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Mexico's and New Zeland's players fight during the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi Russia Wednesday

Portugal was put through their paces at the Spartak Stadium training ground on Thursday as they prepare to take on New Zealand in their final Confederations Cup group game.

The first match of the game was between Russian Federation and portugal, unsurprisingly like many times in the past Ronaldo has won the game for his national side with a delightful header from close range beating the goal keeper easily.

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is devastated his players didn't get what they deserved after falling 2-1 to Mexico in a sometimes spiteful Confederation Cup encounter.

The victory came at a cost, with Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg.

"We played very well in the first half, with lots of personality".

"The game did not go according to our wishes but we changed things during the break".

The European champion has four points in Group A and needs only a draw against No. 95-ranked New Zealand to advance to the semifinals.

A clash with the tournament hosts - who need a win to go through to the semi-finals - looks tricky on paper but Osorio thinks it is the flawless game for his players to prove their mental fortitude by claiming the point they need to advance.

Mexico came from behind to secure a vital victory against New Zealand in Confederations Cup, but the match was marred by injury-time incident when a mass brawl ensued.

He said: "I see this as another game that we want to approach with the mindset of being organised, having the right mentality and we want to get a result".

Mexico made the All Whites pay with two smartly-taken goals in the second spell, denying what Wood said could have been a famous upset.

After Herrera's introduction, Javier Aquino forced New Zealand keeper Stefan Marinovic into a left-handed save, before Giovani dos Santos fired over. Although he had other chances, the current balloon d'or holder couldn't find the back of the net.

Aquino then beat his man to the line to square play to Peralta who tapped it in twenty minutes later.

This post was syndicated from Nigeria News and World Headlines - The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper.

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