The 32-year-old Portugal worldwide is coming into the Confederations Cup in form and on a high having led Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season, but Mexico won't have a specific man-marker for Ronaldo.
Fernando Santos sent Portugal out in a 4-4-2 formation on the Confederations Cup debut, with talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line alongside Nani but despite their obvious superiority on paper, they struggled to get a hold of the ball in the opening exchanges.
Ricardo Quaresma and Andres Cedric scored for Portugal in the Group A game while Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and HectorMoreno scored Mexico's goals.
KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video.
A short statement to FIFA's in-house television reporters, lamenting that his team "suffered at the last minute" due to Hector Moreno's late equaliser, was the only material anybody had to go on, though Ronaldo later said there was no need for Portugal "to sound the alarm" in relation to the result.
The second half started in a similarly cautious vein as the first, but came to life in the latter stages, with defender Cedric giving Portugal the lead on 86 minutes after Mexico failed to clear the danger in their box. "We are calm and thinking about the next game".
Following their clash with the Portuguese, Mexico will play New Zealand on Wednesday in Sochi.
These were hard conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry . Several people appeared to clash with security guards inside, before leaving the building and gathering on the steps outside.
Di queste ne abbiamo individuate 4 o 5 non propriamente di richiesta di informazione, ma chiaramente provocatorie. Ovviamente, la violazione dell'obbligo vaccinale comporta l'applicazione di significative sanzioni pecuniarie.
Special agent David Bailey , who was hit in the ankle as he charged the suspect, threw the ceremonial first pitch. The hospital said Scalise will undergo additional operations and "will be in the hospital for some time".
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Zarif also held separate meetings with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev. According to reports, the meeting had taken place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit .
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