Russia's president was in the $750 million new stadium in his native St Petersburg to see forward Fyodor Smolov's 69th minute goal add to an own goal by New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st.
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Coach Anthony Hudson said the All Whites had targeted a better result, and were "slightly deflated" to come away with a loss.
The FIFA president will attend the official opening ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 16:00 local time (1 p.m. GMT) at the recently built St. Petersburg Arena and will stay to watch the tournament's first match, which will be played between hosts Russian Federation and New Zealand at 6 p.m. local time.
"It's the first time we have played with this new technology and it's true while out on the pitch you are concentrating so that when it happens against you, it's hard to comprehend. He's still recovering, he's maybe not ready yet but we will wait until Sunday to see what's best for him and what's best for the team considering it's the first game". In their first match of the 2017 edition, which was on Saturday against the hosts, they lost 2-0.
The 8-nation tournament features the host nation, 2014 World Cup victor Germany and champions of FIFA's six continental governing bodies.
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- These sides have met six times previously with Mexico winning on five occasions and New Zealand just once.
Mexico have already been fined eight times during the course of the World Cup qualifying competition because of homophobic chanting.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been honored with a large mural with his image in the Russian city of Kazan, but it was painted on the facade of a private building that is only visible to hotel guests where Portugal's team is staying for the Confederations Cup football tournament. Watch Mexico vs. New Zealand to find out.
"The game didn't go how we wanted", he said afterwards.
"In our group we always have a difference between facts and interpretations", he said.
"It's a dream to be playing with Ronaldo", Silva said ahead of Portugal's Confederation Cup debut against Mexico on Sunday in Kazan.