Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russian Federation.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with his 74th goal for his country, meeting Raphael Guerreiro's cross at the far post.

"We didn't see it at the time, but that is what the video assistant referee is there for and we trust in that situation the video was used".

Last Sunday's game between Mexico and Portugal may have been the best so far.

Find out what time New Zealand vs Portugal gets underway where you are in the world.

To make things worse for the news-hungry press, Seleção coach Fernando Santos voiced his support for Ronaldo's media snub after the game. I'd rather talk about how my team performed and really a performance that I guarantee no one at this tournament expected.

The temperamental Real Madrid defender tried to follow up with a blow of his own, but the Russian worldwide just pushes him to the ground and makes sure to kick him on the way down, which was enough for a booking.

Russia's gameplan had come undone within eight minutes.

Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" in the Real Madrid team - and that includes Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo then had his second chance of the game, making his way into the penalty area from the right-hand side, jinked past Viktor Vasin before his shot was smartly saved by Akinfeev.

But it was Wood who finally broke the deadlock three minutes before the break when midfielder Clayton Lewis turned the ball around the corner to put him through on goal, and he finished expertly to give New Zealand a shock lead.

It could have been 2-0 in the 50th minute but a sublime one-handed save kept out Adrien Silva's header. Russian Federation rallied in the second half but rarely looked like finding an equaliser, with Pepe and central defensive partner Bruno Alves both turning in commanding performances. A minute later Cedric Soares had an effort from 35 yards palmed away.

Mexico's Confederations Cup win over New Zealand on Wednesday night was marred by ugly scenes as players from both sides got involved in a mass brawl in injury time.

Goals from Peralta and Raul Jimenez saw Mexico move top of Group A later in the day, above Portugal on goals scored, and knock New Zealand out of the competition.