How to watch Portugal vs. Mexico


Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio says it would be futile to create a game plan for Sunday's clash with Portugal that focuses only on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Mexico forward Raúl Jiménez, who plays his club football in Portugal with Benfica, is confident his team-mates can keep Ronaldo quiet at the Kazan Arena. There are two games to go and that's why we're cool, we're at ease.

Some sloppy passing play was as exciting as things got in the opening period, before the game was lit up following a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win.

The Video Assistant Referees would again be utilised as Chile's Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have been narrowly offside before he found the back of the Cameroon net in the first half.

Hector Moreno's late equalizer helped Mexico earn a point in a draw against Portugal.

In Kazan hosted the second match of the eighth confederations Cup Portugal national team missed the victory over Mexico.

European Champions Portugal, also the tournament debutants will enter the tournament facing off against Mexico at the Kazan Arena.

Much of the pre-match talk has centred on Portugal star Ronaldo, whose preparations for the finals have been overshadowed by a legal complaint alleging tax fraud in Spain and a reported desire to quit Real Madrid.

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Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. "We were always more unsafe than them, both in our organised play and on the counter attack".

"Hector Moreno's goal handed Mexican football a huge result", he said.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team.

Portugal failed to win a match in normal time in France this time past year, and they are unlikely to play the type of football required to light up the Confederations Cup this time around, relying on solid defensive displays under the guidance of former Greece boss Fernando Santos. "But we have a chance to win if the players are capable of carrying out everything that we've been working on in these last days".

Ronaldo made a great run from near midfield to set up Quaresma's 34th-minute goal.

However, the winger had other ideas, clipping a lovely ball across the box for Quaresma, who sent Ochoa one way before knocking the ball into an unguarded net.

Few players have succeeded alongside Ronaldo in Portugal's attack recently.

Added goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa: "We played well because we made Portugal, the European champion, close up and play on the counter-attack".