Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico

Hector Moreno rescued a Confederations Cup point for Mexico with a stoppage-time header against Portugal.The second half had little action until the final 10 minutes when, after goalkeeper Ochoa brilliantly saved Andre Silva’s header, Soares’ lung-bursting run into the penalty area saw him score with a huge deflection off Hector Herrera.”We wanted to win, of course, but we have to be satisfied with this result against the European champions”, Chicharito said. “It was a great result for Mexican football”.”The team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football”. “But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances”. There are two games to go and that’s why we’re cool, we’re at ease.”We are calm and we have to think about the next game”.One “clear error” might be overturned every four or five games, Federation Internationale de Football Association head of refereeing Massimo Busacca suggested past year.Portugal play hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday, while Mexico take on New Zealand in Sochi.Portugal’s William Carvalho, left, and Mexico’s Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017.The legendary forward is believed to be unhappy in Spain after allegations of tax fraud.His pass split the Mexican defence and gave Ricardo Quaresma a golden opportunity to open the scoring.An entertaining encounter also saw an adjudication from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who chalked off a Pepe goal for offside.His 30-metre strike bounced off the bar and Nani hammered the ball home but the referees disallowed the effort for an offside infringement earlier in the move.Ronaldo was named the man of the match after setting up Quaresma’s opener and playing a key part in Portugal’s second, meaning he was in line to appear at a post-match media conference. “We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them”. At the beginning we couldn’t enjoy good control of the ball but then we managed to balance things out and could have won it in the end.Portugal ended 2-2 with Mexico and, perhaps fortunately for FIFA, Chile beat Cameroon 2-0.