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As it stands, Russia are atop the group with three points and the Portuguese have one point. A win for either side here would go a long way toward qualifying for the semifinals.As Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to make an eagerly awaited appearance in the Russian capital in what surely will be the sternest test for Russia, ‘Sbornaya’ say that they are expecting the home crowd to inspire them.Russia beat New Zealand in the tournament opener on June 17, while Portugal settled for a draw against Mexico the following day.
New Zealand will need a sporting miracle to qualify for the World Cup, which is why Russia will not get too excited about a 2-0 victory over them.Portugal were held to a 2-2 draw with Mexico last time out. The win was looking to go Portugal’s way but a late header from Hector Moreno secured the point Mexico wanted.Santos, meanwhile, is expecting his squad to be tested by the hosts, who are in a strong position to qualify from Group A having beaten New Zealand in the tournament’s opening match on Saturday.
It will only get more difficult for Russia from this point on. But if they manage a similar result against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in Moscow, maybe then they can start to get their hopes up.Russia currently sit top of Group A after beating New Zealand 2-0 in St. Petersburg on Saturday in the tournament’s opening game, with Smolov scoring the second goal of the match.Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov, also present at the press conference, told reporters that Portugal’s draw against Mexico did not represent an advantage to Russia.
MATCH: Portugal vs. Russia
When: Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Otkrytiye Arena