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Cristiano Ronaldo tax evasion: Portugal star hints at leaving Real Madrid

19 June 2017

On facing MexicoWe've been studying Mexico. CONCACAF qualifying, combined with the regular friendlies in the United States, mean it is often hard to measure exactly where El Tri rates on the world stage at any given time.

The European champions are preparing for their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday against Mexico at Kazan Arena.

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The late drama took much of the focus away from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo who, apart from the assist for Ricardo Quaresma's opener, failed to inspire his side.

Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in six worldwide outings since coming off injured in the Euro final, but Mexico - winners of the Confederations Cup in 1999 - are confident they can stop him.

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Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. "But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances".

"Cristiano is totally focused in helping our team".

He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.

Ronaldo has never played against El Tri, and the Mexican media have been firing questions about him to Mexico's players at every opportunity since the team arrived in Kazan on Tuesday. Vela, for his part, has been Mexico's best player during the last few weeks and at his best, he's Mexico's most talented all around player and can turn a game on a dime.

On being a small nation producing great players consistently Sincerely, I think it's down to the heart of the players and the will and desire that we show.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has told Sir Alex Ferguson about his plan to leave Madrid . "Very few clubs can meet his expectations. Since I began playing on big stages I always imagined playing alongside him or playing on the same level as him.

Mexico's squad has three players who have close connections to Portugal. "Kazan is boiling, all in anticipation of match, call me and say "maybe you have a free ticket?",- she said.

On what it will take to win the Confederations CupWinning this tournament, we have to enter into each game like its our last. "He is an idol even for the players, and we hope that he can help Portugal with some of his goals and victories".

Together, the young Silva and the veteran Ronaldo have scored 18 goals since they started playing alongside each other following Euros 2016. Even though Osorio likes to switch between a three, four, and five-man backline which will see a mixture of players like Luis Reyes, Diego Reyes, Nestor Araujo, and Carlos Salcedo, Moreno will be the one key that won't change in Osorio's plan.

"It's a high-profile match", Mexico forward Hirving Lozano said. "I'm very happy to be playing alongside our captain".

Portugal, meanwhile, has no reported injury problems and Santos has an array of options, especially down the wings, although the message from the camp has been to keep feet on the ground despite being second favorite to win the tournament with the bookmakers. Ten of its players are with Portuguese teams. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win.

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"Are we favorites?" he added. I feel very happy.