Serbia shocked Portugal in the qualifying round and qualified for the World Cup.
The 22nd World Cup Football Festival, which will feature 32 teams, will take place in Qatar in November and December next year (2022). Teams other than Qatar can advance to the qualifying round. In turn, qualifying rounds for the continents are taking place in various countries.
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In the qualifying round for the European continent, 55 teams are divided into a total of 11 divisions and compete. Through these 13 teams will get a chance at the World Cup. Teams from Germany, Denmark, France, and Belgium have already qualified.
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In this situation, the Portuguese team led by Cristiano Ronaldo met Serbia in Lisbon in the last league match of the ‘A’ Division in the qualifying round for the European continent. The Portuguese team entered the field with the support of the local fans and suffered a shock defeat by a score of 1-2. Serbia’s Alexander Mitrovic headed in a last-minute header to give their side a ‘thrill’ victory.
Serbia finished top of the league round with 20 points (6 wins, 2 draws) and qualified for the World Cup at the end of the league round. Portugal (5 wins, 2 draws, 17 points with one defeat) slipped to 2nd on the points table after losing the last game. Now the team is in the crisis of having to play in the ‘play-off’ round and thereby reach the World Cup.