It's very confusing - Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw

Doug Mendoza
June 19, 2017

Mexico, despite boasting a better Confederations Cup track record than Portugal, is being considered as the underdog going into Sunday's match.

Russian Federation play Portugal and Mexico take on New Zealand on Wednesday.

Portugal opened their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico today (Sunday).

In the second half, Cedric Soares scored the second goal for Portugal just four minutes before the end of the game. "We're very happy with this first game". "But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances". Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunda.

Eduardo Vargas appeared to have put the South American champions ahead on the stroke of half-time, only to have his goal chalked off by the video referee who deemed the striker to be in an offside position.

Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in five games with Portugal this season. "I have a pact with the players and we treat these personal matters away from the national team". However, this hasn't deterred the hope of Mexican fans, and many are looking to just enjoy a good game between two star-studded teams alongside their family and friends.

"Those are the rules and if they benefit football, great", said Santos in the news conference afterwards.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Rubin Training Ground in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, June 16, 2017. "We are all with Portugal", Infantino said. What's more, he always plays his heart out when suiting up for Mexico.

Mexico's squad has three players who have close connections to Portugal.

Mexico's Carlos Vela, left, celebrates with teammate Mexico's Hirving Lozano after scoring his team's first goal against the US during their World Cup soccer qualifying match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player but he's not the only one".

He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo struck a free kick from 30 yards into the wall in the 21st minute and when the ball was played back into the box, Ronaldo fired a loose ball onto the crossbar with Pepe eventually putting the ball into the net. Mexico midfielder Carlos Vela got to the ball near the far post and sent it to the middle of the area for Chicharito's goal. "Of course it would be a dream to win it", Ronaldo said in January, since when he has powered Madrid to glory both in La Liga and in the Champions League.

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