Match of the confederations Cup, the Portugal — Mexico start with a minute of silence

© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability in fotobanka on the field during a training session before the tournament the confederations Cup in 2017 CupMatch of the confederations Cup, the Portugal — Mexico start with a minute of silence© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability the image Bank

Match of the group stage of the confederations Cup football in 2017, which takes place in Russia, between Portugal and Mexico will begin with a minute of silence in memory of those killed in a forest fire in Portugal, reported on the official website of the Portuguese football Federation (FPF).

The number of victims of a powerful forest fire in Portugal, according to the latest estimates, more than 60 people, dozens were injured, some of them are in serious condition. This is the largest number of victims from forest fires in Portugal over the last decades. The fire continues to rage in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande (Leiria district, a historical region of Estremadura), 200 kilometers from Lisbon.

Meeting of the group A between the national teams of Portugal and Mexico will be held on Sunday in Kazan will start at 18:00 Moscow time. It is noted that the FPF appealed to the International football Federation (FIFA) with a request to hold a minute of silence in memory of those killed in a forest fire before the starting whistle and got their consent. In addition, the Portuguese players will be released on the upcoming game with black armbands.

Players, coaches and staff of the national team of Portugal, and also the staff of the FPF decided to raise funds to send to Pedrogao Grande in order to assist the families of the victims of the fire.

The confederations Cup takes place from 17 June to 2 July in Kazan, Sochi, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.

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