Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Mexico claimed a 2-2 draw with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno after Cedric seemed to have won the game for the European champions with a goal five minutes from time.

Fellow Confederations Cup Group A teams Russian Federation and New Zealand opened the tournament in St. Petersburg on Saturday, with the hosts running out comfortable 2-0 winners.

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to attend a post-match press conference following Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico, as questions continue to mount over his Real Madrid future.

The first goal of the after noon came from Portugal's Quaresma with the assist by Ronaldo in the 34th minute.

Manager Fernando Santos has selected a strong squad, blending mainstays of the team such as Real Madrid megastar Ronaldo with exciting young talent like Bernardo Silva, who recently made a $55 million move from French side Monaco to Manchester City.

"If we apply it to perfection we have a very good chance of beating Portugal". The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. The superstar marched down the left and played a brilliant ball across the box to Ricardo Quaresma for the lead. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Mexico equalised eight minutes later through a Javier Hernandez diving header after poor defending by the Portuguese.

But referee Nestor Pitana reviewed Portugal's goal and the video assistant referee (VAR) ruled it out for offside.

There were concerns that the match could be suspended after warnings from Federation Internationale de Football Association against homophobic chants by Mexican fans, but they were only heard a couple of times during the match and did not cause any disruption.

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