Amid Real Madrid exit rumours, Ronaldo skips questions following Portugal victory

Frederick Owens
June 22, 2017

"We want to look at it with tranquillity as we don't know if this point will be good or not until we play the remaining two group stage matches and we know if we qualify for the semi-finals".

Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1 on Wednesday.

The spark was Chris Wood striking at goal while Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo was down injured after his left shoulder was hurt in an off-the-ball tangle with the striker.

Following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Portugal, Mexico are up-beat and favourites to win the showdown in Sochi.

"I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it".

"We can definitely get a result against them", said the 25-year-old. "All the players are concentrated on the Russian game and Cristiano Ronaldo is extremely concentrated with the Russian game which we will play tomorrow". The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans.

The seventh-minute goal from Portugal captain made all the difference for the European champions who were happy to calmly carry the lead into the second half of the game.

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While the World Cup is not expected to happen earlier than next year, many fans are already eager to witness this year's Confederations Cup as, after all, the sporting event is considered a sort of dress rehearsal for next year's major football event. "Mexico was better, more aggressive".

When the man himself emerged for training at Moscow's Spartak stadium, he ignored waiting journalists before giving his teammates a quick nod and starting a ball-juggling exercise.

Ronaldo is looking to help Portugal build on their European Championship triumph by capturing another piece of silverware.

The Euro 2016 winners took the lead on 34 minutes when Ronaldo sprinted into the box and his beautifully-timed pass found Quaresma unmarked in the area. "Video Assistant Refereeing is the future of modern football".

The Brazilian president also said he was confident that the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup will be "a real celebration for fans" and wished the national teams of Russian Federation and Brazil to meet in the final of the tournament.

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