Mexico Snatches Late 2-2 Draw against Portugal in FIFA Confederations Cup

Hector Moreno snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as Mexico denied Portugal victory in their opening Confederations Cup match.

"It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo.

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

Now we switch our attention to the hosts Russian Federation, as they look to follow up their victory over New Zealand with a victory against Portugal.

Soares' goal had to be confirmed by video review but it eventually stood.

The Video Assistant Referees would again be utilised as Chile's Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have been narrowly offside before he found the back of the Cameroon net in the first half.

"In the end it was a well-deserved result after how we played today", Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said. In Renato Sanches they have one of the brightest young talents in the world game and the young Bayern Munich star came off the bench on Saturday to provide a crucial assist to wrap things up as Portugal beat Serbia 2-0.

After a cagey opening in front of over 34,000 fans in Kazan, the game sprang to life.

Ahead of the match being played in Sochi on Wednesday night (Thursday morning NZ time), Stuff puts the microscope on the team known as El Tri. It could be an open game in Moscow between two teams who like to get forward. The biggest of those matches were part of the World Cup playoff tie in 2013 (Mexico winning 5-1 at home and 4-2 in Wellington), while the latest was a 2-1 result in Nashville, Tennessee in October a year ago.

"It was a previous play, after Cristiano had struck the post with his shot".

He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino was something of a surprise visitor behind the scenes at Kazan Arena on Sunday. Minutes after coming on, he almost scored a great headed goal but Ochoa came up with a terrific save.

Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez pulled one back for his side with a classic flying-header in the 42nd minute with both teams going into the break 1-1.

'We are calm and we have to think about the next game.

Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior worldwide goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared the spoils. No need to remember your password or log in, just click.

On the 21st minute there was a historic event in the history of football - the main referee Nestor Supply canceled goal Pepe, after consultation with videoassistance.