Cristiano Ronaldo, star and captain of the Portuguese national team, has sent a message to the fans of his country, after failing to book a place in the FIFA World Cup during the group stage of the European qualifiers for the World Cup.
A draw against their Serbian host was enough for the Portuguese team to secure direct qualification for the first round of the Qatar World Cup, but Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the winning goal for his country in the deadly half (2-1), yesterday , on Sunday, to snatch Serbia’s only direct qualifying card for the World Cup, while Ronaldo and his team-mates will have to play the European play-off matches next March.
And Ronaldo posted on his official account on “Instagram”, a photo of him after the game, and wrote on it: “Football has shown us over and over again that the most deviated roads sometimes lead to the most desired results” .
And he added: “The result of yesterday’s match was difficult, but it wasn’t enough to disappoint us. Our goal of being at the 2022 World Cup is still alive and we know what we need to do to get there. We have no excuses.. Portugal will go. in Qatar”.
Portugal finished the group stage in second place in Group A with 17 points, behind Serbia, the leader with 20 points, knowing that the first place qualifies directly for the World Cup, while the runner-up is in the European game. worn out.
Thirteen European teams qualify for the World Cup finals, and are the ten group winners, while the second teams will play a play-off with the participation of two European Nations League qualifiers. The 12 teams will be divided in three tracks determined by a lottery, and four teams compete in each semifinal (March 24-25) and a final (March 28-29), to determine the identity of the other three teams that will represent the “old continent” at the World Cup in Qatar.
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