Portugal cruise into semi-finals

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The last time a Confederations Cup final did not feature a team from the continent was in 2003, when France beat Cameroon.

"We conceded a soft penalty, I don't know how that happened and I don't know if it was a penalty or not but that deflated us a bit and five, six minutes later we concede a second goal which took a lot out of us".

If fit, Aranguiz faces a busy night at the Kazan Arena trying to ensure Ronaldo has a quiet night with the Real Madrid star having won man-of-the-match awards in all three of Portugal's games so far in Russian Federation.

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has all 23 players fit after midfielder Charles Aranguiz recovered from a knock in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Australia.

One player with a capability to help him continue achieving that in England is Fernando, since the Brazilian brilliantly screen's Manchester City's defence and sets off attacks.

"We felt we let ourselves down in a couple of situations in a couple of halves where we didn't play to our potential but it's a learning curve for us. We've had an excellent tournament and we want to continue our work". "It doesn't make any difference to us whether it's Mexico or Portugal".

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South American champions Chile will face European champions Portugal in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday (June 28) and ahead of the big game, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal has certainly made a massive statement which has heated up the game already.

A clever defender with a mean streak, Portugal's defense is anchored on Pepe, the Real Madrid central defender who has been at the heart of the team's back line for the past decade. Raphael Guerreiro is also still recovering from a left ankle blow he suffered in the 1-0 win over Russian Federation.

Silva finally provided Portugal with further breathing space 10 minutes from time as the AC Milan-bound striker ran at the Kiwi defence before drilling into the roof of the net.

Chile, who won the Copa America in both 2015 and 2016, will present Portugal with their toughest test yet in Russian Federation, but the South Americans have not beaten Portugal in three attempts, with two defeats and a draw.

Is the Portugal v Chile match available online?

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