Portugal vs Mexico: 2017 Confederations Cup Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during a training session at 'Cidade do Futebol' training camp in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon, on June 14, 2017 ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Russia which begins on June 17. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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UEFA Euro 2016 holders Portugal meet Mexico in the latest edition of the Confederations Cup as the pair battle in Kazan, Russia.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates will be hoping to add further silverware to the trophy they won last summer as they stunned France in the final.

The Mexicans arrive in good shape, and will feel they have a chance to win with Javier Hernandez in attack.

Here is how you can watch the Group A encounter:

Date: Sunday, June 18

Time: 4 p.m. (BST)/ 11 a.m. (ET)

TV: ITV1 (UK only), Fox (U.S. only)

Stream: ITV HubFox Sports Gofubo.tv

Preview and Prediction

Any team having to face Ronaldo is usually considered second-favourites, and Portugal will believe their superstar gives them a huge advantage over the Mexicans in Russia.

However, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has warned against focussing on just the Real Madrid icon as the two sides meet.

OEIRAS, PORTUGAL - JUNE 13:  Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Portugal's National Team Training session before the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup matches at FPF Cidade do Futebol on June 13, 2017 in Oeiras (outskirts of Lisbon), Portugal.  (Pho

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Tom Marshall of ESPN FC quoted the stopper ahead of the contest as he referenced the attacker.

“It’s Portugal, not just Cristiano,” said Ochoa. “We know what type of player he is, but aside from him there are other quality players that we have to stop.”

The Portuguese are blessed with creative quality, with Bernardo Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Gelson Martins, Andre Gomes and Danilo Pereira all pushing for starts.

Silva is considered one of the brightest talents in Europe, and his recent move to Manchester City will showcase his talent on the Premier League stage next term.

The player was sublime for Monaco this past season, scoring eight goals and claiming nine assists in Ligue 1, according to WhoScored.com.

Mexico's national football team players Carlos Vela (L) and Giovani dos Santos (R) and coach Juan Carlos Osorio pose for photos during a press conference before a training session ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Honduras and the United States at

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Hector Moreno should lead the defensive line for El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio, as the team attempts to provide Chicharito with a supply line.

Per WhoScoredDiego Reyes or Nestor Araujo could be drafted in to the starting XI in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Chicharito scored only 11 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances for Bayer Leverkusen last term, according to Squawka.

However, the striker remains his country’s biggest threat against the quality and experience of Pepe.

Portugal are in excellent form and they have responded with vigour to being the European champions.

Ronaldo has proved with Madrid he is still the alpha male of world football, despite his ageing legs, and he will want to be the hero against Mexico’s versatile defence.

Prediction: Portugal win 2-1

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