Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled f.

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to answer questions from the press at the Confederations Cup amid reports he wants to leave Real Madrid.

"It's a high-profile match", Mexico forward Hirving Lozano said. "Every game is a reason for us to get together and cheer for our Mexico lindo y querido!"

Ronaldo practiced normally with the rest of the team in the final training session before Sunday's game, smiling and joking with his teammates.

Cristiano Ronaldo will face Mexico for the first time.

Federation Internationale de Football Association is trialing the use of video assistants and wants them to be used at next year's World Cup in Russia.

Ronaldo's superb volley looked to have helped Portugal take the lead, but the video assistant referee came to Mexico's rescue after Nani had put the ball in the net.

But a year to the day on from a 7-0 capitulation against Chile in the Copa America Centenario, Mexico responded in its first game since against a team in the top 10 in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings.

But for the next two weeks the main thing on the mind of the reigning Ballon d'Or holder is winning more silverware in the eight-nation World Cup warm-up event. It is played by the continental champions plus the host nation and the World Cup victor. The player opened the scoring for Portugal after some brilliant work from captain Cristiano Ronaldo. "We're very optimistic coming into this tournament".

Hector Moreno headed a late equaliser for Mexico as they drew 2-2 with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener.

Portugal's longtime captain Cristiano Ronaldo is the reigning victor of the Ballon d'Or and led his club Real Madrid to Spain's top-flight La Liga championship and the Champions League title. The first goal was an example of that and showcased a moment of brilliance from Ronaldo.

The 26-year-old told the official website of the Confederations Cup: "It goes without saying that he's a great player".

'We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying'. Fernando Santos vouched for him "100 per cent as an athlete and a man" and said there was a cast-iron agreement not to bring outside concerns into the camp.

Portugal to win 2-1 against Mexico. The Mexicans won the title in 1999.

But a late header from Moreno secured the 2-2 draw in injury time, giving a precious point to Mexico. Portugal won 1-0 in a friendly in 2014. There are two games to go and that's why we're cool, we're at ease. Jimenez dazzles the field with the current League and Cup Champions Benfica while Layun and Herrera take to the field with FC Porto.

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