Confederations Cup Social Diary: Cahill philosophical in defeat and Moss quizzed


Tuesday was a rest day at the Confederations Cup, but that's not to say there was nothing going on.

Germany, as is often the case, led the way with players, both those present in Russia and not, enjoying their victory over Australia while one of the Socceroos came over all philosophical in defeat.

Elsewhere, New Zealand goalkeeper Glen Moss was quizzed on his favourite music and the best save of his career!


Australia veteran Tim Cahill is well known for his fighting spirit and his never-say-die attitude, a point emphasised by a video he posted on Tuesday.


Next up for hosts Russia is a clash with European champions Portugal and Stanislav Cherchesov's men enjoyed training on Tuesday with a light workout on a beautiful Moscow evening.



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The weather was markedly different in Sochi as New Zealand went through their build-up to the clash with Mexico under leaden skies.


Glen Moss was present and the New Zealand goalkeeper had earlier revealed his favourite film and the only time he had ever been starstruck!

Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was certainly pleased with the world champions' 3-2 defeat of Australia on Monday. The Barcelona goalkeeper did not get off the bench in Sochi, but given the performance of Bernd Leno may well be called upon when Joachim Low names his side for Thursday's game with Chile.

Another Germany international sent his congratulations, although the thumb raised did look a little battered and bruised.


There was a Bayer Leverkusen reunion in the same game with Socceroos striker Robbie Kruse catching up with some former team-mates.

Long time no see - yesterday's match Australia - DFB-Team (Die Mannschaft) was a reunion of our boys and former #Bayer04-striker Robbie Kruse. #ConfedCup

Posted by Bayer 04 Leverkusen on  Tuesday, 20 June 2017