Confederations Cup Russia: 3rd Place Decider : Portugal vs Mexico Match Preview

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Group stage clash repeats as Mexico and Portugal meet again, this time in the 3rd place decider match.

Match Details

Venue: Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia.

Date: 02/6/17 – 17:30 (IST), 15:00 (GMT), 17:00 (CEST).

TV Telecast: Sony Six and Ten2, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.

Live Stream: www.ronaldo7.net

Team News

Portugal: European Champions Portugal got knocked out by Copa America Champions Chile in the semifinal of Confederations Cup, after unsuccesfully hitting their first 3 penalties in the shootout (Quaresma, Moutinho and Nani) and Chile scoring all 3 of their shots (Vidal, Aranguiz and Sanchez). Now they play for Pride in the 3rd place decider match. Fernando Santos is set to rotate his squad to field some non starters. Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo won’t feature in this one as he left the squad to see his 2 new born babies.

Possible Lineup – Portugal (4-3-3): Jose Sa – Neto – Bruno Alves – Fonte – Semedo; Gelson Martins – Danilo Pereira – Moutinho; Nani – Andre Silva – Quaresma.

Mexico: Injuries were the main reason for the downfall of El Tri. Main players like Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo got injured, captain Andres Guardado got suspended for accumulation of yellow cards in the semi final then they were Beaten 4-1 against Germany though scoreline doesn’t always show the actual story of the match. Mexico played out their best but all was in vain, German defense were too strong for them. Carlos Osorio is also set to make some rotations to his squad. Veteran Rafa Marquez may play from the start.

Possible Lineup – Mexico (4-3-3): Talavera – Ricardo Reyes – Alanis – Rafa Marquez – Araujo; – Carlos Vela – Guardado – Marco Fabian; Lozano – Oribe Peralta – Jurgen Damm.

Head to Head

  • Overall – 3 matches.
  • Drawn – 1 match.
  • Portugal won – 2 matches.
  • Mexico won – 0 matches.
  • Portugal scored – 5 goals.
  • Mexico scored – 3 goals.