Focus on under-fire Ronaldo as Portugal faces Russia


"We weren't European champions by accident", Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, told reporters after taking his worldwide tally to 74 goals.

"However, I hope the full stadium there to support us will be a source of strength and I am sure that together we can achieve a good result". New Zealand FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match can view the game using ITV Hub at this link or use the ITV Hub app which is available on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and several other smart TV sets and devices in Great Britain.

Smolov has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund, especially if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opts to leave Signal Iduna Park, but the 27-year-old is happy to postpone all transfer talk until after the Confederations Cup is finished.

Captained by current world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal will be looking to record a first-ever win on Russian soil, having registered three defeats and one draw in four previous visits. If the New Zealand able to win the upcoming both matches, then they will be surprised to the Knock out Stage at Federation Cup 2017 at Russia.

The controversy may subside for the time being, as Mexico prepare to face a New Zealand side ranked 95 in the world before an expectedly sparse crowd in Sochi.

"If we win we'll be close to qualifying so it's not the time to sound the alarm". After pressing the All Whites hard and pinning them back in their area, Stanislav Cherchesov's side will need to be careful in their approach on Wednesday.

"And as for Cristiano, he is one player who is completely motivated to help Portugal, as he has always done".

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The two El Tri goals in their opening match came from Chicharito and Hector Moreno.

"We had more opportunities and we were just winners".

Strangely, Portugal have never won in Moscow, losing all three of their previous games there, once to the former Soviet Union and twice to Russian Federation.