June 23, 2017

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

19 June 2017, 04:17 | Jackie Morgan

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

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Ronaldo scored twice and set up Silva's goal in the team's 3-0 win at Latvia in European World Cup qualifying last week, the team's last match before Sunday's Group A opener against Mexico at Kazan Arena. 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.

The opening game of the double-header sees Portugal and Mexico facing off at Kazan Arena at 11:00 a.m. ET, before Chile and Cameroon meet in the second game at Otkrytiye Arena, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Cedric Soares' goal looked to have given Portugal victory but Fernando Santos' side gave up a second lead. But we're a great side too, and I'm sure we can stop him. "There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match".

Host Russia, ranked 63rd in the world, opens Group A play on Saturday against New Zealand in St. Petersburg. The referee sent the decision for video review and after about a long one minute, the goal was disallowed. Juan Carlos Osorio, the manager of the Mexican National team would undoubtedly squeeze out plenty of useful information from the trio.

It has been a dream last 12 months on the field for the former Manchester United man, who was a European champion at club and worldwide level in 2016.

Fernando Santos threw on the highly-rated Andre Silva a minute later, and he almost restored Portugal's lead in the 84th minute but Ochoa produced a super save to keep out the striker's header. "He is an idol, even for us players", admitted veteran defender Bruno Alves, the 35-year-old who has just signed for Scottish club Rangers. What's more, he always plays his heart out when suiting up for Mexico. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes.

He wheeled away to celebrate scoring his first ever goal for his country - but it's likely it will be ruled as an own-goal.

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

But reports have surfaced that he is "undergoing treatment", and as such will not be taking any questions either regarding the game or his future.

Ronaldo burst forward, putting the Mexico defence on the back foot, before tracking back and picking out partner in crime Ricardo Quaresma with a deft through-ball in the area.

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