Portugal had a goal ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee prior to Quaresma's opener and match official Nestor Pitana also felt the need to refer Soares' effort for a second opinion.
El Tri come into this game after a 2-2 draw against Portugal and they will be keen on building a strong attacking to a performance to triumph against a relatively less formidable New Zealand side.
"If I was a big team in world football and we were taken right to the edge by a smaller team like New Zealand there's a certain amount of discomfort there and big pressure".
"It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football", he said.
"We know him well, he knows his team-mates, we know his characteristics, we know the characteristics which adapt better to Bernardo".
It remains a key motto for the All Whites as they get set to continue their Confederations Cup campaign against familiar foes Mexico in Sochi on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time).
"Cristiano is one more player who is completely motivated to help Portugal as he has always done", Pepe said.
Russian Federation vs Portugal is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. Cameroon scored first, but the goal was denied because the referee saw a foul on Vidal.
Since that friendly last October, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has welcomed back some superstars of European football like Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela. Winger Hirving Lozano, 21, whose move to PSV Eindhoven was completed on Monday, is another contender to feature.
Mexico lost Carlos Salcedo on 33 minutes when the defender was stretchered off with a shoulder injury after coming second-best in a tussle with Wood.
It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced.
An fantastic run by Javier Aquino was finished off by a stunning strike by Raul Jimenez in the 54th minute.
Peralta hit the victor in the 72nd minute when Aquino pulled the ball back for the 33-year-old to find the net.style="text-align: center;"