Portugal vs Mexico: VAR not working well - Santos

Video review causing confusion for FIFA in World Cup trials

Portugal coach Fernando Santos was visibly angry on the sidelines as a goal in his team's 2-2 Confederations Cup draw against Mexico on Sunday was ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR).

The victory gave Chile a flawless start to their maiden Confederations Cup campaign, after they qualified by successfully defending their Copa America title past year.

Cedric saved well from Cedric and tipped a deflection from defender Carlos Salcedo over the bar before Portugal finally took a deserved lead.

That's all that André Silva got in today's Confederation cup game game between Portugal and Mexico (2-2 FT).

The result handed the early initiative in Group A to hosts Russian Federation, winners over New Zealand on Saturday.

Federation Internationale de Football Association is trialing the use of video assistants and wants them to be used at next year's World Cup in Russia.

The Besiktas winger drew Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and tapped home the opening goal.

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Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th worldwide goal from 93 appearances after some awful defending by Portugal.

Carlos Vela and Hernandez again combined after a mistake by Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerriero.

After an explosive opening period, the second was a much tamer affair as both teams squandered half chances as the tempo dropped. Piling bodies forward in the hunt for a goal, Gelson Martins fired the ball into the area, with a ricochet taking it into the path of Cedric who fired a deflected effort into the back of the net.

"We have to win, because if we win the next game, we will be one step away from qualifying (for the semi-finals)".

The Copa America champion was by far the better side over the course of the encounter, and deservedly broke the deadlock through Vidal's excellent 81st-minute header. 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.

Chile's victory was sealed when Vargas scored from close range in added time, after substitute Alexis Sanchez saw a shot blocked on the line.

The tournament is traditionally used as a warm-up for the following year's World Cup and features the home nation, the winners of six continental tournaments and the reigning FIFA World Cup holders.

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