Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review


Both teams will be looking for the three points after Russian Federation came away with a win against New Zealand in the first game of the competition. The Confederations Cup is a tradition that takes place one year before the World Cup in the country that is hosting the World Cup, allowing the champions from each continent to face off against the victor of the previous World Cup and the upcoming host country.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation get to him, according to Portugal team-mate Andre Silva.

It was his snap-shot from the edge of the area, rebounding from the woodwork, that fell into the path of Joao Moutinho in the move that led to a correctly disallowed opening "goal" by Pepe.

42' - GOAL! Portugal 1-1 Mexico.

Ronaldo himself looked inscrutable as he lined up long-range sighters in the warm-up, with both sets of fans making a racket as his name was read out, and that furious devotion to the simple task of playing football shone through. Mexico has only lost one game in its last five, its latest result was a 1-1 draw with the United States while its greatest victory was a 3-0 win against Honduras.

Even if Mexico fall short, reaching the semifinal would be a huge accomplishment for Juan Carlos Osorio and the squad.

Video Assistant Review technology came into play twice, denying Portugal a goal and also allowing a goal.

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it's time to focus on soccer and not worry about the future of the Confederations Cup.

"It doesn't matter what your name is or the league you play in: we're all in this together and we're all fighting for the same objective".

Count Vidal among the current skeptics.

Was it the Mexican players, the referees, the video assistants or maybe the press?

The uncertainty lasted far beyond the six-second target Federation Internationale de Football Association had set a year ago for officials to review their opinions.

Cameroon goalie Fabrice Ondoa had little time to settle into Sunday's second Confederations Cup game with South American champions Chile on the front foot from kick off.

Speaking before Portugal faced Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday in Kazan, Infantino also sent his condolences to the Portuguese people following the forest fire that killed more than 60 people in the country.

Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior global goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared the spoils.



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