Despite the fact that Russia lost to Mexico 2:1 in late June, many Russian football fans wore Mexican colors to the game. Some of them, like Platon Lebedev, who was accompanied by his dad, are quite young.
Platon Lebedev, together with dad, rooting for El Tri: "I wish Mexico wins, scoring 3 goals, maybe 4" pic.twitter.com/6aJtE5gjAV— Denis Bolotsky (@BolotskySputnik) 2 июля 2017 г.
Portugal fans were quite confident too, even despite Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the camp earlier to attend to his newborn twins.
“It’s gonna be a tight game,” said Portugal fan João, who wants to see his favorite national team players – Gelson Martins, Ricardo Quaresma and Nani.
Portugal fans taking photos before the game in Moscow. pic.twitter.com/c9IVdhvmJw— Denis Bolotsky (@BolotskySputnik) 2 июля 2017 г.
Nevertheless, Portugal fought back with Pepe equalizing the score 1:1. Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had several outstanding saves during the game, but eventually it didn’t save El Tri from loss: Portugal’s midfielder Adrien Silva scored the winning goal 2:1.
In addition to Moscow's Spartak stadium, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup matches were held at three other venues — Fisht in Sochi, Kazan Arena in Kazan and at St. Petersburg's Zenit Arena. For Russia, it was a perfect chance to put its key sporting facilities to the t