Hosts Russia win Confederations Cup opener

Krasnodar striker Fedor Smolov scores for Russia

Hosts Russia kicked off their Confederations Cup campaign with a comfortable Group A victory over New Zealand in St Petersburg.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino opened the tournament with a speech inside the St Petersburg Stadium, with Russian president Vladimir Putin and legendary Brazil footballer Pele in attendance.

Russia took the lead through Michael Boxall’s first-half own goal.