It was a torrid few days on the travel and social front for a small band of All Whites fans in Russia.
He may have missed the chance to clash with Ronaldo, but Jeremy Brockie has scored some soccer silverware in South Africa.
Portugal's star man may miss Sunday's match against the All Whites, but that won't make their task any easier.
Socceroos face Confederations Cup elimination after draw with African side.
OPINION: Russians in bars take on New Zealand as their favourite team at Confederations Cup.
Portugal equal top of group A at Confederations Cup with New Zealand up next.
Chris Killen changes his plea to guilty just before going on trial for sexual assault.
But Fifa has started disciplinary proceedings against his former club Juventus.
Total Football's Ahmed Osman and Stuff football writer Liam Hyslop discuss the upcoming Confederations Cup match.
Incoming Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen wants the Kiwi striker to help the club win promotion.
Only a win or a draw will suffice for All Whites against Mexico.
Spanish state prosecutor accuses former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud.
The All Whites have faced Mexico five times since 2010. So what can we expect from the Concacaf champs this time around?
Young German team have to work to earn 3-2 win at Confederations Cup.
Upset fans throw fake money at Italian under-21 goalkeeper during match.
Arturo Vidal brushed off a hotly disputed video review to give Chile a 2-0 win over Cameroon.
Last-gasp equaliser sees Mexico draw with Portugal at Confederations Cup.
Shaky defence costs NZ in 2-0 defeat to Confederations Cup hosts.
Ahead of the Confederations Cup opener against the All Whites, we takes a closer look at what to expect from the host nation.
Former Leicester boss is heading to France and Ligue 1 club Nantes.