At the “Kazan’ Arena”, Portugal face Mexico for the first week of the Confederations Cup.
Their first appearance in the tournament is going to make Portugal, tonight, as they come from a magic summer. With the win of Euro 2016, Portugal locked a ticket fot the Confederations Cup in Russia, as they take seriously this tournament. This is obvious from the selections of Fernando Santos, as Cristiano Ronaldo is the star. The scorer of the winning goal against France, Eder, as also Renato Sanches, who did not take too much time at Bayern Munchen, as Joao Mario, are all of them out of the squad. For the World Cup qualification, Portugal lay in second place after six games, as they are three points behind leaders Switzerland. In their last game, they won Latvia (0-3), away from home.
One of the most tradional teams of the tournament is Mexico. This is going to be their seventh participation in the tournament, as they won the throphy is 1999 against Brazil. They are the most successful team of North America and the lay in the 17th place of world. Juan Carlos Osorio ‘s team is in the first place of North and Central America ‘s qualification for the World Cup of 2018, having 14 points in six games. Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Miguel Layoun, Andres Cuadrado, Hector Hererra, Giovanni dos Santos, Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez are all in the squad.