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No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo

19 June 2017

Portugal will play against Mexico in a Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match sche.

The Confederations Cup is the main warm-up event for the 2018 World Cup.

The uncertainty lasted far beyond the six-second target Federation Internationale de Football Association had set past year for officials to review their opinions.

"He is an example for us, the way he works, the way he plays", Patricio said. We'll need players to cover both sides and we'll try to control the ball as much as possible.

For Mexico's coach Juan Carlos Osorio, he too does not have a lot of injuries to deal with but his captain and Mexico's most experienced player Rafael Marquez could miss the first match because of a back spasm.

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"We could have killed off the match but it didn't happen".

Portugal had an early effort controversially disallowed by the video referees but they eventually took the lead after 34 minutes through Ricardo Quaresma after a mistake by Carlos Salcedo let Cristiano Ronaldo through on goal.

The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible".

May now be 32 but still remains the key man, as highlighted by the fact he has scored or provided an assist in his last seven matches for Portugal. Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday, Ju. Piling bodies forward in the hunt for a goal, Gelson Martins fired the ball into the area, with a ricochet taking it into the path of Cedric who fired a deflected effort into the back of the net. "But we have to be careful because I don't think people understand this new rule really well". Our team practically had the match won and we conceded a goal in the final minutes. "But yes, their transitions are very unsafe, like any team that plays with that system". In 1999, Mexico took home the trophy after a 4-3 victory against Brazil.

"We wanted to win, of course, but we have to be satisfied with this result against the European champions", Chicharito said.

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The Besiktas winger drew Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and tapped home the opening goal.

"I can only tell you that with the squad Portugal brought, it's basically the best team they could have, apart from Renato Sanches". This summer marks the third time Germany have made the tournament, their most recent appearance came when they hosted in 2005.

Elsewhere for Mexico, there were good displays from Jonathan dos Santos, Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado in midfield, as well as from Miguel Layun, Hector Moreno and Ochoa, who produced a smart save in the 85th minute to deny Andre Silva and keep things level.

Chile's star player Arturo Vidal fiercely argued with referee Damir Skomina when a goal scored in first-half stoppage time by Eduardo Vargas was overruled nearly one minute later.

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