Marcha 25, 2018

Ronaldo focused on Confederations Cup, says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

19 Junio 2017, 06:54 | Crisanna Felipe

Host Russia, ranked 63rd in the world, opens Group A play on Saturday against New Zealand in St Petersburg.

The Euro 2016 winners kicked on again in the game's closing stages and Cedric netted with the help of a Hector Herrera deflection, but Moreno responded to earn a share of the spoils, with further talk of Ronaldo's uncertain club future sure to follow Portugal to their next match against Group A leaders Russian Federation.

Four incidents on just the second day of the biggest tournament so far to conduct live trials has created more controversy than Federation Internationale de Football Association expected.

The game began with controversy, the video-assistant referee again playing its part in creating a storm.

Mexico fully deserved a share of the spoils against Portugal as a reward for taking the game to the European champions, according to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio.

The high defensive line was risky - "it was complicated with much space in behind", said center-back Moreno - especially with the likes of Ronaldo and Nani lurking.

Ronaldo played well and made the first goal but did not score. I try to listen to him and he tries to help me as best he can. We know these days that possession of the ball is the most important thing. "But we're a great side too, and I'm sure we can stop him", striker Raul Jimenez, a Portuguese league and cup double victor with Benfica, told

The national team of Portugal in its history has never entered the Confederations Cup, but the victory at last year's tournament of the European continent has given such an opportunity. Though he often goes silent, he's a world-class player without question.

The tournament includes two groups of four playing three-game round-robin group stage, with the top two from each group advancing to the semifinals and the victor meeting in the tournament final. Are we favourites? I can't agree.

"He takes this tournament very seriously and is focused", said Ronaldo's team-mate Andre Silva, the striker who has just joined AC Milan from Porto.

The news of his possible departure attracted the attention of global media covering Portugal at the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup.

"It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said.

Carlos Vela crossed for Hernandez to finish from close range after an error from Raphael Guerreiro and the goal gave Mexico the jolt of confidence it badly needed, with the game on the verge of slipping away and Ronaldo looking in a menacing mood.

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