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No need to sound alarm for Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal in their 2-2 draw with Mexico Credit: PA

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is no reason to be alarmed by their opening draw in the Confederations Cup.

A stoppage-time header by Hector Moreno saw Mexico equalise to make it 2-2 after Portugal thought they had won it with Cedric Soares' deflected shot four minutes from time.

The result handed the early initiative in group A to hosts Russia, winners over New Zealand on Saturday.

However, with two teams qualifying for the semi-finals from the four-team pool and Russia up next, Ronaldo is confident the European champions can quickly improve their fortunes.

It was not the result we wanted, the team had almost won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football.

The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left.

We are calm and we have to think about the next game. We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying.

We do not have to sound the alarm.

– Cristiano Ronaldo
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