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Russia: Portugal not favourites to win Confederations Cup - Andre Silva01:37

Russia: Portugal not favourites to win Confederations Cup - Andre Silva

Russian Federation, Kazan
June 16, 2017 at 22:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Portugal national football team and Porto forward Andre Silva played down his country’s chances of winning the Confederations Cup, speaking at a press conference before his team's training session in Kazan, Friday.

"I can't agree with you about the Portuguese national team being the favourite, because there are really strong teams in this competition," Silva said, but added that "we have a mission and we'll do our best."

Talking about his teammate, Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Silva said it is a "dream" to play alongside him and that the Real Madrid superstar is “well-motivated [...] and he is also motivating us to win this competition."

Portugal will start their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico on June 18.

Russia: Portugal not favourites to win Confederations Cup - Andre Silva01:37
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Portugal national football team and Porto forward Andre Silva played down his country’s chances of winning the Confederations Cup, speaking at a press conference before his team's training session in Kazan, Friday.

"I can't agree with you about the Portuguese national team being the favourite, because there are really strong teams in this competition," Silva said, but added that "we have a mission and we'll do our best."

Talking about his teammate, Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Silva said it is a "dream" to play alongside him and that the Real Madrid superstar is “well-motivated [...] and he is also motivating us to win this competition."

Portugal will start their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico on June 18.

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