After Portugal’s 1-0 win over Italy, there are many questions hanging in the air. Can the team qualify for the next major tournament? Is Ronaldo distraught at missing a second straight tournament? And is Portugal’s presence in Qatar even certain? We’ll look at a few things to find out. Also, read on for our take on Portugal’s squad for FIFA world cup 2022.
Portugal’s squad for FIFA world cup 2022
The Portuguese national team has been named for the next World Cup and it looks like it is set for a successful tournament. Since 2002, Portugal has played in every World Cup, although they failed to qualify in all of the previous four tournaments. In 2018, the Portuguese team was knocked out of the World Cup by Uruguay in the round of 16.
A new player to the national team will come into the fold, with Bernardo Silva expected to play a big role at the World Cup. At 25 years old, he is the next in line to replace national hero Pepe. This is an exciting prospect for the future of the Portuguese national team.
Portugal beat Italy to qualify
The win for Portugal over Italy is a huge one for the country, as the Italians failed to reach their first World Cup in almost 30 years. They were beaten 1-0 in extra time by North Macedonia, who had previously upset the Azzurri with a 2-2 draw. The result leaves Portugal through to the quarterfinals against Qatar. Next up is a play-off against North Macedonia in Porto.
Both Portugal and Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup last year, with Italy finishing as runner-up in Group C. Italy’s late penalty miss cost them the chance of a second World Cup appearance. Despite qualifying, Italy’s performance in the Euros was disappointing, and they were drawn in the same playoff path as Portugal. Italy lost in the semifinal to North Macedonia, which marked a low point for the team after years of international success.
Ronaldo is upset at missing out on a Tournament
Despite being on the verge of scoring a hat-trick against Argentina in the semifinals. Ronaldo was unable to find the net as Portugal fell to North Macedonia 2-0. In a television commercial, Ronaldo was seen colliding with a ball boy and swapping bodies with him. It was clear that the star was disappointed at missing out on a second straight major tournament.
Portugal is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, despite a 2-1 home loss to Serbia on Sunday. Portugal had already lost the group stage 2-0 to Spain but would have qualified on goal difference if they had won the match. Portugal was a strong team during regulation, but Ronaldo’s error only strengthened the belief that he cannot deliver when it really counts.
Portugal’s presence in Qatar is in doubt
Portugal’s place in the FIFA world cup in Qatar is in doubt after they lost to Serbia in the qualifying tournament. Portugal finished runners-up in their qualification group and is now in need of two wins in a row to qualify. A win against Turkey on Thursday would put Portugal in the World Cup, while a win against Italy would ensure qualification if Azzurri defeats North Macedonia.
How to watch it?
The Euro 2016 qualifiers were broadcast on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, TUDN in the United States, and ESPN in Brazil. Portugal finished second in their group behind Serbia and will play in one knockout semifinal match against either Turkey, Italy, or North Macedonia. Ultimately, the winner of the semi-final will face Portugal, with the loser going home empty-handed.