The defending UEFA European Championship winners, Portugal, boast one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo - but more than that, their supporting cast has gotten steadily better to the point where they're unquestionably one of the most talented worldwide sides in Europe.
"It wasn't the result that we wanted", he said. "But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances". "But we have to be careful because I don't think people understand this new rule really well".
Group A also includes Russian Federation and New Zealand which played their game on Saturday.
With time running out, Southampton right-back Cedric pounced on a loose ball and slammed home Portugal's second goal. "There are very strong national teams in this tournament", Silva said.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio: "We played the European champions on equal terms, we generated chances but couldn't finish them".
Portugal has lost just twice since their Euro Cup victory last summer in Paris and, after announcing they expect a full strength roster for the Confederations, seem poised to continue their dominance. We know these days that possession of the ball is the most important thing. I have a pact from the beginning with my players, all personal issues not connected to the team are left out.
"In the end the result was fair as Mexico also played well".
Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a "clear conscience" after Spanish prosecutors accused the Real Madrid star of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.
The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible".
He skipped the post-match press conference which he was supposed to attend as the man of the match. Both these teams are expected to make it to the next round of the tournament.
Quaresma had an opportunity to get his second of the game and win it for his team with 10 minutes to go, set up for an acrobatic effort by Ronaldo only to shoot straight at the 'keeper.
Ronaldo hit the Mexican bar. and minutes later Andre Gomes steered the ball in the back of the net.
Chicharito equalised for the Mexicans with three minutes left in the first half with a diving header. "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. And in what was an evenly contested affair, Fernando Santos's side were held to a 2-2 draw thanks to a late equaliser from HectorMoreno.
Ronaldo was also involved in one of the game's biggest talking points, a "goal" that was disallowed after consultation with the Video Assistant Referees.
There were concerns that the match could be suspended after warnings from Federation Internationale de Football Association against homophobic chants by Mexican fans, but they were only heard a couple of times during the match and did not cause any disruption.
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