Mexico hopes for a good field at the confederations Cup in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in photobacteria Park confederations Cup 2017. Archival photoMexico hopes for a good field at the confederations Cup in Russia© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Mexico national team hopes that the quality of football pitches in the upcoming confederations Cup in Russia will meet the standards of FIFA, told RIA Novosti the head coach of the national team of the country Juan Carlos Osorio.

«I was in Russia last November, got acquainted with the training fields and stadiums where we play. They were not 100% ready at the time, and the temperature is not the same (low), but, knowing FIFA, I’m sure they will be ready and we will not have complaints about their quality,» said Osorio.

The confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July in Kazan, Sochi, St. Petersburg and Moscow. In the group with the Russian national team will play team New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico. In another Quartet the current world Cup champion Germany will face the national teams of Chile, Australia and Cameroon. The semifinals will be held on 28 and 29 June in Kazan and Sochi respectively, and the final — 2 July in St. Petersburg.

Osorio stressed that his group is waiting for different styles of play from opponents. «These are three very different style, Portugal is finely crafted, with very quick wide players, with one of the two best players on the planet (I mean Cristiano Ronaldo), with a good defense and a team that, according to their coach Fernando Santos, brushes and, of course, will be a tough opponent,» said head coach of Mexico.

The national team of Russia Osorio called a very dynamic team. «She used to play in bad weather, and strong in the fight in the air,» said Colombian specialist coaching the Mexican national team. As for New Zealand, it prefers open football and pressure, and it will be a good test for Mexico, said Osorio.

The coach also said that Russia sent fans of the national team of Mexico in order to support their team. «I don’t know their exact numbers, but I know they will support us, as it was in all the places where we played, the range distance will not be a hindrance to Mexican fans,» said Osorio.

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