The national teams of Cameroon and Chile will start in the confederations Cup-2017

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The national team of Cameroon and Chile begin the campaign for the confederations Cup on Sunday face-to-face meeting of the first round of the group stage.

The national teams of Cameroon and Chile will meet on Sunday at the Moscow stadium «Spartak». The game will start at 21:00 GMT. Serve of the match the team of referees headed by the Slovenian Damir Skomina, which will help his compatriots Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan. Fourth official – Serb Milorad Magic. The videoassisted on the game will work the Frenchman Clement Stavrev and Serb Milovan Ristic, assistant videoassistance – Senegalese Malan Dedu.

Forgetful remembered 1990

The captain of Cameroon’s Benjamin Moukandjo is considering a tournament in Russia as a new challenge after winning the Africa Cup of Nations. «We celebrated victory in the Nations Cup, but it’s time to prepare for the new task», — quotes the player’s official FIFA website. At Saturday’s press conference Moukandjo honored the memory of the midfielder’s «Indomitable lions» Mark-Vivien, Foe, whose death occurred during the semifinal match of the confederations Cup 2003.

The head coach of the Bros about their team of excellent opinions. «I coach for 29 years and I have never had such players as these, — quotes the website of FIFA words 65-year-old specialist, who has worked in many clubs in Europe and the Middle East. – I tell them every day that they have a friendship that has to be reinforced. They are all real friends and you are very often unable to see that in a football team.»

Coach talked about his meeting with the former chief coach of the national team of Cameroon Valery nepomniatchi, who looked to the Belgians in Moscow hotel. It is interesting that Bros has admitted that he was not aware of the fact that Nepomniachtchi has worked with the Cameroonians and brought them to the quarter-finals of the 1990 world Cup.

However, not all is so rosy in the camp of the team from West Africa. Shortly before the start of the confederations Cup, the national team of Cameroon suffered a devastating defeat against team Colombia in a friendly match with the score 0:4. The meeting took place on 13 June in the Spanish Getafe. Coach Broz thus praised the level of the Chilean team. «This (team Chile) a very good team, they won the Cup in South America, they have a lot of advantages. We can’t forget a single second,» said the Belgian, adding that his team will be Sunday evening «attack».

Part of Sanchez and Bravo in question

Team Chile came to Russia in the rank of the current Cup winners in South America in the forwards Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, and midfielder of Bayern Munich and Arturo Vidal. However, three days before the start of the match, in training, the ankle injury got Sanchez. «As for Alexis, he’s all right, — said the head coach of the national team of Chile Juan Antonio Pizzi. — Yes, it really is got a little damage. I made the decision yesterday that we would leave them a bit alone, and then slowly Refine. He’ll join us later, wait until tomorrow and then will make a decision on when he will play the first match.»

Before the main problem of «La Roja» had an injury of the main goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, representing Manchester city and an injury in the match of English Premier League. At a press conference in the Russian capital a week earlier (after a draw against Russia in a friendly match – 1:1) every third question Pizzi was on condition Bravo. The trainer patiently answered, not giving any guarantees.

«The doctors, myself and Claudio are trying their best, so he could play, but a clear understanding on his willingness, no,» said Pizzi. On Friday, Bravo for the first time after damaging left for training. «Of course, we are very pleased that he (Bravo) is trying very hard to be at our disposal and we will see how it is recovering. Depending on his recovery we will make a decision,» said Pizzi on Saturday, the day before the game.

The coach also noticed that the health of the players to risk not going and expressed confidence in the goalkeeper johnny Herrera, who is the principal in the absence of Bravo. «I told him (Herrera) trust and believe that he can play very well,» said Pizzi. On Saturday, the team held a training session at the Spartak arena. Sanchez was absent, and Bravo were engaged in individual program.

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