Portugal vs Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup

If they come to play, Ronaldo will surely do his part.

A late header from Hector Moreno produced a 2-2 draw for Concacaf Gold Cup champions Mexico against Euro 2016 champions Portugal in a group stage match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday.

"Those are the rules and if they benefit football, great", said Santos in the news conference afterwards. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes.

Portugal and Ronaldo take on Russian Federation in Moscow in their next fixture on Wednesday, and a win would be enough to see them leapfrog the current leaders into top spot in Group A.

The Euro 2016 winners kicked on again in the game's closing stages and Cedric netted with the help of a Hector Herrera deflection, but Moreno responded to earn a share of the spoils, with further talk of Ronaldo's uncertain club future sure to follow Portugal to their next match against Group A leaders Russian Federation.

Portugal, Chile and hosts Russian Federation are the three contenders who will be appearing for the first time at the FIFA Confederations Cup. "He is an idol, even for us players", admitted veteran defender Bruno Alves, the 35-year-old who has just signed for Scottish club Rangers. "We want to send a big hug to everyone in Portugal for what they are going through, which is absolutely awful".

Mexico's Carlos Vela, left, celebrates with teammate Mexico's Hirving Lozano after scoring his team's first goal against the US during their World Cup soccer qualifying match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017.

A Spanish state prosecutor on Tuesday accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million), claiming he used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the true amount of income made from image rights, among other means of illegally reducing the amount of tax he paid.

The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible".

'It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football, ' he said. The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. It was perfectly placed for Chicharito to get a head on the ball, and Mexico's all-time leading scorer converted. "We want to show that we are able to win more tournaments".

Fernando Santos says the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) remains confusing after his Portugal side saw an opening goal ruled out against Mexico at the Confederations Cup.

Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equaliser for Mexico.