Portugal vs Mexico 2017 Confederation Cup group stage match end in draw

This Sunday, June 18, 2017 (8:00 AM Pacific) Portugal will play Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia for a group stage match in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Portugal had a goal disallowed in the first half after the referee consulted with the video assistant referee - and once more it provoked a storm of controversy.

The Euro 2016 winners took the lead on 34 minutes when Ronaldo sprinted into the box and his beautifully-timed pass found Quaresma unmarked in the area. Portugal didn't look entirely comfortable defending the unorthodox position and Hernandez could have scored three in the last seven minutes of the first half.

Cedric Soares' deflected shot then put Portugal back in front - only for Hector Moreno to head home for Mexico in injury time.

A late Hector Moreno header salvaged a 2-2 tie for Mexico as El Tri twice came from behind to in each team's Group A opener.

The Confederations Cup 2017 kicked off on Saturday (June 17) night with hosts Russian Federation claiming a 2-0 win over New Zealand. The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will be shown live on ITV and the United Kingdom football fans can live stream the Portugal Vs Mexico match with the Sky Go app or via the ITV website.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

Portugal vs. Mexico in the 2017 Confederations Cup can be seen on FS1.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos on the result: "We played a team that has very good, technical players".

Just how long can the play go on so that the video referee can made a decision?

Within 15 minutes Portugal had taken the lead, however, with Ronaldo, who has now scored or provided an assist in each of his last seven games for the national team, nearly inevitably at the heart of it. "I think that we communicate well and we have a good understanding, and that leads to these good results".

Mexico: Ochoa 6, Salcedo 5, Moreno 7, Diego Reyes 6, Layún 6, Guardado 6, Herrera 6, J. Dos Santos 6, Vela 7, Chicharito 7, Jiménez 6.

A warm-up match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was the last time these two teams squared off against each other. Chile is ranked fourth, but lacks the same tradition as Portugal and Mexico and has struggled in South American qualifying. After a give and go down the right, Hernandez flashed a header towards goal in the 38th minute, but it was straight at Rui Patricio.

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