Video review causing confusion for FIFA in World Cup trials

Solenn Plantier
Juin 19, 2017

June 18, 2017 at 18:00, the next match of the 1st round of the group stage of the Confederations Cup will take place, in which the national team of Portugal at the stadium "Kazan Arena" will play against the national team of Mexico.

With Ronaldo looking at the peak of his game, Portugal trained for the first time in Russian Federation on Thursday ahead of its Confederations Cup debut against Mexico on Sunday.

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"We always assume our responsibilities, tackling each game with the intention of winning it". There are two games to go and that's why we're cool, we're at ease. There was later some doubt - and general confusion - over Soares' goal, which ultimately stood. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football.

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

"We played a team that has very good, technical players", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. With the Mexico back three having all been dragged to the Portugal captain, Quaresma had an easy task to side-step Guillermo Ochoa and score.

"I first of all thank the fans for voting for me, but it's not the result that we wanted".

The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday's encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match. The Chileans were incensed by the length of time to make the decision and the offside call itself which was marginal and required consideration on the referee's part. Both oozed quality in a game that was back and forth.

The 29-year-old's best display this season was a hat-trick when he single-handedly sealed Leverkusen's 3-2 away win at Mainz last September.

Portugal take on tournament hosts Russian Federation in their next group-stage outing on Wednesday afternoon, before then facing outsiders New Zealand three days later. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image rights, among other means of illegally reducing the amount of tax he paid. 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.

Moreno made it 2-2 in the 90th minute off a corner for Mexico with a ideal header when the Portuguese thought they had won.

Ochoa made a great diving save in the 85th to keep young Portugal forward Andre Silva from scoring with a header.

The goal was eventually ruled out, after the referee consulted with the Video Assistant Referees, who deemed Pepe to have been offside.

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