Mexico clinched their first victory in the Confederations Cup as they beat their opponents New Zealand 2-1.
The melee began when Mexico captain Diego Reyes pulled back on Michael Boxall, who then lunged toward Hector Herrera, before the rest of the players got involved.
Nearly of all the players from both teams got dragged into the massive fight, with the referee caught in the middle.
Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action.
The good news for the hosts is that the equation is simple and they have their fate in their own hands: victory would take them through to the semi-finals.
Watch a preview of the New Zealand vs. Portugal clash in the video below. New Zealand retreated to their goal and read a number of times was near the opposition penalty area.
"I apologize, my words were wrong", Osorio said through an interpreter.
Mexico now top the group with four points, having more goals than Portugal, who also have four points.
"Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo", the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries.
"It's true that the camera shows some things I said but [New Zealand's] assistant coach is responsible for what happened". "Obviously, rotation will take place, that I can tell you".
"The game was really rough and violent".
Head coach of Russia, Stanislav Cherchesov, has defended his team after they allowed Cristiano Ronaldo score the victor, in Wednesday's 1-0 Confederations Cup defeat to Portugal.
Ronaldo let his play do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Mexico.
"It was intense, it was competitive", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson said after the game, which was settled by Oribe Peralta's 72nd-minute strike for Mexico.
What time does the New Zealand vs Portugal match start?
"If we play like we did the other night, I have all the confidence in the world". I think the team played very well.
Santos made four changes to the team that had to swallow a last-minute 2-2 equalizer against Mexico while Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov brought on two new faces in defender Roman Shishkin and Ruslan Kambolov after an opening 2-0 over New Zealand.style="text-align: center;"