Portugal, Mexico play to draw

Since then, former Barcelona player Marquez has played only 22 minutes, coming on in Mexico's friendly against Ireland in New Jersey on June 1.

Those countries qualified by winning either the most recent World Cup or their regional confederation's tournament.

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos insists that Cristiano Ronaldo remains "extremely focused" despite ongoing speculation over his Real Madrid future.

The on-pitch fracas involved so many players that the referee had to go to touchline to assess the skirmishes on a screen, rather than just relying on video replay assistants.

"Russia are hard to play against and it's the first time we've beaten Russian Federation here". New Zealand - that match kicks off at 1.30pm Eastern time in the United States and will be aired on both Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes.

Cristiano Ronaldo remained silent on his Real Madrid future after taking no questions during a postmatch news conference following his Man of the Match award in the wake of Portugal's 1-0 Confederations Cup victory against Russian Federation in Moscow.

"People are talking about this and I wanted to see it and take a photo of it", said Artem Maltsev, a 23-year-old Kazan resident standing outside the Portugal hotel.

But the national team of New Zealand, as I said, at this tournament is considered an absolute outsider, while the team is not even considered potentially to leave the group. Having a megastar in the team is a luxury, he said.

Russian Federation will play number eight-ranked Portugal on Wednesday at Moscow's Spartak stadium.

"That was a bad moment for Portugal", Santos said.

The most notable games will be shown on ITV1 while others will be shown on ITV4.

"The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left". Participation in the European Champion competitions Cristiano Ronaldo, no doubt, add to the popularity and appeal of the Confederations Cup.

Telemundo Deportes' exclusive and unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 kicked off this past weekend reaching 5.3 million total viewers through the first three matches - Russia vs.

Hosts Russia started their campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand and they will hope to build on that as Portugal look to get their first win of the tournament.

  • Julie Sanders


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