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Confederations Cup: Portugal vs Mexico – Where to Watch

After playing out a 2-2 draw in the group stage of the 2017 Confederations Cup, Mexico and Portugal will face off again in Sunday’s third-place game.

In the semifinals, Portugal fell to Chile on penalties, while Mexico lost 4-1 to Germany.

Both teams will look to close out their tournament on a positive note by earning a victory here, although it is Sunday afternoon’s game – the final – that they would much rather be in.

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Confederations Cup: Portugal vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

In their 2017 Confederations Cup debut, Mexico scored a stoppage-time goal to tie Portugal 2-2. El Tri twice came from behind to tie the game, leaving Mexico and Portugal to share the spoils in this Group A match.

After a few minutes of feeling each other out, both teams went on the attack. It was Portugal who had the ball in the back of the net first, but that would-be goal was disallowed thanks to the new video assistance referee technology.

In the 19th minute, Portugal won a free kick, which Cristiano Ronaldo sent into the wall. He collected the rebound and hit the bar; that rebound was sent back into the box yet again and nodded in by Pepe; however, VAR ruled Pepe was offside from the initial ball in.

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Confederations Cup: Portugal vs Mexico – Where to Watch

Mexico’s 2017 Confederations Cup campaign gets underway this Sunday with a Group A match-up against Portugal. Their group mates – hosts Russia and New Zealand – will play the first game of the tournament this Saturday.

Portugal with star Cristiano Ronaldo are among the favorites to make a run in the Cup, but Mexico will look to derail the Europeans with a positive result in this one.

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Liga MX in the World Cup: United States, Game 2

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the World Cup are with the Mexican national team, there are ten other Mexico-based players participating in Brazil. They’re representing Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, and the United States, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

us flagUnited States – Group G

Puebla’s DaMarcus Beasley, Liga MX’s lone representative for the U.S., started and went the distance against Portugal as he did against Ghana. Beasley is playing in his fourth World Cup, the first American to see the field in four Cups (others have been on the roster four times, but without playing each time). Against Ghana, Beasley and the U.S. went ahead in the first minute; against Portugal, they went behind early when a Geoff Cameron error set up Nani for an easy finish in the 5th minute.

After that, the U.S. grew into the game and looked the better side for long stretches, but were unable to find a breakthrough in the first half. A notable moment in the half came in the 39th minute when the referee called a water break. Liga MX watchers will be familiar with that process: when the temperature and/or humidity rises above a predetermined level, the referee can stop play for 3 minutes in the middle of each half for the players to rehydrate.

In the second half, Jermaine Jones found the equalizer in the 64th minute before Clint Dempsey made it 2-1 in the 81st minute. A win would have qualified the U.S. for the next round, but they couldn’t hold on. Portuguese substitute Varela made it 2-2 in the 95th minute and Beasley and co. will face Germany with their future still undecided.

Group G Table:

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Germany 2 1 1 0 6 2 4 4
USA 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
Ghana 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
Portugal 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4 1

Next game: vs Germany – Thursday, June 26th – 12:00 noon – Univision/Univision Deportes/ESPN.

Mexico vs Portugal: Recap and Highlights

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The Mexican national team wrapped up its four-game pre-World Cup tour with a 1-0 stoppage time loss to Portugal. The 92nd-minute goal, which came when Bruno Alves got his head on a free kick, will leave a bitter taste in Mexico’s mouth, as El Tri played well and were unlucky not to pick up a goal or two themselves.

Miguel Herrera put out a starting eleven with seven changes from the side that faced Bosnia on Tuesday, and one which is likely to be quite similar to the XI that will take the field against Cameroon in El Tri’s first World Cup game.

Both teams came to play, and Mexico looked much more dangerous than they had against Bosnia. Héctor Moreno gave Portugal an early warning with his 2nd-minute goal, which was correctly disallowed for offside. Despite that early hint of a threat, it was Portugal that had the most dangerous chances in the first half, generating more shots and more shots on goal, but José de Jesús Corona was there to make the necessary saves.

Corona was one of the most-scrutinized players on the field for Mexico, given that the big question surrounding Mexico’s lineup for Brazil is “Who will be the starting goalkeeper?” Herrera is still debating between Corona and Guillermo Ochoa, and he gave each keeper 45 minutes tonight to stake their claim. Both Chuy and Memo are in good form, and their performances tonight will not make Herrera’s final decision any easier.

Portugal was missing some of their stars, most notably Cristiano Ronaldo, but they were still able to threaten Mexico’s goal. Nevertheless, Mexico really came into their own in the second half and were unlucky not to score. Andrés Guardado and Héctor Herrera both got off a pair of threatening shots, but it was the two substitute strikers who nearly combined for the opening goal. In the 88th minute, Chicharito Hernández sent Alan Pulido one-on-one with goalkeeper Eduardo Carvalho, only for the Portuguese netminder to make a great block on the young forward’s shot.

Minutes later, Bruno Alves got his head on a free kick, sending the ball between Ochoa and the post to give Portugal the 1-0 win and highlight Mexico’s traditional problem with aerial defending. Despite that, Mexico turned in a convincing performance that was only lacking in a final product.

Mexico will take on Cameroon on Friday, July 13th at noon in their first game in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.



Mexico: José de Jesús Corona (Guillermo Ochoa 46′), Francisco Rodríguez, Rafael Márquez, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Héctor Herrera (Javier Aquino 85′), Paul Aguilar, Juan José Vázquez, Andrés Guardado (Marco Fabián 77′), Giovano dos Santos (Javier Hernández 58′), Oribe Peralta (Alan Pulido 77′). 

Portugal: Eduardo Carvalho, Joao Pereira (Ruben Amorim 80′), Luis Neto, Bruno Alves, André Almeida, Fábio Coentrão (Rafael Silva 75′), Miguel Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Adelino André Vieira (Silvestre Manuel Varela 58′), Nani, Ederzito Antonio Macedo (Hélder Postiga 64′). 

Mexico vs Portugal: Preview and Where to Watch

el triAfter two wins and a loss in the first three games of their pre-World Cup tour, El Tri heads to Foxborough, Massachusetts, to take on Portugaln their fourth and final pre-World Cup warm-up game (Friday, June 6th – 8:30 PM – Unimás / Univision Deportes / ESPN2).

After losing to Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 on Tuesday, Mexico will want to end their preparatory games on a high note, but even though Portugal will be missing some players, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, and Raul Meireles all set to be sidelined, this is still going to be quite the test for Mexico. Portugal is ranked fourth in the world in the June FIFA rankings and has a strong side even without Ronaldo.

In Tuesday,’s friendly between Mexico and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the starting XI that took the field for Bosnia was not the same one that had been previously announced, much to the disgust of Mexico’s coach Miguel Herrera, who considered the lineup change a “dirty trick”. Perhaps because of that, although “Piojo” has mentioned eleven players who are favorites to start the game against Portugal, he hasn’t released an official lineup as of yet.

Those eleven players are: José de Jesús Corona, Miguel Layún, Rafael Márquez, Francisco Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Paul Aguilar, Héctor Herrera, José Juan Vázquez, Andrés Guardado, Giovani dos Santos and Oribe Peralta.

Per Herrera, the starting lineup versus Portugal will feature a “large percentage” of the XI that will take on Cameroon in Mexico’s first World Cup game. However, he’s still hesitant to definitively name his starting goalkeeper. It was previously announced that whoever started against Portugal would also start against Cameroon, but Herrera has now said that even if Corona plays on Friday, the fight for the starting spot in Brazil is still ongoing.