First, let's look at the results of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
It is clear, then, that the path to Portugal will not be easy and that they will be held accountable for their actions. At the very least, Serbia would not have to go through all of this if they could have scored. They now have a mountain to climb to become one of the 32 teams in Qatar.
They will play a one-off match against Turkey in March 2022. Anyone watching the UEFA World Cup qualifiers knows that Turkey was in a more competitive team than Portugal, but it is still doing well. They shocked the Netherlands with their opening game in March earlier this year. They have all the ingredients to conquer Portugal and shock the world. The only benefit for Portugal is that they play this game on the field. But we all know how they got into trouble with Serbia. So I think this game will be a fair competition. Portugal's chances depend largely on how the Ronaldo-Bissilva combination works. If Portugal does well, they will definitely reach the knockout stages.
Ronaldo and his team-mates are now in the final but have a 98 percent chance of playing against European champions Italy. We all know that Italy did not qualify for Russia in 2018 and did not play in the WC qualifiers after beating France in the 2006 final in Germany, so they are trying to prove themselves in the world. He was promoted to the World Championships again by the European Champions. So they will do their best to lift Ronaldo out of the World Cup. Professor Roberto Mancini is another advantage for Italy. He knows how to win big games and can get the best out of his players. Portugal's Fernando Santos, on the other hand, has no clue and does not even have a top 11.
Bruno Fernandez is underutilized and is similar to Joao Felix.
Portugal has three main advantages over Italy. The first match will be in Portugal. Second, Italy's recent decline is important for Portugal. Third, the main advantage will be the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo. We know how he scored a hat-trick against Sweden and took Portugal on his own. He must try his best to win the World Cup one last time. If he can shine on Italy, we will have nothing to do but mourn the European champions.
Football fans around the world are in a dilemma over who will support the two European giants by the end of March 2022. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. next year. Qatar is lucky to have had at least one team between the last two European Championships.
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