In St Petersburg, Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.
New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson called it "an incredible sign of respect" to see the strong Portugal lineup on arriving at the stadium.
Portugal had one foot and four toes in the knockout stage before the ball got rolling on the final Group A matchday at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and they finished the job with minimum fuss by cruising past New Zealand in Saint Petersburg.
Portugal striker Christiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the European champions with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute.
Russian Federation was the lowest-ranked team in the eight-nation competition among continental champions plus the World Cup victor and the host nation.
Four minutes later, Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal.
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It also cost Portugal the services of Pepe in the semifinals.
Russian Federation failed to reach the knockout rounds of a fourth major tournament in a row, but there's no shame in losing by one goal to European champion Portugal and North American champion Mexico. Zirkhov earn the first red card of the tournament, after fouling a Mexican player.
Following a fairly uneventful opening 20 minutes Portugal began to apply more pressure with Ronaldo hitting the crossbar with a header just before the half-hour mark.
When Ronaldo made a great run that attracted the entire Mexican defense toward him in the Confederations Cup opener, Quaresma found space and didn't waste the opportunity to give Portugal an important opening goal.
Nani is another experienced forward who has been invaluable for Portugal since joining the squad after the 2006 World Cup.
The game began with an high intense pace and aggression as one player from both sides were cautioned.
Television footage showed some furious fans walking out of the Kazan stadium before the final whistle in Saturday's game against Mexico.
Moutinho is crucial to keep the team well balanced, and he is versatile enough to play in almost all positions if needed.
Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal and was named man of the match in his team's victory against New Zealand.
"Against a team like this there are many teams that would have done that but we didn't".