Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

The veteran forward was one of the standout performers in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph previous year, and he seems to have continued his form for the Seleccao in the Confederations Cup as well.

"Those are the rules and if they benefit football, great", said Santos in the news conference afterwards. Mexico has been sanctioned eight times over the same gay slurs by fans in the current World Cup qualifying campaign by global soccer's governing body.

The result leaves hosts Russian Federation top of Group A, following their 2-0 victory over New Zealand yesterday.

Cristiano Ronaldo's initial shot hit the crossbar then Pepe "scored" from the rebound in the 22nd minute.

Portugal and Mexico both made changes as the hour-mark approached in a bid to find that killer second goal, with Dos Santos and Andre Silva coming on and as the clock ticked, the game began to get stretched.

The Real Madrid superstar is reported to have told his current club that he wants out when the summer transfer window opens, with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain waiting in the wings to discuss a big-money deal.

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Australia and World Cup winners Germany will meet tomorrow in their first Group B match. Having a megastar in the team is a luxury, he said.

However, Portugal, and Ronaldo, were not to be denied.

Cristiano Ronaldo and the European champions faced off against Mexico in Kazan, while Chile met African champions Cameroon in Moscow. His goal in the 91st minute was also referred to the video assistant referees - presumably to check on another possible offside - but it stood. Vela simply lifted the ball into the box and Hernandez threw himself at the ball, and this time his header flew past Rui Patricio and into the bottom corner. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

His second half display was far quieter although it was his ball for substitute Gelson Martins that led to what should have been the 86th-minute match-winner from Cedric Soares. They were second-best on the ball here, although they enjoyed the bulk of the chances and, on the balance of the second half, possibly deserved to win the game.

Mexico captain Andres Guardado towed the same line and was adamant that technology will be good for the game over the long run.