live Blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisIgor Borunov with RussiaRussia are taking nothing for granted after overcoming New Zealand in their opening match and are well aware of the need to make adjustments when they take on altogether more challenging opponents in Portugal. After pressing the All Whites hard and pinning them back in their area, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side will need to be careful in their approach on Wednesday. As group leaders, the Russians will let the ..
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  • © Getty Images Both sides seeking first win at Russia 2017 Marquez set to start in much-changed Mexico line-up New Zealand out to end winless run and scoring drought Mexico and New Zealand meet in Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Wednesday, and both will be feeling the pressure. El Tri will consider a win essential to their hopes of reaching the semi-finals, while New Zealand know that another defeat is all but certain to kill off their chances of an extended Russia stay. Follow the match LIVE blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisMartin Langer with MexicoThere were plenty of positives and negatives for Mexico in their 2-2 draw with Portugal. They will be keen to build on the former against a New Zealand side which shouldn't, on the evidence of their 2-0 defeat to Russia, offer as stern a challenge as the European champions. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio is expected to keep to his habit of rotating most of his starting ..

    Preview: Mexico v New Zealand

    © Getty Images Both sides seeking first win at Russia 2017 Marquez set to start in much-changed Mexico line-up New Zealand out to end winless run and scoring drought Mexico and New Zealand meet in Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Wednesday, and both will be feeling the pressure. El Tri will consider a win essential to their hopes of reaching the semi-finals, while New Zealand know that another defeat is all but certain to kill off their chances of an extended Russia stay. Follow the match LIVE blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on Facebook | FCC on Instagram FIFA.com team reporter analysisMartin Langer with MexicoThere were plenty of positives and negatives for Mexico in their 2-2 draw with Portugal. They will be keen to build on the former against a New Zealand side which shouldn't, on the evidence of their 2-0 defeat to Russia, offer as stern a challenge as the European champions. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio is expected to keep to his habit of rotating most of his starting ..
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  • © Getty Images Germany won 4-3 when the two sides met at the 2005 tournament Socceroos have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 competitive fixtures Trio of world champions playing in Russia This match marks the sixth meeting between these two teams, with the world champions winning the first three encounters before losing one and drawing another. The two sides crossed paths at the Tournament of Champions when 2005 hosts Germany beat Australia 4-3 in the group stage. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, and their team-mates ultimately finished third that year, while the Socceroos exited the competition after the group stage. Follow the match Live Blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on FB | FCC on IG What you need to knowIn Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler, Germany have just three 2014 FIFA World Cup™ winners in their squad in Russia. Nevertheless, the four-time world champions will take plenty of encouragement from their record of eight wins and tw..

    Preview: Australia v Germany

    © Getty Images Germany won 4-3 when the two sides met at the 2005 tournament Socceroos have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 competitive fixtures Trio of world champions playing in Russia This match marks the sixth meeting between these two teams, with the world champions winning the first three encounters before losing one and drawing another. The two sides crossed paths at the Tournament of Champions when 2005 hosts Germany beat Australia 4-3 in the group stage. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, and their team-mates ultimately finished third that year, while the Socceroos exited the competition after the group stage. Follow the match Live Blog updating now | FCC on Twitter | FCC on FB | FCC on IG What you need to knowIn Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler, Germany have just three 2014 FIFA World Cup™ winners in their squad in Russia. Nevertheless, the four-time world champions will take plenty of encouragement from their record of eight wins and tw..
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