Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup

Julian Draxler completes a speed drill in front of the empty stands ahead of Thursday's tie

Portugal and Mexico booked their own places in the semi-finals, coming up on top in Group A.

Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal said that "There is no 'cuco' in Portugal", while answering a question about Ronaldo.

Despite the off-field turmoil and constant speculation about his future, having threatened to quit Real, he has dazzled on the pitch in Russian Federation, claiming Man of the Match awards in all three games, netting two goals and providing an assist.

Group A is composed of soccer teams from Portugal, Mexico, Russia, and New Zealand, while Group B consists of teams from Germany, Chile, Australia, and Cameroon.

Despite their current winning streak, Portugal will play Chile without Raphael Guerreiro, who suffered a broken leg during the match against Russian Federation.

The first semi-final game will be played by Portugal and Chile on Wednesday the 28 of June while the second between Germany and Mexico will be played on Thursday the 29 of June.

Portugal has already cut the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final tickets.

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The European champions played its last group stage match on Saturday, a breezy 4-0 win over New Zealand in which Ronaldo was substituted with more than 20 minutes left.

Potentially facing off against the four-time Ballon d'Or victor is not something Can fears, however, telling reporters: "Nobody is scared of Ronaldo". Compared to the Portuguese superstar in Real Madrid, with a smart ass.

Vasconcelos added: "The only thing Arturo Vidal said about Cristiano Ronaldo was in the mixed zone, and they asked if he was afraid of the 'cuco'".

Neither had won a major trophy until 2015 - but Chile now has two Copa Americas, while Portugal became European champion a year ago.

Portugal swiftly doubled their lead when Eliseu's risky low cross from the left was forced home by Silva, although there was brief concern for the new Manchester City signing as he landed awkwardly on his ankle.

Pizzi hopes to have the experienced Aranguiz, 28, fit to partner Arturo Vidal in Chile's defensive midfield core which helped win the Copa America title past year.

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