Portugal and Poland claimed their spots at 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar
Written by News Room on April 4, 2022
Portugal and Poland claimed their spots at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar later this year with 2-0 and 1-0 wins against North Macedonia and Sweden respectively on Tuesday.
Portugal were in the playoffs having blown the last match of the group phase at home to Serbia, but they made no mistake in the playoffs.
They had a semi-final win over Turkey in Porto to set the stage for Tuesday’s triumph. Midfielder Bruno Fernandes fired into the bottom corner in the 32nd minute after a neat interplay with Ronaldo.
But their opponents’ captain Stefan Ristovski will rue his inexplicable cross-field pass in midfield to concede possession.
Fernandes doubled the lead midway through the second half by sweeping home Diogo Jota’s cross to complete a fine counter-attack and deserved win in Porto’s Dragao Stadium.