Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Juan Carlos Osorio's side now just need a draw against Russian Federation in Kazan on Saturday to be sure of reaching the semi-finals, but New Zealand are bottom of the group and out of the tournament.

"We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said. The other seven teams have only previously qualified 10 times between them.

Broadcaster TVE said, without identifying its sources, the 32-year-old would make this payment as a gesture of good will.

"We have a clear understanding of what needs to be done". "If we lose this game then that is probably it for the tournament".

The loss placed the hosts' chances of qualifying for the semifinals in peril, having taken three points from their opening two matches with co-leaders Mexico to play on Saturday. They're also the only previous Confederations Cup victor at the 2017 tournament. But there is still belief. "Overall I am really proud and I am really disappointed, our players deserved more".

While he admitted to firing the insult at the All Whites bench, he has blamed the entire incident on a member of the New Zealand coaching staff.

"Our efforts on the pitch will come to nothing if, because of this (behaviour), we lose the match, the game is suspended or you are expelled from the stadium". We are going to be fearless. "This is a massive game for us". Cedric looked to have put the game away in the 86th minute, only for Hector Moreno to force a draw in extra time. It could have gone either way.

Mexican boss Juan Carlos Osorio could shake things up with the starting line-up, as he is known to do, although regardless of the personnel he's likely to stick with the 4-3-3 approach deployed against Mexico.

"There is no place for disrespect in football and I am sorry".

"It was intense, it was competitive", Hudson said. We were deflated after the game because we felt we had more. "We played against a team playing at home with a home crowd, a team that pressured us but we were better".

"We will be fearless and ultimately we want to make sure the country is proud of what we do".

For the Mexico v New Zealand, this game will begin at 2:00 pm ET, and it will also be live on Fox Sports 1 US, with live streaming available on Fox Sports GO.

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