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Forging ahead, the U.S. Men's National Team will take on third-ranked Portugal on Nov. 14 in Faro. Kickoff at Est√°dio Algarve is set for 7:45 p.m. local time (1:45 p.m. ET). The match falls on an international fixture date, which makes all players available for selection. U.S. Soccer will determine in the coming days who will coach the squad for this friendly.

The U.S. will face the 2016 European champions for the seventh time, the teams having split the lifetime series 2-2-2 dating back to 1978, and this marks the USA's first visit to Portugal since 1990.

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Portugal skipper and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that he had become the father of twin sons during the ongoing Confederations Cup.

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Euro 2016 winner Portugal and reigning CONCACAF Gold Cup champion Mexico qualified for the Confederations Cup semifinals with victories over New Zealand and host Russia, respectively.

Portugal on Saturday finished tied with Mexico at seven points apiece after three round-robin matches, but it topped the group based on a +5 goal differential thanks to its 4-0 thrashing of the Kiwis.

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A late header from Hector Moreno produced a 2-2 draw for Concacaf Gold Cup champions Mexico against Euro 2016 champions Portugal in a group stage match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana disallowed a goal by Portugal's veteran defender Pepe in the 21st minute of the first half after consulting the video assistant referee. Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring for Portugal shortly after in the 34th minute on a magical assist from Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Sweden beat France 2-1 and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo got a brace as Portugal rolled over Latvia 3-0 in the sixth round of the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Olivier Giroud put France 1-0 ahead on Friday with an outstanding goal, but Jimmy Durmaz equalised for the hosts just before half time and the Swedes went on to eke out a win with Ola Toivonen's goal in the 93rd minute. The result leaves France and Sweden level on points at 13, but the Nordics take possession of top spot in Group A by virtue of goal difference.

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18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe made his international debut for France in a 3-1 victory over Luxembourg, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to earn Portugal a 3-0 home win against Hungary in the 2018 World Cup European qualifiers.

Mbappe came off the bench for Dimitri Payet in the 78th minute on Saturday, one minute after Olivier Giroud scored his second goal of the match with a header from Benjamin Mendy's cross. The Arsenal striker opened the deadlock with a low shot for Les Bleus before the half-hour mark.

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Fresh from being named the best men's player by world football governing body FIFA, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out becoming a coach after retiring.

"Very difficult... never say never," Ronaldo told FIFA's official website on Tuesday. He was named the best men's player of the 2015-16 season by FIFA at a ceremony in Zurich.

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