Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup

Portugal looked to have won when Cedric fired home a deflected shot but Moreno headed home a corner in added time to give Mexico a share of the points.”The team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football”. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win.The FIFA Confederations Cup serves are a curtain raiser to the FIFA Wold Cup to be hosted by Russian Federation in 2018.The Confederations Cup sees top sides from every continent square off in an eight-team tournament.Chile striker, Vargas, missed a whole host of chances in his side’s victory over Cameroon, but became the first player to ever have goals disallowed and awarded by a video official in the same match.An entertaining encounter also saw an adjudication from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who chalked off a Pepe goal for offside.This was a match either could have won, but Mexico will be more pleased with the result than Portugal will be.”We played against a team of a high level”. It was a good result at 2-1 but that’s football.The post Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup appeared first on Vanguard News.”My conscience is quite clear”, Ronaldo said Wednesday as he walked from a Portugal team bus into Lisbon airport on his way to Russian Federation. Are we favourites? I can’t agree. Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunda.Javier Hernandez is the only player at #ConfedCup 2017 to have scored in a previous edition (scoring three in 2013).As Bleacher Report noted, the match could be something of an uphill climb for El Tri as they face one of the best-playing teams in the world right now. The 27-year-old was flabbergasted to see the linesman’s flag raised, but video replays showed that Sanchez was onside in the build-up and Vargas’ 34th global goal was given.He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country’s tax authorities.”We still believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left”. There are two games to go and that’s why we’re cool, we’re at ease.Ronaldo sprung the offside trap perfectly and drew in a couple of Mexican defenders to him near the edge of the box before deftly setting up Ricardo Quaresman for a simple finish in the 34th minute.”Nothing is going to change”, Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio said Saturday, a day before Portugal’s Confederations Cup debut against Mexico in Kazan.Mexico equalized less than 10 minutes later with a close-range diving header by Chicharito after Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro failed to clear a ball crossed into the area.