World Cup qualifier: Serbia shocks Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

World Cup qualifier: Serbia shocks Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
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Serbia shocked Ronaldo and Portugal in extra time

This is how the Portuguese coach evaluates the lost World Cup qualification

The Portuguese national team around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has to shake up for a World Cup partnership after their last-minute defeat to Serbia. Coach Fernando Santos is guaranteed a ticket to the playoffs.

Portugal miss out on World Cup qualifiers in Qatar The team around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo lost at the last minute against Serbia, who were allowed to go to the World Cup. Spain struggle to win against Sweden and settle for World Cup tickets.

TheSpain and Serbia have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Spain beat Sweden 1-0 (0-0) to advance to the playoffs. Portugal secured a home ticket against Serbia in stoppage time, shaking after 1: 2 (1: 1) seconds.

The Spaniards dominated the match in front of their own fans, led by German referee Felix Breich. Alvaro Morata scored in the 86th minute. Sweden played without star striker Slaton Ibrahimovic in the starting line-up, and rarely radiated danger. Emil Forsberg from RB Leipzig missed the best chance (40).

Spain’s Alvaro Morata (R) celebrates his decisive goal

Source: dpa / Angel Fernandes

Greece beat Kosovo 1: 1 (1: 0) in the second match of Group B. Amir Rahmani (76) equalized with the opening goal of Jorgos Masouras (44).

Ronaldo fades against Serbia

Portugal took the lead early on, thanks to former Munich-based Renato Sanchez (second). The Serbs put pressure, and through Dusan Tadik they paid the compensation they deserved (33rd). Alexander Mitrovic in Serbia delights at stoppage time. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo faded for more than 90 minutes.

Portugal could have qualified for the World Cup in the last match, but the team could not beat Ireland 0-0. So the team has to make it through the playoffs to reach the World Cup in Qatar.

Ireland secured third place in Group A with a 3-0 (0-0) win over Luxembourg.

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