Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Thursday, 22 Jun, 2017

"I should have had two more (goals) and I'm disappointed with that".

Three players were eventually booked for their involvement in the second flashpoint of the game in the south Russian resort city of Sochi where Mexico made eight changes from the side that drew with Portugal.

"It's going to be a very complicated game so we have to be alert".

"We could have killed off the match but it didn't happen".

June 21, 2017 at 18:00, is expected to meet again in the second round of the worldwide tournament Confederations Cup, in which the stadium "Opening Arena" in Moscow, the Russian national team will play against the national team of Portugal.

The first flashpoint erupted in the Fisht Stadium in the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at New Zealand counterpart Anthony Hudson. The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans.

Mexican media said the chant was heard again on Sunday when Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio took goal kicks, though on a smaller scale than in the past. "Mexico was better, more aggressive".

Fernando Santos introduced all three Silvas to the starting line-up against the tournament's hosts, whereas Jose Fonte was benched after his poor display in the opening match making way for Alves.

"I'm only focused on the national team and to go as far as possible here".

Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Barcelona midfielder produced a pinpoint cross deep inside the box toward Cristiano Ronaldo, who had no problems slotting the ball in the back of Igor Akinfeev's net after shaking off Fedor Kudryashov.

Cedric Soares restored Portugal's lead on 86 minutes, but Hector Moreno's stoppage-time header salvaged a point for Mexico in their Group A opener. Just before the break, Javier Hernandez equalised for Mexico after heading home Carlos Vela's cross at the near post.

Reflecting on Saturday's display, and his new status, he added: "I do not feel like a hero, we have not done anything yet, this was just the first match".

When Ronaldo's volley thumped the crossbar, Nani pounced on the rebound, but the video ref spotted that four players were offside.

'Video assistant refereeing is the future of modern football'. The other two matches ended 1-0 to the Russians: a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifier in 2012 and an global friendly three years later.