Mexico hold Portugal to 2-2 draw in Confederations Cup 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future, although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup yesterday.

"We have seen how video assistance has helped referees to make the correct decisions", Infantino said in a statement after watching Germany's 3-2 win over Australia on Monday in Sochi.

The national team next take the field on Wednesday when the face hosts Russian Federation in Mexico.

Substitute Cedric Soares looked like being the European champions' hero with his 86th-minute deflected shot, but Moreno's header from a corner spoiled the Southampton defender's celebration of his first global goal to snatch a 2-2 draw for Mexico. Portugal had to wait for what seemed an unnecessary review of a good goal scored. "But we have to be careful because I don't think people understand this new rule really well".

After pulling out a draw against the Portuguese, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said, "We were at least as good as they were and they're the current European champion". "It was a great result for Mexican football".

"It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said. "It was a fair result for how the teams played".

Still, fans, players, coaches and media were left confused in Sunday's two games by decisions - reached more slowly than expected - by referees taking advice from assistants watching multiple replays.

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Ronaldo played well and made the first goal but did not score.

With four minutes of normal time left to go in Russian Federation, and the score at 1-1, Southampton defender Cedric Soares scored what looked to be the victor for the European champions.

Ronaldo took 21 minutes to pose his first threat, forcing goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa into a smart save after shooting on the rebound when his free-kick was blocked by the wall.

The 32-year-old assisted Ricardo Quaresma in putting Portugal ahead on 34 minutes before Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header for Mexico.

Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal.

There were concerns that the match could be suspended after warnings from Federation Internationale de Football Association against homophobic chants by Mexican fans, but they were only heard a couple of times during the match and did not cause any disruption.

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