Confederations Cup Social Diary: Ronaldo not on winning side for once

Tommy Smith has some stern words with some of the Mexican players

Tommy Smith has some stern words with some of the Mexican players

File: FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 - Group A - Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia - June 21, 2017 Mexico's Oribe Peralta celebrates scoring their second goal with Marco Fabian.

Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's victor in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Portugal have scored at least three goals in seven of their last eight victories and 4/7 (1.57) is available that Santos' side notch more than two here while even money (2.0) is available that the European champions win a game that produces at least four goals.

"I honestly think that this is a ideal scenario for Mexican football", said Osorio.

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Ronaldo let his football do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Mexico.

"I don't think it is [difficult to adapt to rotations] because all of us in the national team are good enough to play", said the former Barcelona defender when asked by ESPN FC.

A draw for Russian Federation could be enough, although they would then be relying on New Zealand to pull off a seismic footballing shock and beat Portugal by a hefty goal margin.

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"Luís came here (for the press conference) because I'm one hundred percent certain to see him on the pitch", he said.

Hudson was asked how the All Whites will attempt to stop Cristiano Ronaldo, although reports suggest the four time Ballon d'Or victor may be rested by Fernando Santos.

"The first 10 minutes after the break, we gave them too much space and time on the ball".

We are only concentrating on New Zealand.

"He was hospitalised and we think he broke his leg", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. "This is the most important thing for me", the coach added.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has tried to stop the practice of teams kicking the ball out of play to allow treatment to injured opponents after it became routinely abused by players feigning injury to waste time or break up an attack.

Ronaldo took no questions from the media and did not comment on his legal issues. "We have a clear understanding of what we need to do".

"It's less than 72 hours to recover, it's not easy", said the coach, who steered his team to the Euro 2016 title over seven games in a 27-day period in France.

"After the game with Mexico, we had mixed feelings".

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