The opening day of the Confederations Cup saw hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St Petersburg.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men delivered with an impressive 2-0 win, a match that followed the tournament’s opening ceremony which included Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Elsewhere, Australia’s players were asked some tricky questions and an Arsenal centre-back showed off his silky skills!


Before every major tournament comes an opening ceremony. This one was similar to many others; not very good.

Plenty of colour at the #ConfedCup Opening Ceremony
Not long to go now!#RUSNZL

— #ConfedCup (@FIFAcom) June 17, 2017

At least one person enjoyed it, however, Russian actress and model Victoria Lopyreva who was on hand to present the tournament matchball.

Great honor to be a part of the official ceremony opening the #ConfedCup2017

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