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Confederations Cup Social Diary: Irvine as an emu and Vidal's new hair-do

Australia's players were quizzed on matters of national importance while Arturo Vidal's hair made a wave on social media.

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Confederations Cup opening ceremony

The opening day of the Confederations Cup saw hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St Petersburg.

Stanislav Cherchesov's men delivered with an impressive 2-0 win, a match that followed the tournament's opening ceremony which included Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Elsewhere, Australia's players were asked some tricky questions and an Arsenal centre-back showed off his silky skills!

 

Before every major tournament comes an opening ceremony. This one was similar to many others; not very good.

At least one person enjoyed it, however, Russian actress and model Victoria Lopyreva who was on hand to present the tournament matchball.

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