"We know the difficulties Chile pose for us but we will prepare to play a good game on Wednesday, knowing that we have a very tough opponent ahead who have shown their quality over the past few years".
- Portugal won their last game against a South American side, beating Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in November 2014.
Along with veteran Bruno Alves, Pepe has been key in Portugal's style which has long relied on a solid defensive set up that allows Ronaldo the freedom to thrive in the attack.
Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal expects to progress past European champions Portugal, who will be captained by "smart ass" Ronaldo.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty during the 2017 Confederations Cup match against New Zealand. All-action, all the time, with complete physical, emotional and mental commitment from the first moment to the last, while Sanchez is their top scorer and a man to score the most important goals.
Nani is another experienced forward who has been invaluable for Portugal since joining the squad after the 2006 World Cup.
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Kimi Raikkonen was more than one second behind Hamilton, qualifying third ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel . The Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were quick to hit the track and snatch the pole early.
"Hopefully we can come back next year".
"But I think the New Zealand team should have scored a goal - they deserved one".
Moutinho is crucial to keep the team well balanced, and he is versatile enough to play in almost all positions if needed.
It appears that more worldwide teams are expected to be announced in the coming weeks with Richardson confirming that Dugout was "in conversation with a number of other federations".
Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal's protagonist once more.
Midfielder Bernardo Silva, 22, has just joined Manchester City, while left back Raphael Guerreiro, 23, is already a regular with Borussia Dortmund.
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.