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KAZAN, November 26. /TASS/. Russia will play against Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand in Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, as it was decided at the Official Draw ceremony held in Kazan on Saturday.
The FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 will take place in the Russian cities of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi between June 17 and July 2, 2017. The opening game will be held in St. Petersburg on June 17 between Russia and New Zealand. Russia will face Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and on June 24 it will play Mexico in Kazan.
The Portugal v Mexico match will be held in Kazan on June 18, Mexico will face New Zealand on June 21 in Sochi, and New Zealand will clash with Portugal on June 24 in St. Petersburg.
Group B has brought together Germany, Chile, Australia and the winner of the African Cup of Nations, expected to be named in February 2017.
After the Group matches, two best teams from each group winners in will clash in the semi-final playoffs, due to be held in Kazan and Sochi respectively. On July 2, Moscow will play host to a third-place match, whereas the final will be played in St. Petersburg.