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Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

22 Juin 2017

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be courageous against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup.

"Tomorrow we have a very important game with Russia", Santos said with a pained expression when asked about Ronaldo.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russian Federation.

Despite the off-field disruption, Ronaldo picked up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal's opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday.

Russia striker Fedor Smolov has said that Russian supporters will give them the strength to achieve victory in their 2017 Confederations Cup match versus European champions Portugal on Wednesday.

Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring for Portugal in the 34th minute on a magical assist from Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Up front, Marco Fabian and Giovani dos Santos could be given minutes as Mexico's more attacking midfielders. "And as for Cristiano, he is one player who is completely motivated to help Portugal, as he has always done", ESPN quoted Pepe as saying.

"We don't have a guy who could compete with Messi or Cristiano for the Ballon D'Or, but I don't think we need a guy like that", Smolov said. "This team, when they have to sacrifice themselves, they do that", he said. As the FIFA 2018 World Cup is on the Way, sounds like viewers all around the world will be waiting for their Team performance and sounds like Federation cup a prediction for those supporters all around the world.

Fans in the United Kingdom who want to watch a live stream of the Russia Vs. Portugal Confederations Cup Group A match can view the game using ITV Hub at this link, or use the ITV Hub app for smartphones and tablet computers.

It should be an excellent match, as numerous same stars from last year's European Championship team are playing for Portugal in today's match.

Not counting the easily forgotten worldwide friendly between these sides in 2016 that Mexico won 2-1, the most recent competitive meeting between the teams was in the final stage of World Cup qualifying in 2013.

'We lost the ball in the middle when we tried to attack in the middle so all the chances we had against them.

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia