In a warm-up for next summer's World Cup on home soil, that could have a negative knock-on effect for the Russians' mindset, though Cherchesov's thoughts are only on passing the immediate test in front of them. "We were so close the other night and that has made us even more determined to get a result tomorrow night".
New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display.
"We have decided what we want to do and we will continue with our posture, our position, objective game by game, but always trusting that we will win. We are well prepared", he added.
"It was a good teammatch, we managed to put on the field what we trained". We have a team rule: the maximum trust, the maximum respect and the maximum attitude.
"I see this as another game that we want to approach with right mentality and we want to go into this game and get a result", said Hudson at today's press conference at Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg.
The Real Madrid star's strike was his 75th goal for Portugal and the 56th time he has hit the net since the start of last season, with Ronaldo backing his team to follow up their win at Euro 2016 with more glory in Russian Federation.
"I know a lot of the mentality of the Aussies - they always react when there is a setback", he said, hoping they could "think in a different way" by scoring first.
Keep an eye out for the top scorers on Mexico'steam, like midfielder Raul Jimenez, defender Hector Moreno, and forward Oribe Peralta. We looked at how they played.
New Zealand continued to show endeavour in possession and had a few fleeting moments in the dying stages. We are aware of that.
Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC. Clayton Lewis will likely be replaced by Ryan Thomas and alongside McGlinchey, they will form the All Whites' central midfield pairing.
"It's less than 72 hours to recover, it's not easy", said the coach, who steered his team to the Euro 2016 title over seven games in a 27-day period in France.
"We don't have a big playing pool, it's ludicrous compared to other teams at this tournament".
The European champions should win and win comfortably, anything less is a failure.
What was perhaps odd was Saudi Arabian referee Fahad Al Mirdasi pulled the game back a couple of minutes after the incident for it to be reviewed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
When asked to say what he thinks about this and also about the new practice where referees can now see the repeats of controversial moments, Alexei Smertin said that he would prefer each half to run for 50 minutes.
Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
As for Portugal , their quest for a second trophy in two years continues with a semi-final on Wednesday. Portugal will play New Zealand in a Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for Saturday.
Google launching new VR format VR180
The new chat and sharing feature will be landing across Latin America in the next few weeks, followed by the U.S. For content creators, there wouldnt be need for any special equipment or editing tools for making VR180 videos.
Republicans release draft health care bill
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey is one of 13 senators who crafted it in secret and protesters want him to hear their concerns. The bill also prohibits people from using tax credits to purchase plans that offer coverage for abortion services.
Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Senate leaders have more work to do to secure the votes needed to pass the measure, Republicans familiar with the effort said. I have said from the beginning that there is an agreement to be reached, and I believe we can get there, we can get to yes.