Two of the favorites to win the 2017 Confederations Cup square off on Sunday morning in Kazan, Russia. Portugal, winner of Euro 2016, and CONCACAF Cup champion Mexico battle in a tasty Group A showdown, looking to match Russia’s three points from Saturday after the hosts beat New Zealand 2-0. One can take a step towards the semifinals with three points in this one.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
How to watch
When: Sunday at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Kazan Arena in Razan, Russia
TV: FS1 and Telemundo Deportes
Stream: fuboTV and Fox Sports Go
Follow: CBS Sports App
Player to watch
It’s got to be Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s had an unbelievable year with two Champions League titles with Real Madrid and a Euro 2016 crown, but rumors continue to swirl in regards to a potential move away from Real Madrid. Will that distraction hurt his focus with the national team?
Portugal to win – 11/10
Draw – 9/4
Mexico to win – 13/5
Portugal: Patricio; Pepe, Guerreiro, Fonte, Cedric; William, Moutinho, Gomes; Ronaldo, Nani, Quaresma.
Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Reyes, Moreno, Layun; Guardado, J. Dos Santos, Herrera; Vela, Hernandez, Jimenez.
These are two of the three biggest contenders to win the cup (along with Chile), and they, in all fairness, are pretty even when it comes to the entire strength of their starting XI. A draw is fair here. Mexico 2, Portugal 2.