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RONALDO IN TEARS AS PORTUGAL FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP, TO PLAY PLAYOFF

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to lead Portugal to automatic World Cup qualification as they lost to Serbia in the last match of their World Cup qualifiers as they ended second on the log.

The group consists of:

Serbia.

Portugal.

Ireland.

Luxembourg.

Azerbaijan.

It’s surprising that a team like Portugal with the array of stars at its disposal could not top this group and qualify automatically without going to the playoff.

They playoff will take place in March 2022.

3 out of 12 teams will qualify for the World Cup.

These are the 10 teams that placed second in their qualifying groups and 2 best Nation League group winners who did not finish in the top two of the World Cup qualification stage, which are Austria and Czech Republic.

These 12 teams are divided into three four-team paths, with each path consisting of semi-finals and a final. The winners of the three finals advance to the World Cup.

The top six qualifying group runners-up will be seeded for the draw while the remaining six teams will be unseeded.

The draws for the Playoff will take place on the 26th of November 2021.

The 12 teams are:

Sweden.

Scotland.

Austria.

Poland.

Portugal.

Wales.

Russia.

North Macedonia.

Czeck Republic.

Switzerland or Italy.

Finland or Ukraine.

Turkey or Norway.

Meanwhile Portugal coach, Fernando Santos has shown optimism about the team qualifying for the World Cup.
He said: “The truth is that we did not have a good performance overall”
“Therefore, we have to say sorry. The Portuguese people are obviously sad. Not more than us, but just like us.
“But my team will be at the Qatar World Cup. That is guaranteed. We just have to compete in the play-offs which is not common for us. Portugal never went through a play-off with me, but they played it on three occasions and qualified for the finals in all of them.”

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