Portugal not only about ace Ronaldo

Portugal not only about ace Ronaldo

Portugal not only about ace Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th global goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

It remains a record across the continent to this day.

England manager Gareth Southgate and assistant Steve Holland have visited Russian Federation during the Confederations Cup to assess the logistics in each of the four cities - Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi - being used as venues for the competition.

Bernardo Silva is a major doubt for Portugal's Confederations Cup semi-final with Chile, head coach Fernando Santos has confirmed.

"He has had an awesome season in Spain, he's playing here with the same strength, which is why Portugal are in the semi-final".

"He has had an wonderful season in Spain, he's playing here with the same strength, which is why Portugal are in the semi-final". Chile will play on Wednesday in the final match.

Chile, who appears to lack depth and rising new talent, only has only one player, defender Paulo Diaz, starting for the team.

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"Time is very important in this case and we'll decide what's best tomorrow [Wednesday]".

Forward Andre Silva, 21, is the team's leading scorer this season after Ronaldo, and recently was praised by the Real Madrid player.

This confident prediction for the remainder of the tournament from the 30-year-old is admirable but his Ronaldo outburst is odd considering the handful of times Vidal and Ronaldo would have been in direct competition for a trophy, the last of which was the 2016/17 Champions League.

Back-to-back Copa America winners Chile face European conquerors Portugal in Kazan on Thursday in what promises to be a fairly even contest.

"I think you've seen in this tournament we can compete with these teams", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson said after his team created several scoring chances yet lost 4-0 to Portugal on Saturday. Their strengths are many but, like any team, they have weaknesses. "We'll look to play as we have before to stop him".

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, 19, didn't make it to the Confederations Cup squad but is also expected to be part of Portugal's future.

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