Chile out to curb Portugal's goal-king Ronaldo

Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi suggested the demand for Sanchez is a boost to his self-esteem, saying: "We suppose he is very happy because he is going through a very special situation and I think everybody would like to be in this situation because the best clubs in the world want to have him in their squads". "We will have to win, otherwise I think our chances will be not so high to be in Russian Federation again next year", Broos said.

He scored one of Portugal's goals in the 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday.

New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display.

"It was an odd game - we were in control, but they started creating problems, and if it had got back to 2-1, it could have got complicated", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

Dugout has partnered with the Football Federation of Portugal as the online publishing platform expands its portfolio of contributors to global teams ahead of next year's Fifa World Cup.

The Liverpool midfielder is expected to be involved in Thursday evening's semi-final clash with Mexico after shaking off a minor training-ground injury.

Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process
Instead of having a slim majority in Parliament, May's Conservative Party lost 13 seats, and with it their majority power. Roth said that " Brexit is a very, very hard operation" and there's only a bit over a year to negotiate it.

The two-time Copa America champions will take on current European champions Portugal in the semi-finals at the Kazan Arena here on Wednesday.

Santos fielded an attacking line-up packed with experience and resisted the temptation to rest Ronaldo with Portugal still requiring a point to qualify and vying with Mexico and Russian Federation for top spot.

Nuno Moura, chief marketing officer at the Football Federation of Portugal, said: "It´s a real privilege to see Portugal become the first National Team in the world to join Dugout, a platform for football lovers from all corners of the globe, that has achieved enormous success in such short window of time".

Ronaldo could have added to his tally when he climbed to meet a Nelson Semedo delivery, his header scooped away by Stefanovic who then stood tall to superbly deny Andre Silva.

It is hard to call who will come out on top in what should be a brilliant semi-final.

- Portugal won their last game against a South American side, beating Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in November 2014.

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