This Tuesday, the Portuguese football team will begin preparations for the games against the Republic of Ireland and Serbia, qualifying for the 2022 Mundial, and the Portuguese coach will call up 25 players in a training session.
The ‘Quinas’ team gathered at the Cidad Do Futbol in Oyras on Monday night and focused on the Casa dos Athletus.
The initial group of 26 was reduced to 25 due to the unavailability of Anthony Lopez, Joao Mario and Rafa.
The first working session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the main pitch of Cidade do Futebol, with the first 15 minutes open to the media, followed by a press conference from 10:00 p.m. A player must be assigned.
Portugal will face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Thursday, while they will host Serbia in the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Sunday, with Mundial qualifying for 2022 in the last two matches of Group A.
With Luxembourg (six points), the Republic of Ireland (five) and Azerbaijan (one) already out of the competition mathematically, only the Portuguese and Serb Mundial are likely to qualify directly for 2022. Of the tournament.
If they win or draw in Dublin, the ‘Quinas’ team will need to score against Serbia to qualify, and if they lose to the Irish they will need to beat the Serbs.
The European qualifying group stage ends this month, with the winners of each of the 10 groups advancing directly to the final, while runners-up will compete in the qualifying play-offs, which will feature two winners from each of the League of Nations groups. It fails to qualify directly for the final or playoffs.
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