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FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

"The VAR tests during this Confederations Cup are also helping us to improve the processes and fine-tune communication", Infantino acknowledged.

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be fearless against Mexico, knowing defeat today will effectively end their Confederations Cup hopes. The Russian team played an overwhelming advantage throughout the match, creating a huge number of unsafe moments.

Russian Federation remained composed against New Zealand in their opener, but the All Whites were poor and short of the standards of the better teams at the competition. "Cedric Soares" 86th minute shot was deflected in and seemingly gave Portugal the three points, but Hector Moreno spoiled the party with another equaliser in the 91st minute, headed in from Jonathan dos Santos' cross. Expect Portugal to pressure the Russian goal early and often with the precise and creative striking of Ronaldo.

"If we win we'll be close to qualifying so it's not the time to sound the alarm".

At the same time, New Zealand aren't prepared to just roll over and get beat again and will make the necessary adjustments to get something from the game.

Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio has warned his players not to be complacent ahead of their match with New Zealand (Thursday 6am NZT), saying that the All Whites have a similar team spirit to the All Blacks.

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Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC.

"It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo.

"That is part of our game plan", said the 27-year-old centre-back who captained New Zealand in 5-1 and 4-2 defeats to Mexico in the World Cup intercontinental playoff in 2013.

He said: "As far as discussions are concerned I will not think about them until the end of the tournament". He also scored three times as his country won the Euros, allowing them a route into this tournament.

Mexico performed well against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in their opening game, and their head coach believes they can reach the final in Saint Petersburg on July 2.

"They have players with quality in all positions, but I believe the style will stay the same".

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